Radiology Tech
Tower Health

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Health and Safety


Job Info


Overview

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.

Responsibilities

The Diagnostic X-Ray Technologist is responsible for performing complex diagnostic X-ray and fluoroscopy procedures to patients. The diagnostic x-ray technologist maintains operational flow and maximum patient throughput without compromising patient care. Ensures that all regulatory requirements are met including Joint Commission and all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania statutes.

Skills & Abilities:

• Commitment to excellence in patient care

• Effective interpersonal skills

• Demonstrates accountability and professionalism

• Adapts to change in a positive, professional manner

• Commitment to customer service

• Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care based on the physical, psychological, developmental, social, and educational needs of the patients and families we serve

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.

• Assure the security of all patient PHI in compliance to the HIPAA Act of 1996.

• Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

• Maintains radiology supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

• Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

• Maintains professional and technical knowledge and continuing education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

• Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.

• Prepares patient for radiological procedures by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.

• Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors.

• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.

• Maintains production and quality of radiographic images by following established standards and procedures. Develops radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.

• Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.

• Other duties as may be assigned. Job Requirements Education: High School Diploma or equivalent; graduate of a 2 or 4 year accredited school of Radiology Technology

Supervisory Responsibility:

• Must be able to supervise Radiology students who may be assigned to the area.

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Qualifications

Training & Education:

• Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program

Experience:

• Minimum 1 year as a Diagnostic X-Ray Technologist, preferred.

Required Licenses:

• Radiologic Technologist (R) certification by the ARRT within 12 months of start date

Professional Qualifications:

• Current BLS certification required

• Diagnostic X-Ray Technologist experience, preferred



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