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The Radiology Assistant performs patient-related clerical, maintenance, and direct patient care activities including assisting, transporting, preparing, and observing patients to facilitate safe, effective, and confidential patient care. The Radiology Assistant also provides environmental and technical support including room and equipment preparation/set-up for procedures, and clean-up of room/equipment after a procedure is completed.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Greets all patients, visitors, family members, physicians, and Associates in a courteous and professional manner. Addresses customers' needs efficiently, effectively, and confidentially.
Transports patients safely and effectively by wheelchair or stretcher using side rails, safety straps, and locks as appropriate. Exercises caution with regards to oxygen tanks and other medical devices.
Observes/monitors patients for comfort, safety, and mental and physical status while transporting and while in exam room. Alerts technologist, physician, or supervisor of patient problems or concerns.
Recognizes equipment or patient problems and brings to attention of technologist, physician, or supervisor as appropriate.
Prepares procedure rooms for examinations or procedures by obtaining required instruments, supplies, and equipment, and assisting in the creation and maintenance of a safe and orderly environment. Keeps non-compatible equipment/devices out of scanner room (MRI). Cleans exam rooms and equipment after procedures to prepare for next patient.
Prepares patients for procedures per department standards and protocols, ensuring adherence to proper identification checks. Assists during procedures as requested and performs technical and limited patient care activities under the direction of a technologist, nurse, physician extender or physician.
Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and materials by reporting inventory depletion and restocking to ensure their continued availability and non-interruption of services.
Adheres to departmental policies, procedures, standards, and protocols to ensure effective departmental operations and quality patient care. Demonstrates a high degree of knowledge and understanding of modality services/activities.
Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors by requiring and supporting the establishment, maintenance, and education of an effective safety management program. Adheres to safety practices for staff, patients, and self.
Remains proficient in the use Radiology/Information Management systems as needed.
Participates in Performance improvement activities.
Performs other functions as directed to assist and support the Technologist.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities for Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC (MIF):
Conducts appointment confirmation calls to patients which may include payment information, exam preparation/screening (MRI questionnaire, as appropriate), and directions to facility.
Monitors patient schedules, workflow and activities. Provides updates and follow-up to staff and patients/family on activities and delays.
Collects films/CDs, obtains comparison films, screens patients prior to exam per modality guidelines, QCs patient schedules for exam correctness and patient orders, dresses patients appropriately for the exam being performed, and contacts physician offices to obtain missing orders.
Reports, records, and files patient and procedural data to document department operations and facilitate billing for services.
Performs venipuncture on patients of all ages following laboratory protocol for iStat and I.V. procedures under the direct supervision of Radiologist/Technologist (required within 90 days of hire).
Assists with changing MRI coils during MRI procedures. MIF Mammography and Ultrasound (ICW-Women's Imaging)
Assists with monitoring the schedule for ultrasound and/or mammography procedures, ensuring the appropriate orders are scanned into the EMR and the appointment sequencing and length are correct. Provides patient with applicable medical history questionnaire.
Adheres to radiation safety practices for staff, patients, and self, as needed; including principles of time, distance, and shielding when possible.
Transports biopsy specimens to the courier pick-up location.
NOT required to perform venipuncture.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
BLS certification required.
Previous experience in a patient care setting preferred.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.