HCA Alexandria , LA 71301
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The technologist produces radiographs of diagnostic quality using the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient, co-workers and him/herself. Technologists provide quality patient care adhering to the Departmental and Medical Center policies and procedures.
When it comes to patient care, we strive to be the healthcare provider of choice. When it comes to employee care, our goal is to be the employer of choice.
Benefits for Full Time Employees include:
Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
401K Plan with employer match
Generous Paid Time Off
Flexible Spending Account
Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits
Graduate of a 2 year JRCERT program in Radiologic Technology; Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred
Current Louisiana State Licensure
Current ARRT Licensure in Diagnostic Radiology
CPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.
Responsible for safe handling of equipment and films.
Assesses patient's understanding of process and informed consent of invasive procedures.
Assesses, evaluates and informs physician of changes in patient's condition during exam.
Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure.
Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly.
Makes special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures such as: intravenous pyelograms, intravenous cholangiograms, bronchograms, mammograms, hysterosalpingograms, tomograms, cholangiography, arthrograms, myelograms and ho pinnings in surgery.
Programs portable or stationary x-ray machines and makes radiograms for a variety of examinations.
Processes x-ray film, if a darkroom technician is not available.
Practices medical and surgical; aseptic procedures.
Assists in maintaining basic records and reports.
Assists in maintaining files.
Competent in the use of CR and PACS.
Assists in training of students and ancillary personnel.
Takes x-ray, CAT, U/S and Angio calls according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours.
Interacts professionally with patient/family.
Completes all work before clocking out and leaving.
Is acquainted with local fire and safety regulations.
Has knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of other departments.
Compiles and maintains quality assurance information for mammography, in accordance with ACR, State of Louisiana, Department of Health Standards, the FDA and the DHHS.