The incumbent will independently operate Diagnostic Imaging equipment. The incumbent will help to develop new techniques, define optimal protocols, and devise alternative ways to visualize pathology within the patient. Perform examinations on patients according to protocols and parameters set forth by department or procedures by a radiologist. -Receives patients, explains methods of procedures, position patient and makes exposures necessary for the requested examination -Independently makes standard examinations -Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations, determines technical factors and properly positions patients -Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them -Performs a wide variety of complex radiologic examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury -Positions patients, selects and sets technical factors, sets up and adjusts accessory equipment and makes exposures based on request of physician or other specialists -Performs routine x-ray examinations of all areas of the body to include skull, spines, abdomen, and all extremities with minimal discomfort to the patient -Explains the radiographic procedure to allay fears and obtain maximum cooperation from the patient -Follows mandated HIPPA guidelines -Follows guidelines for properly registering and editing examinations -Properly retrieves and utilizes data from DHCP Network (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IP Network) and properly identifies images -Enters correct data on the imaging request, in the computers and in the CR/CR system -Properly enters patient's accession number in the CR/DR terminal to ensure proper transfer of case to PAC's system -Enters pertinent patient information into CPRS/Order Entry - Radiology Notes, such as patient refusals, order cancellations or any complications -Sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required and makes exposures necessary for requested procedures -Completes examinations by transmitting images to the PACS immediately after procedure is finished -Receives patient, explains methods of procedures, positions patient and makes exposures necessary for the requested examination -Independently makes standard examinations -Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations and determines technical factors, positioning to satisfy the requirements -Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them -Checks the maintenance of daily supplies to avoid any slow-down in patient care -Ensures that the highest degree of cleanliness is kept in all examination rooms and that anti-infection control is carried out -Performs diagnostic imaging procedures as prescribed by a licensed DRT -Determines radiographic technique exposure factors and effectively plans the table before and during exposure -Performs and assists practitioner with fluoroscopic and specialized procedures -Participates in physiologic monitoring of patients -Post processes digital data for display or hard copy records, insuring proper identification and consent -Provides information about the procedure and related health issues according to protocol -Maintains a sterile tray and sterile/aseptic technique -Selects appropriate technical factors with consideration given to established protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition -Manipulates and reconstructs data for interpretation -Archives data, documents patient exposures, and reviews renal function, allergies, and diseases prior to administration of contrast media -Assures that adequate safeguards are maintained to recognize when changes of equipment or procedures might result in increased exposure, and to adopt methods to prevent such exposure Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Rad Tech (Gen)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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