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Radiology Technologist (PRN)

Category:

Imaging

Description:

Provides imaging care services in accordance with the policies of MHS and directives of the medical staff.
Possess the ability to comprehend and follow written or verbal instruction or directions. Adheres to MHS
Standard Precaution policy and procedure. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor. Work with
supervisors, other department managers and medical staff in order to provide the best patient care
possible.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Prepares and positions patient for diagnostic imaging procedures.
-Adjusts immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by physician.
-Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
-Moves imaging equipment into specified position, determines exposure factors on basis of height, weight,
portion of body involved, and degree of penetration required, and adjusts equipment controls to set
exposure factors and produce images of proper detail, density, and accuracy.
-Practices radiation protection techniques to minimize radiation to patient and staff.
-Performs specialized and routine diagnostics radiology procedures.
-Assists radiologist in fluoroscopic and special x-ray examinations.
-Measures, mixes, and administers barium and contrast media.
-Processes images and reviews for proper identification and quality control.
-Prepares images for reading by radiologist or requesting physician.
-Performs routine maintenance, diagnoses malfunctions, and arranges for repairs as needed.
-Operates mobile radiological equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient’s bedside.
-Completes forms and maintenance records, logs, and reports of work performed.
-Able to process images in a CR/PACS environment.
-Maintains positive and effective relationships with other departments and the Medical Staff.
-Consults with physicians to resolve problems and to obtain and provide patient care input.
-Maintains open communication and problem solving atmosphere with other departments to achieve
quality patient care.
-Any other job duty as allowed by licensure.
-Attends in-service training at the request of their Director, including hospital orientation and Annual Skills
Fair.
-Will be preceptor to new hires as requested.
-Complete other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year
related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

BLS required within 30 days of hire.

Texas Medical Board MRT license and ARRT (R) eligible. MRI/CT experience preferred.

Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and
department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served as applicable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Closing:

Open until filled

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