Hackensack Meridian Health

Radiologic Technologist I

Job ID
2022-119060
Department
Radiology
Site
Hackensack University Med Cntr
Job Location
US-NJ-Hackensack
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
40
Shift
Night
Shift Hours
Night
Weekend Work
Every Other Weekend
On Call Work
On-Call Commitment Required
Holiday Work
Three of 6

Overview

How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

 

The Radiologic Technologist / X-Ray Technician is responsible for obtaining diagnostic radiographic examinations.

 

https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/en/Locations/Hackensack-University-Medical-Center/Helena-Theurer-Pavilion

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Radiologic Technologist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

 

  • Produces diagnostic radiographic examinations by positioning patients, providing immobilization devices, shielding, selecting proper technical factors based on individual patient needs. Select and operate equipment as required for specific procedures.
  • Uses consistent and appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others and health care providers to prepare protocols for scanning and patient safety. The collection of information is determined by the patient's needs or condition.
  • In accordance with ALARA principles restricts radiation beam through proper & safe collimation, providing safe care to all patients
  • Performs portable x-ray examinations in patient rooms, operating rooms, and emergency rooms.
  • Follows operational procedure to safely identify patient's images with name and MRN#, correctly mark the image as to the side of the patient taken.
  • Processes & reconstructs all images using methods available
  • Maintains orderly x-ray room, including ordering and maintaining proper & adequate supplies as directed by head of the department.
  • Prepares radiopaque contrast media and assists providers when necessary in administering radiopaque mixtures to patients.
  • Performs administrative duties related to scheduling appointments, patient's instruction, maintenance of records, reception of patients and other administrative duties as required.
  •  Renders services and/or assistance to all patients depending on the individual patient's needs and abilities in moving, turning, getting on and off the x-ray tables, etc.
  • Responsible for scheduled shifts including holidays and weekends.
  • Overtime as needed to provide continual quality patient care.
  • On call assignments as needed per Department of Radiology policy.
  • Adheres to the policies of Employee ID, Standards of Behavior, Attendance, and Punctuality.
  • Greets all patients when they arrive for their exam utilizing A.I.D.E.T. standards.
  • Performs daily clerical duties, which includes the use of EPIC, PACS, Teletracking System, computer system, patient scheduling, and other computer systems as added by hospital.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.

 

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification.
  • Diagnostic Radiography License.
  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.

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