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Radiology Technologist-RADGRP

Company: RadNet
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

The Radiologic Technologist is responsible for providing courteous and professional delivery of radiographic technical procedures to all incoming patients. This position applies principles of radiation protection and evaluates radiographs for technical quality. The person in this position exercises professional judgment in the performance of procedures and provides patient care essential to radiology procedures. The Radiologic Technologist responds to patient questions and concerns regarding the exam process and procedures. He/she maintains appropriate confidentiality regarding personal health information, including but not limited to demographics, diagnosis, health history, and physician referral information. This person is responsible for all paperwork associated with technical procedures and responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures. Some technologists may work under the direct medical supervision of a physician during certain procedures. Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPrepares patients for radiological procedures and performs radiologic exams following established procedures for patient care and safety.Performs high quality radiologic exams on incoming patients in a timely manner while providing excellent patient care; may also be required to perform fluoroscopy and/or DEXA exams on incoming patients.Protects patients, self and staff from radiation exposure by practicing sound procedures which meet or exceed recommended industry standards.Performs all radiologic procedures in strict accordance with currently approved practices, as outlined in department policy and procedure manuals, and complies with all applicable federal, state, local, and other regulatory requirements.Develops radiological film and processes CR and DR imaging.Ensures that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Immediately reports any equipment malfunctions to the Supervisor/Manager.Logs radiological procedures and completes paperwork accurately and on time.Keeps x-ray and DEXA rooms and dressing booths clean and properly stocked with supplies.Requests, retrieves, and tracks files to and from other departments or centers, if applicable.Works closely with radiologists, physicians, PA's, or NP's to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients.Makes suggestions to improve work methods.Trains new employees and/or externs if needed.Treats all patients, customers, family members, and care providers with courtesy, professionalism and respect.Administers oral, rectal, and IV contrast as needed, in a safe and effective manner.Monitors patient's well-being during exams; recognizes patient discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.Understands and uses appropriate field of view, voltage, amps and other adjustment factors on equipment in order to produce high quality images.Uses ALARA concept to minimize patient radiation doses. Documents and reports any over-exposure and advises management immediately.Checks patient history and obtains signed waivers, if necessary.Screens patients for contraindications to iodinated contrast injections, including ingestion of this material and barium sulfate.Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate scanning or exam procedures.Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with technical procedures.Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures.Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient history.Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (i.e. equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available, and has been appropriately cleaned and prepped).Handles delicate situations (fractures, cancerous pathology, etc.) in a supportive and empathetic manner ("good bedside manners") while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential issues.Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when requested.Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate person(s).Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; seeks guidance from radiologist if concerned about what the scan reveals and obtains prior approval before doing additional scans/views to better diagnose the patient's pathology.Releases patient with proper follow-up information, including forms, when applicable.Prepares imaging (films or CD) if requested by the physician or patient.Conducts daily, weekly and monthly QC testing.Guides patients through difficult procedures by kindly talking them through the steps and answering their questions and concerns regarding their exams.Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned by management. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the position described above. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Keywords: RadNet, Port St. Lucie , Radiology Technologist-RADGRP, Healthcare , Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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