Job Description Positions and instructs patients regarding the procedure(s) in order to obtain the desired diagnostic imaging results as specified by the physician.
Operates x-ray and auxiliary equipment processes images; administers IV contrast, maintains and cleans equipment. Maintains required documentation.
May rotate through CAT Scan, Special Procedures and Diagnostic Radiology if trained.
Provides patient immobilization devices as required. Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.
Selects and operates equipment according to the specific diagnostic procedure involved. Reviews processed images to be sure that they are of acceptable diagnostic quality and verifies them in PACS.
Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly fashion.
Interfaces with computers for the purposes of data acquisition during CT and MRI. Maintains records on all imaging procedures performed into the RIS per established policies.
Schedules procedures as necessary. Interfaces with patient, staff and physicians both within and external to the department to facilitate the improvement of the patient experience in every possible way.
Works continuously to improve Press Ganey scores via patient satisfaction. Provides any necessary services to reduce patient examination wait time
Transport patients when necessary to expedite examinations and or patient satisfaction. Verifies that there are no contraindications to administration of the IV or oral contrast agent.
Performs veinipuncture with the appropriate gauge necessary for the CT/MRI examination. Explains in laymen's terms the administration of IV contrast, and completes the Iodinated IV Contrast Information sheet with the information provided by the patient, family member or health care proxy.
Utilizes appropriate flush technique for an existing IV line. Utilizes power injector to administer IV contrast.
Recognizes and assists in the treatment of contrast agent reactions. Recognizes and assists in the treatment of IV extravasations.
Calculates contrast dose based on patient's weight. Assists the physician or Imaging Nurse in the administration of contrast material.
Maintains the proper inventory of all supplies necessary for the assigned modality (Maintains the security of all oral and IV contrast). Performs all designated Quality Control and Electro-Mechanical checks at specified frequencies.
May provides on the job instructions to other Technologists in CT and MRI if trained. Coordinates preventive maintenance of equipment when necessary.
Transfers images digitally to appropriate workstations on an as needed basis to expedite interpretations. Demonstrates working knowledge in the use of the Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS). Demonstrates good working knowledge in the use of the Radiology Information System (RIS). Performs related duties as required.
ADA Essential Functions
- Frequently lifts or moves objects
- Occasionally carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds
- Frequently pushes patients or objects up to 200 pounds
- Occasionally moves with assistance patients or objects greater than 150 pounds.
*Additional Salary Detail
- Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program, required.
- New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist, required.
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist (R.T.), required.
- Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Radiology Technologist, required. Competency in one of the following modalities: CT, MRI or Special Procedures, required.
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).