Utilizes medical imaging equipment to produce diagnostic quality radiographs through the use of ionizing radiation. Responsible for following all departmental Radiation Safety and ALARA policies as well as state and federal regulations to ensure low-dose imaging is an integral part of practice. Operates portable and stationary x-ray equipment and prepares examination rooms, equipment, supplies, and medications. Provides for patient comfort and safety during examinations.
Job Specific Duties
Demonstrates knowledge of radiation safety by utilizing dose reduction techniques such as: minimize time, maximize distance, and use shielding to optimize patient dose.
Documents time for Fluoro cases, KVp, and mAS for X-rays in Cerner upon closing the exam.
Adjusts equipment, determines proper technique, and arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain correct patient position.
Communicates effectively with hospital employees, physicians, patients, and families.
Follows hospital patient-identification policy prior to performing examination. Utilizes two patient identifiers to ensure accuracy as per policy.
Enters and transmits patient information into PACS for interpretation/reading immediately following completion of examination.
Observes radiation safety practices at all times and adheres to all clean sweep guidelines and infection control standards per policy.
Prepares patient for examination, explains procedures, transfers patient to table, positions patients, and assists patient at end of procedure.
Performs portable examinations in the operating room, emergency department, and in-patient rooms. Demonstrates knowledge of C-arm operations.
Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the equipment, monitoring inventory, and stocking scan room.
Performs QA, completes exam, enters and transmits patient information into PACS in a timely manner.
Problem solves issues with equipment and reports equipment problems/malfunctions to clinical engineering or supervisor on an as needed basis.
Minimum Job Requirements
American Heart Association CPR BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
General x-ray license from the State of Florida - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Registered by the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) - in good standing throughout employment highly preferred.
Graduate of AMA Accredited School of Radiology Technology preferred.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to problem solve and adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.