HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Radiology Technician PRN-LewisGale Medical Center in Salem VA, Virginia

Radiologic Technologist Job Responsibilities:

Provides information to diagnose patient illnesses, by operating radiologic equipment to produce radiographs.

*Radiologic Technologist Job Duties: *

Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.

Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; participates in continuing education activities to expand/enhance knowledge of diagnostic Radiology and to meet the continuing education requirements of the ARRT. Maintains BLS certification. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with infection control procedures, rules, and regulations. Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions. Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors. Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors. Practices radiation safety as described in Federal standards, utilizing ALARA policy. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media. Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records. Understands and operates electronic information systems, to include eMAR, Meditech, CR/DR and Pacs. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and adheres to all aspects of our facilities Code of Conduct. Radiologic Technologist Skills and Qualifications: Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Informing Others, Quality Focus, Planning, Technical Understanding, People Skills, Dependability, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Radiologic Technology, Analyzing Information.

EXPERIENCE* Required - Successful completion of accredited school of Radiologic Technology

EDUCATION* Required - Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology. ARRT Registered or registry eligible

Title: Radiology Technician PRN-LewisGale Medical Center

Location: Virginia-Salem VA-Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00005-16791