Under general supervision and following established policies and procedures, performs diagnostic exams utilizing appropriate imaging equipment including CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology. Verifies patient identity and reviews patient's medical record for appropriateness of exam or procedure.
Interviews patient to obtain, verify or update medical history and assesses risk factors such as medications, pregnancy and/or psychological indicators. Explains procedure to patient, including side effects of pharmaceuticals administered, risks, benefits, alternatives and follow-up. Sets up equipment and acquires appropriate images as per script.
Reviews images, makes initial observations, documents exceptions from established protocols and communicates data to radiologist. Recognizes and responds to medical emergencies as appropriate. Provides physician-prescribed post care instructions to patients.
Participates in process improvement activities within radiology practice including but not limited to quality of care, patient flow, reject-repeat analysis and patient satisfaction. Provides imaging education to residents, student technologists and new employees. Able to take call/standby as required by the department.
May perform duties as a Radiologic Technologist, as needed. [BRASSRING IMPORT 11/21/16] Minimum Qualifications 1. Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiology (RT) or Vascular-Interventional Radiography (VI) or Cardiovascular-Interventional (CV). 2. Required to have or successfully complete American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (BLS) training by end of orientation period. 3.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS) within 6 months of hire for employees working in adult setting or Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification (PALS) within 1 year of hire for employees working in a cardiology setting. 4. One or more years of experience as a Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiology. [BRASSRING IMPORT 11/21/16] Category Radiology
Work Shift Varies Benefit Status Contingent Bi-Weekly Hours 20 Work Week S-S
Detroit Medical Center