X-ray Tech/MA
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group - Freeport, TX

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Perform radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

X-Ray Technician:
  • Prepare patients for radiological procedures and take X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety.
  • Protect patients, yourself and staff from radiation exposure by practicing sound procedures which meet or exceed recommended industry standards.
  • Develop and process radiological film.
  • Obtain quality diagnostic radiographs as requested by physicians. Maintain a repeat rate of two percent or less.
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Report immediately any equipment malfunctions to Supervisor.
  • Log completed radiological procedures. Complete paperwork accurately and on time.
  • Identify and file reports as required.
  • Maintain examination rooms. Stock necessary office and radiological supplies.
  • Request, retrieve and track films to and from other departments or centers.
  • Work closely with the physician to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients.
Medical Assistant:
  • Perform selected nursing and administrative duties.
  • Prepare patients for examination and treatment. Take patient histories and vital signs.
  • Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments.
  • Administer injections and apply dressings as instructed.
  • Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.
  • Assist physicians in preparing for minor surgeries and exams.
  • Assist with scheduling of tests and treatments.
  • Order and maintain clinical and office supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain patient files, records and other information.
  • Work closely with the physician to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients.
  • Perform direct patient care as instructed by the physician.
  • Adjust to quality assurance policies and procedures concerning all physical therapy issues.
  • Maintain equipment for use at all times, in a clean and safe condition.
General:
  • Compile and condense technical and statistical data for reports and records.
  • Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  • Complete appropriate documentation on all patients examined.
  • Maintain appropriate communication and good interpersonal skills with Supervisors, staff and patients to ensure coordinated efforts and provision of high quality service.
  • Utilize formal channels of communication to report concerns, personal requests and patient issues.
  • Respect patients' right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Maintain an orderly and professional working atmosphere.
  • Report to work properly dressed according to the approved dress code.
  • Adhere to guidelines concerning working hours and break periods.
  • Manage time effectively to complete all patient treatments and related activities as assigned.
  • Maintain professional standards and procedures ensuring compliance with Corporate policies and with applicable regulations.
  • Perform related administrative duties as required.
  • Take all necessary precautions to protect center assets and property against loss or waste through negligence or dishonesty.
  • Demonstrate support to other co-workers by offering help.
  • Assist in the solution of problems as directed by Supervisor.
  • Perform related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

X-Ray Tech:
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology sufficient to perform x-ray testing.
  • Knowledge of radiology equipment.
  • Skill in properly positioning patients.
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards common to radiology including equipment, body mechanics, and patient movement.
MA:
  • Knowledge of medical practice and organizational policies to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures.
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Excellent people skills. Ability to work well and effectively with others.
General
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Knowledge of medical practice and organizational policies to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of examination and diagnostic procedures.
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of radiological equipment and instruments.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skill in documenting and maintaining patient care records.
  • Skill in identifying and communicating problems to the supervisor.
  • Skill in following medical quality assurance and quality control standards.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients and other staff.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients and other staff.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations and to work under high pressure situations.
  • Good telephone manners and etiquette.
  • Detail orientation and organization.
  • Flexibility in working hours to handle variation in the inflow of patients and cover the needs of the department.
EDUCATION
High School Diploma or equivalent; completion of course in limited-scope/basic/LMRT/NCT radiological course.; completion of medical assistant program

EXPERIENCE
None required; however, previous experience in an orthopedic and/or trauma radiology department desirable.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION
Limited/Basic/NCT/LMRT certification in Radiology; certification obtained from an accredited Medical Assistant program.

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