Radiology Tech - PRN

Barrow Neurosurgical Associates Phoenix, AZ
BARROW BRAIN AND SPINE

JOB DESCRIPTION

RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN - PRN

NEUROSPINE AND REHAB CENTER

JOB TITLE: RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

DEPARTMENT:NeuroSpine and Rehab Center

REPORTS TO: Director of Pain Management

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Position performs high quality radiographs (C-Arm and plain film X-rays) in a manner that optimizes the patient experience, focuses on patient safety, and practices ALARA principles.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Prolonged sitting, standing, some bending, stooping and stretching and/or walking

* Heavy lifting (50 lbs. or more) of patients and supplies.

* Manual dexterity and mobility.

* Exposure to blood and bodily fluids, as well as hazardous materials.

* Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, photocopier, fax machine, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment

* Normal range of hearing and vision to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Work is performed in a clinical setting, with contact with patients, office staff, physicians, etc.

* Overtime as required

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Greet and accompany patients to dressing and exam rooms.

* Set up and maintain patient dressing and recovery rooms.

* Perform high quality radiographic procedures, under supervision of radiologist.

* Maintain procedure rooms, including ordering and stocking supplies.

* Ensure rapid, efficient turnover of procedure rooms.

* Maintain film badges.

* Ensure radiation safety procedures are being followed according to ALARA principles.

* Lead shielding of patients whenever possible.

* Manual colimation for all views, C-Arm and X-Ray.

* Limit repeat views whenever possible.

* Critique all films and organize views per neuroradiologist preference.

* Wear protective lead apparel and dosimetry devices during X-Ray/Fluoro procedures.

* Ask female patient if they are or think they may be pregnant before procedures.

* Immediately advise supervisor if you are or think you may be pregnant.

* Take and pass written GE C-Arm competency test.

* Process X-Ray exams in Agfa CR reader.

* Complete all necessary administrative duties associated with patient exams in

* Centricity EMR and DR Systems PACS.

* Ensure that preventive maintenance is being done on equipment. Maintain appropriate equipment documentation.

* Follow state regulations for X-ray logs.

* Play a lead role in ensuring patient satisfaction and in following HIPA guidelines.

* Maintain patient, physician, and staff privacy and confidentiality per the BBS Compliance Program.

* Maintain designated certifications (ARRT (R), Arizona State MRTBE).

* Other duties and assignments as necessary

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Reports to work regularly without undue tardiness

* Maintains positive attitude and demonstrates the utmost in professionalism at all times

* Dresses appropriately and professionally

* Works independently, without direct supervision

* Completes work accurately and in a timely manner

* Excellent oral, written & telephone communication, along with tact, diplomacy and a strong customer service orientation

* Prioritizes work activities and accepts multiple job duties

* Maintains effective working relationships with physicians, administration and other staff members

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:

* Successful completion and graduation from an accredited radiology technologist professional program.

* 5+ years of experience as a radiology technologist, with experience on both Xray and C-Arm equipment.