North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

Radiologic Tech I (ARRT)

US-AR-Harrison
Job ID
2017-2224
Category
Radiology
Shift
Varies
NARMC
Type
Part-Time With Out Benefits

Overview

Operates and maintains equipment and takes radiographs of various portions of the body to assist radiologist in detection of foreign bodies and diagnosis of disease and injuries

Positions patients under machine and regulates controls

May perform x-ray examinations under sterile, surgical conditions

May also process exposed film by automatic developer or hand tank solution

A Level 1 Radiologic Technologist provides healthcare customer services to patients, families and guests of all ages. A radiologic technologist performs radiographic procedures and related techniques producing diagnostic imaging information for the interpretation by and at the request of a licensed practitioner The Radiologic Technologist Level 1 exercises professional judgment in performance of services while maintaining a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics. Level 1 technologists are required to control and maintained a safe examination and working environment.  A radiologic technologist must be licensed by the State of Arkansas and the ARRT registry is preferred. 

Responsibilities

  • Utilizes technique charts for technique formulation.
  • Processes x-ray film.
  • Assists in maintaining basic records and reports, including charge coding, requisition and x-ray folder documentation.
  • Assists in maintaining files including charting, finding records and/or pulling x-ray folders.
  • Initializes work.
  • Adds pertinent information to requisition concerning Radiation Safety, clinical information, procedural notes.
  • Correctly completes procedure information in Meditech on all pts; including NP charges
  • Can correctly burn a CD
  • Has knowledge of policies and functions of other departments.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatrics, geriatric and general population.
  • Corroborates patient’s clinical history with procedure.
  • Selects and operates radiography equipment, imaging and/or associated accessories successfully.
  • Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest.
  • Determines radiographic technique for appropriate examination.
  • Evaluates radiographs or images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.
  • Injects contrast materials under direct (in house) supervision.
  • Verifies informed consent for invasive procedures.
  • Performs non-interpretative fluoroscopic procedures as appropriate and consistent with quality control testing.
  • Complies with NARMC HIPAA Privacy and Security policies.
  • Understands responsibility to report issues with privacy, fraud and abuse, compliance and ethical conduct.
  • Reports equipment malfunction immediately.
  • Assists in providing ambulatory, wheelchair and/or stretcher transportation of patients using safe and good body mechanics.
  • Assists physicians in performance of examinations, holding and turning patients, and other related duties as required.
  • Fulfills work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Provides patient education and appropriate documentation.
  • Provides post procedure communication to patients.
  • Communicates appropriately and completely with Radiologist(s) concerning procedures and patient care.
  • Communicates and works together with the Imaging Services Nurses for Infection Control, patient care and patient education policy and procedures.
  • Correctly uses sterile technique procedures.
  • Correctly utilizes Biomedical disposal techniques and able to state what material are appropriate for biohazard disposal.
  • Secures and returns supplies, maintains room stock.
  • Assists Radiology students in the practice of radiographic clinical education. (Instruction, observation and documentation)
  • Quantity of work, (level of productivity)
  • Makes suggestions of ways to improve.
  • Effectively communicates and works with supervisors.
  • Identifies each patient and order beforehand.
  • Procedure competency - chest
  • Procedure competency - abdomen
  • Procedure competency - c-spine
  • Procedure competency - myelograms
  • Procedure competency - L-spine
  • Procedure competency - T-spine
  • Procedure competency - Skull
  • Procedure competency - Shoulder
  • Procedure competency - Knee
  • Procedure competency - BE
  • Procedure competency - UGI
  • Procedure competency - IVP
  • Procedure competency - Ankle
  • Procedure competency - Foot
  • Procedure competency - GB surgery
  • Procedure competency - Hip surgery
  • Procedure competency- Cysto
  • Procedure competency- Ortho surgery
  • Procedure competency - Panorex
  • Procedure competency - Facial bones
  • Procedure competency - Elbow
  • Procedure competency - Ribs
  • Procedure competency - Wrist
  • Procedure competency - Pediatric chest
  • Procedure competency - Portable chest
  • Procedure competency- Hip
  • Procedure competency - Pelvis
  • Procedure competency - Femur
  • Procedure competency- Leg
  • Shares the work load.
  • Overall quality of work.
  • Maintains loyalty to NARMC

Qualifications

Education:

 

Completion of a recognized program of Radiological Science and Technology

 

Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

 

Degrees, Licensure and/or Certifications:

 

Must possess an Arkansas Radiologic Technologist License

 

BLS required

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

If Registry eligible applicant will be required to successfully complete the registry process within one year. 

American Registry of Radiological Technologists is preferred.

Meets the continuing education requirements established by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

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