Computerized Tomography/Radiologic Technologist

Indian Health Service Winslow , AZ 86047

Posted 2 months ago

Location:

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Salary Range: $44,900 to $62,900 / Per Year Open Period: 3/11/2019 to 12/31/2019

Summary:
Winslow Indian Health Care Center [WIHCC] is a Tribal 638 Program located in the north central Arizona along the Interstate-40 highway in Winslow, Arizona.

WIHCC serves the healthcare needs of the Native American Indians in the southwestern portion of the Navajo Nation involving the communities of Winslow, Dilkon, Leupp, Tolani Lake, Teesto, Seba Dalkai, Indian Wells, Jeddito, and Whitecone. Under general supervision of the Supervisory Diagnostic Radiology Tech, responsible for the independent operation of the Computerized Tomography and Radiology equipment. Performs a wide range of highly technical procedures that requires independent thought, judgment, and discretion.

Serves as a primary liaison between patients, licensed practitioners, and other members of the support team by establishing and maintaining a good rapport and professional relationship. Uphold the principles of WIHCC's Vision, Mission, and Value Statements. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information at all times.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive. Duties: Maintains regular attendance and punctuality. Receives, relays and documents verbal, written and electronic orders in patient records.

Corroborates patient's clinical history, ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed practitioner. Maintains records that include patient information, CT and X-ray images and interpretations, files of correspondence, publications and regulations, or quality assurance records, such as pathology, biopsy, or post-operative reports. Provides CT and X-ray oral/written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.

Determines that all procedural requirements are in place to achieve a quality, diagnostic exam to minimize patient exposure to radiation energy. Observes screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments to equipment as required. Selects appropriate equipment settings and adjusts patient positions.

Prepares patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to CT/X-ray table, and positioning patient properly. Observes and cares for patient throughout examination to ensure their safety and comfort. Administers first aid and provides life support.

Assesses and monitors the patients' physical, emotional and mental status. Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results or information from physical examinations. Determine whether scope of exam should be extended, based on findings.

Performs X-ray and CT exams/procedures on all patient age groups and maintains clinical competency in both areas. Notifies appropriate provider when immediate clinical response is necessary based on procedural findings and patient condition. Adheres to departmental policies/procedures/standards & protocols to ensure effective departmental operation & quality patient care.

Reports, records and files patient and procedural data in order to accurately document department operation and facilitate timely and accurate billing for services. Verifies that protocol & procedure manuals include recommended criteria and are reviewed and revised as needed. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors by requiring and supporting the establishment, maintenance and education of an effective safety management program.

Adheres to radiation safety practices for patients, personnel and self, including principles of time, distance and shielding where possible. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure their continued availability and non-interruption of services. Participates in performance improvement activities for the CT and Radiography section.

Maintains authority to administer contrast agents and follows established guidelines for the selection/administration of appropriate contrast type, amount and concentration. Upholds all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent. Adheres to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.

Adheres to WIHCCs Personnel Policies and Procedures, departmental policies, rules, and regulations. Interacts in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees, visitors, and vendors. Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Maintains compliance with all Human Resources requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology.

Clinical experience performing CT scanning is documented. Must be registered with American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) in Radiologic Technology and Computerized Tomography. Three years relevant CT experience required and CPR certification.

Bilingual skills in English and Navajo language preferred. Must maintain a valid unrestricted and insurable driver's license. Must successfully pass a background investigation and maintain suitable requirements for a Child Care position. This position is considered as a Child Care position, which requires a s

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Computerized Tomography/Radiologic Technologist

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