JOB SUMMARY: The Radiology Technician Assistant supports technologists by providing upfront patient assistance and prep to improve patient flow and organization, resulting in more timely care for patients.
Accepts and performs patient care duties as assigned by Allied Health Professional
Answers phone calls from patients and helps direct patient flow
Keeps patients informed of wait times and/or next steps in their medical processes
Receives phone calls from the floor/ED and provides timely communication regarding scheduling
Serves as second MRI personnel necessary for MRI safe coverage within Zone 3 and 4 per ACR and JCAHO requirements; serves as tech extender for CT.
Patient retrieval and procedures patient transport assistance as needed
Initial screening: MRI screening for metal/allergies and CT screening for allergies; escalate to the Technologist for review (level 2 MRI or CT technologists perform final screening)
Provides patient assistance (i.e. restroom) and preps patient to go into imaging
Supports patient flow and unit operations by maintaining supplies, equipment and modality environmental standards (stock room, prep for next patient)
Participates in modality staff meetings, in-service, etc. as required
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.