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Radiologic Technologist in Rochester, New York, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 12/2/2020

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:

The Radiology Tech performs procedures necessary to produce images for diagnostic interpretation.   Images will be evaluated for technical quality according to the departments’ standards and procedures.  The Tech performs a variety of duties under the direction of the providers and RN and will work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions and support Immediate Care Clinical staff in the provision of client care.  Performs all clinical orders in a timely, and accurate manner adhering to all regulatory requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Represents Immediate Care by displaying a respectful and caring manner with patients and their families. Independently problem solves and utilizes resources to obtain patient information when patient is unable to communicate.  Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Interacts calmly, respectfully and in a friendly manner with other representatives of services at Immediate Care. Refers patients to proper resources for Immediate Care policies such as billing support.  Assists in clerical duties as needed, functioning as a member of the health care team. 
  • Work under supervision of Medical Director, Site Administrator and Registered Nurse to provide uncompromising service to patients and community.
  • Translates providers orders into appropriate x-ray procedures
  • Prepare patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures. Positions patient correctly for each examination
  • Operates x-ray equipment to make radiographs for designated portions of the body.
  • Selects, identifies and exposes films for digital viewing
  • Maintains a clean, safe and orderly work area ensuring the patient radiology room is kept neat and clean and stocked with supplies
  • Utilizes radiology computer system to enter data, technical factors and all coding information.
  • Clean and disinfect examination rooms; monitor and ensure appropriate inventory of medical supplies in examination rooms; replenish as required
  • Escort and/or transport patients to examination room and other clinic locations.
  • Complies with quality assurance, HIPAA, customer focus, infection control, safety and other policies as set forth.
  • Contributes to patient care through patient and family education, distributing resource literature and community service recommendations and referrals as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Participate in development and implementation of general policies and procedures to provide for the physical and emotional comfort and safety of patients. Maintains competence through continuing education and in-service training.
  • Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Attendance and being on time, ready to work your scheduled hours is an essential job requirement.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Radiology Technology with at least two (2) years clinical experience in radiology
  • New York State license in Radiologic Technology
  • Current BLS certification required
  • Ability to read and interpret radiographic exam requisitions, technical procedures and medical terminology
  • Patient assessment skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to effectively perform x-ray procedures with minimal guidance
  • Ability to triage patient problems appropriately, seeking guidance as needed
  • High degree of verbal communication and interpersonal skills to determine needs, provide information, instruct, and provide emotional support
  • Strong planning, problem solving, organizational, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment including fax and copy machines, multi-line phone system, and personal computer
  • Ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and growing atmosphere.
  • Courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to work as a team player to meet common goals of the department.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when handling difficult clients/stressful situations.
  • Promote positive department morale through effective teamwork.
  • Ability to work and travel to multiple locations.

PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Moderate physical effort, including assistance to the disabled patient in transfers to and from wheelchairs, exam tables, bathroom etc.
  • Associated health risks related to patient exposure including body fluids and needles
  • Job performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting.
  • Occasional standing/bending
  • Moderate to high stress level
  • Potential for prolonged sitting, telephone and computer work

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week. 

DISCLAIMER:

Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.