Rad Tech

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

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Posted Date 7/02/2020
Description
  • The VCU Health System's Department of Radiology New Freestanding Emergency Room located in New Kent is seeking a

PRN Rad Tech that will perform routine diagnostic X-Ray imagaining exams.

  • The chief objective of this position:

    • The practice of radiography is performed by radiologic technologists responsible for the administration of ionizing radiation to humans of all ages (newborn to geriatric) for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. A radiographer performs radiographic procedures and related techniques, producing images at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Radiography integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information. A radiographer recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of a procedure.
    • Radiographers must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology. Radiographers must maintain a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning and exposure technique. They must possess, utilize, and maintain knowledge of radiation protection and safety. Radiographers are the primary liaison between patients, licensed independent practitioners and other members of the support team. Radiographer must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, assessment, monitoring, and care skills. Participation in quality improvement processes and continuous assessment of performance is expected.
    • Radiographers think critically and use independent, professional, and ethical judgment in all aspects of work. Engagement in continuing education to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge, and technical competence is expected in this role.
    • The scope of practice for the Radiologic Technologist includes:
      • Performing radiographic procedures.
      • Determining radiographic exposure factors.
      • Assisting LIP with fluoroscopic and specialized interventional radiographic procedures. Performing non-interpretive fluoroscopic procedures as prescribed by a LIP.
      • Applying the principles of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including assisting and transporting patients.
      • Receiving, relaying, and documenting verbal, written, and electronic imaging orders in the patient's medical record.
      • Corroborating patient's clinical history with the ordered procedure while ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner (LIP).
      • Verifying informed consent.
      • Assuming responsibility for patient needs before, during, and after procedures. Preparing patients for procedures.
      • Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
      • Performing venipuncture per procedural protocol based on imaging order from a licensed independent practitioner.
      • Starting and maintaining intravenous access per procedural protocol based on an imaging order for a LIP.
      • Identifying, preparing, and /or administering medications generally associated with diagnostic imaging procedures as prescribed by a LIP.
      • Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded.
      • Identifying and escalating emergency situations and managing until appropriate LIP, EMS, MERT, RRT, or Code Team arrives to assume control.
      • Providing patient education related to imaging procedure.
      • Educating, mentoring, and general oversight of students and other learners in the Radiology environment.
      • Participating and/or performing ongoing quality assurance activities.
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

    • Registry by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT-R)
    • For new graduates of qualifying educational programs: Must pass certification exam within 90-days of graduation date.
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

    • Current Certification by ARRT
    • Team member must meet eligibility requirements and progress to Imaging Technologist Advancement Program Clinical Ladder Level 2 within 24 months of hire
    • Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers)
  • Experience REQUIRED:

    • N/A
  • Experience PREFERRED

    • One (1) year of previous radiologic technologist work experience
    • Previous work experience in an academic medical center environment
  • Education/training REQUIRED: (Note: work experience may be considered in lieu of credentials not required by law with HR approval. Work experience must be specific to role)

    • Graduation from a JRC Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology that is recognized by the ARRT
  • Education/training PREFERRED:

    • Bachelors Degree in Radiologic Technology or closely related field from an accredited program

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