Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Inc. Radiology Technologist in Hopkinsville, United States

Presents neat appearance in proper attire as required by policy. Wears at all times JSMC ID Badge. Identifies self to the patient and provides information regarding procedure. Implements AIDET for each patient or customer encounter; Acknowledges the customer, Introduces self, provides Duration for time expectation, full Explanation of procedure and process, Thanks the customer for choosing JSMC Diagnostic Imaging Services.

Consistently wears required radiation / ring monitoring with appropriate placement.

Reviews order, patient’s chart and any pertinent information before proceeding with the diagnostic study. Consults with the radiologist or attending physician if further clarification is needed.

Follows proper patient identification protocol by using the two determined Patient Identifiers. Checks patient’s arm band with order / request, has the patient to repeat name and date of birth.

Demonstrates competency with appropriate documentation within the patient’s chart. Follows hospital protocol when documenting within the patient’s chart. Communicates pertinent information to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure.

Consistently informs the Radiologist, physician or R.N. of any changes in the patient’s condition during and after the x-ray procedure.

Complies with HIPAA, protecting patient privacy at all times. Assures all patient documents are kept private and that all computer screens are closed out after the completion of each patient procedure.

Informs and educates the patient and/or family regarding the x-ray procedure. Ascertains patient and/or family understanding level before proceeding with the procedure.

Always checks LMP prior to procedure for all women of childbearing age.

Properly screens all X-ray patients receiving contrast media for contrast allergies and medication contraindication. Completes “Contrast Assessment Form” and “Medication Reconciliation Form” before injecting any contrast media. Obtains Serum Creatinine lab levels before injecting contrast media. Informs radiologist of any abnormal lab values, allergies, or medication contraindications before injecting contrast media.

Completes all required patient assessment forms appropriately and routes form to correct area for distribution to Medical Records: Medication Reconciliation Form, Consent Forms; etc.

Follows proper sterile and aseptic techniques during venous puncture access (IV or butterfly) and/or injections. Assures all contrast and/or medications are properly labeled; expiration dates are verified.

Demonstrates competency in Infection Control. Carefully washes hands before and after each patient or uses hand sanitizing foam.

Follows at all times patient safety guidelines. Assures that the patient is attended to at all times.

Positions and drapes each patient appropriately on the procedure imaging table. Protects the patient’s right to privacy at all times.

Demonstrates competency with the McKesson Radiology Management, Orders Management, and Resource Scheduling System and HMI PACS. Meticulously records all pertinent procedure information within the Radiology Management System. Starts and completes each procedure as required before sending to HMI PACS for radiologist review, interpretation, and storage.

Demonstrates competency with File Room Processes; CD burning as well as remains efficient in printing Hard copies from dry laser.

During Computer “Downtime” assures that the proper “Downtime” procedures and processes are carried out.

Consistently reviews each completed x-ray exam for quality and technical accuracy. Ensures correct side marking and patient identification before sending to HMI PACS for radiologist review and storage.

Image Quality / Repeat Analysis meets Diagnostic Imaging Standards.

Possesses the capability to perform all Diagnostic X-ray procedures. Demonstrates the ability to position the patient as needed to obtain the required image. Has solid understanding of anatomy.

Possesses solid understanding of the equipment operation and attached components. Consistently selects appropriate format and technique. Possesses working knowledge and or ability to operate safely all Diagnostic X-ray units within JSMC. Reports all equipment issues to the Director or Chief Technologist of Diagnostic Imaging immediately. Communicates all information concerning equipment issues to Bio-Med and/or the service engineers.

Demonstrates competency with all invasive diagnostic imaging procedures, follows set protocol, and practices sterile technique to prevent cross-contamination. Assures all procedure required supplies / instruments are readily available before starting procedure. Assures a Radiology R.N. is present or within the department for all invasive x-ray procedures. Assures all appropriate patient forms are completed and available before any invasive x-ray procedure is performed. Participates and assures a “TIME OUT” is completed before starting any invasive x-ray procedure, with all involved staff members present for the “TIME OUT”.

Consistently informs the Radiologist of all pertinent patient information before and after each x-ray procedure. Notifies the Radiologist or Referring Physician of any “Critical Test Results” immediately.

Ensures appropriate radiation safety guidelines are followed at all times (ALARA). Properly shields the patient as applicable. Follows the ACR and Radiologist guidelines for Radiation Dose Control.

Follows all regulatory requirements as set by the Federal, State, ACR, and Joint Commission.

Completes all work before leaving shift. Informs the next shift of any pending x-ray procedures / or issues before clocking out.

Maintains inventory to ensure proper quantity of supplies are kept within x-ray procedure rooms. Consistently secures all cabinets and supply room door to prevent tampering with supplies. Assures all medications are in date and kept secure at all times. Keeps work area clean and orderly.

Assures the x-ray area is kept clean and in a state of order. Reports to Housekeeping in a timely manner any cleaning or linen needs.

Assesses work area environment for any patient / visitor / employee safety hazards. Reports all safety issues immediately.

Consistently assures all life support carts, oxygen hook–ups, suction devices, are maintained properly and excellent working order at all times. Notifies the appropriate area for any replacements or problems.

Demonstrates proper response time and reliability for “On Call” coverage.

Participates in orientation and training of new employees and student radiographers.

Assures that all inpatients are transferred back to their rooms in a timely manner / within less than 10 minutes time frame post procedure. Communicates with patient transport services / assures patient is returned by the radiology staff within the allotted time frame if transport services are unavailable.

Uses time wisely. Remains consistently productive at all times.

Refrains from texting, internet viewing, and personal phone calls during on duty hours. Takes care of all personal communications during allotted staff breaks.

Possesses professional “Customer Friendly” telephone etiquette.

Attends required monthly departmental meetings (8 out of 12). Completes all required in services within allotted time frame.

Maintains current Certifications, state licenses, BLS and continuing education requirements.

Consistently maintains a good rapport and cooperative / professional working relationship with JSMC physicians, departmental staff, hospital staff, patients, families and hospital visitors.

Under the direction of the radiologists or manager, performs all additional duties as assigned.

Consistently practices and possesses solid understanding of modality specific skill checklist(s).

Required Skills

Required Licenses: Radiologic Technologists and Technicians Must be certified by ARRT. Must be licensed by the State of Kentucky as a Radiation Operator. Must demonstrate the ability to provide care according to licensure requirements.

BLS Certification - American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider) required, must be current.

Minimum Work Experience: Experience preferred but not required.

Required Experience

Minimum Education: Graduate of an approved school for Radiologic Technologist.