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Radiologic Technologist

Company: White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary The Radiologic Technologist will work under the supervision of the Radiology Administrator and/or designee. Performs routine and some special procedure imaging. Prepares patient for procedures. Assists radiologists when needed. Prepares, operates and cares for the equipment being used. Develops/processes film/CDs when needed. Adheres to established radiology "standards of care". Applies principles of radiation protection, when appropriate to minimize exposure to patient, self and others. Assumes responsibility for assigned area and duties. Adheres to practice wide customer service programs. Performs other duties as assigned, such as quality assurance. Performs diagnostic and some special procedure medical radiographic images. Exercises professional judgment in performance of procedures. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following: 1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors. 2. Prepares and positions patients correctly for specific examinations, observing different and special requirements for each protocol including proper documentation on images and required body part questionnaires. 3. Assumes responsibilities for designated areas and/ or procedures and produces good technical images, reviewing completed exams for quality, completeness for the type of test ordered. 4. Assists physicians during practice-based procedures as necessary. 5. Performs equipment Quality assurance and calibrations as needed, orders supplies. 6. May be required to work holidays, overtime and/or day, evening and overnight shift coverage to help maintain adequate and safe coverage for the outpatient facility. 7. Maintains the cleanliness of all work areas, equipment and accessories. Reports all malfunctioning equipment to Bio Med or supervisor. 8. Processes images, or prints CD's if needed. 9. Performs routine office tasks, such as answering phones, checking-in patients, obtaining previous reports/films, or other related duties as needed. 10. Shows radiologist films and calls reports to the attending physician and documents communications if necessary (wet readings). 11. Provides clinical instructions to students. 12. Will treat all people/staff in a professional and courteous manner, upholding the WPH's behavioral standards. 13. Introduces self and educates each patient or family member regarding the examination that is ordered. 14. Knowledgeable and skillful in providing care, based on age, physical and psychosocial needs of different patient populations including neonate/newborn, pediatric/adolescent, adults and geriatric groups. 15. Performs other related duties as required, attends staff meetings and in-services. 16. Coverage rotation to other outpatient offsites. 17. Duties and hours may change according to the needs of the offsite practice. 18. Position is eligible for certification incentive. Education & Experience Requirements The Radiologic Technologist must be a graduate of an allied health education and accredited radiography school or hospital-based program. NY State DOH Licensure or Limited Permit required. ARRT registered (RT) and radiograph (R). Continuing education requirements need to be upheld to meet the standards set forth by governing bodies. Current standards are 24 ECE credits over a two-year period depending on year of birth. DOH IV certification preferred or by completion of 6 month orientation. BLS certification through the (AHA) American Heart Association is required or must be completed with 90 days of hire. Radiation dose pledge for both Image Gently and Image Wisely through the American College of Radiology (ACR) will be performed during the orientation process and before end of probationary period. Core Competencies Retain composure under stress. Teamwork & Adaptability. Acts as a Professional Role Model. Assessment Skills. Excellent Communication Skills (both verbal and written). Attention to Detail. Planning & Organizing. Sound Problem-Solving, Judgment and Decision-Making Skills. Stress Tolerance. Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment: May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety DataSheet) data base and accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. Position requires ability to move about freely at least 85 per cent of the time. Must be able to remain stationary for extended/prolonged periods. Frequently moves/transports objects up to fifty (50) pounds and must be able to move patients of all weights with a minimum of one (1) assist or assistive device/equipment. Must be able to work in environment with continuous interruptions. Must be able to assess and respond to rapidly changing situational needs of patients, department and hospital. Must be able to adapt in a high stress and fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions. Must be able to detect sounds and respond to emergency sounds/signals at all times. Must be able to constantly operate computer, equipment and other devices. Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with interruptions and attend to tasks for more than sixty (60) minutes at a time. Individual must be able to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks given during the course of a day. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, White Plains , Radiologic Technologist, Other , White Plains, New York

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