This position is located in the Imaging Department at the Omaha campus. DRTs perform procedures and examinations in the Radiology Department under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers. The objective of the examinations and procedures is to produce radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body. Duties performed by the DRT may include, but are not limited to: Properly identifies the patient and the images. Uses left and right markers. This is essential so that mistaken identity does not occur. The technologist must be certain that the patient's personal information matches the demographics on the requisition sheet. Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that patients understand what is to be done as well as what hazards, if any, is possible. Determines technical factors, positioning, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of radiographic procedures Acquires and processes digital images. Performs quality control of the images, assessing for proper exposure technique, positioning, and annotation. Applies post-processing techniques such as window leveling, edge enhancement, brightness and annotation corrections as necessary before archiving images in PACS. Sends after-hours images to off-site Radiology site for interpretation. If sending images off-site, all pertinent priors will be forwarded to meet standards. Responsible to the radiologists and supervisor for the quality and quantity of radiographic exams performed to assure an elevated level of acceptability of radiographs while minimizing patient radiation dosage and reducing costs. The incumbent adheres to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concept to minimize the radiation exposure to the patient, other medical staffs, and self. Triages exams to prioritize scheduled and routine patients as well as accommodate emergency patients. Performs routine, urgent, and stat portable x-ray exams on inpatients, ICU and ER patients, surgical patients in the operating room, as well as post-op patients. Performs c-arm fluoroscopic imaging for surgical cases, bronchoscopies, and/or pain clinic. Work Schedule: The tours of duty for this position is typically 8a-4p, every third weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and every third Monday 4p-12a. Additional information may be provided during the interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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