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Radiologic Technologist - McLean County Ortho/Sports Med

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Radiologic Technologist performs diagnostic general radiological procedures utilizing various imaging equipment to assist in diagnosis of disease and injuries.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree in Related Field or Certificate in Radiologic Technology

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
IEMA Radiography License Illinois upon hire
Radiography (R)(ARRT) within 1 year
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of x-ray procedures and protocols. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology necessary to perform x-ray imaging including body mechanics and patient movement. Knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards. Ability to lift and position patients for the type of x-ray that is required and to troubleshoot as needed. Ability to notice detail in drawings and differences in shapes and shadings. Ability to present information to patients and employees. Ability to apply required views to injury/body part.










Essential Functions:




  • Performs radiographic procedures by acquiring and processing patient exams in accordance with accreting bodies and/or manufacturer guidelines and as outlined in department protocols. Reviews cases with the radiologist when appropriate. Reviews labs and patient history to perform correct exam. Administers IV contrast and oral/rectal contrast when appropriate. Recognizes and responds to any adverse reactions or allergic reactions. Administers IV contrast material by means of existing IV line or by performing veni-puncture. Screens the patient for possibility of pregnancy and performs pregnancy testing if applicable.
  • Responsible to review radiology orders for completeness and accuracy. Reviews patient history and supporting clinical data for medical necessity. Takes steps to acquire additional information if needed from the patient, ordering provider and/or Radiologist.
  • Demonstrates acceptable imaging quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors and alignment. Reviews patient data for accuracy, quality and completeness.
  • Transfers and verifies image data in PACS and provides necessary medical history and information for Radiologist interpretation. Utilizes the web servers and email systems to send exams for preliminary readings after hours.
  • Responsible for maintaining imaging equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient, visitor and environmental safety. Reports safety events immediately including those that are a near miss.
  • Assists in instruction of students and new staff as necessary. May perform duties of Rad Tech Lead or Imaging Coordinator in their absence.
  • Meets productivity levels as established by department benchmarking. Assists other areas during downtimes so to maintain productivity.
  • Complies with other job descriptions of cross-trained modalities also performed within the department.
  • Required secondary registries are not required for cross trained modalities at facility unless otherwise required by specific compliance, licensure, or accrediting bodies.









    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.























Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Radiologic Technologist - McLean County Ortho/Sports Med, Other , Normal, Illinois

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