To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Under the supervision of the Diagnostic Radiology Manager and/or Assistant Chief Technologist, performs a wide variety of technical and professional duties utilizing complex imaging equipment to produce quality radiographic images as requested for subsequent interpretation by the radiologist. All duties are performed according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures. To meet the staffing needs of the department, as necessary, Diagnostic Radiology staff may be assigned at any of the YNHH Diagnostic Radiology locations, regardless of your regularly assigned work location.
Responsibilities: 1. Performs quality and efficient diagnostic radiographic examinations, utilizing appropriate protocols and age specific standards. 1.1. Verifies physician-s order on requisitions 100% of the time. 1.2. Identifies the correct patient for the requested examination 100% of the time. 1.3. Follows routine protocols and/or physician specific instructions 100% of the time. 1.4. Properly positions patients for the requested examination. 1.5. Selects proper technical factors to produce optimal radiographic images with reasonable patient dose. 1.6. Verifies satisfactory image quality of each exam performed 100% of the time. 2. Operates radiographic equipment to ensure proper technical results. 2.1. Conducts daily inspection of radiographic equipment to ensure proper performance and image quality. 2.2. Sets up and uses appropriate radiation protection devices for patients. 2.3. Uses lead markers to properly identify correct side and position on image 100% of the time. 2.4. Knowledgeable of all equipment in the section. 2.5. Checks Pacs to ensure delivery of images to patient folder 100% of the time. 3. Prepares examination room to ensure a clean and safe environment with adequate supplies to assure efficient and accurate performance of exams. 3.1. Replaces any used supplies immediately after patient is dismissed 3.2. Cleans equipment after each patient and follows infection control practices 3.3. Reports safety and environmental concerns to the SRC and/or Supervisor 3.4. Fills out contrast, consent, and time out forms if appropriate 3.5. Checks work area daily to ensure availability of emergency medical equipment and that there are no expired supplies or medications. 3.6. Demonstrates knowledge of proper set-ups for various examinations 4. Performs quality and compassionate patient care, utilizing appropriate age specific
standards, to ensure patient cooperation, safety, and satisfaction. 4.1. Thoroughly explains the procedure to ensure patient physical and emotional comfort 4.2. Attentive to patient care needs 100% of the time Expediently calls for nursing and/or physician medical support as required 4.3. Attentive and responsive to concerns of all patients and their families 5. Performs various record keeping, customer service functions, and communicates
feedback to ensure the goals of the department are met and operations run efficiently. 5.1. Accurately edits and completes all examinations in Imagecast to ensure proper medical record documentation and billing. 5.2. Enters patient charges for all supplies used during procedures if appropriate 5.3. Tracks begin and end times for all exams accurately in Imagecast 5.4. Scans reqs/forms into IS as needed 5.5. Provides feedback to supervisor or radiologist as needed 5.6. Reports and documents patient incidents in a timely manner 6. Participates in various teaching and/or learning opportunities in order to further his/her own personal knowledge and to assist in expanding the knowledge of others. 6.1. Receptive to teaching new technologists, students, residents 6.2. Supervises students per policy and approves all images taken by students before they are sent to PACS. 6.3. Completes student evaluations in a timely manner 7. To enhance the patient experience in Diagnostic radiology all staff will be responsible to achieve patient satisfaction scores set by the department on the Test & Treatment section of our Press Ganey Survey.
7.Staff will present themselves in a friendly and courteous manner; Staff will identify themselves and their role while encouraging a Patient and Family Center experience.
7.1Staff will fully explain procedure and ask if the patient has any additional questions about the procedure.
7.2Staff will address any comfort issues a patient may have prior to starting procedure.
7.3Staff will thank patient once procedure is completed and ask the patient if they have any additional questions.
7.4Staff must meet the above goals and fiscal year threshold value, which was last fiscal year actual for a 2 rating on review.
7.5Staff must meet the above goals and exceed fiscal year threshold value by +.2 for a 3 rating on review.
7.6Staff must meet the above goals and exceed fiscal year threshold value by +.4 for a 4 rating on review.
Graduation from an A.M.A. approved Radiologic Technology program. AS degree required.
Demonstrated technical skills to meet entry level standards of routine radiography. RT(R) certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Connecticut State License, and CPR Certification.
All certifications for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Connecticut State License, and CPR Certification must be kept current at all times.
Proficient in routine Radiography CR/Digital imaging techniques, above average knowledge of computer / Pacs applications, and good organizational and communication/customer service skills.
Must meet the performance expectations as defined in the Radiologic Technologist 1 position description. Performance and competency will be assessed continually and reviewed annually by supervisor/manager. Any areas that are determined to be unsatisfactory will require additional training and re-evaluation within 90 days.
Demonstrates planning and decision making skills necessary to manage a patient schedule with minimal assistance and utilize radiographic imaging equipment efficiently. Active participant in clinical research and teaching and training of new technical staff and students.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds to assist with patient transfers.