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Estimated Pay $17 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Douglas, Georgia

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Job Description

Job Description

ARRT Technologist



POSITION SUMMARY

  • The ARRT Technologist performs a variety of imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs.
  • Perform a variety of tasks involved in pertaining x-ray equipment to make radiographs of designated body portions. Adjust equipment for proper radiographic exposure techniques in accordance with radiation safety guidelines. (ALARA)

OVERVIEW

  • The evaluation is to assure individual performance, departmental goals and organizational goals are aligned. It is designed to support communication between the manager and the employee. Employee perception of their own performance is very important. To maximize the benefit of this process, both the manager and the employee participate in the evaluation process.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Reads and understands the English language.
    • Ability to think critically and analytically with little or no supervision
    • Ability to work effectively in situations of high stress and conflict and communicate goals and outcomes.
    • Ability to process information and prioritize
    • Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Possesses independent work habits, is self-reliant and self-directed
    • Ability to learn, adapt, and change as required by the job functions
    • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of material and information accessed and reviewed
    • Basic computer literacy
    • Ability to move freely, reach, bend, and complete light lifting
    • Ability to use good body mechanics while performing daily job functions and ability to follow specific OSHA guidelines
    • Ability to maintain attendance to meet standard job practices
  1. Education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Graduate from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology
  2. Licensure
    • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
    • BCLS certification
    • Additional certifications may include: CT, Echo, MRI, US, and Nuclear Medicine
  3. Experience
    • One year of relevant experience preferred.
  4. Interpersonal skills
  1. Essential technical/motor skills
  2. Essential physical requirements
    • Medium: Exert 20 - 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/ or up to 15 lbs of force frequently - >75%
  1. Essential mental requirements
  1. Essential sensory requirements
  2. Other
  3. Equipment used

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Exposure to hazards (body fluid exposure level)
    1. Level I
  1. Age of Patient Populations Served
    1. Neonates 1 - 30 days
    2. Infants 30 days - 1 year
    3. Children 1 - 12 years
    4. Adolescents 13 - 18 years
    5. Adults 19 - 70 years
    6. Geriatrics - 70+ years

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Below are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the position’s purpose and objectives. These are critical or fundamental to the performance of the position. They are the major functions for which the person in the position is held accountable. Following are the essential functions of the position, along with the corresponding performance standards.
    • Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to provide direct care to patients as evidenced by:

score: N/A

  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation patients.
  • Responsible for safe handling of equipment.
  • Instructs and prepares patients for examinations.
  • Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure.
  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patient accordingly.
  • Makes special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures such as: intravenous pyelograms, mammograms (per license), hysterosalpingograms, tomograms, arthrograms and surgical procedures.
  • Programs portable or stationary imaging equipment and makes images for a variety of examinations.
  • Processes images
  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining basic records and reports.
  • Assists in maintaining files as required.
  • Assists in training of students and ancillary personnel. Interacts professionally with patient and family members.
  • Completes all work before clocking out leaving, this includes checking with the organizer/ supervisor as needed.
  • Is acquainted with local fire and safety regulations as well as hospital codes.
  • Complies and maintains quality assurance information for all States Agencies and regulatory departments, such as FDA, State, JCAHO, and the ACR, as required.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric, and general population.
  • Completes and maintains assigned duties.
  • Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens as evidenced by:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, and correct use of protective barrier equipment.
  • Attends annual education programs.
  • Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment as evidenced by:
  • Interacts with all of the above in a considerate, helpful, and courteous manner as observed by manager and peers.
  • Fosters mature professional relationships with fellow employees in a courteous, friendly manner as measured by management observation and peer input.
  • Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations.
  • Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues.
  • Conducts all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of patients, visitors, families, and fellow employees.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information at all times.
  • Presents neat appearance in proper attire and identification as required by hospital policy.
  • Displays a positive attitude that contributes to the overall customer service program in place at the hospital.
  • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards.
  • Meets clinical competencies for age-specific competencies as evidenced during skill competency check-offs.
  • Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
  • Explains all procedures to patients.
  • Position patients for each anatomical view using immobilization and protective equipment as necessary.
  • Demonstrate acceptable image quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors, and collimation.
  • Understands and uses PACS system.
  • Adjust equipment for proper radiographic exposure technique in accordance with radiation safety guidelines.

Meets requirements and has successfully completed competencies in other modalities if applicable.

  • X-Ray
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Echo
  • US
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Mammo
  • PACS

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

  • Below are any additional competencies as related to regulatory compliance that are specific to the job title and not listed in the other sections of the document.

EDUCATION AND COMPETENCY

  • Attends all mandatory and department-specific education and training programs as required.

  • Attends all required education and training and can describe his/her responsibilities related to department safety and specific job related hazards.

  • Has met all required competencies for the evaluation period as evidenced by job specific competency evaluations...