Covenant Health

Job Title
SR IMAGING TECH
ID
3531884
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
RADIOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC

Overview

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Sr Imaging Tech - Radiology Diagnostic

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Mid Shift 2PM-10:30PM Mon-Fri

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Radiology Diagnostic:

Radiology Diagnostics provides general radiography and fluoroscopy exams in multiple settings. The department is staffed 24/7 and provides services to outpatients, inpatients, and the emergency departments. Fluoroscopy exams provided vary from traditional barium studies to invasive spinal and joint procedures. The radiology department also provides imaging services in the operating room, GI lab, and endoscopy. Technologist are trained and expected to be functional in all areas served.  Radiology support services are also housed in this department and provided clerical services for the imaging division.

 

Position Summary:

Performs complex tasks associated with the operation of radiographic equipment to produce high quality X-ray images.  The Sr. Imaging Tech is responsible for producing routine and difficult imaging procedures and support activities while maintaining safe radiation practices.  Functions in capacity of clinical resource for Imaging Techs I & II, and other co-workers to provide quality review of work performed as needed. The Sr. Imaging Tech will assist in department functions in the absence of supervisory personnel.  Assists in other areas of Imaging Services.

Responsibilities

  • Applies ALARA principles to maintain established radiation safety standards that involve practicing techniques that will minimize radiation exposure to patient, health care personnel, self and general public, through consistently using protective devices, shields, dose reduction, and monitors; determines appropriate exposure factors.
  • Collaborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, ensuring that information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner. Receiving, relaying and documenting verbal, written and electronic orders in the patient’s medical record. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines for patient confidentiality.
  • Performs routine and difficult diagnostic imaging procedures through technical expertise of equipment and procedure protocols as ordered by a licensed independent practitioner. Assists licensed independent practitioner with interventional procedure, including time outs according to policy. Completes and verifies accurate informed consents.  Performs venipuncture, starts and maintains intravenous access as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.  Assist licensed independent practitioner with specialized fluoroscopic radiologic procedures and also be proficient in advanced diagnostic imaging.  May transport patients. Assists in other areas of imaging as needed.  Practices aseptic technique and applies universal precautions at all times. Applies appropriate infection prevention techniques and processes.
  • Assumes responsibility for patient needs during procedures; proactively assists patients, families, licensed independent practitioners and visitors as needed.
  • Applies the principle of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including double IDs, falls, transport and hand washing.
  • Proficient with all clerical duties, radiology information systems and PACS. Assists in the care of equipment. Maintains supply levels. Cleans area.
  • May assist in the training and orientation of other staff. Educate and monitors students and other health care providers when performing exams
  • Assists Supervisor/Lead Tech/Manager with reports and statistics as needed. Assist in inventory control. Reviews and evaluates completed tests for quality, completeness, and type of test ordered; ensures quality images. Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • Stays current in Basic Life Support (BLS) and performs BLS as needed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: Must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority at the time license and/or certification was granted.

 

Minimum Experience: Must have successfully completed an educational program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT.  Two (2) years diagnostic imaging experience; must be proficient in all fluoroscopy and specialized exams, including surgery imaging exams.

                                               

Licensure Requirement: ARRT (R). State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines.

 

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