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Diagnostic X-Ray Technologist

Location: Rhinebeck, New York US

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Requisition Number: 11694

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.


Job Description
A. Summary of Job Purpose:


A Radiologic Technologist works under the direction of a radiologist utilizing radiographic, fluoroscopic and other high-tech imaging equipment. These Technologists are graduates of 2 or 4 year programs. Radiologic Technologists must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensed by the State of New York. Population served based on scope of services in the depart

B. Essential Job Qualifications:
Education: License:
Graduate from an A.M.A approved school of Radiologic Technology NYS License

Experience: Other:
Entry level to experienced A.R.R.T. (R)- Required


C. Job Specific Contacts:
Reports To (title):
Lead CT/Radiology Technologist

D. Patient Population Served (Joint Commission Requirements)
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Neonatal/Infancy (Birth – 1 year) Geriatric (65+ years)
Pediatric (1-12 years) All Ages
Adolescent (13-18 years) Not Applicable
Adult (19-64 years)
E. Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements

Environmental Demands & Exposure To Hazards:
Work within a limited space and in bright and low light examination rooms, exposure to reactive agents such as fixer and developer, Exposure to radiographic materials, potential risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens: category II (moderate)
Essential Physical Demands Of The Job:
Capability to be independently mobile, ability to: manage physically aggressive patients, transport patients on the patient mobilizer or in a wheelchair, move portable x-ray machine to examination site, lift 50 lbs. without assistance, reach, stoop and bend while maintaining proper body mechanics, perform prolonged tasks, transfer patients safely to prevent injury to patient and self; hearing and visual acuity sufficient to perform examinations, observe patients, read monitors & documents, and hear equipment alarms.
Essential Mental Demands Of The Job:
Ability to work under stress in high risk situations
Manual Dexterity Required:
Manual dexterity sufficient to operate radiographic equipment.
II. Essential Job Responsibilities

1 Performs exams following modality specific protocols resulting in high quality images using appropriate imaging techniques.
2 Demonstrates working knowledge of any and all modality specific ancillary equipment such as laser camera, fluoroscopic equipment, contrast injectors, QC phantoms, Gus cleaning units, CR readers PAC’s/RIS workstations, CAD workstations, dose calibrators, and flood sources.
3 Appropriate storage, handling and administration of modality specific contrast agents including barium, iodinated oral contrast, and intravenous contrast agents.
4 Maintains documentation and insures accuracy of all pertinent patient and procedural data such as patient history, exam title, patient demographics, laterality markers, and modality specific questionnaires and screening tools.
5 Prepares patient for procedure: providing instructions to obtain desired results. Gain cooperation and minimize anxiety as per patient education standards.
6 Applies safety principles to minimize risks to patient, self, and others. Following establish standards such as Alara, Image Gently, and MRI safety.
7 Conducts ongoing patient assessment including monitoring of the patient’s condition and assuming the responsibility for provision of physical or psychological needs during procedures ensuring patient safety. Provides pre and post procedure patient education.
8 Assists as needed to perform modality specific QA/QC procedures insuring equipment operates within manufacturers and regulatory guidelines.
9 Assumes responsibility of assigned area assuring all rooms are clean, stocked with supplies, and meets the standards set by each modality.
10 Participates in modality specific PI Plan.
11 Contributes to the efficient operation of the department through communication either written or verbal with lead technologist training to equipment, patients and other staff members.
12 Demonstrates computer literacy and application with computer programs that include HIS, RIS, PACS and ancillary CAD applications.
13 Displays analytical and basic problem solving skills.
14 Follows all time and attendance policies.
15 Attends educational programs related to job responsibilities as required.
16 Maintains all licenses and professional accreditation including society specific CME’s as required.

III. Core Competencies

A. Customer Service
1 Practices first impressions while maintaining appropriate appearance and always wearing name badge while on duty.
2 Practices I’s before E in every interaction: (Introduce - Inform - Involve - Inquire - Exit)
3 Responds appropriately and timely to customer needs.
4 Pages overhead for emergencies only.
5 Avoids technical jargon and uses language the customer can understand.
6 Respects privacy and confidentiality of customers according to HIPPA regulations and NDH policies.
7 Exhibits effective communication style (verbal and nonverbal)
8 Actively participates in meeting department goals increasing customer satisfaction.
9 Uses appropriate scripting as required


B. Teamwork and Conflict Resolution
1 Willing to assist with new projects and take on additional work
2 Participates and contributes in staff meetings.
3 Demonstrates flexibility
4 Handles conflicts/complaints effectively (interdepartmental and intra)
5 Shares knowledge with other department members

C. Safety
1 Maintains work areas and equipment in safe condition
2 Uses proper body mechanics
3 Uses appropriate personal protection equipment as required by the work activity.
4 Adheres to infection control guidelines
5 Adheres to all patient safety practices
6 Adheres to all environmental safety practices

 


Location: Rhinebeck-NDH 6511 Springbrook Avenue

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 24.00

FTE: 0.640000

Work Schedule: DAY 11.5

Work Shift: Saturday and Sunday 11a-11p


Org Unit: 1342

Department: Diagnostic Radiology

 

Exempt: No

 

Grade: S7

 

 

EOE, including disability/vets.


We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Rhinebeck

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Diagnostic X-Ray Technologist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Rhinebeck, New York US

Job Number: 39204