Radiology Technologist Ii-Part-Time

Excela Health Greensburg , PA 15601

Posted 8 months ago

Job Summary:

Perform multiple duties that include noninvasive radiographic exams of various anatomical parts, collection of blood, urine and stool specimens, perform a 12 lead electrocardiogram and perform patient registration duties when applicable. Will travel between Quickdraw sites.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one's own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela's missions, vision and values.

Shifts: Rotating shifts, day and evening, rotating weekends, no holidays. Days and hours are subject to change.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

  • Core Essential Functions:

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

  • Performs accurate, skillful capillary and venipunctures in order to obtain adequate specimens needed for analysis.

  • Properly identify patient using the 2-identifier hospital policy and proper introduction of staff to the customer.

  • Review physician order(s) to ensure that proper tests are ordered and obtained.

  • Enter orders into Laboratory Information System correctly to ensure proper billing and reimbursements.

  • Prepare collection site using established technique according to hospital standards, including hand hygiene and standard precautions.

  • Collects specimens needed for cultures, add cytology fixative to specimens, instructs customers in the proper collection of requested specimens.

  • Ensure that all specimens are properly labeled.

  • Demonstrates minimal redraws and performs in compliance with the redraw policy.

  • Assists in urine drug screen collections following established procedures.

  • Centrifuge specimens as needed and maintain proper storage of specimens until transported to Laboratory Services.

  • Remain knowledgeable and current on specimens sent to reference Lab for processing.

  • Recognize where Laboratory services should be provided according to the customers insurance.

  • Confirm information regarding the registration of these contracted Laboratory services is done correctly according to the testing ordered by the physician.

  • Follow established guidelines as to which testing can be resulted at Excela Health Laboratory Services and which must be resulted with Quest.

  • Gain access to the Quest web site as needed for the specific requirements of the requested blood testing.

  • Perform proper order entry into the Laboratory Information System, including the correct venipuncture fee codes.

  • Ensure the specimens for contracted Laboratory services are labeled correctly and prepared properly for transport to the independent Laboratory.

  • Educate customers about where their requested blood collections will be resulted and address any of their concerns.

  • Obtains optimum images during radiographic exams and procedures.

  • Properly identify customer using the 2-identifier hospital policy and proper introduction of staff to customer.

  • Review ordering physician's x-ray exam request and place the order(s) into the Radiology Information System to ensure proper billing and reimbursement.

  • Escort the customer into the exam area, provide accurate explanations and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the customer can understand.

  • Choose proper technique and positioning for requested x-ray exam(s) according to the established Imaging Services Protocols and use protective shielding devices according to established procedures.

  • Utilize and remain familiar with the CR/DR equipment to maximize image quality.

  • Send images to the PAC's system for interpretation by Radiologist.

  • Perform an Exam Data Entry daily to ensure all x-ray exams have been acknowledged for billing and reimbursement.

  • Perform a 12 lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) for diagnosis by a physician.

  • Properly identify customer using the 2-identifier hospital policy and proper introduction of staff to customer.

  • Verify physician order and provide explanation at a level the customer can understand.

  • Enter correct order into the ECG Management System to ensure proper billing and reimbursements.

  • Demonstrate proper lead placement in appropriate anatomical areas for 12 lead ECG.

  • Demonstrates that all ECG tracings are accurate, properly identified and prepared for physician interpretation.

  • Acknowledges the completion of the EGG in the EGG Management System.

  • Transmits electronically stored information or manually send the ECG to the Cardiology Department for interpretation and permanent storage.

  • Document information about customer care, exam, and customer history in appropriate record areas.

  • Verify and enter correct orders into the various systems utilized by Laboratory and Imaging Services and the Cardiology Department.

  • Document appropriate history into the Imaging Services PAC's system including any previous exams for comparison.

  • Document chance of pregnancy for women of child bearing age and if shielding was provided to the customer in the appropriate section of the Imaging Services RIS system.

  • Scan the appropriate documents into the Imaging Services PAC's system to maintain proper documentation.

  • Complete an event reporting form for all events that arise not consistent with normal patient care.

  • Dispense Oral Contrast to customers in preparation for CT exams of the abdomen, pelvis, or abdomen/pelvis.

  • Properly identify the customer using the 2-identifier hospital policy and proper introduction of staff to customer.

  • View physician order for requested CT exam to ensure proper prep is given to the customer.

  • Complete the Oral/Rectal/Enteral Contrast Screening Questionnaire.

  • Inform the customer to bring the completed screening questionnaire along with their physician order on the scheduled day of their CT appointment.

  • Contact the CT Department with any questions or contraindications when completing the screening questionnaire to ensure the proper prep for the CT exam requested.

  • Maintain accurate daily patient and procedure logs critical for budget and staffing plans.

  • Forward the monthly customer statistics to supervisor in a timely fashion without delay.

  • Utilize the Laboratory Services daily specimen tracking log sheet to assure all specimens are accounted for.

  • Document in the comment section of the log sheet any circumstances that hinder or delay the routine operation of the testing centers for budgetary purposes.

  • Operates all equipment according to safety guidelines and reports any malfunction of equipment to appropriate departments.

  • Inform supervisor or lead of any equipment that is not working properly.

  • Utilize the red Bio Med "REPAIR TAG" to place malfunctioning equipment out of service until repaired.

  • Perform daily QC on radiographic equipment and initiate service calls to appropriate vendor to ensure x-ray equipment is repaired in a timely fashion.

  • Initiate Maintenance, Bio Med, and Information Technology work orders when necessary to ensure hospital related equipment is repaired in a timely fashion.

  • Maintains adequate supply of inventory, replenishes stock, and keeps the work area in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Utilize the disinfecting towelettes on all hard, non-porous surfaces to prevent the spread of various infectious diseases.

  • Order stock and non-stock items according to the storeroom's designated delivery date to your site.

  • Order linen according to the hospital's designated delivery date to your site.

  • Assure adequate office supplies and patient care supplies are maintained but not overstocked.

  • Implements downtime procedures when necessary.

  • Coordinates rescheduling of customers during equipment downtime.

  • Initiates established downtime procedures during HIS, LIS, RIS and Pac's downtime.

Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart (see attached chart).

  • Specialty Essential Functions:

  • Perform a patient registration

  • Identify the correct patient during the Master Patient Index search by following the standard search process.

  • Ensures that documentation meets current standards and policies and follows insurance guidelines.

  • Verifies insurance via online eligibility system/phone/intranet and updates per response.

  • Obtains accurate employment information

  • Completes the Medicare Secondary Questionnaire on appropriate patients.

  • Uses the appropriate registration codes.

  • Follows hospital policy on acceptable physician orders and views Physician Professional PA Licensure website to verify physician has a valid license before performing requested tests.

  • Obtains appropriate signature on all forms and forwards to appropriate department(s).

  • Follows guidelines in applying patient's bracelet.

  • Follows the Advanced Beneficiary process.

  • Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Attends 50% of department meetings or reviews meeting minutes.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Required Skills and Knowledge:
    Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

  • Completion of a (JRCERT) accredited Radiologic Technology Program.

  • Registry eligible upon hire. Must have ARRT certification within one year of date of hire.

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • Current Registry with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program

  • Act 73

  • Registry eligible upon hire. ARRT certification within one year from date of hire.

Prior Experience:

  • None Required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical Terminology

  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team setting; creativity in treatment in various settings including inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics; ability to transition smoothly between various treatment settings; flexibility in scheduling.

  • Ability to communicate with all members of the health care team

  • Independent thinking and decision-making ability

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

  • Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

  • GUI Registration

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

  • Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" sedentary="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" light="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" a="" negligible="" amount="" of="" force="" constantly.="" medium="" work="" -="" exerting="" 20="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 25="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" greater="" than="" negligible="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" 50="" to="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 25="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly.="" very="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" in="" excess="" of="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 50="" pounds="" or="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly="" to="" move="" objects.="" working="" conditions:="" never="" extreme="" cold="" extreme="" heat="" heights="" confined="" spaces-cramped="" quarters="" (labeled)="" extreme="" noise="" (="" /> 85 dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Vehicle

Operates Heavy Equipment

On Call

Rarely

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Occasionally

Rotates all shifts

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)
10 - 12 hour shifts

Constantly
8 hour shifts

Protective Equipment:

Never

Hearing

Rarely

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Eye

Head (hard hat)

Feet, Toes

Body

Constantly

Hands

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Mists

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Rarely

Solvents

Chemicals (direct use of)

Lasers

Occasionally

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation

Constantly

Blood and Body Fluids

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" physical="" demands:="" never="" climbing="" ladders="" rarely="" kneeling="" climbing="" stairs="" occasionally="" squatting="" (crouching)="" bending="" (stooping)="" sitting="" frequently="" walking="" keyboard/computer="" operation="" use="" of="" forceful="" hand="" grasp="" fine="" finger="" manipulation="" hand="" arm="" coordination="" pushing="" pulling="" constantly="" standing="" sensory="" requirements:="" constantly="" seeing="" near-with="" acuity="" feeling="" (sensation)="" color="" vision="" hearing="" clearly="" over="" shoulder="" work:="" frequently="" pulling="" or="" pushing="" objects="" overhead="" reaching="" above="" shoulder="" level="" lifting:="" floor="" to="" standing="" position:="" never="" 50="" pounds="" /> 50 pounds

Rarely
30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally
10 - 19 pounds
20 - 29 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never
50 pounds



50 pounds



Rarely
30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally
10 - 19 pounds
20 - 29 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Rarely
20 - 29 pounds
30 - 49 pounds
50 pounds



50 pounds



Occasionally
10 - 19 pounds


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