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Radiography Technologist, Staff Relief

Company: Memorial Hospital West
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Radiography Technologist, Staff Relief - Flex, MHW: Diagnostic Radiology - Pembroke Pines, FL ---- Summary:Performs various imaging procedures in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. -- Detailed responsibilities:--- Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.--- When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.--- Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.--- Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes images and identifies issues with the quality of images. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure if clinically appropriate.--- Charges appropriately for all supplies used for procedure and utilizes appropriate exam codes.--- Takes on call shift responsibilities as required by the department. Competencies and skills:Essential:--- STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct. --- CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.--- ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.--- RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.--- RADIATION PROTECTION: Provides appropriate radiation protection for self and others during all imaging and therapeutic procedures. --- PATIENT POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES: Performs imaging procedures on all anatomical areas of the body. --- IMAGE PRODUCTION, ANALYSIS AND ARCHIVAL: Applies appropriate imaging factors, conducts image analysis and utilizes archival techniques. --- PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND CARE: Assesses and provides patient care prior to, during and/or after procedures; considering medical condition, age and diversity.--- ACCURACY: Completes work assignments within established quality and/or quantity standards. --- PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"--- ADMINISTRATION OF CONTRAST MEDIA: Prepares and administers contrast media and monitors patient. -- -- Education:Essential:--- Accredited Program -- Education specialization:Essential:--- Radiology Credentials:Essential:--- ARRT - American Registry of Radiology Tech--- BLS Certification--- Certified Radiologic Technologist--- BLS American Heart E-Card Education equivalent experience:Essential:--- Recent graduates of an approved Radiography program. -- Other information:Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required.------Must possess an active Radiography Certificate from the State of Florida and must take the ARRT(R) examination. -- -- Working conditions:Essential:--- Bending and Stooping------ 60.00%--- Keyboard Entry------ 60.00%--- Kneeling------ 40.00%--- Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater------ 60.00%--- Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Reaching------ 60.00%--- Repetitive Movement Foot/Leg------ 20.00%--- Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm------ 20.00%--- Sitting------ 40.00%--- Squatting------ 40.00%--- Standing------ 60.00%--- Walking------ 60.00%--- Audible Speech------ 80.00%--- Hearing Acuity------ 80.00%--- Depth Perception------ 80.00%--- Distinguish Color------ 80.00%--- Seeing - Far------ 80.00%--- Seeing - Near------ 80.00%--- Bio hazardous Waste------ 60.00%--- Biological Hazards - Respiratory------ 60.00%--- Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion------ 60.00%--- Blood and/or Bodily Fluids------ 60.00%--- Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens------ 60.00%--- Hazardous Chemicals------ 20.00%--- Latex------ 20.00%--- Computer Monitor------ 60.00%--- Fire Risk------ 20.00%--- Moving Mechanical Parts------ 60.00%--- Needles/Sharp Objects------ 60.00%--- Potential Electric Shock------ 20.00%--- Potential for Physical Assault------ 20.00%--- Radiation------ 40.00%--- Wet or Slippery Surfaces------ 20.00% ---- -- Organizational Profile: Memorial Hospital West opened in 1992 with 100 beds to serve the growing population of western Broward. Today, the hospital has 384 beds and is one of the busiest and most technologically advanced in the region. Memorial Hospital West's many respected specialty programs include: --- Medical and Surgical Services --- Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments --- Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute --- Memorial Cancer Institute --- Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, including Broward County's first adult inpatient autologous transplant unit --- Memorial Neuroscience Institute --- Memorial Rehabilitation Institute --- Bariatric/Weight-Loss Surgery Program --- The Family Birthplace --- Women's Services Truven Health Analytics and Modern Healthcare magazine named Memorial Hospital West one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals in 2013 and 2014 - and the hospital has been consistently recognized by The Leapfrog Group with an "A" Ranking for Patient Safety. Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines , Radiography Technologist, Staff Relief , Healthcare , Pembroke Pines, Florida

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