Radiology Technologist Rapid City Hospital On Call As Needed

Regional Health Published: March 15, 2019
Rapid City, SD
Job Type



RCH MIS General

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Rotating (United States of America)

Job Summary

The Radiology Technologist may work in ambulatory or acute care environments. Performs and is competent in Radiology under the direction of the Radiologist. The Technologist must be able to independently acquire the proper exam for the Radiologist’s interpretation. The technologist is able to operate all radiological equipment in the proper setting. The Technologist is required to work with patients in age group specific environments: pediatric, geriatric, febrile, and critical acute care; adjusting technique and positions for optimal examinations. The Technologist is responsible for exam room presentation, patient transportation, entering exams into the Radiology Information System, scheduling radiology exams, educating patients on exam prep instructions, obtaining correct orders and paperwork for records, billing, and communicating with Medical Staff as requested. Technologist will obtain and maintain the knowledge needed for the PACS. The Technologist may share on call duties. Depending on the needs of the care environment may be responsible for evenings, weekends and holidays as directed by the department leader. The Technologist reports equipment malfunctions/failures to their immediate Supervisor, Maintenance staff, or Bio-med service as appropriate. The Technologist follows all policies and procedures as set by the Medical Imaging Department, the facility and the organization.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

●Consistently demonstrates a thorough knowledge of patient positioning, principles of CR/DR, Fluoroscopy in acute care environments, quality control, image processing, and demonstrates the ability to plan own work. May assist physicians in performing procedures. Provides

learning environment.

●Consistently demonstrates the ability to efficiently perform multiple complex tasks and to assist with the continuing technical education of imaging staff, physicians, and radiography students.
●Focuses on patient satisfaction by scheduling appointments promptly and courteously. Obtains accurate information and properly documents on patient scheduling system.
●Participates in upkeep of department, i.e, cleanliness of work area, preventive maintenance, stocking of supplies, reports all malfunctioning equipment.

●As appropriate, prepares and administers correct amount of contrast, using aseptic techniques as outlined in the Infection Control manual. Documents appropriately in patients chart. Completed injector training.

●Reviews patients condition, history, and physicians order; consults radiologist with any questions. Determines proper positioning, and selects correct patient from work list.
●Routinely prepares the patient and the equipment for the upcoming procedure. Educates the patient and/ or family regarding the procedure to be performed. Provides professional age-specific interaction with patients.
●All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Education - Graduate degree in Radiology
Certification - **Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certified - American Heart Association (AHA)

Experience - 1+ years of Radiographer Experience; Certification - Radiologic Technologist (RT) - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

**Policy Number: MIS-7040-115 - Caregivers must be CPR certified upon employment or within their 90-day probation period.

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Possible exposure to radiation and frequent exposure to contaminated needles and infectious body substances.

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