JOB SUMMARY : The Electronic Imaging Technician coordinates and distributes patient's radiology images.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Coordinates and distributes patient's radiology images.
Files, images and film file jackets are prepared and maintained accurately with previous patient records utilizing terminal digit filing.
Missing information in image file is recorded and supervisor notified of status.
Initiates and follows through with tracking missing images to point of acquisition, documents transmission of these images to PACS and follows through with notification of person.
Requesting image, that images are available in PACS.
Knowledgeable of location of files at satellite operations.
Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in use of hospital equipment and systems.
IDXrad Versions 9-10 is/are utilized to track patient images, records and exams.
Resets, loads film and calls for service for laser printers as needed.
Operates film digitizers, Cd burners and laser printers.
Resets Reloads and changes toner on paper printers.
Bar-coders and tracking system are used appropriately and accurately.
Reports are read via voice to clinicians following hospital policy. Reports are faxed via IDXrad or conventional fax machines to clinicians.
Efficiently utilizes Star Panel, Medipac, and Hyperspace.
Troubleshoots, supports and resolves issues with IDXrad equipment. Troubleshoots, supports and resolves issues with dictation equipment, and voice recognition.
Generates reports designed to track images from acquisition to PACS and interacts with managers in tracking these images.
Demonstrates and maintains proficient use of PACS and PAC web.
Performs image query and retrieval. Performs the functions of image display.
Resolves broken, combined and misidentified studies. Transmits electronic images as needed
Trains and assists physicians and staff as needed. Performs Radiology Help Desk functions as assigned.
Creates and imports images. Formats and prints film from PACS.
Digitizes and stores outside films. Assures Film Room procedures are followed.
Terminal digit numeric filing system guidelines are followed.
Processes requests for image release and follows retrieval procedures.
Film release procedures are followed per department and HIPPA guidelines.
Images/Films/Folders are loaned to physicians, healthcare workers, and patients according to department procedures.
Policy on receiving and returning outside films is explained accurately.
Policy on records retention and film purging is explained accurately.
Films are duplicated upon request in a timely manner.
Appropriate charges for duplicating are completed as necessary.
Procedures for sequestered files are explained accurately.
Formats and prints film for release to patients, outside physicians and attorneys.
Uses proper means of delivery.
Attaches proper charges for film copies or CDs.
May assumes a leadership role in absence of supervisor.
Customer and staff problems are resolved following department protocol.
Assures work areas are covered when absence of other staff members are unplanned. Seeks instruction from supervisor in cases such as this.
Orientation and training for new staff members are conducted as directed.
The Department of Radiology, along with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, operates at the global crossroads of teaching, discovery, and patient care, and we are a team of people striving to make a positive impact in the world.
Our mission is to design and apply technology that benefits patients and to cultivate leaders.
Patient Care: We serve our patients with the best, most advanced care.
Education: We train our students, residents, and fellows to become future leaders.
Research: We produce radical medical breakthroughs and generate imaging advancements for personalized medicine.
We understand that to meet our goals, we must make diversity and innovation top priorities. By embracing diversity and inclusion, we can bring together a team of leaders and trainees with varied skill sets, perspectives, and experiences. A diverse team is best equipped to foster the innovation that will meet today's greatest unmet challenges in healthcare
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