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Radiologic Tech

Company: University of Miami
Location: Palm Beach
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Current Employees: If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this . Transforming Lives The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.The University of Miami/UHealth at Palm Beach has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Radiologic Technologist/Medical Assistant. The Radiologic Technologist Level I is responsible for performing complex procedures in Radiology through the operations of radiographic equipment to obtain highest quality of diagnostic images with the least amount of radiation exposure. Independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative are essential in addition to responsibility for designated areas, procedures and equipment.Medical Assistant (MA) shall perform multi-skilled tasks to assist the medical providers. The MA shall assist patients with healthcare management and clinical procedures. The MA shall prepare patients prior to and post examination, treatment or procedure under the direct supervision and responsibility of a physician. The physician in charge may delegate the tasks to oversee the MA to the Nurse Manager/Nurse Supervisor and/or Charge Nurse of the area.

  • Obtains and examines the order for a Radiologic scan to be aware of information such as procedures requested, patients condition and any other special notes or comments.
  • Ensures that orders are appropriate to the type of exam recommended by physician.
  • Notifies supervisor of any discrepancies and/or contacts physicians office for correct orders if necessary.
  • Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  • Verify the patients ID by checking their name and date of birth on electronic medical record and patients wristband.
  • Always obtain necessary consents and education.
  • Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of Radiologic scanners and related equipment in accordance with prescribed radiation safety procedures under the direction/supervision of a Radiologist using age appropriate standards of practice.
  • Ability to integrate diagnostic, laboratory results, patient history and medical records and adapt exam as necessary.
  • Adheres to Radiologic protocols to maintain high quality standards. Consistently demonstrates complete competence in performing Radiologic scans as ordered.
  • As required during a procedure, assists positioning patients in required anatomical position for display of body for Radiologic scans using immobilization and protective equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain proper aseptic technique utilizing universal precaution guidelines (hand washing, gloves, gown, mask, eye protection and equipment disinfection).
  • Assist radiologist with imaging procedures, starting IV's, and injecting contrast, if applicable. Assist radiologist with interventional Radiologic procedures.
  • Evaluate Radiologic scans for technical quality, collate processed images in sequence of exposure and appropriately label. Film/transmit to PACS.
  • Charge procedures and supplies in UChart/Radiant.
  • Dispenses oral contrast to patients for Radiologic scans.
  • Maintain accurate patient records.
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.
  • Applies physical age-specific and/or developmental care needs of patients according to their documented physical/development requirement by competency validation checklist:, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatric, Challenged/Disabled
  • Performs basic nursing functions in the patients care i.e., assists with bedpans, emesis basins, etc.
  • Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of the patient during scanning procedures; initiates life support measures for patients if necessary; assists in Code Blue procedure during medical emergencies.
  • Performs CPR as needed.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and sanitary condition and stocks exam/dressing rooms with required supplies.
  • Provides on call coverage.
  • Reports unusual findings in a timely manner to appropriate Radiologist/Supervisory personnel.
  • Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.
  • Provide assistance with orientation and training of new Radiologic technologists.
  • Provides education and training to student technologists.
  • Abide by hospital/department HR policies.
  • Adheres to any regulatory body guidelines governing modality including but not limited to: Joint Commission, AHCA, ACR, FL DOH and FDA/MQSA. Assist with the day-to-day operations within the department. Minimum Qualifications: Education:
    • High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of accredited Radiologic Technology /Diagnostic Imaging Program. Certification and Licensing:
      • ARRT registered. State of Florida License as a General Radiographer. CPR and BLS certification required. Experience:
        • One (1) year of relevant experience preferred, will consider new graduates from accredited schoolsThe University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information. Job Status: Full time Employee Type: Staff Pay Grade: h85

Keywords: University of Miami, Palm Beach , Radiologic Tech, Other , Palm Beach, Florida

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