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Dept- 913- North Shore Gen Overhead-OFFS
Job Title:Radiology/Mammography Technician
Under general supervision of licensed physicians, performs and/or assists in performing all routine radiologic and fluoroscopic examinations in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Sets up, adjusts, and operates x-ray equipment, selecting proper technical factors to obtain accurate diagnostic radiographs; properly positions and immobilized patients. Responds to patientsrsquo; needs as required. Maintains cleanliness of equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies. Ensures proper operation of x-ray equipment. Provides care to patients of all age groups in the form of diagnostic testing.
Roles amp; Responsibilities:
- Under supervision of physicians, prepares patients and examination areas in accordance with department policies and procedures for administration, as appropriate, of all routine skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and chest radiological and fluoroscopic diagnostic examinations.
- May prepare to perform mammograms and venograms in accordance with training and certification.
- Sets up, cleans and adjusts x-ray equipment. Loads film, takes x-rays and unloads and transports film. May develop film using appropriate methods and equipment. Observes radiation and equipment safety precautions both for equipment maintenance and patient and employee well-being. Provides patient orientation prior to examination session.
- Under supervision, performs or assists in performing routine radiological and fluoroscopic diagnostic evaluations in accordance with established clinical protocols.
- Positions patients in accordance with established and techniques. Operates and adjusts equipment, determining current settings and monitoring patient and employee radiation exposure and potential for electric shock; observes safety guidelines.
- Responds to patientsrsquo; needs during testing.
- May assist in administering opaque media, loading power injector and handling catheters, guide wires and needles under aseptic technique.
- Properly labels films in accordance with defined procedures.
- May perform specialized diagnostic examinations as permitted by experience or registry.
- Provides related support functions as required. Scheduling exams, answering telephones for area and recording messages.
- Maintains clean work area and equipment and maintains full stock of applicable clinical supplies.
- Properly prepares contrast media as needed.
- Files film as required.
- Ensures good working order of equipment. Troubleshoots routine equipment problems or seeks technical assistance for equipment malfunctions, keeping chief technician appropriately informed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or required as professional technologist. May assist with quality assurance/CQI tasks under supervision.
- Job requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associates Degree or equivalent NYS-accredited training program in radiological technology in order to learn how to conduct skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and chest examinations and familiarity with anatomy, physiology, and biology. Special training required to conduct examinations for certain areas such as mammography.
- Licensure by New York State Department of Health as Radiologic Technologist is mandatory. Certification required with ARRT (American Registry for Radiologic Technologists) for certain specialty examinations (e.g., mammography).
- Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain familiarity on-the-job with administration of radiologic testing. Should be familiar with most major models of radiological testing equipment. New x-ray technicians require period of 30 days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area.
- Good analytical skills necessary for handling or radiology patients during administration of diagnostic testing. Must be able to appropriately assess the correct action to take during testing, while being cognizant of patient well-being. Must accurately monitor radiation exposure or potential for electronic shock, etc.
- Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient care in order to ensure harmonious provision of radiological diagnostic examination.
- Work requires manual dexterity for use of x-ray and other equipment and instruments. Light lifting of clinical supplies may be required. Adequate physical strength required for positioning of patients and equipment during examinations. Accurate positioning of patients is critical in order to ensure proper quality of radiological examination results and patient safety.
- Incumbents work under clinical conditions, which may involve exposure to biohazardous substances and materials. Incumbents may be required to wear protective equipment during the administration of diagnostic testing. Controlled low-level exposure to radiation during radiological testing.
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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Lukersquo;s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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Shift : Full-time
Primary Location: New York-Greenlawn