The diagnostic technologist performs diagnostic testing according to established departmental procedures, ensuring the delivery of quality patient care. Diagnostic testing includes X-ray, CAT scan, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, mammography, interventional procedures, mobile mammography and PET/CT procedures.
The diagnostic technologist performs diagnostic testing as directed by the physician at a competent technical level not requiring constant supervision. This position operates diagnostic equipment, including peripheral equipment, in a safe and efficient manner to obtain optimal test results. The technologist manages the patient during the diagnostic procedure to meet quality patient care standards. This position ensures supplies are maintained and reports problems with equipment to the appropriate staff member.
This position actively participates in and supports student clinical education activities where applicable.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
SPECIALITY EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION CERTIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:
LICENSE: Licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection for all modalities except ultrasound. ARDMS is required for ultrasound. NMTCB or ARRT(N) for PET/CT.
EXPERIENCE: Candidates must possess ability to multitask with attention to fine detail in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire. State license expires the end of each year and must be renewed annually to work. ARRT expires on incumbent's date of birth and must be renewed to work.
Graduate of an accredited radiological technologist school required.
1 year of diagnostic testing experience preferred.
BLS for Healthcare Providers required.
Licensed by the State of NJ, Department of Environmental Protection.
Registered as American Registry of Radiology Technologists.
Advanced certification from ARRT required within 1 year of passing initial registry or date of hire.
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department-specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, potential injury and hazardous substances, including electromagnetic radiation. Position requires the ability to stand a majority of the time. Technologist performing MRI and CT requires the ability to sit in front of a CRT monitor much of the time. Position requires extensive pushing, pulling and lifting of patients and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. The department-specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool lists the essential functions of this position.
UNIT POPULATION SERVED:
Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) serviced: skeletal and all body systems including, but not limited to, pulmonary, cardiac/cardiovascular, GI, GU/GYN, oncology, etc., during radiology exams.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.