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Radiology/CT Technologist

Company: Premier ER & Urgent Care
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:Perform radiological duties in compliance with standards defined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The Radiologic/CT Technologist acts in a professional manner, responds to patient needs, and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.The Radiologic/CT Technologist uses equipment and accessories, employs techniques and procedures, performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice, and demonstrates expertise in minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, self, and other members of the healthcare team.Reporting Structure:Reports to the Imaging Manager, who holds the employee responsible for the achievement of desired goals and objectives.Education Qualifications and Credentials: Graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology program is required. Work requires successful completion of an approved Radiologic Technology program with current licenses by the Texas Medical Board (MRT license) and American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) registry. Two years' experience in Computed Tomography, X-ray, PACS operation and teleradiography is preferred. Essential Job Functions:The employee must be able to perform each essential function effectively to be successful in this position.

  • Screens patient before exam for any precautions or contradictions pertaining to examination.
  • Explains and prepares patients for radiological procedures that will be performed, producing diagnostic images in such a manner to ensure patient care and safety.
  • Protects patients, self and staff from radiation exposure by using ALARA and practicing sound procedures which meet or exceed recommended industry standards.
  • Obtains quality diagnostic images as requested by provider. Maintains a low repeat rate.
  • Adjusts equipment for proper radiographic exposure techniques in accordance with radiation safety guidelines.
  • Ensures that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Immediately reports any equipment malfunctions to the Imaging Manager.
  • Provides timely and adequate documentation.
  • Maintains all patient X-Ray files in a confidential and secure manner.
  • Maintains cleanliness in all diagnostic imaging rooms and stocks necessary radiological supplies.
  • Works closely with the provider(s) to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills to ensure optimal patient care and promotes a positive working environment.
  • Assists with maintaining an updated CT protocol manual and software upgrades.
  • Assists with training of new associates, providing resources and technical expertise.
  • With appropriate training and competency validation, performs other job duties as assigned and within the scope of their practice. Such as venipuncture, lab operations, obtaining vital signs, EKG, and other delegated tasks within the facility. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:Possess thorough knowledge of radiologic procedures used in patient's treatment, thorough knowledge of safety and proper usage of all mechanical and electrical equipment used in radiology, and knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and physics as applied to diagnostic imaging of the human body. Applicant must be able to work independently in CT/X-ray and possess the ability to communicate well with patients, guests, staff members and physicians. Some minimal travel may be required between sites of operations. Physical Demands: The physical demands below are typical of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for individuals with disabilities.
  • Employee is regularly required to hear and speak; is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, bend, or twist at the waist, lift and move more than 10 pounds.
  • Employee is occasionally required to lift and move objects up to 25lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to constantly make decisions and concentrate.
  • Ability to work with and around potentially hazardous materials and diseases.
  • Ability to work extended hours.PI195204270

Keywords: Premier ER & Urgent Care, San Marcos , Radiology/CT Technologist, Healthcare , San Marcos, Texas

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