Radiology Technician (C-Arm)

  • Hempstead
  • Hackensack Surgery Center

JOB TITLE : Radiology Technician  

No weekends and no holidays! Medical/dental/vision, PTO and 401k (with company match) offered!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :  

Performs fluoroscopic procedures for the treatment of patients of all age groups, utilizing the guidelines of the professional radiology practice standards. Responsible for all duties related to imaging patient care, file room, general clerical, physician assistance, and other related duties necessary for complete patient outcomes in the ASC.  Responsible for materials/supplies/instruments ordering as necessary and as a back-up to the Materials Manager.  Other duties/responsibilities assigned on an as needed basis by the Center.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED : Director of Nursing

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE :

  • Under direction, incumbents may instruct and prepare patients for radiologic examinations using C-Arms in an OR setting. 
  • Determine the most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shield patients appropriately. 
  • Positioning patients so that the correct parts of the body can be radiographed. 
  • Position and operate stationary or portable radiologic machines and take x-rays images of all parts of the human body for the physician/surgeon.
  • Assist in fluoroscopic work; under supervision, make clinical photographs of unusual cases and identify photographs. 
  • Maintain equipment and quarters. 
  • Monitors patients during the procedure.
  • Surround the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure.  . 
  • Keep records and files.
  • Make reports as needed and other related duties.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED :

Knowledge of modern radiologic equipment, specifically C-Arms, and techniques; regional and gross anatomy of the human body; standardized radiologic clinical procedures; thorough knowledge of the hazards of radiologic materials and the safety precautions required; the operation and care of modern radiologic equipment; and the ordering and storing of supplies.

Ability to communicate effectively at a level required for successful job performance; administer emergency aid for shock; record of all patients in C-Arm, print out applicable images for surgical cases and affix patient label; and compile reports; follow directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

EDUCATION : (include any licenses or certifications required)

  • High school diploma or the equivalent. 
  • Possession of a current valid certificate as a certified Radiologic Technologist in diagnostic radiologic technology issued by the New Jersey State Department of Health Services.
  • Experience, including training in radiologic techniques and methods, under an accredited medical radiologist with experience using a C-Arm in an ASC 
  • Successful completion of a two-year training program in radiologic technology approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, in collaboration with the American College of Radiology.

COMPUTER SKILLS :

  • Knowledge of email systems such a Microsoft Outlook sufficient to communicate with both internal and external contacts.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel sufficient to create simple documents such as memos and reports, enter data, copy or cut and paste data and print results.
  • Knowledge of HST-P and ENVI ordering systems (a plus.) 

OTHER :

  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail.

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS :  

  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods and lift or turn disabled patients.
  • Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.    
  • Ability to concentrate for periods of up to four hours 
  • Ability to communicate verbally both in person and on the telephone
  • Ability to use computer keyboard and to view a computer monitor

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

 

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