RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST - AFTER HOURS (FULL TIME)

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Radiology Manager

Main Function:

Operates radiologic equipment to make clinical diagnostic X-ray images as directed by physicians and performs routine diagnostic procedures.   Responsible for performing all diagnostic radiological procedures in a timely manner. Performs procedures according to physician’s orders per prescription and protocol. As a member of the care team, the Radiologic Technologist is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care. In addition, the Radiologic Technologist must be able and willing to cross-train into other appropriate areas and/or work in all TOI offices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Philosophy

  • Supports Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s mission, values, vision, goals and objectives.
  • Maintains knowledge of and conforms to TOI policies and procedures.
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities
  • Seeks out additional assignments and duties

Work Quality

  • Performs duties in an accurate and organized manner
  • Adheres to policies and procedures in performance of duties
  • Ensures knowledge of job and asks questions when unsure
  • Completes duties within appropriate timeframes

Personal Attributes

  • Shows initiative and dependability including punctuality and attendance
  • Displays good judgment
  • Cooperates and is flexible
  • Follows appropriate dress code and personal hygiene habits presenting a professional image

Customer Service

  • Operates within the concept of patient focused care
  • Fosters a culture of positively outrageous customer patient service showing courtesy in interactions with patients, physicians and co-workers
  • Presents good telephone skills
  • Responds promptly to patient needs and co-worker requests

Communication and Teamwork

  • Evolves into a effective team member
  • Expected to be a positive and responsible team member with a good attitude
  • Presents good oral and written communication (documentation) skills

Radiologic Technologist Duties

  • Positions patients and adjusts equipment for taking X-rays following established protocols
  • Instructs patients regarding procedures.  Observes patients for vital signs during examination
  • Follows prescribed safety standards in operating radiologic equipment
  • Selects length and intensity for radiation exposure by adjusting equipment on individual patient basis
  • Examines radiologic images for properties such as density and contrast, definition, magnification, distortion and appropriate anatomy included
  • Authorizes release of patients upon completion of radiologic examination
  • Sends images to physician for reading/interpretation via Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs)
  • Maintains X-ray rooms.  Stocks necessary medical and radiologic supplies
  • Cleans and makes minor adjustments to radiologic equipment
  • Participates in training employees and student technologists in equipment operation, patient movement, and quality assurance
  • Maintains the PACs system by downloading outside images and ensuring that the appropriate demographic information is maintained for retrieval
  • Obtains outside images, special exams and reports by request for electronic push or hard copy
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested
  • Enhances professional growth through education programs, conferences and workshops. Maintains appropriate continuing education credits to ensure licensure
  • Maintains all patient confidentiality and HIPAA rules and regulations
  • Performs related work as required

Qualifications

  • Completion of course in radiologic technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic  Technologists
  • Current certification (ARRT) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Arizona State license through MRTBE
  • One year experience as a radiologic technologist preferred
  • CPR certified
  • Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services to the age of  the patients served in the clinical facilities
  • Must possess the ability to assess data and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their specific need
  • 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

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
  • Radiologic Technologist transfers patient for radiology procedures. Requires vertically transferring patient weighing up to (50 lbs.) from (24”) to (36”), up to (40/shift)
  • Radiologic Technologist 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
  • Radiologic Technologist 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)
  • Radiologic Technologist 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.)
  • Radiologic Technologist 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)
  • Radiologic Technologist requires (near/far) vision to read orders, requisitions, computer screen, patient positioning, and panel; all are in English
  • Radiologic Technologist is required to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and monitor for a total of up to (2 hours) per (12 hours)

Working Conditions (environmental)

  • Risk of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Possible risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.
  • OSHA risk factor is category A.

All positions with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are to use 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.


If you work well in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere, and driven by the opportunity to make a difference and provide an outstanding customer service; submit your resume to careers@tucsonortho.com.

We offer excellent Medical benefits, Free Life insurance, Free Short-term Disability insurance, 401k Match, Profit Sharing and a smoke and drug free environment.  EOE