LCMC Health Xray Tech in New Orleans, Louisiana

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit healthcare system serving the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South and beyond. LCMC Health currently manages award-winning hospitals including Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center.

For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we've treated more than a million people. Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology. Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women’s services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopedics, stroke care and more. In its history, Touro Infirmary has cared for generations of New Orleanians. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment the health and wellbeing for generations to come.

POSITION SUMMARY: To produce diagnostic quality images according to radiology practice standards under the supervision of the staff radiologists.

POSITION DUTIES: Provides clinical services according to radiology practice standards to ensure optimal department functions

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge in use of all x-ray equipment and performance of all x-ray protocols and procedures.

  • Demonstrates technical proficiency in producing high quality scans demonstrating the requested anatomical part within the appropriate length of time for the procedure type.

  • Demonstrates a satisfactory working knowledge of PACS.

  • Reviews scans with the Radiologist as to important anatomical detail and areas of abnormalities.

Administers sound patient care practices according to department and hospital policies and procedures, to ensure the safety of the patient

  • Communicates effectively with patient to obtain clinical history/informed consent from patient or patient's chart to assist the physician in optimizing the performance and interpretation of the examination.

  • Explains procedure to patients/families and answers any questions to ease anxiety and assure patient cooperation.

  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize clinical and/or emergent problems that may interfere with exams and take appropriate action to resolve them and produce the most desirable outcome.

  • Responds and follows up on critical test findings.

  • Acquires and evaluates patient lab values to make sure they are within normal limits (BUN, CR, pregnancy, glucose) when applicable.

Maintains equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition, to ensure the safety of the patients and employees

  • Checks and inspects the suite, equipment and accessories daily for physical or mechanical hazards. Troubleshoots malfunctions, immediately reports dangerous conditions to the appropriate person.

  • Maintains work area in a clean orderly fashion.

  • Checks stock supply levels, maintains supplies at par level and displays an effort in supply maintenance and utilization.

  • Cleans and disinfects equipment.

  • Maintains supply of linen in the room.

Maintains quality control checks in accordance with policy requirements

  • Participates in department QC and PI programs, follows up on all deficiencies.

  • Maintains proper sterile technique for procedures, practices aseptic techniques and always washes hands before and after each patient contact.

  • Strictly adheres to the hospital policy on body substance isolation.

  • Always wears film badge while on duty, follows departmental procedures for badge results.

Completes ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations

  • Consistently, accurately and legibly records the required information on the requisition.

  • Always pulls previous films, exams, and reports, accurately records the required information on the film jacket and performs other file room duties as required.

  • Completes requisitions and adjusts supplies for the procedures.

  • Performs other routine clerical duties as assigned.

  • Inputs and verifies all data in PACS/RIS.

  • Activates courier service as needed.

Demonstrates safety for patients, staff and self as outlined in department and hospital protocols and regulatory guidelines, to ensure the safety of the patients and staff

  • Recognizes emergent situations and responds appropriately.

  • Observes and monitors patient's vital signs.

  • Monitors medical equipment attached to the patient during the radiographic procedure.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Registered or Registry eligible

Required Education, Experience, Licensure:

  • Associates degree from an accredited institution or two-year certification program in Radiologic Technology or equivalent (including training from United States Armed Forces).

  • Basic Life Support/CPR

  • State Lic. Radiology Techs; National Cert. Radiology Tech desired

Touro Infirmary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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