Catholic Health Initiatives Rad Technologist (Internal Medicine East) Full-Time (P000085240) in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

Rad Technologist (Internal Medicine East) Full-Time (P000085240)

Description

Job Summary:

Operates radiologic equipment to make clinical diagnostic x-ray films as directed by physicians and performs routine diagnostic procedures.

Essential Duties:

  • Schedules patients for radiology procedures.

  • Evaluates quality of radiographs, procedures, and services.

  • Critiques quality of films.

  • Monitors departmental performance for compliance with accreditation, legal, and other regulatory requirements.

  • Recommends changes in work methods.

  • Ensures that all radiographic and film processing equipment is properly maintained. Follows prescribed safety standards in operating equipment.

  • Obtains radiographs of diagnostic quality according to office procedures and protocols.

  • Assesses the patient’s condition, comfort, and safety during examinations.

  • Positions the patient and the equipment to obtain best radiograph.

  • Performs exams accurately and efficiently.

  • Identify patient, order, procedure, and perform correction exam.

  • Assesses the patient requisitions reviewing history, type of procedure, and primary location.

  • Assesses patient for artifacts and takes appropriate action to prevent interference with radiograph.

  • Checks patient’s chart for history of reaction to contrast media before administering contrast media to ensure no contraindication to procedure exists.

  • Identifies each patient and reviews each request or chart for consistency in radiological requisition.

  • Utilizes “technique guides” to reduce exposure to repeat films according to office standards.

  • Identifies anatomical orientation on required radiographs and assures proper film identification on all radiographs.

  • Routinely protects self and other personnel during radiological examinations, and shields patient according to office procedures and state regulations.

  • Participates in approved competency programs that includes imaging equipment, procedures and the care of patients of all ages.

  • Attends educational seminars to maintain professional competency.

  • Maintains patient and associate privacy and confidentiality.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Certifications

  • Certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Associate degree in Radiologic Technology from an accredited school. Registered or registry eligible.

Experience

  • 1-2 years as a Radiologic Technologist

  • Medical office experience preferred

Additional Responsibilities:

Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do. Compassion: Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow. Excellence: Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Laboratory

Primary Location TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA-INTERNAL MEDICINE EAST

Daily Schedule 1st

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0116709