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Radiology Tech - BRGP @ Livingston PRN

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Livingston
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION:Performs radiographic exams to include all modalities covered under the staff radiographer's license. Monitors and evaluates patient care quality and efficiency as part of a multi-disciplinary team and appropriate for the needsfor the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

1. Performs radiologic procedures in accordance with unit-based standards of practice.

  • Moves X-ray equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
  • Demonstrates effective knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques and protocols.
  • Transfers, positions and instructs patients regarding the procedure.
  • Consistently produces film of high technical quality.
  • Positions patients and operates equipment to produce most reliable and informational data.
  • Transports patient to radiographic room; prepares and maintains room following BRGMC Safety Guidelines.
  • Utilizes immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specific areas of the body while maintaining patient safety and comfort.
  • Assesses data reflective of each patient's status and interprets information needed in order to identify each patient's age requirements relative to his or her age specific health care needs.

    2. Demonstrates correct and safe operation of radiographic equipment.
    • Demonstrates compliance with radiation safety procedures - correctly shields patient/techs/visitors.
    • Correctly uses monitoring devices.
    • Complies with room technique.
    • Demonstrates correct preparation and use of contrast media (Oral contrast, IV administration, Lower GI contrast, Retrograde Administration).

      3. Practices effective communication that enhances teamwork and quality of care.
      • Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
      • Recognizes adverse reactions and responds appropriately through action and communication with other staff and physicians.
      • Demonstrates age specific care awareness by communicating at appropriate level of complexity and word choice for the age of patient undergoing procedure.

        Holds current Louisiana State license to perform in the capacity of radiographer.

        Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: paper and electronic medical records without limitation, patient demographics, lab, radiology and films results, surgery/appointment schedules, patient financial and 3rdparty billing information, patients related complaints, information related to patient location, patients religious beliefs.

        Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: incident reporting, handles wastes, sharps and linens, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environmental rounds to ensure safety, patient identification, receives orders for patients, and clinical alarms for all age groups.

        PHYSICAL DEMANDS-Reference DOT 078.362-026 - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST (medical serv.) alternate titles: radiographer; x-ray technologist -STRENGTH: L -Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exits 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling or far or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
        RT license required

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , Radiology Tech - BRGP @ Livingston PRN, Healthcare , Livingston, Louisiana

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