Radiological Technologist

  • Norfolk, VA
  • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters - Main Hospital
  • Radiology Diagnostic
  • Full -time - Days/Evenings
  • 29830
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Summary

  • GENERAL SUMMARY
    • The Radiological Technologist performs radiologic procedures and examinations under the direction of radiologists or delegating practitioner to produce radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. Reports to designated department Supervisor/Manager/Director. 
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provides services using imaging modalities including but not limited to conventional x-ray, CR, DR, Fluoroscopy, Bone Density, and Urodynamics.
    • Maintains and applies knowledge of radiation protection standards; knowledge of the function of the major divisions of the skeletal system and major organs; and knowledge of the physical concept of energy and the property of X-rays and electric circuits to perform diagnostic procedures and to assist as a member of a medical team in radiologic examinations.
    • Provides services within and inpatient, OR, ED and outpatient setting.
    • Evaluates radiographs for technical quality.
    • Performs, assists, and accountable for various clinical laboratory procedures including but not limited to phlebotomy, specimen processing, storage, handling, and transporting of specimens, and proper maintenance and operation of instrumentation.
    • Exercises professional judgment in the performance of radiographic and laboratory procedures.
    • Provides patient care essential to radiographic procedures.
    • Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS
    • Current licensure as a Radiologic Technologist by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) required.
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Knowledge of diagnostic radiology principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of radiologic equipment.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients/families, staff and physicians.
    • Analytical skills necessary to determine best method of providing requested radiographs based on the individual case and basic technical principles, ensuring clear undistorted radiographs at the lowest radiation exposure/dosage.
    • Knowledge and experience performing pediatric phlebotomy.
    • CPR Training required and/or must be obtained and maintained within 45 days of hire.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Radiology/Imaging areas work environment with rare exposure to physical discomforts due to unpleasant odors from specimens and chemicals. Occasional exposure to infectious agents when handling specimens or hazardous materials but potential for personal harm or injury is reduced when proper safety and health precautions are followed. Regular exposure to radiation.   Minimum chance of injury once established safety procedures are followed. Ability to stand for long periods of time wearing a lead apron. Ability to lift or turn disabled patients. Although radiation hazards exist in this occupation, they are minimized by the use of lead aprons, gloves, and other shielding devices, and by instruments monitoring exposure to radiation. Radiation exposure badges must be worn to measure radiation levels in the radiation area.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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