Radiology Tech PRN AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
Location Address: 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
From state- of- the- art equipment to the most intricate building details, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness
Recognized as leader in patient satisfaction and was named Top 100 Hospital in Modern Healthcare Magazine by IBM Watson Health
50,000 sq ft community Health & Wellness Center
Comprehensive women’s health center named Inspiration Place that incorporates female physician specialists, women’s imaging, pelvic floor and female physical therapy and a boutique spa.
Consistently named a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times
Opened an offsite 24 bed, 24/7 emergency room in Central Pasco to better serve the emergency health needs of residents in west and central Pasco
PRN (Expectation is to work any shift, covering call outs, weekends, weekdays, holidays, etc)
You Will Be Responsible For:
• Collects pertinent data about the patient and the procedure. Uses consistent and appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others and health care providers. The collection of information is determined by the patient needs or condition.
• Reconfirms patient identification and verifies the procedure requested or prescribed
• Verifies patient pregnancy status when appropriate.
• Determines whether the patient has been appropriately prepared for the procedure.
• Measures patient size when needed.
• Selects KVP, MA and Time when needed. Selects proper focal film distance to obtain satisfactory radiographs.
• Elicits confidence and cooperation from the patient, the public and health care providers by providing timely communication and effective instruction.
• Provides accurate explanations and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the patient can understand.
• Addresses and documents patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure when appropriate.
• Refers questions about diagnosis, treatment or prognosis to the patient’s physician.
• Consults with other departments such as patient transportation, nursing, scheduling and registration for patient services.
• Develops collaborative partnerships with other health care providers in the interest of diagnostic and therapeutic quality and cost effectiveness and safety.
• Monitors the patient’s physical condition during the procedure
• Reviews images to determine if additional images will enhance the diagnostic value of the procedure.
• Documents diagnostic, therapeutic and patient data in the RIS and PACS. Documentation must be timely, accurate, concise and complete.
• Maintains cleanliness and general orderliness of the examination room, radiographic equipment and processing areas.
• Reports deficiencies and malfunctions to the Imaging Services Manager.
• Uses radiation restrictive devices on all examinations.
• Uses protective lead aprons during procedures when appropriate.
• Utilizes gonadal shielding when appropriate.
• Wears TLD badges daily.
• Reviews quarterly radiation exposure reports.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to collect and document data related to physical, psychosocial and developmental stages and complete interventions according to Radiology procedures.
• Communicates with patient/parent/guardian/significant other regarding procedural issues and/or concerns based on level of comprehension, understanding and readiness to learn.
• Maintains a safe environment utilizing appropriate equipment and safety devices, based on patient’s age and level of cognition.
• Performs Radiological procedures utilizing approaches and equipment appropriate to patient’s age and size.
• Provides educational support based on patient’s Radiological procedure.
• Demonstrates knowledge and skills of radiation safety parameters pertinent to Radiological procedures.
• Provides Radiographic procedures to all patients regardless of age, race or sex. Patient population includes patients of all ages from newborn through the geriatric population
• Assures that all patient films are properly identified.
• Uses R & L lead markers on all patient films.
• Verifies correct exam ordered on requisition by comparing to physician order in chart or on prescription. Brings any discrepancies to attention of Lead Technologist or Imaging Services Manager.
• Reviews all images taken for technical quality and repeats images as necessary.
What You Will Need:
High School graduate or equivalent upon hire
Graduate of an AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology upon hire
- Bachelor’s of Radiologic Sciences preferred
- 1-3 years hospital staff technologist experience preferred
Current ARRT certification upon hire
Current Florida State license in Radiologic Technology upon hire
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification upon hire
- 2 hours Stroke Education within 6 months of hire date, then 1 hour annually
1 hour of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery within 6 months of hire date, then annually
Radiologic Technologists perform radiographic examinations that create images for diagnosis. Radiography integrates scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective patient interaction to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information. Radiographers must maintain a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning and exposure technique. Radiologic Technologists prepare for and assist the Radiologist in the completion of intricate radiographic examinations.
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.