The Radiographer Extern demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. This individual, under indirect supervision, performs radiological examinations for the interpretation of a Radiologist; maintains patient files for future reference.
The Radiographer Extern has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin.
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
The main responsibilities for this position are:
Produces and evaluates diagnostically acceptable images/ studies following department protocol
Maintains proficiency in all computer functionality necessary to perform job duties (RIS, PACS, QC, email, etc.)
Positions patients according to the type of examination required, and provides and applies immobilization devices as required
Obtains and documents, per protocol, pertinent clinical history
Explains procedures to patients
Injects patients with contrast media under the direction of a Radiologist to allow imaging of specific organs or anatomical structures; monitors and records patient reactions to injections and responds to adverse reactions, following emergency procedures as necessary
Transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher; lifts, moves and assists in transferring patients, utilizing proper body mechanics during diagnostic procedures
Uses proper technique in handling and transporting IVs, IVACs, oxygen, catheters and other patient equipment
Moves and operates portable x-ray, fluoro and other imaging equipment, observing department protocol
Maintains radiographic equipment in efficient operation condition.
Maintains cleanliness and order in work area; obtains supplies and equipment as needed
Answers phone, records daily schedule and performs other routine clerical duties as needed
Maintains proficiency in all computer functionality necessary to perform job duties(RIS, PACS, QC, email, etc.)
Performs other duties as assigned
Currently enrolled in the final semester as second year radiography student in an accredited Radiography Program.
Well versed in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Documented evidence of education based on observation, hands-on experience.
Superb interpersonal skills in relationship with patients, families and co-workers.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and the public.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Constant standing, walking.
Frequent climbing, stooping, crouching, squatting, twisting.
Frequent reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision.
Frequent midrange vision, far vision, depth perception.
Frequent visual accommodation, color vision, field of vision.
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
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