Status Shift: Part Time
Schedule: 3 days per week, primarily 2nd shift, every 3rd weekend at Urgent Care Center McElhattan
Location: Jersey Shore Hospital - 1020 Thompson Street - Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Under the supervision of the Director of Radiology, performs independent radiographic procedures at a technical level. Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment, with ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiologic diagnosis.Assumes responsibility for routine diagnostic procedures as required and other modalities (CT, MRI, Bone Mineral Density, Ultrasound, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine).
- Utilizes sophisticated imaging equipment in at least two modalities (inclusive of; diagnostic radiology, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, bone mineral density, ultrasound, mammography and nuclear medicine) to produce high quality studies of the designated body area for the radiologist to diagnose an injury or disease. Follows established protocols for imaging procedures as approved by the department Medical Director. Once approved, performs venipuncture according to department procedure. Administers contrast agents according to the directions of the departmental rules and guidelines established by the Medical Director
- Has a basic understanding of the interrelationship of the facility’s Information Technology systems. Is capable of performing required functions (i.e., patient order entry, tracking, charging) in the Radiology Information System (RIS) and routing, manipulating images on the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS). Operates the RIS and PACS efficiently. Recognizes and immediately reports any system errors to the Administrative Director and/or Director of Health Information Management.
- Verifies that all exams performed are associated with the correct patient, are of diagnostic quality, and are properly completed prior to discharging the patient from the department. Consistently documents all procedures performed and assures they are correctly put in the RIS/PACS and properly charged. Assures that any related prior study and report is available for comparison.
- Proactively assists others to improve quality, efficiency and safety with radiographic procedures. Assists the secretarial staff in performing clerical functions and solving problems. Handles telephone information request with courtesy and accuracy. Limits personal telephone calls. Restricts the use of the Internet and computers to hospital related business. Uses spare time in work-related activities contributing to department needs. Does not require supervisor to find work to fill times when not doing patient studies but is efficient at finding work opportunities to improve departmental efficiency. Knows the meaning of teamwork.
- Positively identifies patients with a minimum of two patient identifiers and verifies the test(s) to be performed are appropriately ordered. Always checks the armband and/or obtains positive ID of patient prior to performing an exam. Knows the two main positive patient identifiers are the patient’s full name and the patient’s DOB. Screens the patient to assure that there are no contraindicated reasons for performing the test(s) indicated including any known allergies if contrast is used.
- Once approved, provides clinical evaluation to students in the school of Radiologic Technology. Assists in the orientation of new students.
- Reports to work on schedule, begins work promptly and is available until end of shift. Returns from lunch and breaks promptly. Is willing to adjust personal schedule in case of real department need. Responds positively to necessary change in the work schedule. Follows attendance control policy.
- Consistently applies radiation protective devices for self and protects the patient from unnecessary radiation exposure. Assures that other protective equipment is worn at all times to protect from blood or body fluids contamination. Adheres to policies and procedures regarding the surveillance, prevention, and control of infections.
- Performs and participates in Radiology QPI studies as well as hospital-wide QPI activities in accordance with the hospital’s QPI Director.
- Serves on Hospital committees and participates in committee evaluation processes as necessary.
Three (3) to five (5) years experience in diagnostic imaging required
Education & Training:
Graduate of a Radiologic /Nuclear Medicine technological program accredited by JRCERT.
Associates Science degree preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration & Evaluation:
ARRT and/or NMTCB required.
Valid CPR preferred.
For consideration please contact:
Jersey Shore Hospital
1020 Thompson Street
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
570-398-3105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org