This position will work with the practice patients, MRI Technologists, clinical teams, referral coordinators and SKI's contract person on accurately scheduling the patients for their MRI exam. The X-ray Technician retrieves all MRI orders through SRS imaging pool, enters basic demographics and sends messages to the Medical Assistants on the patient's appointment date and time through SRS messaging. The X-ray Technician will meet or beat the expected scheduling goals. As a licensed X-ray Tech, doing coverage, you will be responsible for facilitating patient flow through the x-ray department of facility in a professional manner, and for initiating and completing diagnostic exams and paperwork as prescribed by the physician. The X-Ray Technician will exceed the expectations of every patient by treating them with the utmost care, compassion and respect. To secure a standard of service that allows the patient's experience to be extraordinary.
The position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Tri-City Medical Center.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Checks daily the Imaging Pool in SRS to retrieve MRI orders
Manage requisitions and physicians orders in the Cerner EMR application
Modify, start and complete exams in the RadNet application within Cerner's EMR
Double check Authorizations, Diagnosis description and CPT codes are on all orders
Message all Medical Assistants in SRS on patient's appointment date and time
Fill cancellation or NO SHOW appointments diligently to meet goal
Work with OCM, Next Image, MIS, DOC organizations on scheduling MRIs
Schedule outside Referrals appropriately with complete documentation
Update MRI techs of add on patients and STAT request
Schedule Dexa scans in-house and outside requests
Answer returning calls and or X-Ray request
Works in collaboration with registration, front desk and clinical personnel and MRI tech
During times of high volume or absenteeism or scheduled time off, X-ray tech will be asked to provide coverage for Carlsbad or Oceanside X-ray department
Initiates contact with patients in a friendly, courteous and professional manner
Performs digital x-ray exam (within the scope of the limited permit) as prescribed by physicians, following all radiation precautions
Makes sure to wear designated Dosimetry badge each day
Clocks in on computer promptly and works at work station at assigned time
Turns on the Swissray HDDR and/or Carestream/Quatum wireless digital machines and performs QAs and/or Daily Dark each day
Practices the OSNC culture for the safety of each patient and to consistently maintain a record of zero safety infractions
Maintains full compliance with Title 22, Title 17, OSHA and safety code standards
Teamwork is mandatory for safety as well as keeping organized and prepared for x-ray rushes
Keeps CPR certification current
Performs all necessary record keeping, such as charges on Caretracker
Reviews all Radiology department protocols and Radiation protection manual annually
Set up of X-ray guided Hip Injections
Wraps or burns CDs, MRIs or indicates in PACS system for surgeries
Gather x-rays or CD from work stations at the end of day and imports into PACS
Imports Surgery fluoroscopy picture into PACS
Stocks x-ray room with supplies such as pillow cases, pillow covers as needed at the end of every working day
Clean x-ray table and pad, equipment stands with disinfectant wipes at the end of working day and document weekly
Takes responsibility for general cleanliness and appearance of work area
Stocks changing room with shorts
Treats patients with the utmost dignity when having them change
Performs all other duties as assigned.
All OSNC employees are required to maintain the highest level of customer service at all times. Employees must always speak in a kind, courteous and professional manner when dealing with a patient/customer or co-worker.
Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities
Responsible to maintain a safe and clean environment, including department/unit based safety and infection control requirements.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to squat; sit; walk, use hands to finger, handle or fell objects, tools or controls; reach with and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include working on the distance vision when behind the leaded control room wall, peripheral vision depth perception. Must have the ability to life a minimum of 25 pounds. Must be able to work under pressure. Tasks can involve some exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.
ESSENTIAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS
Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Medical Center's Mission and Values and those that reflect the "Seven Standards of Service Excellence".
Performs job responsibilities in an ethical, compliant manner consistent with the Medical Center's values, policies, procedures and code of conduct.
Works well with team members toward a common purpose. Reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group. Supports the team's decisions, regardless of individual viewpoint.
Demonstrates flexibility in schedules and assignments in order to meet the needs of the Work Unit/Department.
Utilizes, maintains, and allocates equipment and supplies in a cost effective and efficient manner. Improves productivity through proper time management
Seeks feedback from customers and team members in order to identify and improve processes and outcome
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma required
Digital radiological license required
Knowledge of medical and/or orthopedic terminology
Word processing and computer experience
Tri-City Medical Center