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X-Ray Technologist

Company: OrthoIllinois
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Purpose:The X-Ray Technician is responsible for using imaging equipment to produce x-ray images of patient's anatomy requested by the physician in order to aid the physicians in diagnosing injuries, diseases or other illnesses. The X-Ray Technician's main priority is to ensure that the patient is comfortable and safe throughout the image taking process, in accordance with applicable policy and procedure, standard of care, and in accordance of state certification.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes
  • Positions patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician
  • Uses radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff
  • Determines patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians
  • Prepares examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready; escorting patients from the main lobby to x-ray department; take thorough and accurate patient medical histories and monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician
  • Explains the procedure and exam to patients and ensure patients are exposed to limit amounts of radiation while keeping the patient's safety in mind
  • Positions imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination; take radiographic x-ray images for patients
  • Reviews and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes
  • Sends the x-ray images to the provider and to outside facilities if necessary, burn images and upload from and to PAC's system
  • Documents the procedures that were performed to obtain an x-ray image; Print the next day x-ray order tickets
  • Provides assistance to physicians or other technologists in the performance of more complex procedures as needed
  • Completes quality control activities, monitor equipment operation, and report malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or service department
  • Performs general administrative tasks, such as answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, or pulling and filing films
  • Assists with on-the-job training of new employees or students or provide input to supervisors regarding training performanceCompetencies:
    • Technical Expertise: Applies knowledge of professional medical practice, regulations, and organizational policy to provide quality, patient focused care within scope of role, build relationships with care team, patient and families, and maintain a safe working environment
    • Patient Focus: Provides care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values; listening, informing, and involving patients in their care
    • Comprehension: Understands and applies detailed instructions and factual information in oral, written and/or diagram form
    • Judgment: Acts with the patient's best interest making timely and informed decisions in complex situations; accepts responsibility to maintain patient confidentiality
    • Planning and Organizing: Manages a high volume of tasks at one time, prioritizing workload while maintaining a high level of attention to detail
    • Initiative / Independence: Works independently with little needed direction taking responsibility for own time and effectiveness. Proactively recognizes opportunities to contribute, recommends and implements process improvements
    • Teamwork: Actively works with others towards shared goal. Encourages co-operation. Aware of the needs of others and responds flexibly. Shares information and supports other team members. Seeks opportunities to develop others
    • Attention to Detail: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently
    • Adaptability: Maintains composure in a fast-paced environment, managing changing priorities and adjusting response appropriately to achieve goals; responds to change with a positive attitude and willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectivesOrganizational Culture:All OrthoIllinois employees focus on service by putting the mission, vision, and value statements into practice and using the guiding principles of Compassion, Respect, Trust, Integrity, Innovation, Education Fiscal Responsibility, Practice Independence, Accountability, and Empowerment to direct their interactions and decision making. Employees promote and model the service standards to create lasting impressions, extraordinary moments, exceptional on-stage experiences, and meaningful and compassionate connections.Education and Experience Requirements:
      • Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in Radiology Technologist program
      • Previous X-ray experience in high volume facility preferred
      • Current ARRT and IEMA certifications
      • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft and Google suitesEnvironmental/Working Conditions: Working environment is in an office/clinic setting. Occasional work required outside normal business hours including evenings and weekends.

Keywords: OrthoIllinois, Rockford , X-Ray Technologist, Other , Rockford, Illinois

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