Desert Radiology Rad Tech Float in Las Vegas, Nevada
Under general supervision of a radiologist, performs radiographic procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. This is a full-timefloat position and will work at all locations as necessary.
1. Performs radiographic procedures as prescribed by a physician (which may include DEXA scans). Follows established techniques and methods in operating equipment and processing images. Ensures technical quality of images and exercises judgment in processing assigned work load. Practices radiation safety by applying ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principles.
2. Prepares patients for diagnostic x-ray procedures. In doing so, escorts patients to dressing and x-ray rooms, provides verbal and written instructions and assists patients in positioning body parts to be radiographed. Ensures safety procedures and universal precautions are used at all times.
3. Assesses the patient's previous exams/reports to include loading or digitizing outside studies, if available/applicable, prior to performing the radiologic procedure. Reviews the referral for each procedure and ensures accuracy of the referral in the system; accurately communicates the referral to the radiologist. For certain procedure, may administer medication as prescribed by a physician.
4. Assesses the patient's condition prior to administering a contrast media or performing the radiographic procedure. Prepares contrast media and administers to patients either intravenously or through other body cavities.
5. Performs related technical and/or administrative duties which include, but are not limited to:
- Completing necessary paperwork and labeling images.
- Reviewing scheduled patient appointments and contacting patient, via telephone, to confirm appointment date, time, location and any other pertinent information, such as copayment amount and forms of payment accepted. Advises the patient of any preparations required for the procedure.
- Ordering and reviewing labs.
- Coordinating the exam with other modalities.
- Communicating "stat" results to referring physicians.
- Performing all necessary functions relating to the RIS/PACS.
- Assisting patient at all times (including on and off the exam table and to and from a vehicle, if necessary).
- Assisting the front office and scheduling staff with technical questions regarding radiology procedures.
- Communicating with the front office as to the status of the schedule.
6. Maintains adequate level of supplies in examination rooms and reorders as necessary. Ensures equipment is operating properly and contacts appropriate party for equipment repair in order to ensure safe and efficient examination of patients.
7. Actively participates in the quality-assurance monitoring and recording efforts of the department. Assists in duties related to ACR accreditation, if necessary.
8. Continues to develop professionally; maintains registry and current knowledge of the radiology profession to ensure continued contributions to the patients, referring physicians, and the company.
1. Knowledge of basic radiologic methods and techniques such as chest, upper and lower gastrointestinal, fluoroscopic, and skeletal procedures normally acquired through completion of a twenty-four month radiologic technology training program
2. Knowledge of quality care and radiation safety standards (ALARA)
3. Knowledge and work experience necessary to independently conduct routine and specialized radiologic tests, to assist physicians with special techniques or procedures, and to become familiar with physician and department work methods and facility policies and procedures
4. Knowledge of and experience in using office equipment including telephone, fax, computer and photocopier
5. Knowledge of and experience in using radiology-related computer systems (RIS/PACS)
6. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively interact with physicians, other facility staff, patients and families when providing instructions or responding to questions or exchanging patient-related information
7. Ability to start and maintain an IV
8. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient record information
9. Analytical skills necessary in order to conduct routine radiographic tests and review results for accuracy and quality, to verify patient information, to complete material for medical record, and to monitor supply levels
10. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when conducting or assisting with diagnostic radiologic procedures
11. Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting supplies
1. Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recognized by the American Heart Association
2. Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration (or must be registry-eligible and obtain registry within one year of employment in technologist position)
This company is an equal opportunity, affirmativeactionemployer and makes employment decisions without regard to age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy shall include, but is not limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.
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