Rad Tech-ARRT

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  • King's Daughters Medical Center
  • Radiology
  • Ashland, KY
  • Full Time - Rotating
  • Clinical Professional
  • Req #: 20564
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Summary

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • Provides health care services by applying x-ray energy and computer processing techniques to assist in diagnosis or treatment. 
  • DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Verifies order and patient prior to examination, obtain patient’s clinical history, reads chart/outpatient referral slip and interviews and communicates information to patient or appropriate family member.
    • Performs examination by analyzing all relative information to select proper scanning protocol.  Edits scan protocol by own judgment upon observation of patient images to facilitate the highest possible diagnostic value, positioning patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest.  Accommodates patient ability, comfort and modesty, immobilizing patient as required.  Observes to recognize changes in patient behavior indicating patient distress (seizure, aspiration, choking, struggling, coughing, artifact causing motion, etc) and takes action as necessary.  Evaluates images for technical quality, manipulates display parameters and provides hard copy records (film) assuring proper patient identification is recorded on each image.
    • Practices principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and others at all times.
    • Demonstrates competency and knowledge in methodology of venipuncture including visual activity and digital sensitivity for vein selection and accurate manual dexterity to work with small needles and accurately place them in patient’s veins. Identifies and administers contrast media as prescribed by a licensed practitioner.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in archival and digitized data. Properly handles and stores optical discs for future reference.
    • Performs diagnostic testing on equipment and promptly reports malfunctioning equipment to the Supervisor or Radiology Administrative Director.  Contacts field engineer for equipment service as needed.  Performs quality assurance scans.
  • EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/OTHER REQUIREMENTS
    • Minimum requirement:
      • Graduate of a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited radiography program or equivalent. 
      • Maintains active certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).
      • Maintains active Radiographer Operators Certificate (ROC) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or other applicable states as needed.
      • Achieves and maintains American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).
    • Preferred qualifications:
      • NA
  • WORKING ENVIRONMENT
    • Constantly works near moving mechanical parts
    • Constantly exposed to blood and/or body fluids and infection. 
    • Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Occasionally exposed to risk of radiation
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • Occasionally required to maintain in a stationary position (standing or sitting).
    • Frequently required to walk and move about.
    • Frequently required to operate a computer and other equipment.
    • Frequently required to use fine motor skills to handle and operate instruments/devices.
    • Constantly required to lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds.
    • Frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.
    • Occasionally required to lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds.
    • Constantly required to communicate with patients and other care team requiring talking and hearing. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
    • Occasionally required to position self in order to meet patient needs.
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