Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 5/13/2022

POSITION SUMMARY:

A Multi-Modal Technologist will perform imaging procedures while adhering to established guidelines and assisting in the training of new technologists; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director. Technologist will: - Perform all technical procedures within the respective modality sections as described in the Radiology Policy Manual. - Meet the technical competency requirements for the position. - Maintain an effective working relationship with all staff. - Participate in professional education programs, patient/staff safety initiatives, and quality assurance/ improvement activities. Contributes to the efficient operation of the department, ensuring quality and continuity of patient care including variation of modality assignment to meet the needs of the patient volume.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Functions

  • Performs all technical procedures within their respective modality sections as described in the Radiology Policy Manual.
  • Meets the technical competency requirements for the position.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with all staff.
  • Participates in professional education programs, patient/staff safety initiatives, and quality assurance/ improvement activities.

Responsibilities - General

  • Adheres to established policies and procedures and maintain open communication with departmental leadership and other staff regarding patient care delivery, technical operations, equipment utilization, regulatory compliance, and continuing education.
  • Ensures that all patients have a thorough understanding of the procedure to be performed and communicate relevant information in a compassionate and professional manner to patients undergoing procedures.
  • Works with technologists and support staff to coordinate patient flow by monitoring hospital information and scheduling systems.
  • Participates in departmental and institutional quality assurance/improvement programs and adhere to required infection control, environmental care, radiation safety, and general safety procedures to ensure overall patient, staff, and public safety.
  • Monitors and performs required quality control on all imaging instrumentation, survey meters, calibrators, and other devices to ensure appropriate functionality and coordination of required service.
  • Optimally performs all technical procedures associated within respective modalities and assists in imaging procedures as directed by the radiologist as well as perform complicated intravenous and intramuscular injections as required by modality and in accordance with HWPs.
  • Performs routine back-up, transfer, archive and retrieval of imaging studies and maintain all necessary records and reports in a correct, timely, and efficient manner as well as create and evaluate softcopy and hardcopy production as needed.
  • Ensures that all Federal, State, and local regulatory, accreditation, and organizational guidelines are met when performing job functions including during the receipt, administration, storage, disposal, and general management of radiology pharmaceuticals, supplies, and materials.
  • Ensures quality patient care by helping to establish an orderly, clean, caring, and professional environment.
  • Maintains departmental stocks and supplies and assist in managing an appropriate and fiscally responsible supply inventory by adhering to the established materials management program.
  • Ensures that business and patient information (e.g., images, demographics and reports) is properly handled with proper measures dedicated to the maintenance of security and confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • For Angiography, CT, MRI, Radiologic Technologists: establishes intravenous access; administers imaging contrast media as directed by departmental policies and procedures and HWPs.
  • For Nuclear Medicine Technologists: establishes intravenous access; administers radiopharmaceutical imaging agents as directed by departmental policies and procedures and HWPs.
  • For Angiography, CT, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiologic, and Ultrasonography Technologists: applies room/cylinder oxygen via mask/nasal cannula per order.

Responsibilities - Staff (by modality)

  • Angiography Technologist: will perform radiographic procedures; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director.
  • CT Technologist: will perform computed tomography procedures while adhering to established guidelines and assisting in the training of new technologists; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director.
  • Mammography Technologist: will perform screening and diagnostic mammographic procedures as well as bone densitometry and may also encompass the responsibilities of a Radiologic Technologist; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director.
  • MRI Technologist: will perform procedures magnetic resonance imaging procedures; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director.
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist: will perform nuclear medicine procedures; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director. o Radiologic Technologist: will perform radiographic procedures; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director.
  • Ultrasonography Technologist: will perform ultrasonography procedures including abdominal, gynecological, O/B, and vascular exams; will work under the supervision of the modality supervisory technologist and modality medical director.

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance and punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

Quality:

  • Is part of a team effort to ensure quality services.
  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
  • Produces quality results.
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.
  • Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills using available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-service and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision-making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relevant Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.
  • Ability to use computers
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Ability to hear and respond to staff and patient needs
  • Ability to physically position patients
  • Ability to manipulate imaging equipment

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  • Education: Associates required; Bachelors preferred
  • Experience (Type & Length): Minimum of 1 year in one of the referenced primary modalities, 2 years preferred
  • Certification/Licensure: Current American Heart Association or Red Cross BLS certification
  • Qualifications as described by modality below.

*Note: a Multi-Modality Technologist must work as needed in two (2) or more of the modalities below:

    • Angiography (Interventional) Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation; and Preferred additional current ARRT registered certification in Vascular-Interventional radiography with RT(VI) designation and/or preferred additional current Cardiac Interventional radiography with RT(CI) designation and/or preferred additional current Cardio-Vascular interventional radiography with RT(CV) designation; and Current ACLS certification with American Heart Association obtained within 6 months of hire.
    • Cardiac Catheterization Lab Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation; and Current ACLS certification with American Heart Association or Red Cross.
    • Computed Tomography Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license, and/or Nuclear Medicine license, and/or Radiation Therapy license; and Current
      • Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography Computed Tomography license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation and Computed Tomography with RT(CT) designation; and/or Current NMTCB registered certification in Nuclear Medicine with CNMT designation.
    • Mammography Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license and Mammography license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation and Mammography with RT(M) designation.
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist
      • Current ARRT registered certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging with RT(MR) designation; and Preferred additional registered current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation; and Preferred additional current Texas Medical Board Radiologist Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license.
    • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Nuclear Medicine license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Nuclear Medicine with RT(N) designation; and/or Current NMTCB registered certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology with CNMT designation.
      • For technologists performing SPECT-CT Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Nuclear Medicine license SPECT-CT endorsement and/or current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Nuclear Medicine license CT endorsement and/or current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license.
    • Radiography Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation. For recent radiologic technology graduate only: ARRT registered certification eligibility in Radiography with RT(R); must obtain registered certification within 12 months of hire and prior to the expiration of a temporary Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license.
    • Cardiac Catheterization Lab Technologist
      • Current Texas Medical Board Radiologic Technologist Radiography (Full/General) license; and Current ARRT registered certification in Radiography with RT(R) designation; and Current ACLS certification with American Heart Association or Red Cross.
    • Ultrasound Technologist
      • Current ARDMS registered certification in Abdomen with RDMS(AB) designation and/or current ARDMS registered certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology with RDMS(OB/GYN) designation and/or current ARRT registered certification in Sonography with RT(S) designation
      • For technologists performing nuchal translucency sonography: Current NTQR or equivalent Nuchal Translucency registered certification within 18 months of hire*
      • For technologists performing vascular sonography: Current ARDMS registered certification in Vascular Technology with RVT designation and/or additional current CCI registered certification as a Registered Vascular Specialist with RVS designation and/or additional current ARRT registered certification in Vascular Sonography with RT(VS) designation*
      • For technologists performing breast sonography: Current ARRT registered certification in Breast Sonography with RT(BS) designation and/or additional current ARDMS registered certification in Breast with RDMS(BR) designation*
    • Preferred additional current ARDMS registered certification in Musculoskeletal with RMSKS designation*
    • Preferred additional current ARDMS registered certification in Pediatric Sonography with RDMS(PS) designation*
    • Preferred additional current ARDMS registered certification in Fetal Echocardiography with RDMS(FE) designation* o Preferred additional current ARDMS registered certification in Neurosonology with RDMS(NE) designation*

*Registered certification is only required if needed to satisfy site modality accreditation requirements

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