Performs routine to moderately complex radiographic examination procedures. These exams are achieved by using diagnostic x-ray equipment such as portable machines, c-arm and fixed fluoroscopic machines and general diagnostic machines. The location of the position is at the OPC 32nd Street Clinic. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: a. Assist radiologists in fluoroscopic examinations. Has direct responsibility for patient safety. Is under direct supervision of Radiologist during examination. b. Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring oral or injectable solutions. In the case of injected media, a patient consent form must be obtained. These procedures require the use of needles, syringes, contrast material, barium, enema bags and drinking cups. c. Responsible to the radiologists and supervisor for the quality and quantity of radiographic exams performed in order to assure a high level of acceptability of radiographs while minimizing patient dosage and reducing costs. d. Practices radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patient, staff and self. (Use lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead-lined walls and collimation. Wear film badges to assure compliance with radiation regulations.) The incumbent must also be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the medical center and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. e. Properly identifies the patient and the image. Uses left and right markers. This is essential so that mistaken identity does not occur. The technician must be certain that inpatient ID bands and the x-ray request are identical. f. Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that the patient understands what is to be done. May be required by procedure or patient's condition to monitor vital signs, recognize allergic reactions and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. g. Has general knowledge of crash cart. Obtains/maintains proficiencies with the operations of defibrillators. h. Performs radiographic exams at the bedside and in the operating rooms providing diagnostic x-rays to the surgeons and professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed in the Radiology Service due to incapacity or surgical procedures. i. Correctly sends the images to the PAC's system. Cases all completed examinations in Vista to "examined" status. i. Responsible for cleanliness and stocking adequate levels of supplies in assigned areas. Must report equipment malfunction in a timely manner to the supervisor. j. Incumbent must be professional, cooperative and be able to work with other employees. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0700-1500 or 0900 to 1900 Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician (Purchasing)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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