We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Certified General Radiology Technologist to join our dynamic outpatient orthopaedic clinic. As a Radiology Technologist, you will play a crucial role in our clinic's diagnostic imaging team, assisting in the accurate and timely diagnosis of orthopaedic conditions. Your expertise in operating radiologic equipment and your commitment to patient care will be instrumental in providing high-quality services to our patients.
- Diagnostic Imaging: Perform radiologic examinations as prescribed by physicians, specifically focusing on orthopaedic conditions. Utilize X-ray machines and other diagnostic imaging equipment to capture clear and accurate images of patients' bones, joints, and related structures.
- Patient Care: Ensure patients are properly prepared for radiologic procedures, providing clear instructions, and answering any questions or concerns they may have. Maintain a compassionate and reassuring demeanor to help ease patient anxiety during the imaging process.
- Safety and Quality: Adhere to strict safety protocols and guidelines to minimize radiation exposure to patients, staff, and yourself. Ensure all radiologic equipment is in optimal working condition and report any malfunctions promptly.
- Recordkeeping: Accurately record and maintain patient information, imaging results, and relevant data in the clinic's electronic medical records system.
- Collaboration: Collaborate closely with orthopaedic physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure timely and accurate delivery of imaging results. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions to contribute to the overall patient care plan.
- Quality Assurance: Participate in quality assurance initiatives and continuous improvement activities to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the diagnostic imaging services.
- Compliance: Stay current with all state and federal regulations, industry best practices, and guidelines related to radiology and patient care. Ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations and maintain patient confidentiality.
Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities to stay updated on the latest advances in radiology technology and orthopaedic imaging techniques.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Certification: Must hold a valid and current certification from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a General Radiology Technologist.
- Education: Possess a degree in Radiologic Technology or a related field from an accredited institution.
- Experience: Previous experience working in an outpatient orthopaedic clinic, or a related setting is preferred, but not required.
- Knowledge: Thorough understanding of radiologic procedures, orthopaedic imaging techniques, and relevant anatomy.
- Technical Skills: Proficient in operating X-ray machines and other radiologic equipment. Familiarity with digital imaging systems, EMR, and PACS software is advantageous.
- Communication: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with patients, physicians, and colleagues.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, maintaining a positive attitude and a patient-centered approach.
- Adaptability: Ability to handle a fast-paced and dynamic environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.