Staff Technologist/CT scan /Mammo/MRI

Down East Community Hospital | Machias, ME, United States

Posted Date 6/23/2022
Description

JOB SUMMARY AND SCOPE

Report to Radiologist and Imaging Manager for clinical purposes. Operation of x-ray equipment to make radiographs of designated anatomic position of the body with the least amount of discomfort to the patient that provides images of a diagnostic quality.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Operate diagnostic x-ray, portable units, digital fluoroscopic, c-arm and CT scan units to provide quality images for interpretation.
  • Utilize computed radiography to view patient images.
  • Utilize teleradiography for after hours preliminary interpretation of examinations.
  • Prepare contrast agents for administration to patients.
  • Assists radiologist with fluoroscopy and special procedures.
  • Instructs and prepares patients for examination in accordance with specific needs of: pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Provides assistance patient requires.
  • Transports patients safely from areas outside of Imaging.
  • After acquiring images process examination and patient records and prepare exam for interpretation.
  • Responsible for care, unskilled maintenance, neatness, cleanliness of Imaging department.
  • Report any equipment malfunction to Imaging Manager.
  • Report any untoward patient symptom to the Radiologist or attending physician.
  • Rotate weekend, holiday and call coverage as needed.
  • Performs receptionist, clerical and filing duties as needed.
  • Report supply needs to Imaging Manager.
  • Responsible for attending profession and in service meetings and obtaining CEU’s.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients and fellow employees.
  • Perform related work as requested from the Radiologist or Imaging Manager.

MAMMOGRAPHY

  • Perform daily printer QC strip and log in manual
  • Perform weekly QC and log in manual
  • Perform high quality positioning of mammographic views
  • Perform diagnostic studies and review with Radiologist
  • Enter each patient in log book
  • Enter daily totals in log book
  • Provide a relaxed atmosphere for patients
  • Assist in performing needle localizations with the Radiologist
  • Perform end of the month QC tests
  • Assist in maintenance of mammography database in CPSI
  • Promotes good interpersonal relationships within the department by treating other staff members with courtesy and respect along with handling conflict in an appropriate manner.
  • Promotes good public relations by demonstrating courtesy and professionalism in all dealings inside and outside the facility.
  • Seeks out needed information by staying informed and involved by attending meetings, reading memos, policies, meeting minutes, newsletters, email and other appropriate information in a timely manner.
  • Uses patient handling equipment appropriate to the needs of the individual patient in keeping with the Safe Patient and Handling and Movement Policy.
  • Reliable attendance and punctuality, including observing appropriate break times and extending a scheduled shift when necessary to meet patient demands.
  • Performs duties in a safe manner, in compliance with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Complies with the Code of Conduct and all appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Other duties, as assigned, that are relevant to the position and department.

MRI

  • Research implants, stents, etc. to assure safe scanning
  • Assist outpatient scheduler to ensure appropriate scheduling of exams
  • Determine what patients need pre MRI Imaging
  • Obtain lab values on those patients needing contrast
  • Perform QC on unit as instructed by manufacturer
  • Determine appropriate levels of helium are present
  • Perform safety screen when patient presents to scanner, ensuring all magnetic objects are removed
  • Position and scan as per protocols
  • Discuss cases with Radiologist

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology
  • ARRT license
  • State of Maine license
  • BLS certification
  • One year experience preferred although not required
  • Ability to use multiple computer systems

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Active: Often lifts up to 50 pounds independently. Frequently pushes/pulls 100 pounds. Stands or walks most of the time. Exhibits fine motor skills and manual dexterity necessary to perform the essential job functions of the position. Hazard of radiation exposure, film badge worn to monitor amount of exposure.

EXPOSURE RISK

Exposure Category I: Employee at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

  • Maintains current knowledge of the hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program.
  • Collaborates with management to improve the effectiveness of the department through the Quality Improvement plans and processes.
  • Participates in the departmental and hospital-wide Quality Improvement activities as directed by the manager.

COMPLIANCE

  • Adheres to the federal, state, and local statutes and regulations.
  • Adheres to the Compliance Program policies and procedures of Down East Community.
  • Adheres to all Privacy and Security policies and procedures of Down East Community.
  • Communicates any concern related to compliance issues to manager of department or Compliance Officer.
  • Communicates any concern related to confidentiality issues to the Privacy Officer.
Industry
Healthcare

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