The Radiology Assistant performs patient care needs and support functions associated with assisting the technologist and nurse in the performance of radiology exams and delegated medical procedures under the direct supervision of the physician. Includes processing of x-ray studies for interpretation by clinicians. Additional duties include the inventory and storage of supplies and cleaning of imaging rooms in preparation for the next patient.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Prepares patient for exam or procedure and assist technologist, nurse or physician Maintains patient and staff confidentiality at all times. Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions. Verifies the patient's identification using two forms of ID as outlined in hospital policies using AIDET. Operates and maintains equipment safely and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Maintains a clean and serviceable work environment to enhance patient care. Maintains an adequate inventory of equipment and supplies for assigned area and places general and special supply orders from purchasing in a timely manner. Thoroughly cleans the room to make ready for the next patient and recommending terminal clean to address patient infection control standards. Wears personal monitoring device on collar and outside of apron consistently and submits it promptly and regularly for assessment of occupational dosage. Reports any loss, damage, or unusual events associated with personal monitoring device immediately to the Radiation Safety Office. Diligently observes patient, recognizes changes in condition and seeks appropriate assistance. Verifies the requisition/chart for valid written order, priority, date, ordering comments, physician's notes, uses time-out process for invasive procedures and precautions and patient consent forms. Ensures that records are properly completed with patient identification data and appropriate labeling.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Able to perform high quality radiology procedures according to exam protocol in a timely manner. Able to explain the procedure and put patients at ease. Able to provide services in a timely, accurate, and cost-efficient manner in compliance with established System and regulatory standards, policies and procedures. Able to perform tasks independently without need for routine oversight. Able to maintain a calm and helpful attitude, even under times of stress, and take appropriate and reasonable steps to resolve issues. Able to effectively administer first aid and use emergency cart. Able to ensure customer satisfaction by limiting wait times, providing courteous service, remaining professional, reviewing patient satisfaction scores and developing action plans when required. Demonstrates and maintains current knowledge, continued education and skills appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, young adult, adult and geriatric. Able to serve as preceptor by providing quality training to new team members and on new services and initiatives. Able to take call, if required.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!