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Radiographer

Company: Cavalier Mobile X-Ray
Location: Akron
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Cavalier Mobile X-ray is an industry leader in providing cutting-edge diagnostic testing in a portable environment. At Cavalier Mobile X-ray we specialize in bringing advanced portable diagnostic imaging to a patient's bedside. We perform direct digital x-rays, digital ultrasounds, and cardiac services in a wide range of settings. KEY REQUIREMENTS * Valid Driver's License * Participate in Company's Drug Free Safety Program and Pass Pre-Hire Drug Screening * No Criminal History (Fingerprinting) * Current OH X-ray License * Current ARRT Registry EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION Successfully completing an accredited educational program in radiologic technology, attaining appropriate primary certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and possess a valid state radiographer license. RADIOGRAPHER SCOPE OF PRACTICE The scope of practice of the portable radiographer includes: * Receiving, relaying and documenting verbal, written and electronic orders in the patient's medical record. * Corroborating patient's clinical history with procedure, ensuring information is documented and available for use by the radiologist and billing staff. * Assuming responsibility for patient needs during procedures. * Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self and others. * Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded. * Performing ongoing quality assurance activities. * Performing diagnostic radiographic procedures as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. * Determining technical exposure factors. * Applying the principles of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures. RADIOGRAPHER PERFORMANCE STANDARDS The radiographer: * Gathers relevant information from the patient, medical record, significant others and health care providers. * Reconfirms patient identification and verifies the procedure requested or prescribed. * Verifies the patient's pregnancy status. * Reviews previous examinations for comparison. * Identifies and removes artifact-producing objects. * Employs professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to improve diagnostic quality. * Determines the need for and selects shielding and immobilization devices. * Determines that all requirements are in place to achieve quality diagnostic procedures. * Verifies that exposure indicator data for digital radiographic systems has not been altered or modified and is included in the DICOM header and on images printed to media. * Analyzes digital images to determine utilization of appropriate imaging parameters. * Provides accurate explanations and instructions at a level the patients and their care providers can understand. Addresses patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure. * Provides related patient education. * Assesses the patient's physical, emotional and mental status. * Positions patient for anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort. * Employs proper radiation safety practices. * Utilizes technical factors according to equipment specifications to meet the ALARA principle. * Uses pre-exposure collimation and proper field-of-view selection. * Uses appropriate pre-exposure radiopaque markers for anatomical purposes. * Selects the best position for the demonstration of anatomy. * Evaluates images for positioning to demonstrate the anatomy of interest. * Evaluates images for optimal technical exposure factors. * Reviews images to determine if additional images will enhance the diagnostic value of the procedure. * Documents data in the medical record in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner. * Documents exceptions from the established criteria or procedures. * Records information used for billing and coding procedures. * Archives images or data. * Documents procedural timeout. * Adheres to standards, policies and established guidelines. * Applies professional judgment and discretion while performing the diagnostic study. * Anticipates and responds to patient needs. * Respects cultural variations. * Maintains credentials and certification. * Participates in continuing education to maintain and enhance competency and performance. * Shares knowledge and expertise with others. Weekends and Overnight Call may be required. This position is for a Mobile Radiographer. KEY REQUIREMENTS * Valid Driver's License * Participate in Company's Drug Free Safety Program * No Criminal History (Fingerprinting) EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION Successfully completing an accredited educational program in radiologic technology, attaining appropriate primary certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and possess a valid state radiographer license. RADIOGRAPHER SCOPE OF PRACTICE The scope of practice of the portable radiographer includes: * Receiving, relaying and documenting verbal, written and electronic orders in the patient's medical record. * Corroborating patient's clinical history with procedure, ensuring information is documented and available for use by the radiologist and billing staff. * Assuming responsibility for patient needs during procedures. * Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self and others. * Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded. * Performing ongoing quality assurance activities. * Performing diagnostic radiographic procedures as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. * Determining technical exposure factors. * Applying the principles of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures. RADIOGRAPHER PERFORMANCE STANDARDS The radiographer: * Gathers relevant information from the patient, medical record, significant others and health care providers. * Reconfirms patient identification and verifies the procedure requested or prescribed. * Verifies the patient's pregnancy status. * Reviews previous examinations for comparison. * Identifies and removes artifact-producing objects. * Employs professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to improve diagnostic quality. * Determines the need for and selects shielding and immobilization devices. * Determines that all requirements are in place to achieve quality diagnostic procedures. * Verifies that exposure indicator data for digital radiographic systems has not been altered or modified and is included in the DICOM header and on images printed to media. * Analyzes digital images to determine utilization of appropriate imaging parameters. * Provides accurate explanations and instructions at a level the patients and their care providers can understand. Addresses patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure. * Provides related patient education. * Assesses the patient's physical, emotional and mental status. * Positions patient for anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort. * Employs proper radiation safety practices. * Utilizes technical factors according to equipment specifications to meet the ALARA principle. * Uses pre-exposure collimation and proper field-of-view selection. * Uses appropriate pre-exposure radiopaque markers for anatomical purposes. * Selects the best position for the demonstration of anatomy. * Evaluates images for positioning to demonstrate the anatomy of interest. * Evaluates images for optimal technical exposure factors. * Reviews images to determine if additional images will enhance the diagnostic value of the procedure. * Documents data in the medical record in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner. * Documents exceptions from the established criteria or procedures. * Records information used for billing and coding procedures. * Archives images or data. * Documents procedural timeout. * Adheres to standards, policies and established guidelines. * Applies professional judgment and discretion while performing the diagnostic study. * Anticipates and responds to patient needs. * Respects cultural variations. * Maintains credentials and certification. * Participates in continuing education to maintain and enhance competency and performance. * Shares knowledge and expertise with others.

Keywords: Cavalier Mobile X-Ray, Akron , Radiographer, Other , Akron, Ohio

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