The team member’s Number One job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understands how to contribute to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. At Novant Health, people are our business. We treat each other with respect and compassion. We embrace the differences in our strengths while fostering an environment of inclusion, empowerment, inspiration and courage. The team member will use Novant Health’s First Do No Harm (NHFDNH) safety behaviors/error prevention tools and high reliability strategies as appropriate to ensure a safe, remarkable patient experience. The Radiologic Technologist II works independently and/or assists physicians/APCs in the performance of diagnostic and / or therapeutic procedures by preparing the patient and operating the x-ray equipment in order to obtain diagnostic images in the acute setting. The technologist is responsible for inpatient & outpatient procedures, the emergency room, fluoroscopy, portables, and the operating rooms.
Essential Functions • For all medical imaging technologists and as applicable by site: • 1. Safety • Corroborates patient’s identification and clinical history with procedure and ensures information is documented and made available for use by a licensed practitioner. • Verifies informed consent for applicable procedures. • Performs screening processes for medication reconciliation and allergy confirmation. • Identifies and responds to emergency situations. • Performs on-going quality assurance activities. • Applies the principles of safety including the principles of proper body mechanics and infection control precautions. • Complies with organization and department policies, protocols, and procedures. • Follows Novant Health First Do No Harm behavior. • 2. Imaging • Receives, relays, and documents verbal, written, and electronic orders. • Prepares patient for procedure and assumes responsibility for patient needs during procedures. These procedures include but not limited to: myelograms, arthrograms (including gadolinium injections), joint injections, joint aspirations, lumbar punctures, urethrograms, tube checks (including ports, g-tubes), sinus track injections, PICC lines, dobhoff placement, nephrograms and modified barium swallows. • Demonstrates understanding of human anatomy, pathology, physiology, and medical terminology. • Has knowledge and skills necessary to modify care according to patient’s age, condition, and abilities. • Follows protocols established by licensed practitioner and optimizes technical factors while maximizing patient safety. • Identifies, prepares, and administers medications, including contrast media, as prescribed by a licensed practitioner. • Evaluates images for quality and ensures proper recording of accurate patient identification and anatomical laterality. • Ensures complete examination is performed following protocol. • Ensures timely review and transfer of images and pertinent clinical information to a licensed practitioner. • Properly operates electronic medical record (EMR), radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communication system (PACS). • Ability to perform portable and trauma patient radiology exams and have the ability to adjust positioning of patient and equipment to ensure a diagnostic study performed in various settings. • Ability to perform portables, C-Arms and/or O-Arms in the operating room setting. • 3. Patient Care. • Provides care for patients’ needs. • Ensures pre-procedural preparation has been completed, including verifying laboratory values to include pregnancy status, according to established protocols. • Requests prior outside images when applicable. • Performs point-of-care laboratory testing according to established protocols. • Flexibility to cover any shift, holidays, and weekends, if needed. • 4. Communication • Acts with honesty and integrity with team members and customers, showing and speaking with respect for the rights of others, human dignity, and diversity in support of Novant Health’s mission, vision, values, people, and promise. • Communicates with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient's ability to understand. • Explains the examination and associated procedures to the patient and responds to patient questions and concerns. • Refers specific diagnostic, treatment, or prognosis questions to the appropriate licensed practitioner. • Utilizes Novant Health telephone etiquette. • Promotes a cooperative work environment by utilizing communications skills, interpersonal relationships, and team building. • Adheres to Novant Health Service Standards in providing a remarkable patient experience. • Exhibits and promotes a professional image in all aspects of the job. • 5. Compliance • Assists in maintaining medical records adhering to respecting confidentiality law and established protocols. • Performs ongoing quality assurance activities. • Maintains department specific annual competency checklist. • Maintains certification and registration with the appropriate credentialing organization: • - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). • Maintains applicable state license. • 6. Professional Development • Educates and monitors students and other health care providers. • Shares knowledge and expertise with colleagues, peers, and all members of the healthcare team.
* Radiology Tech-Registered
* Associate Degree
Education:Graduate of ARRT-approved Radiography Program required. Certification required within 6 months of hire post-graduation from an accredited Radiology Program.2 Year / Associate Degree Preferred Experience:Minimum of one year experience in diagnostic radiology preferred. Refer to the Life Support Training Policy NH-HR-3096. Licensure/Certification ARRT certification in Radiography - RT(R) Required Applicable state licensure as required Required Post-graduates from an accredited Radiology Program with be required to pass their ARRT registry within 6 months of completing program Required. Additional Skills/Requirements (required) • Applies principles of ALARA to minimize radiation exposure to patient, self, and others. • Demonstrates current knowledge of federal and state radiation safety laws. • Properly utilizes personnel monitoring devices. • Ensures proper equipment performance and schedules maintenance for emergent needs. • Properly operates radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment. • Independently performs radiographic and non-interpretive fluoroscopic procedures, including intraoperative and mobile procedures, as prescribed by a licensed practitioner. • Assists a licensed practitioner in the performance of radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures, including all intraoperative and mobile procedures including the following: ERCP’s, bronchoscopy, mini-c-arms, post reductions. • Mobile imaging including lines and pacers and neonates.