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Radiology Technologist

Company: University of New Mexico
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

This position offers generous sign on bonus to external hires. Shift differentials: 17% - week nights 26% - weekend nights 15% - weekend days Department: Radiology - General
FTE: 0.90
Full Time
Shift: Nights
Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor, provide patient services in a Level I Trauma Center. Perform radiographic procedures for Diagnostic Radiology, apply principles of radiation protection. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
* PROCEDURES - Perform diagnostic radiographic procedures including portables and the OR; operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices
* X-RAY - Follow prescribed techniques to administer general and specific x-rays; adjust equipment; calculate exposure factors, position and immobilize patients as necessary, use appropriate lead shielding
* QUALITY CONTROL - Evaluate filming for technical qualities and remedies; provide corrective action to improve quality
* OBSERVATION - Observe patient and equipment during procedures; document patient reactions or problems on requisition and report immediately to supervisor
* PAPERWORK - Complete and verify all appropriate paperwork involved in but not limited to exams, patient education, lab results and patient check lists
* PATIENT CARE - Assume care for physical needs of the patient during examinations and procedures
* IMAGING - Assist physician with imaging process; follow Radiology Department protocols
* QUALITY CONTROL - Assume responsibility for portions of the quality control programs and provide instruction as required
* SAFETY - Provide protection to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards and ALARA
* SUPPLIES - Clean assigned area; maintain stock supply levels through inventory control and requisitioning
* PATIENT ASSISTANCE - Assist in reception area, scheduling office and/or film library; aid patients and transport them, as necessary
* CLINICAL EDUCATION - Instruct specific units of didactic and/or clinical education as required to students, clinical staff and residents
* FLOAT - May be required to float to another work assignment/area
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
* Program Graduate
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Comm on Allied Health (AMA), or Accredited ED Program
Experience:
Essential:

Nonessential:
Trauma center
Credentials:
Essential:
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* American Registry of Radiologic Technologists License
* NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Lic NMMIRTP

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* May be required or is required to perform on-call duties
Department: Clinical Care

Keywords: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque , Radiology Technologist, Healthcare , Edgewood, New Mexico

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