The Radiologic Technologist is responsible for performing radiographic procedures by the application of ionizing radiation to produce radiographic images under a variety of conditions and assisting physicians as required in the selection of practical applications and technical factors.
Job Relationships Reports to the Diagnostic Imaging Operations Manager
Obtain a complete history on patients including obtaining previous related exams that will help evaluate the current exam.
Produce quality radiographs.
Select proper technical factors for each individual patient, according to established protocols.
Provide proper shielding in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards.
Operate equipment as directed.
Be knowledgeable with all procedures and protocols within the Radiology Department.
Process films using an automatic processor at the MOHA location.
Assist with the selection of technical factors using ALARA principles.
Possess knowledge of CR/DR/DRX image acquisition and manipulation, including correcting data regarding patient information and image detail in PACS.
Maintain orderliness, cleanliness and cooperates with all personnel in the proper conduct of the department.
Assemble films/images for interpretation by radiologists.
Assist patients in transport within Radiology and throughout the Springfield Clinic campus.
Will be responsible when using Springfield Clinic computers and telephones as needed for patient care.
Knowledge of computer systems: RIS (to include, but not limited to scheduling/rescheduling/replacing exams, completing exams, patient history, enter comments, enter "stop" payments and print features), EHR, PACS, Employee Benefit system, Radiology home page.
May assist in the use of a variety of equipment and procedures.
Knowledge of sterile procedure and of sterilization procedure for sterile supplies.
Knowledge of general scheduler duties.
Knowledge of Prompt Care workflow.
Knowledge of workflow to obtain reports on images.
Put away incoming supplies and inform Supervisor of supplies needed.
Clean CR cassettes on a regular basis.
Check for outdates on a regular basis.
Report any equipment failures to Supervisor and have general knowledge to troubleshoot equipment for problems and call for service if necessary.
Submit proper forms to request for paid time off and enter time off in payroll tracking system.
Provide orientation/training of new technologists and other Radiology staff.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
Education/Experience Must be a graduate of an accredited school.
Must maintain current registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography.
Must maintain active accreditation in Radiography with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Division of Nuclear Safety.
CPR per American Heart Association guidelines required within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must maintain professional behavior.
Must be able to adjust to various personalities.
Must have the ability to control emotions and maintain composure under stress, using tact and good judgment.
Must possess manual dexterity to use keyboard and handle equipment and appliances.
Must have the ability to perform occasional heavy lifting, i.e. transferring patients to x-ray tables.
Must be capable of pushing, pulling, stooping, bending, lifting and twisting.
Must be able with help to lift patient from cart to table.
Must be able to work with arms above head.
Must be able to wear lead apron for long periods of time.
Must be able to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.
Must be able to assist patient to and from the table.
Will be exposed to fumes from cleaning agents or x-ray film processor chemicals, in limited areas.
Will be exposed to conditions including exposure to blood and body fluids, tissue, contagious diseases and/or potentially hazardous materials.