Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204
Maintains all the essential job functions of the Diagnostic Technologist.
Rotates "on-call" status.
Performs radiographic/imaging procedures.
Assists licensed practitioner with fluoroscopic and specialized Interventional radiography procedures.
Verifies informed consent for and assists a licensed practitioner with Interventional procedures.
Provides practical instruction for students and/or other healthcare professionals.
Performs other related duties as required and deemed necessary per Radiology Manager.
Demonstrates and conveys a favorable image of the Medical Center.
Communicates with internal and external customers, responding effectively to questions, issues, or problems.
Prepares patients for procedures, providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.
Maintains knowledge of and observes universal precautions.
Pursues appropriate continuing education.
Demonstrates commitment of personal and professional development, and pursues appropriate continuing education.
Understands and applies patient relation skills.
Enforces medical center and radiology safety regulations..
Follows "Standard of Behavior" guidelines per hospital policy
Recognizes and manages risks
Provides conscientious commitment to assigned work.
Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient's ability and comfort.
Immobilizes patient as required for appropriate examination.
Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and other. Includes x-ray energy safety.
Evaluates radiographs or images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.
Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures.
Practices aseptic techniques as necessary.
Prepares for sterile procedures.
Initiates basic life support action when necessary, and exhibits knowledge and skills for monitoring patient vital signs and assessment, knowing when to notify Radiology Nurse or Radiologist of patient condition or need to initiate Code Blue.
Provides patient education, obtains informed consent as assigned, and is responsible for establishing whether female patients are or could be pregnant.
Assumes responsibility for assigned area and reports equipment malfunctions.
Resolves issues and problems as soon as they arise.
Correlates patient's clinical history with procedure, assuring information is documented and available for use by licensed practitioner.
Utilizes critical thinking to recognize & resolve problems, documents corrective actions and communicates to the team. Seeks to generate alternative solutions.
Determines radiographic imaging technique and exposure factors.
Maintains archival storage of digitized data as appropriate.
Assist in maintaining records, respecting confidentiality and established policy.
Follows the AIDET model(Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank
Operates Cerner System, proficiently, trouble shoots problems with orders and makes corrections. Ensures that daily work logs and incomplete exam reports are reviewed and verified.
Examines existing processes and workflow to continually look for ways to improve and provide cost savings.
Assist in maintaining adequate staffing and flexing if necessary to meet productivity targets.
Selects and operates radiography equipment, imaging and/or associate accessories to successfully perform procedures, and devises a plan of action that considers patient condition and diagnosis, and demonstrates decision-making and assessment skills.
Where institutional policy permits, prepares, identifies and/or administers contrast media and/or medications as prescribed by a licensed practitioner.
Performs surgical radiologic procedures as appropriate.
Evaluates images for technical quality, manipulates display parameters, and provides hard copy records, assuring proper identification is recorded as specified by imaging procedure.
Effectively implements assigned projects and responsibilities
The Radiological Technologist performs radiographic procedures and related techniques, producing images for the interpretation by or at the request of a licensed practitioner (Radiologist/Surgeon). Exercises professional judgment in performance of service and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics. Provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of procedure(s).