Radiographer-Urgent Care

Shrewsbury, PA | Clinical Care | Imaging Services | FTE: 0.9 | Regular | Tracking Code: 104592

General Summary

Provides safe, therapeutic, and efficient care and services to patients. Assists in the care of patients, performs treatments, administers medications (if qualified and appropriately supervised), performs routine diagnostic, technical and/or special radiographic procedures at a general skill level and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care, as directed by their provider.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
  • Performs radiographic examinations.
  • Positions and transfers patients safely and comfortably and explain basic procedures.
  • Immobilizes patients as necessary and practices radiation safety procedures.
  • Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respirations, pulse, and BMI.
  • Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Collects specimens as directed by provider. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.
  • Ensures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.
  • Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is appropriately gowned and instruments and supplies are set-up. Uses Universal Precautions. Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required. Handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
  • Arranges for patients ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services by completing necessary paperwork and scheduling of appointments.
  • Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patient-s medical treatment.
  • Under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse or provider, prepares and administers vaccines, medications and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed by the provider and as certified competencies permit. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses.
  • Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per provider order.
  • Performs basic office procedures, examinations and/or tests ordered by provider and as certified competent (i.e., EKGs, ear lavage, vision tests etc.).
  • Provides health care information materials and reviews with patient and family members as directed by providers (i.e., VIS sheets etc.).
  • Under the direction of the provider, tracks, reviews, and monitors follow-up of diagnostic test results. Relays information to patient from the provider regarding results and follow-up instructions.
  • Obtains basic health information from patient/family members to review with providers or clinical resource person at the time of the visit or over the phone. Uses this information to assist providers in determining the urgency for care or an alternative venue for care for patients with acute problems, should access not be readily available at the practice.
  • Gives basic care information to patients/family members per provider guidelines and instructions.
Common Expectations:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients, visitors, and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analysis as required.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  • Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Provides outstanding service to all patients, providers, coworkers, and customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of department/entity equipment and supplies; mail distribution.
  • Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.
  • Develops film through automatic processing.
  • Checks equipment supplies and accessories on a regular basis.
  • Attends meetings as required.
Required for All Jobs:
  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally
Working Environment:
  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure
Qualifications

Minimum Education:
  • Associates Degree Required
Work Experience:
  • 2 years Required
Licenses:
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required and
  • Registered Radiologist Assistant - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Bone Densitometry - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Breast Sonography - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Cardiac Interventional Radiology - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Computed Tomography - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Mammography - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Nuclear Medicine Technologist - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Quality Management - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Radiation Therapy - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Radiography - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Sonography - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Vascular Interventional Radiology - ARRT Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Technologist-Vascular Sonography - ARRT Upon Hire Required
Courses and Training:
  • Accredited program in radiologic technology Upon Hire Required
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