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Radiologic Technologist

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alma
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:



Summary The Radiographer, under the supervision of the Radiology Supervisor, performs diagnostic x-ray examinations taking into consideration all specific age groups as well as known disease and prepares necessary supplies accordingly. The Radiographer performs front desk duties; x-ray aide duties; performs darkroom duties; is responsible for the observation of radiation safety practices; performs miscellaneous related duties; performs other duties as assigned.






(35%) Performs Diagnostic x-ray examinations as ordered by the physician according to routine view outlined in the policy/procedure manual to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients varying in age: infants, children, adults and geriatric.

(35%) Performs high quality radiographic examinations and other related procedures, with accurate positioning, proper technique with maximum detail. Provides proper radiation protection for patients, self and others by use of collimation on all films, utilization of lead aprons and shielding of all patients as appropriate and operates under the standard set and approved by the Department of Public Health.

(15%) Performs duties of an x-ray aide and clerk as needed.

(15%) Performs daily QC of bone density unit, obtains and documents patient history pertaining to medications and bone history, and Knowledgeable of detailed anatomy and abnormalities of the forearm, lumbar vertebrae and femur.







OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs excellent patient care procedures and techniques to comply with departmental standards.

Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures as evidenced by observation, documentation and peer feedback for the following:

Neonate/Infant - Birth to 1 year
Toddler - 1 to 4 years
Child - 5 to 12 years
Adolescent - 13 to 17 years
Adult - 18 to 64 years
Later Adult - 65 years and older

Is responsible for the observance of radiation safety practices.

Works collaboratively with other health team members and enhances working relationships. Demonstrates a positive, courteous, and helpful attitude to others.

Maintains a professional appearance, adheres to the dress code, and wears the appropriate ID badge.

Consistently strives to exceed the customer*s expectations and promotes patient satisfaction.

Is familiar with and participates in performance improvement activities.

Regularly attends department meetings and in-services. If unable to attend the meeting, keeps abreast of the changes through review of minutes, posttests, or other mechanisms of validation.

Participates in competency offerings and successfully meets competency requirements (i.e. BLS, QC reviews, or other department specific activities).

Performs computer tomography studies following protocol.

Is able to differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy and will tailor exams in accordance with patient history obtained, protocol, and radiologist instructions.

Administers IV and oral contrast as required for procedures according to protocols. Follows department protocol and institution guidelines for delivery of IV contrast material.

Monitors patient physical and mental condition throughout the entire procedure. Records all patient data.

MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft* Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS

Prior CT experience.

Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing must be done annually.

Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training must also be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS





PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Is frequently required to physically aide patients, including lifting.

Must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds.

Overall dexterity is required, including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering, and feeling.

Overall vision is necessary, including peripheral vision, depth perception, reading and close-up work.

Regularly exposed to stressful situations; trauma, grief and death, public contact and decision-making; must have a high level of concentration.

Is regularly required to move freely about the unit and hospital.

Hearing and speech are necessary, including on the phone as well as in person; must be able to hear faint sounds as well.

Frequently exposed to blood borne-pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

Must be able to work in latex environment.

Frequently required to be standing/walking for long periods of time.



Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Radiologic Technologist, Other , Alma, Michigan

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