Technologists perform procedures and examinations in hospital radiology departments under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers to produce radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. Diagnostic radiologic technologists receive and interpret requests and/or instructions for radiologic procedures; gain the cooperation of patients; operate radiographic equipment; protect patients from secondary radiation; and record results. This position requires knowledge of radiation protection standards; knowledge of the function of the major divisions of the skeletal system and major organs; and knowledge of the physical concept of energy and the property of X-rays
Understands preps and time requirements for imaging exams. Able to call physicians for orders and or change of orders. Can effectively call exam results to physicians as necessary. Is able to request STAT exams in a timely manner and convey results to the appropriate staff. Assists the radiology clerk in various clerical aspects. Know how to do portable X-ray, be familiar with operating C-arm in surgical cases, able to assist with video swallows. Perform basic X-ray exams; be able to cross-train as needed in Nuc Med, CT or Mammography. Able to take call, work weekends, Holidays and evenings as needed.
Age Specific Categories:
X Neonates X Pediatrics X Adolescents X Adults
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
• Performs symptoms analysis of chief complaint on all patients entering the Emergency Department collecting subjective and objective data.
• Institutes and maintains Emergency Department Record and Registry Log on all patients entering the department.
• Ensures that all patients are triaged upon arrival and appropriate level of care instituted from findings.
• Coordinates timely medical screening exam by Emergency Medical Provider.
• Able to differentiate severity of patient complaint and prioritize care.
• Assigns patient to appropriate care area based on triage findings which facilitates patient flow through the Emergency Department.
• Initiates treatment measures appropriately.
• Communicates triage/assessment findings clearly, concisely and in a timely manner to appropriate MD.
• Initiates diagnostics as ordered.
• Communicates pertinent information to family or significant other when appropriate.
• Mobilizes additional personnel when appropriate.
• Worked performed to predetermine the course of action to obtain quality patient care.
• Effectively manages use of physical resources based on triage classification and continuing patient assessment.
• Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for emergency care are readily available at all times.
• Implements safety procedures for each patient in accordance with that patient's specific needs.
• Plans for effective interdepartmental communications.
• Plans for need of special equipment and supplies needed for specific procedures.
• Performs independent monitoring of patients.
• Independently performs lifesaving, limb saving measures within the scope of professional nursing practice.
• Charts appropriately on the EMR.
• Appropriately scans patients and medications when administering medications, and Documents accordingly on the EMAR.
• Communicates changes in patient's condition immediately to appropriate care provider.
• Evaluates treatments given and documents response of patient.
• Notifies care provider of untoward responses to treatments given.
• Adheres to departmental hospital policies and procedures.
• Follows guidelines for obtaining permission to treat for minors or unconscious persons.
• Emergency Room nurse exercises authority consistent with the role and responsibility in accordance with the nursing practice act.
• The Emergency Department nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions.
• Serves as a professional role model.
• Safeguards patient's right to privacy by judiciously protecting confidential information.
• Emergency Department nurse is able to remain calm and perform necessary duties during challenging and stressful situations.
• Participates in unit activities.
• Participates in departmental and intradepartmental problem solving.
• Record on file in HR. Each individual is responsible for keeping file current and updated on needed Education and CEU's.
• Attendance may be required at departmental staff meetings to formulate needed changes in procedures and work schedules. Make suggestions, constructive criticism and personal requests in a non-abrasive manner.
• Read and initial memos and administrative directives as posted.
• Maintain a well-stocked and clean department by cleaning equipment and replacing supplies before leaving the unit.
3. Attends and participates in meetings and is responsible for information communicated at meetings and in email.
4. Identifies own educational needs and maintains appropriate skill level through educational opportunities.
5. Exercise a commitment to practicing behaviors that are in agreement with the spirit of cooperation and reflect the values described in the Code of Mutual Respect and Professionalism.
6. Assists all patients, family members, physicians, visitors, and employees in a professional and courteous manner.
7. Follows Infection Control procedures at all times.
8. Adheres to the following environmental care standards.
9. Be familiar with and comply with the Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic Personnel Handbook and Policies.
10. Be familiar with the collective bargaining agreement (Union Contract) of the UFCW 21 and Mid-Valley Hospital.
11. Demonstrates the ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.
Must be board certified ARRT (R)
Previous clerical experience helpful but not required.