Radiology Technologist (PRN) - Radiology Department
Stephens Memorial Hospital has an immediate opening for a PRN Radiology Tech with Mammo, CT, Sono experience preferred. ARRT Registry with Texas MRT Registry required.
Summary of Responsibilities
- Works directly under supervision of Radiologist.
- Provides information to diagnose patient illnesses by operating radiologic equipment to produce quality radiographs.
- Demonstrates a clear understanding of the SMH mission, vison and values, including Standard of Behavior Pledge.
Radiologic Technologist Job Duties:
-Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
-Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
-Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
-Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
-Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
-Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.
-Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
-Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors.
-Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.
-Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.
-Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
-Duties of the position require moderate standing, walking, twisting, reaching, and handling of the instruments and equipment. Lifting up to 50 pounds and occasional heavy lifting, including lifting and supporting patients that may suddenly become weak or helpless.
-Must be willing to complete patient procedures in a timely manner, going past employee clock out time if needed. Again, seeing to the patients' needs first and foremost.
Radiologic Technologist Skills and Qualifications:
-Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Informing Others, Quality Focus, Planning, Technical Understanding, People Skills, Dependability, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Radiologic Technology, Analyzing Information. Effective oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
- High School graduate or equivalent, Graduate of an accredited Radiology Program
- Mammo, CT, Sono experience a plus
Job Licenses and Certifications:
-ARRT, Current Texas License, CPR Certification
SMH is An Equal Opportunity Employer--M/F/D/V and a Drug/Tobacco Free Workplace.
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Shift : Other
Carla Schoonover - HR Director