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Radiology Technologist

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

How have you impacted someone's life today* At Hackensack Meridian Health our 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.



Please note: This Radiology Technologist position is based out of Lakewood, but will float to other facilities regularly. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m or could be 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. if floating to one of our facilities with later hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES

A day in the life of a Radiology Tech at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

* The primary role of the Radiologic Technologist is to use proper exposure values to obtain quality images

* Uses proper ID to include patient demographics.

* Verifies name and properly identifies patient prior to procedure being performed.

* Uses 2 ID's to ensure compliance with national patient safety goals.

* Technologist properly mark all images, collimate, use lead shields, wear film badge and follow rules of ALARA.* - Technologist reads, understands, and accurately implements physician/provider prescriptions and orders.

* Prepares patient for examination and treatment; takes brief patient history that includes chief complaint, vital signs including manual blood pressure and weight; assists physician with procedures; provides patient instructions per physician's order; conducts authorized in-office tests such as collection of specimens, draw blood, do urine testing, vision and hearing testing, and perform breath alcohol testing

* Appropriately uses equipment.

* Practices appropriate care \\"utilization of equipment\\", contacts service vendors as needed and reports all needed repairs to supervisor.

* Ensures the patient image and paperwork are properly recorded.

* Prepares room, equipment, and materials needed for examinations, positioning aids for patient comfort and security, and protective shields and apparel.

* Assists the physician with coordinating patient care in the office, hospital, to referring physicians, and ancillary facilities

* Pro-actively reviews chart (either paper or EMR) in advance of patient intake

* Completes all authorized patient chart documentation in an accurate, legible, and timely manner.

* Pro-actively initiates phone calls to ensure patients are provided with all necessary information.

* Informs patients of test results according to guidelines of the practice and care/follow up instructions.

* Responsible for the preparation of examination rooms.

* Accurately and promptly sets up examination rooms, materials, and equipment.

* Pro-actively monitors required stock lever per practice protocol, and anticipates unique supply needs

QUALIFICATIONS

* Graduate of an accredited radiology program

* Minimum 1 year experience in Radiography field preferred

* New Jersey State X Ray Licensure

* BLS/CPR Certified

* Ability to perform testing and age related competencies for all age groups

* Strong computer skills

* Must have own transportation

Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Lakewood , Radiology Technologist, Healthcare , Lakewood, New Jersey

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