The Radiological Technologist – Urgent Care reports to department leadership and under direction of a provider/nurse/MLT, supports and assists with the provision of identified clinical and laboratory services to enhance and maintain patient flow and satisfaction. Accurately obtains, documents, and reports variances for: history, vital signs, EKG's, and growth parameters for developmental stage. Performs radiologic procedures and examinations under the direction of radiologists or delegating practitioner to produce radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis. Responsible for receiving and interpreting requests and/or instructions for radiologic procedures; gaining the cooperation of patients; operating radiographic equipment; and recording results of diagnostic imaging. Takes appropriate action to protect patient, self and others from secondary radiation. Maintains and applies knowledge of radiation protection standards; knowledge of the function of the major divisions of the skeletal system and major organs; and knowledge of the physical concept of energy and the property of X-rays and electric circuits to perform diagnostic procedures and to assist as a member of a medical team in radiologic examinations. Provides services using imaging modalities including but not limited to conventional x-ray (CR, DR). Evaluates radiographs for technical quality. Exercises professional judgment in the performance of procedures. Provides patient care essential to radiographic procedures. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and reports to provider/radiologist. Assists with clinical processes to support nursing/medical care for the provision of safe, accurate and timely patient care. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Current licensure as a Radiologic Technologist by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) required. 2-3 years pediatric or general x-ray experience preferred. Knowledge of diagnostic radiology principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of radiologic equipment. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients/families, staff and physicians. Analytical skills necessary to determine best method of providing requested radiographs based on the individual case and basic technical principles, ensuring clear undistorted radiographs at the lowest radiation exposure/dosage. Ability to work as a clinically integrated team member to support and assist with the provision of identified clinical and laboratory services to maintain patient flow and satisfaction. CPR Training required and/or must be obtained and maintained within 45 days of hire. Must provide record of a completed diploma (or equivalent) or academic transcript for those areas performing laboratory or point of care testing.