Sisters of Providence Health System
Following policies and procedures operates conventional, fluoroscopic, and portable radiology equipment to obtain routine radiographs of designated body portions according to physician specifications. Assists physicians in carrying out examinations by preparing contrast media, assisting in sterile procedures, and the like.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. According to established procedures, prepares examination area by ensuring cleanliness and supplies needed; ensures proper identification of the patient, explains the exam, and escorts patient to the radiology room. Assists and monitors patient throughout the exam; assists with dressing and undressing; assists patient onto and off the examination table.
2. Properly positions patient in order to obtain desired radiographic results according to physician specifications; places restraining devices and protective lead shields on patient; and briefly instructs patient on proper position for required exposure(s).
3. Based on information such as patients' age, physical condition, and suspected pathology, calculates and selects proper technical factors such as voltage, current, exposure time, and focal distance in order to regulate length and intensity of exposure.
4. Selects proper film cassettes; correctly utilizes CR/PACS to ensure submission of high quality diagnostic images.
5. Assists physicians in performance of examinations by preparing contrast media, positioning patients, assisting in sterile procedures, and so forth.
6. Ensures radiologic equipment is in proper working order by notifying appropriate personnel of malfunctioning equipment.
7. Ensures files and records are properly completed with all patient information and performs patient tracking in real time.
8. Performs a variety of related clerical tasks such as retrieving previous radiographic films, filing films, answering phones and relaying messages, completing exam requisitions, scheduling exams, and so forth.
9. Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition and ensures same is properly supplied for diagnostic procedures. Ensures sterile packaged supplies are not damaged or outdated.
10. Keeps current regarding developments, trends and techniques in radiographic procedures and equipment through appropriate technical journals or in-service and educational materials. Maintains compliance in State Radiation Control, Joint Commission and/or regulatory requirements.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Work requires the level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of an Associate's degree program in Radiologic Technology plus three (3) months or less of on-the-job training and orientation. Massachusetts license and A.R.R.T. registration required.
2. Work requires the analytical ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
3. Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, record vital signs in patients' charts, greet visitors, explain Hospital policies, and/or relay patients' needs to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients and their families, visitors, and/or Hospital employees.
4. Work requires providing direct patient care to adult and geriatric patients.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Work requires lifting objects weighing up to 10 pounds on an hourly basis. Work requires ability to reach and grasp objects as well as manual dexterity.
2. Work requires the ability to enter words and data into a computer or similar device.
1. Requires working in an area in which there is exposure to radiation which requires caution and use of established safety guidelines and equipment. Some stressful situations and exposure to health hazards.
1. Reports to the Office Supervisor.
2. Has no responsibility for leading or supervising the work of other employees. May have responsibility for training new employees when requested.