POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

Radiology Tech – Physician Float (88325)

DEPARTMENT:

University Healthcare Physicians

REPORTS TO:

Assistant Administrator or designee

FLSA STATUS:

Non-exempt

                                   

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  A registered or registry eligible technologist responsible for providing high quality and cost effective radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations in a customer focused manner.  All actions support and sustain the vision and mission of the WVU Medicine and University Health Physicians. This role will operate in a float capacity requiring frequent travel to various UPH Offices.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Graduate of an accredited Radiology program. Must be registered within 90 days of graduation.

2.

Current WV Radiography License or eligibility to apply for license.

3.

ARRT Registered Radiographer.

4.

Obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification within 30 days of hire.

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Explains procedures at a level that the patient will understand (i.e. using a storybook for pediatric patients, speaking slowly and at a level that can be heard by geriatric patients, and displaying compassion, empathy and concern for adult, young adult, geriatric, neonatal and pediatric patients).  Displays compassion, empathy and concern for adult, young adult, geriatric, neonate and pediatric patients.

2.

Produces radiographs of diagnostic quality by properly positioning adult and pediatric patients.  Selects appropriate equipment and technical factors by age group to assure good radiation protection practices.  Forwards completed exams to radiologist for evaluation and dictation.  

3.

Provides appropriate patient care as required.  Practices sterile techniques and universal precautions. Administers first aid and CPR as required.  Assists with administration of contrast media injections and with cases of adverse reactions to drugs and contrast media.   Follows radiation safety procedures in the selection of technical factors and shielding of patients.

4.

Performs all general radiology, fluoroscopy, including portable and OR procedures according to established protocols and procedures based on the customer’s clinical condition and age specific groupings.

5.

Maintains adequate and appropriate records as directed.  Responsible for documentation of clinical and technical history on patient.  Responsible for accurate utilization of the computer to document patient and exam information and charging functions.

6.

Assures that all required consent, history and screening forms are completed and verified by signature of customer and/or legal guardian and/or physician, and/or technologist prior to performing procedure.

7.

Communicates with other health care professionals, including patient referral sources, verbally and in writing.

8.

Demonstrates good organizational and time management skills to effectively balance patient treatment needs, documentation, and educational requirements.  Manages time effectively to maximize the volume of patients. 

9.

Follows hospital, state and federal guidelines for ensuring safe environment for workers, patients and public.  Maintains and monitors staff compliance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures for safety, security, and infection control.  Including privacy, patient confidentiality and HIPAA.

10.

Ensures the facilities and equipment for patient services are maintained to promote comfort, efficiency and safety for patients and staff.  Documents and reports malfunctioning equipment immediately to appropriate management staff.   

11.

Wears and maintains radiation monitoring device according to departmental specifications.  Always follows the ALARA principle when utilizing ionizing radiation.  ALARA (As Low As Reasonable Achievable).  Always utilizes protective shielding appropriate to ordered exam on all customers.

12.

Prepares and administers contrast media according to established guidelines and procedures under the supervision of the Radiologist or Emergency Department Physician.

13.

Communicates and interacts with patients, families, visitors, physicians, departmental and hospital staff and the public in general in a manner that demonstrates professionalism and concern for the individuals' need(s).

14.

Obtains work related continuing education on a yearly basis.  Utilizes that knowledge in the development and improvement of staff and treatments, promoting high standards of Radiology Services as required by WV Board of Radiology.

15.

Participates in Quality initiatives to help assess and improve the services provided and compliance with regulatory requirements. Reports results to appropriate administrative levels.

16.

Maintains a 95% lead marker utilization rate.

17.

Assists in the Clinical Education and training of Radiologic Technology Students.

18.

Travels to various office locations within UHP based on business and staffing needs.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

Must meet Department of Labor’s MEDIUM duty standard (MEDIUM WORK- exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly)

2.

Ability to bend, stoop, reach and be capable of normal rotation, standing and walking for an entire shift.

3.

Ability to lift 40 pounds from floor to waist.

4.

Ability to ambulate, position, turn and pull up self-assisting adult patients.

5.

Possible exposure to ionizing radiation and sharps.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

May be scheduled to work various shifts based on departmental and patient needs.

2.

May be require to travel between facilities/buildings.

 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.

Customer services skills.

2.

Ability to work as part of a team.

3.

Ability to communication verbally and through written communication.

4.

Basic computer skills.

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised:  October 2019

 

Employee Understanding:

 

 

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