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Radiologic Technologist

Company: Radiology Partners
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

PRACTICE OVERVIEWDesert Radiology is committed to serving patients with prompt, quality healthcare. Founded in 1966, Desert Radiology has grown with the Southern Nevada community to become the areas chief resource for the highest quality diagnostic care. Our staff of radiologists, technical and support teammates promote a reassuring environment that relieves concerns and results in the best possible experience for our patients. Desert Radiology works closely with local area hospitals to deliver leading-edge diagnostic and interventional imaging. We are proud to partner with numerous Nevada hospitals. It is the combination of compassion, expertise and a commitment to providing the latest imaging technology that makes Desert Radiology the premier choice for outpatient imaging procedures. POSITION SUMMARYDesert Radiology in Las Vegas, Nevada is seeking an X-Ray Tech that will perform radiographic procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1.Performs radiographic procedures as prescribed by a physician (which may include DEXA scans). Follows established techniques and methods in operating equipment and processing images. Ensures technical quality of images and exercises judgment in processing assigned work load. Practices radiation safety by applying ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principles2.Prepares patients for diagnostic x-ray procedures. In doing so, escorts patients to dressing and x-ray rooms, provides verbal and written instructions and assists patients in positioning body parts to be radiographed. Ensures safety procedures and universal precautions are used at all times3.Assesses the patients previous exams/reports to include loading or digitizing outside studies, if available/applicable, prior to performing the radiologic procedure. Reviews the referral for each procedure and ensures accuracy of the referral in the system; accurately communicates the referral to the radiologist. For certain procedure, may administer medication as prescribed by a physician4.Assesses the patients condition prior to administering a contrast media or performing the radiographic procedure. Prepares contrast media and administers to patients either intravenously or through other body cavities5.Performs related technical and/or administrative duties which include, but are not limited to:Completing necessary paperwork and labeling imagesReviewing scheduled patient appointments and contacting patient, via telephone, to confirm appointment date, time, location and any other pertinent information, such as copayment amount and forms of payment accepted. Advises the patient of any preparations required for the procedureOrdering and reviewing labsCoordinating the exam with other modalitiesCommunicating stat results to referring physiciansPerforming all necessary functions relating to the RIS/PACSAssisting patient at all times (including on and off the exam table and to and from a vehicle, if necessary)Assisting the front office and scheduling staff with technical questions regarding radiology proceduresCommunicating with the front office as to the status of the schedule6.Maintains adequate level of supplies in examination rooms and reorders as necessary. Ensures equipment is operating properly and contacts appropriate party for equipment repair in order to ensure safe and efficient examination of patients7.Actively participates in the quality-assurance monitoring and recording efforts of the department. Assists in duties related to ACR accreditation, if necessary8.Continues to develop professionally; maintains registry and current knowledge of the radiology profession to ensure continued contributions to the patients, referring physicians, and the company DESIRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEThis position calls for a highly organized individual as their role will require self-direction, flexibility, and a capacity to give and receive feedback graciously. Radiologic Technologist should possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:1.Knowledge of basic radiologic methods and techniques such as chest, upper and lower gastrointestinal, fluoroscopic, and skeletal procedures normally acquired through completion of a twenty-four month radiologic technology training program2.Knowledge of quality care and radiation safety standards (ALARA)3.Knowledge and work experience necessary to independently conduct routine and specialized radiologic tests, to assist physicians with special techniques or procedures, and to become familiar with physician and department work methods and facility policies and procedures4.Knowledge of and experience in using office equipment including telephone, fax, computer and photocopier5.Knowledge of and experience in using radiology-related computer systems (RIS/PACS)6.Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively interact with physicians, other facility staff, patients and families when providing instructions or responding to questions or exchanging patient-related information7.Ability to start and maintain an IV8.Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient record information9.Analytical skills necessary in order to conduct routine radiographic tests and review results for accuracy and quality, to verify patient information, to complete material for medical record, and to monitor supply levels10.Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when conducting or assisting with diagnostic radiologic procedures11.Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting supplies12.Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recognized by the American Heart Association13.Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration (or must be registry-eligible and obtain registry within one year of employment in technologist position) PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSPosition requires varied physical activities including sitting, walking, bending, reaching, lifting and stooping; requires eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and occasional lifting and/or carrying items; requires ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting supplies. Position may be stressful at times.

Keywords: Radiology Partners, Las Vegas , Radiologic Technologist, Other , Las Vegas, Nevada

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