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Diagnostic Technol - Ahoskie

Job ID: 959014
Facility: Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
Location: Ahoskie, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Position Summary

The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist II is a member of the diagnostic staff of Radiology Services. The technologist is responsible for the operation of diagnostic and fluoroscopy imaging equipment and for performing examinations. The diagnostic technologist must maintain a high standard of ethics while providing quality patient care. Through proper Credentialing, the technologist must be ARRT (R) registered with current certification.

Responsibilities

Follows patient safety guidelines, organizational policies and procedures, professional standards of performance, best practices and regulatory requirements related to patient care and quality.

Exhibits competency in relation to performance in all radiography and fluoroscopy procedures and equipment for given level.

Understands and incorporates the policies of HIPAA into daily work habits.

Displays appropriate behavior in regards to giving and receiving constructive feed-back. Works towards departmental goals.

Competent in the usage of Pyxis, if applicable.

Maintain a professional appearance by adhering to the departmental dress code and maintaining a stocked, clean work environment.

Has an understanding and realizes the importance of JCAHO standards.

Demonstrates proper radiation safety for patient, self and others within procedure.

Documentation of contrast - type of contrast, amount used, lot number and expiration date.

Documentation of patient information in PACS as needed - patient symptoms, symptoms duration, associated symptoms not included in PACs, relevant surgical and medical history, and explanation for limited study.

Assess patient's current medical status to evaluate changes that require immediate medical intervention.

Maintain a teamwork approach with other staff members. The technologist demonstrates the ability to accept supervision and ask for assistance when necessary.

Charge for procedures, contrast, and patient supplies while maintaining operating expenses.

Attends departmental staff meetings as scheduled and reads departmental e-mails on a regular basis.

Technologist is responsible for daily use, quality control and proper maintenance of equipment. Notify manager and other staff when there are equipment issues.

Knows downtime procedures and is able to practice when applicable.

All exam orders are began, changed, and ended in Radiant.

All images are reviewed for quality and then sent to the PACs system for radiologist interpretation; exams are reconciled for interpretation in a timely fashion.

Share in the transport of patients, when able.

Performs Hand-Off Communication to the technologist on the next shift.

The technologist takes call and is accountable for work assignments, if applicable.

The technologist performs other duties as assigned, i.e., C-Arm in OR.

Demonstrates the full range of procedures reflecting appropriate patient care and knowledge for patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric.
Accurately explains all procedures and exams to the patient and family members.

Informed consent is obtained after procedure has been explained and prior to procedure being performed, when applicable.

Respects patient privacy by protecting patient's modesty and dignity throughout procedure.

Minimum Requirements

High school or equivalent (or higher)

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Current ARRT (R) required

2 years of experience as Radiologic/Diagnostic Technologist

Other Information

Shift: Days 36 hours

Recruter Contact Information: [email protected]

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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