Radiology Technologist - Diag Radiology, Viera Hospital Inc., Per Diem

Health First Melbourne, FL
POSITION SUMMARY:

To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by: Being committed to the Health First I CARE Values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence; Being engaged and contributing to a positive and productive work environment; Producing quality images; Following all HF, hospital and departmental protocols in a professional, memorable and timely manner; Mentoring the technical development of co-workers and students within a team concept.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Maintain a safe environment for patients/customers, team members and yourself.

* Ensure the correct procedure is performed on the correct patient by verifying two forms of patient identification on "Every Patient / Every Time".

* Perform "time out" process prior to starting any invasive procedure.

* Adhere to ALARA principles of radiation safety.

* Knowledge regarding location of emergency equipment/supplies and how to use such equipment/supplies.

* Familiar with the Health First Emergency Kardex and responsibilities in relation to specified emergent codes.

* Responsible for hurricane preparedness and your duties as a Health First associate.

* Follow Infection Control policies and procedures; practice aseptic and sterile techniques.

* Effectively document and communicate pertinent and required information.

* Report malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate department, fellow associate and management in a timely manner.

* Accurately complete all required documentation/forms – written/electronic (ex: patient history, pregnancy, IV contrast, procedural consent, MAR, safety portal, medication reconciliation, PACS.

* Review exam orders from medical charts and/or prescriptions prior to performing an exam.

* Obtain pertinent patient history from the requisition, the patient, the medical chart or other sources.

* Perform procedure protocols, produce images consistent with image quality standards and follow all Federal, State and Regional healthcare regulations and adhere to Joint Commission/ACR standards.

* Properly position patients and uses appropriate technique.

* Assure that exam rooms are clean, neat, stocked and disinfected; and that equipment is clean, disinfected and ready for the next patient encounter.

* Follow proper image retrieval and file processes.

* Participate in quality initiatives and offer suggestions for departmental improvements including departmental protocols, policies, and procedures.

* Accept additional responsibilities to assist with reaching departmental goals/initiatives.

* Attend staff meetings/in-services as required. Reads and signs off on all staff meeting minutes as required.

* Properly identifies, prepares and/or administers medications that are within the technologist's scope of practice as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

* Graduate of a Joint Review Committee approved Radiologic Technology program, or equivalent approved school of Radiologic Technology.

* Possess a current Florida State License as a General Radiographer.

* Possess a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) registration or be registry eligible.

* Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.

* Computer-related skills deemed pertinent for optimal technical performance.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills.

* Ability to report to department within 30 minutes when on call.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Able to walk, bend, stoop, reach, and lift throughout their shift.

* Able to move, lift, or position patients as required.

* Able to push wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds.

* Dependable and flexible in relation to covering required shifts.

* Able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted, several times per day.

* Able to wear lead aprons for extended periods of time.