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.
Performs a wide variety of technical and professional duties using complex imaging equipment to produce quality radiographic images. All duties performed in accordance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures. To meet the staffing needs of the department, staff may be assigned to any area of the radiology locations regardless of the regularly assigned work location.
The medical staff determines the qualifications of the radiology staff who use equipment and administer procedures.
Responsibilities: 1. Performs a wide variety of technical and professional duties utilizing complex diagnostic imaging equipment. Efficiently follows routine protocols, demonstrates independent judgment and has minimal downtime. 1.1. Follows routine protocols and refers to the source document to ensure the correct exam is performed. 1.2. Uses age appropriate protocols, age specific standards and radiation (ALARA) sparing techniques. 1.3. Verifies source document. 1.4. Follows routine protocols and/or specific physician instructions. 1.5. Properly positions patient for examination requested. 1.6. Accurately retrieves and/or enters patient data into the radiographic equipment, EMR, PACS as observed by supervisor or review of audit reports. 1.7. Demonstrates competence in all facets of radiology, i.e. OR, ER, Pain Management, Portable examinations, inpatient and outpatient imaging. 1.8. Ascertains image quality and transmission of all images to the Synapse patient folder upon completion of each patient exam for subsequent review and interpretation by the radiologist in accordance with departmental policy. 1.9. Performs tube warm up and calibrations daily and when prompted as described in the department quality assurance program and documented by the CT scanner event log. 1.10. Demonstrates the ability to use independent judgment during equipment difficulties to accurately log technical problems, contact service engineer, or call for technical support as appropriate. Troubleshoots equipment issues prior to calling service. 1.11. Reports and documents designated quality assurance responsibilities such as:
•Patient contrast reactions or extravasations
•Patient injuries or complaints
•Patient radiation dose/ fluoroscopic times
•Missing or appropriate exam requisitions
•Enters initials into scanner per ACR guidelines 1.12. Provides appropriates shielding. 2. Actively participates in workflow activities in order to ensure the goals of the department are met and runs efficiently 2.1. Assists schedulers, physicians, nursing and other appropriate staff with scheduling, obtaining requisitions or pre-authorization, patient preparation instructions, and other exam-related communications. 2.2. Has minimal inactive time between patients in order to maximize the section?s efficiency and minimize patient delays as observed by supervisor or physician. 2.3. Assists the physician/radiologist as needed with guided medical procedures 2.4. Proactively assumes responsibility to monitor patient exam worklist 3. Performs quality and compassionate patient care in order to ensure cooperation, safety and satisfaction. Demonstrates accuracy on safety screening and continues to promote our pledge for service excellence. 3.1. Thoroughly explains various procedures to the patient and offer emotional support. 3.2. Accurately reviews and completes all safety and history forms completely. Investigates any questionable items thoroughly prior to patient exam. 3.3. Consistently identifies the patient by name and date of birth confirming verbally with patient and by checking the name band prior to the start of any procedure. 3.4. Ensures a clean and safe environment through daily exam room and equipment inspections. Recognizes and preforms tasks needed to foster good patient care such as room preparation, restocking supplies, and offering assistance to others when possible o a daily basis. 4. Performs various record keeping, customer service functions to ensure exam charges are properly billed and communicates feedback. 4.1. Consistently selects the correct patient from the worklist. 4.2. Accurately completes/edits charges for exams on Epic to guarantee proper billing and medical record documentation. 4.3. Post processing and transfer of all images to PACS consistently at the time of examination. 4.4. Completes and scans all relevant documents into EPIC and PACS. 4.5. Reports all actual and near miss incidents in a timely manner. 5. Educational activities - Participates in various teaching, learning, and research opportunities in order to further professional knowledge and expertise or to assist in expanding knowledge of others. 5.1. Is receptive to teaching newly -hired technologist as observed by supervisor or input from staff. 5.2. Keeps current with mandated hospital Healthstream training modules, CPR, and other department required training programs each year, as recorded by supervisor/manager. 5.3. Maintains active professional registration/certification and state licensure and provides documentation as recorded by supervisor/manager. 5.4. Keeps current of technical field through reading reference journals and materials or in-services provided by department as observed by supervisor/manager. 5.5. Keeps current on departmental procedures and protocols.
Graduate of State Board Approved School of Technology.
Worked in general radiography, emergency settings, OR and fluoroscopy preferred.
State of Connecticut Radiography License and hold ARRT certification
Working in a normal clinical Radiology environment to include all procedures and exams in a hospital setting as well as being proficient in synapse technology. Six months (trial period).
Master and command their assigned area independently to fully meet the needs of each patient. Provides assistance to the Radiologist and Chief Technologist in order to maintain department standards.
To provide service excellence to each customer and including but not exclusive to Radiologists, referring physicians, other hospital staff actively promotes the Hospital and Department's Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
Average Radiology conditions.
Lifting of medium weight objects. Intense concentration with instruments or procedures for most of the day.