Decatur, IL, US
2 days ago
Works closely with radiologist to perform radiographic examinations, contributing to the efficient operation of the department and promoting the philosophy, to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care. Maintains the standard of care delivered to infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.
- Knowledge of technical factors utilizing kVp, and mAs per anatomical exposure.
- Knowledge of patient positioning techniques required to image human anatomy.
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations applicable to contrast media and medication.
- Knowledge of radiation protection and safety.
- Skill in speaking with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
- Ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules
- Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Must be a graduate of AMA approved School of Radiological Technology; must achieve ARRT registration and Illinois State license; must maintain educational requirements for licensure and registration. Must be CPR certified.
This position is performed within an environment of occasional exposure to moderate environmental variations, above-normal noise level, and/or unpleasant substances. Daily exposure to hazardous or potential injurious elements or conditions. Daily exposure to ionizing radiation. The employee will be exposed to blood, body fluids/tissues, and electromagnetic radiation, as in CRT's or VDT's.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of the job the employee is required to stand 80% of the time, bend and reach (80 inches from the floor).
- The employee will regularly be required to lift, push and pull weight of at least 5 to 75 pounds.
- Ability to assist average size person (150 pounds) to and from x-ray table, etc.
- Able to support average person for approximately two minutes.
- Ability to attend to visual details.
- Ability to make precise arm/hand positions movements where strength and speed are minimized.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to receive and comprehend written and oral communications.
- Analyze information or data.
- Plan sequence of operations or actions.
- Ability to work under stress and to adapt to changing conditions.
- Ability to adjust to performing routine and repetitive tasks without specific supervision. Ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruptions and attend to tasks for 45-60 minutes at a time.
- Ability to understand and relate to the concepts behind specific ideas and remember multiple tasks given to self and others over long periods of time.
- Ability to communicate verbally, using advanced level of vocabulary.
- Comprehend written basic instructions, safety rules, office memoranda at a high school graduate level.
Essential Functions and Job Duties
- Performs routine radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures according to department policy and procedures.
- Updates patient examination history files.
- Enters data into McKesson and PACS computer systems.
- Consults with supervisors, Radiologist, or ordering physician as necessary to provide appropriate patient care.
- Performs radiographic procedures utilizing proper positioning, and technique factors that safely image human anatomy as ordered.
- Follows safety precautions; reports dangerous department or equipment conditions appropriately.
- Performs visual preventative safety inspections.
- Provides proper radiation protection for patient and staff.
- Remains flexible in accepting rotating schedules as requested.
- Maintains IDNS license, ARRT registration and CPR certification; remains current on developing trends in diagnostic radiology; participates in continuing education.
- Participates in clinical instruction and evaluation of student technologists.
- Maintains clean, neat and orderly work area; maintains appropriate supply levels.
- Treats patients in professional and respectful manner.
- Demonstrates age-specific competency.
- Thoroughly explains procedures.
- Performs office procedures in absence of clerical support personnel.
- Performs other duties as assigned. Is authorized to access contrast media.