JOB TITLE &CODE:
Radiology Tech Assistant (27035)
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides support for the delivery of a full range of medical imaging and/or therapeutic radiology procedures, performing a variety of technical and patient care related duties enhancing the effective and efficient delivery of radiology services.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
High school diploma or equivalent
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
One year of experience in a clinical setting
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Supports the Radiologic Technologists in the planning and execution of imaging procedures meeting the standards of the department.
Greets patients upon arrival to the Radiology department and consistently facilitates the patient’s department experience.
Reports equipment failures immediately upon identification.
Provides direct patient care as needed to facilitate imaging services.
Assists the patient, as applicable, in preparing for the procedure by assisting patient gowning, and transfer to exam table.
Coordinates the inpatient department flow by maintaining communication between the department and patient floors.
Assesses the patient’s needs related to comfort, and provides support accordingly.
Escorts the patient to and from the procedure suite and assists as needed with patient arrival and departure from the department.
Promotes the team approach to providing Radiology services by positively interacting with the technical, support, nursing, residents and medical staff.
Engages in problem solving, crisis management and systems implementation throughout the hospital to promote and support efficient, high quality, cost effective patient care.
Completes all in-services and competencies by the required date and applies knowledge gained.
Maintains confidentiality of all Protected Health Information.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Stand and walk for six to seven hours a day.
Lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
Carry items of up to 20 lbs.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to multi-task in a busy setting.
Ability to interact with patients, families, and members of the Health Care team.
Ability to prioritize and deal with a variety of situations simultaneously.
Knowledge of Radiology information systems.
Date Reviewed/Revised: Feb 2016