May 08, 2021

Rad Tech Diag II - CHoR Pavillion

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

VCU Health System's CHoR Pavilion - Radiology is seeking a PRN Rad Tech Diag II to be 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.

Responsibilities

Radiographers independently perform or assist the licensed independent practitioner in the completion of radiologic imaging exams.

Radiographers independently complete imaging exams based on physicians written order, department protocols, and institutional safety standards.

Radiographers represent the goals, values, and vision of VCU Health System.

Ensures adherence to regulatory standards, health system and department policies, procedures, processes, and guidelines applicable to role.

Resolves basic service delivery issues.

Lead technologists may perform "lead technologist" functions such as coordinating work assignments, workflow, and staffing for an assigned shift/area; serve as clinical or technical resource; provide training.

Qualifications

Required

Registry by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT-R)

Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers) for continued employment

One year of previous work experience

Graduation from a JRC Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology that is recognized by the ARRT

Preferred

Previous work experience in an academic medical center environment

1-3 years of radiologic technologist work experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology or closely related field from an accredited program

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