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Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Tech

Company: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Tech - Special Procedures (CT/X-Ray) - West Palm Beach, Florida
Duties


Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist: Employees are trained to work in one or more difficult and complex
modalities performing procedures related to these modalities as well as performing general diagnostic
procedures. At this grade level, any assignment in a single modality must demonstrate significant complexity. Such
assignments are unique, perhaps with expert specialization in complex areas of radiologic technology,
Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) regulations, and intermediate QM type duties within the program.

a. Accurately operates a wide variety of imaging equipment to obtain examinations of acceptable quality,
utilizing the least amount of radiation to obtain quality imaging for diagnosis and localization purposes.
b. Technologist works under the supervision of the Section Supervisor and/or Lead Technologist and rotates
all responsibilities within the CT and General Radiology section.
c. Performs all aspects of CT imaging by standardized protocols as directed by the radiologist to include:
Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis Extremities, 3D Reconstructions of CT, Multi-Planar Reformats CT and
Angiographic studies when requested and/or when part of a standard procedure.
d. Technologist will operate all radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment; perform all types of radiographic,
tomographic and fluoroscopic procedures.
e. Technologist will independently perform examinations of the head, entire spine, chest, abdomen, and
extremities, using direct radiography (DR). All examinations are processed digitally.
f. Performs portable radiographic exams at the bedside and in the operating rooms providing diagnostic xrays
to the surgeons and professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed in the Radiology
Service due to incapacity or surgical procedures.
g. Technologist will rotate into different computed tomography and radiography rooms to maintain
knowledge of all procedures and equipment.
h. Technologist is required to maintain competence in Venipuncture and refer to the Radiology Service
Contrast Policy for guidelines on Administration of Contrast Media.
i. The technologist is trained in the proper use of I-stat and power injectors.
j. Technologist acquires and maintains knowledge in CT dose optimization and the factors that directly
affect radiation dose from the CT scanner to the patient.
k. Use independent judgment and possess the ability to vary exams or treatment procedures as needed to
compensate for patient's individual medical conditions and body habitus.
l. Technologist receives and interprets all radiology requests for accuracy, appropriateness; date desired
and maintains a thorough knowledge of the ordering process in CPRS.
m. Performs and completes imaging studies within the established guidelines for stat, pre-op, urgent, and
routine exams.
n. Technologist works with CT schedule to assure timely accomplishment of assigned workload, making day-to-
day adjustments in accordance with established priorities and additional assignments.
o. Properly identifies patient by using two forms of identification: full name, date of birth, full social security
number and/or hospital name band.
p. Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that the patient understands what is to be done
and what, if any, potential adverse effects may be possible.
q. Move wheelchair and stretcher patients safely using ergonomic methods of patient transfer with the use
of provided transfer equipment such as sit to stand, ceiling mounted lifts and air mattresses.
r. Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams
requiring injectable solutions such as IVP, cystogram, cholangiograms fistula grams and arthrography and
for the purpose of performing oral and rectal exams of the GI tract.
s. Responsible to the radiologists and supervisor for the quality and quantity of radiographic exams
performed to assure a high level of acceptability of radiographs while minimizing patient dosage and
reducing costs.
t. Maintains electronic records and files of exams performed on patients.
u. Technologist transmits and receive-mail through Microsoft Outlook and GUI mail.
v. The employee must also be aware of and practice the safety policies and procedures of the Medical
Center and participate in quality assurance activities as directed.
w. Applies Infection Control practices and procedures for patients and staff, as mandated by the Medical
Center and Radiology Service Infection Control policies.
x. Responsible to adhering to the Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) policies and procedures within the
Radiology Service.
y. Practice radiation safety to reduce exposure to patient, staff, and self.
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Keywords: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Miami , Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Tech , Other , West Palm Beach, Florida

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