Arnot Health Staff Radiology Technologist - Radiology in Elmira, New York
Under general supervision, performs diagnostic, fluoroscopic and portable radiographic procedures as ordered by the physician to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Reports to supervisor of diagnostic radiology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
** 1. Produces radiographs:a. Positions and transfers patients. b. Provides immobilization devices as required. c. Selects and operates equipment as directed. d. Processes digital images using PACS. e. Provides adequate radiation protection by shielding of patients and selection of proper exposure techniques. 2. Prepares opaque media for various examinations. 3. Maintains sterile techniques and participates in procedures requiring such.
** 4. Operates portable equipment in non-sterile and sterile environment.
** 5. Maintains a current NYS license.
** 6. Administrative responsibilities:a. Maintains adequate records as directed. b. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness. c. Cooperates with all personnel in the proper conduct of the department. d. Rotates within the department. e. Maintains ethical relationships.
All technologists are required to supervise, evaluate and instruct students in the Radiologic Program, sharing their knowledge and expertise in a constructive/interactive manner.
Is familiar with and demonstrates Quality in Action principles and participates in the process as appropriate.9. Is responsible for attending all annual mandatory educational programs as required by position. 10. Employee understands and demonstrates the importance of satisfying the needs of the customer/patient by interacting with him/her in a friendly and caring way, being attentive to the customer’s needs, both psychologically and physically, and by taking the initiative to maintain communication with the customer in order to provide a secure and pleasant experience with the Arnot Health. 11. Provides age appropriate care to neonate, infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. 12. It is understood that this job description lists typical duties for the classification and is not to be considered inclusive of all duties, which may be assigned.
Current NYS Radiologic Technologist License. ARRT Certification.
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 90 days of hire date.
Work requires walking, standing often in excess of 90% of the time. Work requires bending, stooping, reaching and occasional lifting up to 50 lbs., moving patients. Work requires pushing beds, stretchers, and mobile x-ray equipment.
Category I. Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
** A.D.A Essential Functions