Must start and end their shift at our Office.
• Performs digital radiographic examination and EKGS at extended care facilities in response to legitimate requests by a physician or other medical professional through established ordering procedures (prescheduled or STAT requests)
• Instructs and prepares patients for radiographic examinations
• Determines most suitable anatomical posture; positions and shields patients accordingly
• Able to assess patient pain interfering with imagining procedure; makes appropriate staff contact for intervention
• Utilizes all prescribed skills and techniques in obtaining a viable image without exposing patient to unnecessary levels of radiation, causing pain and/or undue discomfort to patient
• Follows proper patient identification by using 2 active identifiers
• Adheres to commonly accepted Infection Control practices (i.e. gloves and washing hands before and after patient contact).
• Responds to prescheduled or STAT radiographic examinations or EKGs (at any extended care facility) in a timely manner and at a supervisor’s or director’s request
• Provides proper documentation in lieu of patient refusal or inability to locate patient. Makes appropriate entries on forms when exam has been completed; tech initials, badge number, date of service, time exam performed and number of patients in trip.
• Review order form to ensure all required fields are filled out including but not limited to nurse’s signature, patient name, social security number, room number, date of birth, ordering physician, diagnosis and insurance information.
• The technologist must be able to travel from location to location in accordance with his/her daily assigned schedule.
• Must have a valid driver’s license during the duration of employment.
• Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE : * Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) certification * Current NJDEP license * Basic computer knowledge mandatory * High School or equivalency diploma * A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology or Radiology (required for all technologists certified after January 2014).
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Collects patient data and materials.
• Obtains health history and base line patient data from the patients.
• Performs routine physical assessment functions such as blood pressures, temperatures, pulses, visual tests, EKG’s, pulmonary function tests, etc.
• Collects urine and blood samples in accordance with established protocols.
• Uses discretion in disseminating patient information to outside sources.
• Performs simple lab tests (CBC, glucose, HKL, etc.) as per policies and procedures manual.
• Reviews patient chart prior to visit for completeness.
• Provides entries to patient records as necessary in preparation for provider review.
• Monitors return of lab/test results. Assures all test results have been completed and are in the medical record.
Assists with patient care as appropriate.
• Delivers on-site care for clients as directed by Medical Providers.
• Assists in the delivery of patient care such as suturing, wound care, debridement, etc.
• Telephones callbacks to patients as directed by provider, and in accordance with established protocol.
Maintains clinical areas.
• Responsible for restocking exam rooms as necessary with medical instruments and other medical supplies.
• Upon completion of each patient encounter, prepare exam room for next patient.
• Notifies Office Manager in a timely manner regarding office supplies which need to be ordered/replenished.
• Responsible for restocking of medications in the patient care rooms.
• Sterilizes instruments as necessary.
• Monitors and arranges for proper disposal of lab and medical supplies (i.e. cultures, injectables/medical waste).
• Performs quality controls and maintains records for lab equipment.
• Maintains knowledge of CLIA requirements.
Performs a variety of duties related to radiologic examinations.
• Performs radiologic exams. Receives orders for designated radiologic examinations and prepares room; checking to assure that all required equipment, supplies are on hand.
• As required, transports patients to and from exam/waiting room in wheelchair.
• Positions patients on table or in appropriate standing/sitting posture. Required to lift, move, position and stabilize totally incapacitated patients. Arranges, attaches and/or adjusts immobilizations or supportive devices, such as pillows.
• Checks and adjusts for proper voltage, amperage, duration of exposure, etc.; making any required computations and calibrations.
• Activates machinery and takes required number of exposures.
• Repositions patient between exposures.
• Processes films using automated equipment.
• Reviews film for quality and readability and takes steps required to assure that quality control standards are met.
Maintains radiation safety.
• Maintains radiation exposure levels to minimize patient dose.
• Adjusts X-ray equipment for proper centering, angle of exposure to designated body area.
• Arranges shielding devices.
• Stands behind protective barrier or wears lead apron to meet Alara requirements.
• Protects visitor and general public from unnecessary radiation exposures.
• Maintains high level of quality control.
• Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.
• Carries out prescribed preventative maintenance procedures on instruments/equipment; making minor adjustments or repairs.
• Explains procedures to be performed to each patient.
• Gives preparatory instructions and provides reassurance to anxious patients.
• Refers to Office Manager defective or inoperable equipment for repairs/replacement.
• Occasionally deals with uncooperative patients and/or distraught family members.
• Observes patient’s condition and brings any unusual circumstances to attention of supervisor.
• Is aware of limitations of Radiologic Technologist; practices and functions within those limits.
Provides clerical support.
• Maintains accurate medical records. Schedules patients for treatment when necessary.
• Completes m medical forms for providers review and signature (i.e. Disability forms, handicapped etc.)
• Schedules referrals with specialist Physicians for patients upon the request of the Medical Provider.
• Provides clerical support including but not limited to the answering of phones, assisting clients with paperwork, scheduling appointments, etc.
• Takes initiative.
Attentive to Clinical Site Environment.
• Monitors reception area and clinical space for cleanliness, neatness, and order.
• Monitors reception area and clinical space for patient flow efficiency. Update patients regarding provider’s schedule, etc. (Reason for delay.)
• Monitors patient needs and comfort level (offer beverages, magazines, etc.)
• Assists in handling incoming phone calls.
• Assists in refiling charts after checking for completion.
• Greets incoming visitors.
Assumes responsibility for professional self-growth.
• Evaluates strengths and weaknesses and seeks guidance from the supervisor.
• Implements self-improvement action plan based on annual evaluations and feedback developed with the Office Manager.
• Keeps abreast of changes in the medical field and implements the changes as approved.
• Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including listening skills, verbal skills and written skills.
Conditions of Employment
• In adherence with our safety and compliance regulations, upon hire you are subject to a criminal background check and health clearance (including drug testing) through Occupational Health.
• The health and safety of our patients and employees is a top priority which is why we have mandatory flu shots. Exceptions for medical and religious reasons will be evaluated on an individual basis.
• Please be aware all Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group facilities are smoke and tobacco free.
Equal Employment Opportunity
• In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and treatment characterized by dignity and respect, we extend hiring and promotional opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, military or veteran status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.
• Our policy is to make reasonable accommodation to the limitations of qualified disabled individuals and to provide them with employment opportunities to the extent practical without incurring undue hardship.
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Associates or better.
Licenses & Certifications Required: