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Radiologic Technologist

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionClinical Services- Provides clinical services according to radiology practice standards and acts as a resource to radiography students and other technologists to ensure optimal department functions. Patient Care - Administers sound patient care practice according to hospital and department policies and procedures, to ensure the safety of the patients. Protection/Safety- Demonstrates radiation protection/safety for patients, staff and self as outlined in department protocols and regulatory guidelines, to ensure the safety of the patients and staff. Environment of Care/Equipment- Maintains equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition, to ensure the safety of the patients and staff. Support Functions-Completes ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations. Staff Development- Demonstrates the initiative for self-development, to ensure proficiency of staff with new technological changes.Job Responsibilities Clinical Services- Demonstrates a thorough understanding of radiologic principles and theory, anatomy and pathology processes utilizing the most appropriate technique and/or positioning for optimal examinations, as demonstrated by exam results.Adheres to department policies and protocols ensuring all examinations are optimized for interpretation, as demonstrated by exam results.Demonstrates the ability and skills to assist in teaching radiography students sound radiography principles as required by Inova. Patient Care - Administers sound patient care practice according to hospital and department policies and procedures, to ensure the safety of the patients.Communicates effectively with patient to obtain clinical history informed consent from patient or patient's chart to assist the physician in optimizing the performance and interpretation of the examination, as evidenced by the exam results.Explain procedure to patients/families and answers any questions to ease anxiety and assure patient cooperation, as evidenced by the exam results.Assists the physician in performing a variety of examination using standard department protocols, isolation precautions and/or sterile technique, as evidenced by Radiologist's satisfaction.Demonstrates the ability to recognize clinical and/or emergent problems that may interfere with exams and take appropriate action to resolve them and produce the most desirable outcome, as evidenced by exam results and patient satisfaction. Protection/Safety- Demonstrates radiation protection/safety for patients, staff and self as outlined in department protocols and regulatory guidelines, to ensure the safety of the patients and staff.Maintains exposure reading within the "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" limits, as evidenced by monthly radiation exposure reports.Demonstrates patient safety in department by use of side rails, braking mechanisms, and patient monitoring, as demonstrated by risk management reports.Reports, documents and corrects any adverse, unsafe or unusual condition, as evidenced by the patient/employee incidence reports or department specific logbooks.Demonstrates the effective use of radiation protection procedures with collimation devices and protective shielding, as evidenced by the incidence reports. Environment of Care/Equipment- Maintains equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition, to ensure the safety of the patients and staff.Maintains an orderly, safe and clean environment.Ensures rooms are stocked with appropriate supplies and has required supplies readily available for procedures, as evidenced by customer satisfaction.Operates imaging and other related equipment according to manufacturer's specifications, as evidenced by exam results.Troubleshoots equipment effectively and report equipment to biomedical engineering/vendor, as evidenced by service reports.Performs/recognizes the need for routine maintenance of imagers/processors to maintain consistent quality images, as evidenced by the physician and the exam results. Support Functions- Completes ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations.Correctly identifies patients and their files ensuring a high degree of accuracy, as evidenced by the lack of mislabeled films and files.Tracks patients according to department procedures.Identifies errors ad take immediate action for corrections, as evidenced by the EMR and PACS System reports.Tracks patients according to department procedures. Identifies errors and take immediate action for corrections, as evidenced by the Radiology Information System reports.Participates in department/hospital performance improvement initiatives, in-services and meetings, as evidenced by attendance records.Demonstrates proper technique for injection of IV contrast under the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines Staff Development- Demonstrates the initiative to stay abreast of technological changes and updates, as evidenced by submittal of documentation of attendance at seminars and in-services.Actively participates in a department/hospital project or committee, as evidenced by committee roster.Additional Requirements Usual Work hours: M-Friday, 3p-1130p with holiday and oncall. Graduate of an accredited school/program of diagnostic radiography. Recent experience in a hospital/healthcare environment as a Radiologic Technologist/student. ARRT registry eligible. ARRT must be obtained within 1 year of hire. BLS Certification. Must be licensed as required by the state of employment if employed at an INOVA free standing Imaging Center not affiliated with one of the INOVA Hospitals About UsInova is Northern Virginias leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare every time, every touch to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inovas 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.Safety Always: Learn how we keep our team members and patients Safe@Inova.

Keywords: Inova Health System, Columbia , Radiologic Technologist, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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