RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST ASSISTANT (PER DIEM)

Title: Radiologic Technologist Assistant (Per Diem)
FSLA: Non-Exempt
Reports To: East – Director of Imaging Service; West – Director of West Operations
Mission: To provide the residents of our communities the highest quality, state-of-the-art and comprehensive Orthopaedic care.

Main Function: As a member of the care team, the Radiologic Technologist Assistant is responsible for working collaboratively with other team members to assure the safe, timely and accurate delivery of patient care.  The Radiologic Technologist Assistant files, locates, logs, retrieves and delivers x-ray records as assigned.

Customer Service:

  • Operate within the concept of patient focused care
  • Anticipate patient needs
  • Deliver caring timely service with positive body language
  • Responds promptly to patient needs and requests
  • Greet patients at every stage of the visit
  • Responds promptly to Physician and team member requests and inquiries
  • Participates as an active, positive member of the TOI team

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Requests outside imaging studies and imaging reports in advance, or real-time, as requested
  • Delivers, transports, sorts and imports x-ray records by maintaining the PACS, and ensures appropriate demographic and exam-related information is accurate
  • Prepares surgery packets daily
  • Transports patients to and from exam rooms to ensure prompt completion of their x-rays
  • Controls the patient workflow by worklist or light system, assigning patients to technologists in timed order

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year of work experience in a medical setting and customer service environment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Word processing and computer experience

Mental/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse groups of professionals and physicians
  • Ability to communicate written and oral ideas and plan effectively
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner, exhibiting tact, enthusiasm, and patience
  • Required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (2 hours) per (12 hours)
  • Transfers patient for radiology procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (24”) to (36”), up to (40/shift)
  • Transfers film and supply boxes. Requires horizontally transferring film weighing up to (3 lbs.), up to (12/shift), a distance of up to (50 feet) without medical assistance
  • Transfers patient wheelchair to perform job duties. Must horizontally transfer patient wheelchair requiring a force up to (60 lbs.), up to (40/shift), a distance up to (50 feet)
  • Transfers x-ray tube, located 74” from the floor, to perform job duties. Requires upper body forces up to (10 lbs.), up to (12/hr)
  • Stands to perform job duties when indicated. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to (2 hours) continuously, for a total of up to (10 hours) per (12 hours)
  • Requires (near/far) vision to read orders, requisitions, computer screen, patient positioning, and panel; all are in English

Working Conditions: Risk of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.  This is a safety sensitive position.

All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to demonstrate due care in the use and communication of patients’ protected health information.  It is every employee’s principal job function to ensure patient confidentiality and failure to maintain confidentiality may, and will, result in sanction and/or discharge.