VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Radiology Tech Diag (44142206)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 12/12/2017

Radiology Tech Diag

Full time 1: Days

VCU Health System's Radiology Interstate Geri is seeking a (full time/ part time/ hourly) Radiology Tech Diagnostic. The practice of radiography is performed by radiologic technologists responsible for the administration of ionizing radiation to humans of all ages (newborn to geriatric) for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. A radiographer performs radiographic procedures and related techniques, producing images at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Radiography integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information. A radiographer recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of a procedure.
Radiographers must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology. Radiographers must maintain a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning and exposure technique. They must possess, utilize, and maintain knowledge of radiation protection and safety.
Radiographers are the primary liaison between patients, licensed independent practitioners and other members of the support team. Radiographer must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, assessment, monitoring, and care skills. Participation in quality improvement processes and continuous assessment of performance is expected.
Radiographers think critically and use independent, professional, and ethical judgment in all aspects of work. Engagement in continuing education to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge, and technical competence is expected in this role.
The scope of practice for the Radiologic Technologist includes:
Performing radiographic procedures.
Determining radiographic exposure factors.
Assisting LIP with fluoroscopic and specialized interventional radiographic procedures.
Performing non-interpretive fluoroscopic procedures as prescribed by a LIP.
Applying the principles of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including assisting and transporting patients.
Receiving, relaying, and documenting verbal, written, and electronic imaging orders in the patient's medical record.
Corroborating patient's clinical history with the ordered procedure while ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner (LIP).
Verifying informed consent.
Assuming responsibility for patient needs before, during, and after procedures.
Preparing patients for procedures.
Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
Performing venipuncture per procedural protocol based on imaging order from a licensed independent practitioner.
Starting and maintaining intravenous access per procedural protocol based on an imaging order for a LIP.
Identifying, preparing, and /or administering medications generally associated with diagnostic imaging procedures as prescribed by a LIP.
Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded.
Identifying and escalating emergency situations and managing until appropriate LIP, EMS, MERT, RRT, or Code Team arrives to assume control.
Providing patient education related to imaging procedure.
Educating, mentoring, and general oversight of students and other learners in the Radiology environment.
Participating and/or performing ongoing quality assurance activities.

Responsibilities
Radiographers independently perform or assist the licensed independent practitioner in the completion of radiologic imaging exams.
Radiographers independently complete imaging exams based on physicians written order, department protocols, and institutional safety standards.

Qualifications

Required
Graduation from a JRC Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology that is recognized by the ARRT
Certification by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT)
For new graduates only, must obtain certification within 3 months of hire
CPR

Preferred
Bachelors Degree in Radiologic Technology or closely related field from an accredited program
One (1) year of previous work experience
Previous work experience in an academic medical center environment

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Radiologic Technologists
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