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RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

Description

$$--SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE-$5,000.00--$$

Job Summary

Produces radiographs of various anatomical parts and systems for diagnostic purposes as directed by the radiologist.

Essential Job Functions

+ Collects pertinent data about the patient and procedure.

+ Reconfirms patient's identification and verifies the physician's order.

+ Reviews the patient's chart and/or the physician's order to determine the optimal imaging procedure for suspected pathology

+ Verifies the patient's pregnancy status when appropriate.

+ Provide information to the patient about the procedure.

+ Verifies the patient has consented to the procedure and answers any questions.

+ Provides accurate explanations and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the patient can understand

+ Instructs patient regarding preparation prior to imaging procedures including allergic reactions.

+ Analyzes the information obtained during assessment phase and determines optimal imaging parameters per diagnosis.

+ Determines whether patient has been appropriately prepared for procedure.

+ Assesses factors that may contraindicate procedure such as medications or insufficient patient preparation.

+ Selects appropriate shielding and immobilization devices.

+ Administers contrast agents according to established guidelines (if applicable)

+ Obtains written consent prior to IV contrast administration.

+ Evaluates lab values prior to administering contrast agents.

+ Determines appropriate type and dose of contrast agent to be administered.

+ Monitors patient during exam for adverse reaction to contrast media.

+ Completes oral contrast screening form.

+ Obtains optimum images during exam/procedure.

+ Sets/adjusts radiographic equipment.

+ Positions patients to obtain diagnostic images per established protocols.

+ Utilizes CR equipment to maximize image quality (where applicable).

+ Sends images to PACS for interpretation by radiologist (where applicable).

+ Documents information about patient care, exam, and patient history in appropriate record (where applicable).

+ Verifies/enters correct order into RIS/HIS

+ Documents appropriate patient history in PACS system.

+ Documents any exceptions from the established guidelines.

+ Scans appropriate documents into PACS system.

+ Completes medication reconciliation documentation per department policy.

+ Facilitates correspondence with all departments to assure procedures are done in a timely manner (where applicable).

+ Works with Centralized Scheduling, nursing units, and ER (if applicable) to accommodates STAT or ASAP orders.

+ Coordinates patient care with other departments within Imaging/radiology

+ Maintains equipment and work station in optimum condition.

+ Performs daily QC on radiographic equipment.

+ Assure adequate patient care and office supplies are maintained.

+ Implements downtime procedures when necessary (where applicable).

+ Coordinates rescheduling of patients during equipment downtime.

+ Initiates established downtime procedures during HIS/RIS and PACS downtime

+ Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

+ Completion of a (JRCERT) accredited Radiologic Technology Program recognized by ARRT

+ Medical Terminology

+ Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment

+ Ability to work independently and in a team setting

+ Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

+ Creativity in treatment in various settings including inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics; ability to transition smoothly between various treatment settings

+ Strong leadership ability, good organizational skills, independent and critical thinking skills, sound judgment, and knowledge of legal aspects and liability of nursing practice.

+ Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.

Preferred Qualifications

+ CT experience

License, Certification & Clearances

+ ARRT registry eligible as a radiologic technologist. Must obtain Registry within 18 months of hire date.

+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.

+ Act 33 with renewal

+ Act 34 with renewal

+ Act 73 with renewal

Supervisory Responsibilities

+ This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

+ Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need (rotate shifts, standby, on-call, etc.).

+ Travel may be expected locally between Excela Health locations.

LEAN

+ Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.

AAP/EEO

+ Excela Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Excela Health to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Excela Health will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

+ Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart below.

Work Environment

Effective March 2020 or during pandemic: goggles, face shield and mask are required according to CDC guidelines

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.

Essential – Absolute Necessity.

Marginal – Minimal Necessity.

Constantly – 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.

Frequently – 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.

Occasionally – 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.

Rarely – Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.

Physical Condition

Essential

Marginal

Constantly

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

Extreme Heat

x

Extreme Cold

x

Heights

x

Confined Spaces

x

Extreme Noise(>85dB)

x

Mechanical Hazards

x

Use of Vibrating Tools

x

Operates Vehicle

x

x

Operates Heavy Equipment

x

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

x

x

Rotates All Shifts

x

x

8 Hours Shifts

x

x

10-12 Hours Shifts

x

x

On-Call

x

x

Overtime(+8/hrs/shift; 40/hr/wk)

x

x

Travel Between Sites

x

x

Direct Patient Care

x

x

Respirator Protective Equipment

x

x

Eye Protection

x

x

Head Protection (hard hat)

x

Hearing Protection

x

Hand Protection

x

x

Feet, Toe Protection

x

Body Protection

x

x

Latex Exposure

x

x

Solvent Exposure

x

Paint (direct use) Exposure

x

Dust (sanding) Exposure

x

Ethylene Oxide Exposure

x

Cytotoxic (Chemo) Exposure

x

Blood/Body Fluid Exposure

x

x

Chemicals (direct use) Exposure

x

x

Mist Exposure

x

Wax Stripper (direct use)

x

Non-Ionizing Radiation Exposure

x

x

Ionizing Radiation Exposure

x

x

Laser Exposure

x

Physical Demands

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.

Essential – Absolute Necessity.

Marginal – Minimal Necessity.

Constantly – 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.

Frequently – 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.

Occasionally – 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.

Rarely – Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.

Physical Condition

Essential

Marginal

Constantly

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

Bending (Stooping)

x

x

Sitting

x

x

Walking

x

x

Climbing Stairs

x

x

Climbing Ladders

x

Standing

x

x

Kneeling

x

x

Squatting (Crouching)

x

x

Twisting/Turning

x

x

Keyboard/Computer Operation

x

x

Gross Grasp

x

x

Fine Finger Manipulation

x

x

Hand/Arm Coordination

x

x

Pushing/Pulling(lbs. of force)

x

50#

Carry

x

10#

Transfer/Push/Pull Patients

x

x

Seeing Near w/Acuity

x

x

Feeling (Sensation)

x

x

Color Vision

x

x

Hearing Clearly

x

x

Pulling/Pushing Objects Overhead

x

x

Reaching Above Shoulder Level

x

x

Reaching Forward

x

x

Lifting Floor to Knuckle

###

10#

Lifting Seat Pan to Knuckle

###

50#

Lifting Knuckle to Shoulder

###

35#

50#

Lifting Shoulder to Overhead

###

10#

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

Full time
Unity Township, PA

Published on 11/14/2022

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