Follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality adhering to all HIPAA privacy regulation in accordance with hospital’s policies and procedures.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Cooperates with all facility healthcare professionals and complies with facility policies/procedures, including all safety policies and regulations.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains patient care, comfort and safety during transport to and from the table and during the exam.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering any/all questions about any aspect of their care.
Completes and signs Patient Screening form and explains the procedure to the patient.
Under guidance and approval of site Radiologist, administers contrast agents according to site-specific protocols when applicable.
Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques.
Maintains production and quality of exams; documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
Perform all requested radiographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician on appropriate anatomical regions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols of the individual site Radiologist.
Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
Closely follow physician instructions, prepare radiography equipment, position patients, and setting the equipment to obtain the best density, detail, and contrast of the area being imaged to obtain optimal images for diagnosis.
Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
Provide images to the facility in the desired site format.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related responsibilities as needed.
All other duties as assigned
Current registration ARRT or Registry Eligible; Registration must be obtained within 1 year of completed accredited program
Current BLS certification (or obtained prior to the completion of orientation) and CE’s needed for license
Status: PRN – Varies