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National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Pool Diagnostic Radiology Technologist to join our National Jewish Medical Imaging Department team. The candidate selected for this role will be bring/have efficient, professional, reliable and motivated team player.
This position will impact the institution by providing high quality radiographic and fluoroscopic studies in an ambulatory patient care setting. The ideal candidate will display a willingness to provide quality patient-centered care while working in a team environment.
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To perform on an on call basis, diagnostic quality radiographs, bone density studies and perform fluoroscopic procedures to aid in the diagnosis of National Jewish Patients. Ensures quality patient care and effective customer Service skills with patients, visitors, physicians and hospital staff.
- Performs radiographic procedures (X-rays, bone density, fluoroscopy, etc.) by use of portable or stationary x-ray equipment, to include correctly positioning patient and following all radiation safety procedures (ALARA).
- Properly quality controls imaging studies for positioning, technical and image quality before sending to PACS System.
- Operates various imaging equipment including peripheral support devices including PACS Cube, dry laser printer, CR reader.
- Utilizes hospital and department information systems (HIS/RIS/PACS) to locate files, reports, charge information, monitors RIS/PACS modality work-lists and scheduling in HIS.
- Follows the proper procedure for the Imaging RIS/PACS system to electronically arrive patient and complete procedures to send to PACS properly.
- Communicates to Imaging Supervisor or Director of any relevant issues or equipment problems in a timely manner.
- Add on procedures as needed and goes through the proper communication channels to do so and is available for work assignments as requested on a PRN basis.
- Perform daily/weekly quality control functions in area as assigned: such as Code Blue Cart checks, eye-wash station, refrigerator temperature etc. and participates in department QA projects as needed.
- Demonstrates ability to be on time and available for all scheduled work assignments.
- Demonstrates efficiency in performing imaging studies in a timely manner by keeping up with the workload.
- Recognizes and assists fellow workers as needed to complete tasks and imaging studies.
- Demonstrates good problem solving and decision making skills.
- Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with patients and other customers.
- Performs as a back-up to staff absences, vacations and vacancies, as necessary.
Knowledge and Skills
Skilled in operating various imaging equipment. Capacity to effectively communicate with patients, fellow workers, physicians and other hospital personnel. Incumbent must be proficient at utilizing various hospital information system applications but not limited to the following: HIS, EMR, Scheduling, RIS (Radiology Information System), PACS (Picture and Archiving Communications System). Ability to multi-task in various job responsibilities.
High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Graduation from a JRCERT accredited certificate, associate or two (2) year radiology technology program required.
Certification and Licensure
Current R.T. (R) certification in the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) required. CPR/BLS required.
Three (3) years experience working as a Radiologic Technologist performing general radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures is preferred.