Radiology Technologist Or Radiology Technologist, Senior

Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 weeks ago

SUMMARY

Hennepin Healthcare has a current opening for a Radiology Technologist or Radiologist Technologist, Senior. This part-time (0.8 FTE) will work a weekday schedule.

Under the direction of the area supervisor or lead technologist, performs imaging exams/procedures, provides patient care and technical functions to ensure quality radiographic images

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs general radiographic and fluoroscopic exams as applicable

  • Adequately prepares room for procedures

  • Reviews and verifies exam requests to ensure correct exam is ordered on the correct patient

  • Interviews patients and reviews available clinical data from charts to alert nurses and/or physicians to possible contraindications for procedure (labs, allergies, etc.)

  • Ensures patients receive the same level of care as provided on patient's unit

  • Explains exam procedure to patient and family members who are present

  • Prepares and administers oral and/or IV contrast per department protocols

  • Demonstrates correct anatomic positioning and exposure factors relating to area-specific exams

  • Follows ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and effects of disease processes.

  • Evaluates images, recognizes normal vs. abnormal anatomy and notifies the appropriate Radiologist as needed; takes appropriate action to address image quality issues

  • Consistently performs quality exams and ensures that department protocols are followed (positioning protocols, etc.)

  • Utilizes the image management system; acquire, format, manipulate, archive and print images from the PACS system

  • Accurately reports total number of images taken and number of and reason for repeat radiographs

  • Assists physicians and residents as required with radiology exams/procedures

  • Utilizes EPIC system appropriately (orders, scheduling documentation, and billing)

  • Implements downtime procedures (manual operations) when computer systems or equipment fails

  • Instructs new staff and students in imaging procedures and techniques

  • Evaluates and completes competency test-outs on students. Provides on-going feedback to Student Coordinator about any issues

  • Assists with education and training of medical staff (Radiology Residents, Fellows, etc.)

  • Maintains equipment and room in proper working condition and trouble-shoots malfunctioning equipment. Reports malfunctions and necessary repairs to proper personnel as soon as issue is recognized

  • Respects and uses equipment appropriately. Takes ownership and reports incidents involving themselves and the equipment when it happens

  • Performs various clerical duties

  • Performs quality control procedures

  • Demonstrates and promotes a healthy work environment and good teamwork; makes suggestions for improvements

  • Assists in organizing work flow utilizing available staff and rooms

  • Assists in coordinating and participates in departmental continuing education in-services

  • Provides peer feedback for staff performance evaluations

  • Completes additional duties/projects as assigned

  • Follows hospital policy in handling and securing medications

QUALIFICATIONS RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a formal educational Radiologic Technology program accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

  • Must be able to pick up one shift every 30 days if requested

  • Must be able to pick up Weekend Call as needed

  • Must be able to Work one holiday per calendar year if requested

  • Currently certified with the ARRT

  • Maintains minimum CEU credits as mandated by the ARRT

  • Possess current CPR certification or obtain within 4 months of employment

QUALIFICATIONS FOR RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST, SENIOR

  • Completion of a formal educational Radiologic Technology program accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

AND

  • Two years' experience in Radiology as a Radiology Technologist

Preferred Qualifications

  • Confident

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Consistently demonstrates strong technical skills with no major performance issues

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

License/Certifications

  • Currently certified with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Maintains minimum CEU credits as mandated by the ARRT
  • Possess current CPR certification or obtain within 6 months of employment
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Radiology Technologist Or Radiology Technologist, Senior

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