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Company: Johnson Regional Medical Center
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Job Summary: Performs a variety of imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.Responsible for safe handling of equipment and films.Instructs and prepares patients for Radiographic and/or fluoroscopic examinations.Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure.Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly.Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.Maintains department stock and orders supplies as needed.Makes special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures such as: intravenous pyelograms, intravenous cholangiograms, hysterosalpingograms, cholangiography, arthrograms, myelograms and hip pinnings in surgery.Programs portable or stationary x-ray machines and makes radiographs for a variety of examinations.Positions and shields patients accordingly.Follows the principle of ALARA.Keeps procedure room clean and neat, makes minor equipment adjustments as needed.Able to use CR or DR equipment to processes x-rays.Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.Assists in maintaining basic records and reports.Assists in maintaining files.Assists in training of students and ancillary staff.Interacts professionally with patient/family.Has knowledge of facility policies and the functions of other departments.Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes checking with nurses' stations.Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.Performs other duties as requested.Requirements:Professional Requirements:Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean.Completes annual educational requirements.Maintains regulatory requirements.Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.Consistently completes and maintains assigned duties.Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.Attends 12 staff meetings, or reads and returns all staff meeting minutes.Maintains hospital requirements, policies and standards on confidentiality.Knowledgeable of local fire and safety regulations.Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.Regulatory Requirements:--- High School graduate; BS degree preferred.--- Currently Attending an Accredited Radiology School (Letter from School) or--- Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology: either college affiliated or hospital trained.--- Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.--- Certified by the State of Arkansas to practice and administer radiation.--- Current BLS Certification.Language Skills:--- Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.--- Additional languages a plus.Skills:--- Basic computer knowledge.Physical Demands:--- Exposure to radiological hazard-occupational levels. Normal hospital environment. Close visual/acuity. Hearing within normal range. Oral communication. Operates x-ray machines (stationary and portable), injectors, computer, telephone, stretchers, wheelchairs, IV poles and patient monitoring devices. Lifting up to 50 pounds. Carrying up to 25 pounds. Pushing/pulling up to 400 pounds. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, and bending.--- This position is a safety sensitive position pursuant to Amendment 98 to the Arkansas Constitution - 2(25). A safety sensitive position means any position in which a person performing the position while under the influence of marijuana may constitute a threat to health or safety. This position is therefore safety sensitive due to the fact it requires the following: performing life-threatening procedures; working with hazardous or flammable materials, controlled substances, food, or medicine; and a lapse of attention while working in this position could result in injury, illness, or death.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.PIbdc99a35d8fc-31181-33558474

Keywords: Johnson Regional Medical Center, Fort Smith , RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST - FT, Mon-Thurs 1p-10p, Other , Clarksville, Arkansas

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