As Pediatric Radiologic Technologist, under general supervision and following established policies and procedures, you will perform diagnostic radiological exams utilizing appropriate imaging equipment. You will verify patient identity and review patient's medical record for appropriateness of exam or procedure. You will interview patients to obtain, verify or update medical history and assess risk factors such as medications, pregnancy and/ or psychological indicators. You will explain procedures to patient, including side effects of pharmaceuticals administered, risks, benefits, alternatives and follow-up. You will set up equipment and acquire appropriate images as per script. You will review images, makes initial observations, document exceptions from established protocols and communicate data to radiologist. You will recognize and respond to medical emergencies as appropriate. You will provide physician-prescribed post care instructions to patients and participate in process improvement activities within radiology practice including but not limited to quality of care, patient flow, reject-repeat analysis and patient satisfaction. You will provide imaging education to residents, student technologists and new employees and will be able to take call/standby as required by the department.
1. Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography (R).
2. Required to have or successfully complete American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BLS) training by end of orientation period.
1. Analytical and clinical skills necessary to determine the most age appropriate method of providing requested radiographs specific to patient's physical ability and/or limitations.
2. Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to deal effectively with and instruct patients who may be under physical/emotional stress; ability to comprehend and follow physicians verbal and written request and prescriptions; ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse atmosphere with a variety of hospital personnel and/or patients.
3. Technical knowledge necessary to operate equipment including but not limited to all specialized equipment and computers.
4. Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities.
5. Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients. Physical ability to stand, bend, push, pull, reach and lift in order to provide patient care.
6. Manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate and utilize all types of x-ray equipment and supplies in order to produce radiographs of acceptable diagnostic quality.
Internal Number: 1905047016
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