Certified Radiologic Technologist

POSITION:

Certified Radiologic Technologist

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Manager and Physicians

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for performing all radiographic examinations through proper positioning and technique as directed by the physician or other clinician and maintains radiology equipment and supplies as well as assisting physicians and clinical staff as needed.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma is required. Associates degree (A.S.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, or six months to one year related experience and/or training equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certified Radiologic Technologist license required
  • Training in Orthopaedics a plus

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum of two years of medical office, physician’s office, hospital or health care organizations
  • Ability to perform radiographic examinations through proper positioning and technique
  • Comfortable using email and interacting with Internet applications
  • Knowledge of practice management and word processing software
  • Pleasant speaking voice and demeanor
  • Good communication skills

DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for performing all radiographic examinations through proper positioning and technique, and appropriately identifies anatomical structures that are visualized
  • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis and demonstrates skill and knowledge in use of all radiographic equipment.
  • Obtains and examines the requisition for the examination in order to be aware of information such as procedure requested, clinical history, patient’s condition, and any other special notes or comments
  • Positions patient on examining table and adjusts immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by the physician
  • Complies with all OSHA mandates for dosimeter readings and quality assurance.
  • Practices radiation protection techniques to minimize radiation to patient, staff and self
  • Regularly checks equipment to maintain that it is in proper working condition, reviews supply and accessory inventory, cleans and disinfects equipment after each use, and maintains room in an orderly and clean manner.
  • Assists reception/scheduling staff with the scheduling and preparation required for examinations as needed.
  • Assist in developing the skills of other staff members and cross train in other ancillary areas as requested by Manager/Supervisor
  • Regularly reports “free-time” to supervisors and readily volunteers for additional work as assigned by Manager/Supervisor
  • Take prompt initiative in solving problems.
  • Actively participate in all training, education sessions and meetings
  • Understand and perform in compliance with all applicable clinic and departmental policies and procedures

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Observes established SOSM and department policies and procedures, including confidentiality, safety, infection control and other environmental regulations
  • Work collaboratively with others toward improving organizational performance and supports the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Meets organizational standard for attendance, punctuality and use of break times.
  • Maintains and enhances competency through in-services, staff meetings and educational programs.
  • Observes dress code per organization and departmental standards.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Exercises proactive leadership and independent initiative to solve high level problems effecting the entire organization.
  • Interacts effectively with all customers, both internal and external, including patients, guests, Apogee Surgery Center, Hospital staff, physicians and their offices, and other SOSM departments to accomplish departmental functions.
  • Represents the organization in a professional manner at all times.
  • Assertively and professionally works to resolve difficult interactions with physicians, co-workers, visitors or personnel from other departments; uses chain of command to promptly address departmental operations concerns, and unresolved issues with others.
  • Addresses cultural, religious and other special needs of patients, families and staff.

Typical Physical Demands

Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, as well as manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Also involves standing and walking. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds, as well as help lift patients onto the x-ray table. Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee will work under stressful conditions and work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis.

Typical Working Conditions

Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work.
Employee will have frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities


To Apply Or Inquire:
Gary Whiteaker, Administrator
E-mail: gwhiteaker@shastaortho.com
Phone (530) 242-9466