The radiology technologist performs diagnostic testing (X-rays) according to established departmental procedures, ensuring the delivery of quality patient care. This position may also provide other clinical and administrative assistance, such as front desk registration.
The radiology 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.
The radiology technologist also accurately completes patient interviews, collects appropriate specimens, assists the physician with patient exams, maintains departmental inventory and ensures quality direct patient care and non-professional services as directed by the Registered Nurse.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited radiological technologist school.
LICENSE: Licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection. BLS HCP required.
CERTIFICATIONS: Registry or registry-eligible within the modality indicated below. If registry-eligible at time of hire within the modality, registration is required within one year.
X-Ray – registered or registry-eligible American Registry of Radiology Technologists or registry or registry-eligible as a mammography technologist.
EXPERIENCE: 1 year of diagnostic testing experience preferred.
Must possess the ability to concentrate on fine detail within a hectic environment with constant interruptions and handle several tasks at once.
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.
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, blood-borne pathogens (including exposure to infectious disease), potential injury and hazardous substances, including electromagnetic radiation. Position requires the ability to stand a majority 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.
This position reports to the leadership within Ambulatory.
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.