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Radiologic Technologist

companyOrthoAlaska LLC
locationWasilla, AK 99654, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Radiologic Technologist, OPA Wasilla, Part-Time

Orthopedic Physicians Alaska

Salary Range: $26.41-$47.84 hourly

Full-time Benefits:

  • Complimentary orthopedic and primary care at OPA and PCA
  • Medical and dental insurance coverage beginning within 30 days
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401K
  • Profit sharing
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off starting at three weeks per year
  • 7 paid holidays per year
  • Competitive pay and annual compensation reviews

Your Role at OPA:

As a Radiologic Technologist at OPA you will perform high quality radiological exams in a safe and welcoming environment for patients.

What You’ll Do:

  • Prepare patients for radiologic procedures. Protect patient, self, and other staff from radiation hazards. Take X-rays and other radiological images following established procedures for patient care and safety, which involve setting up and operating radiographic equipment used in the medical diagnosis and/or treatment of patients and includes implementing infection control procedures for the work area. Select proper ionizing factors for radiological diagnosis. Adjust/set radiographic controls. Positions patients and take diagnostic images of specific parts of the patient’s body as requested by physicians. Process image. Check image for clarity, retaking when needed. Distribute or transmit image to appropriate medical staff.
  • Properly operate and assist providers in the use of Large C-arm and Mini C-arm including increasing and decreasing densities and contrast, reducing dose exposure, increasing dose exposure for image quality, printing images, transferring images to OPA PACS system, and operating under ALARA during each exam.
  • Download images from CD, pull up images on PACS and label downloaded images onto OPA PACS system as required or needed.
  • Aid and assist providers and staff during pain and OR procedures, including patient positioning that demonstrate the best anatomy, moving radiology equipment, providing radiation protective devices and complying with ALARA and provider standards and preferences.
  • Properly position patients for flat plate X-Rays while using portable machine.
  • Recognize which scheduled exams require radiology; order and aide in those exams and exams used for portable X-Rays, and perform according to planned and/or emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and tact in interpersonal interactions with patients, management, nursing staff and physicians.
  • Maintain required records including patient records, daily log books, and monthly reports.
  • Clean, maintain, and make minor adjustments to radiographic equipment, including determining equipment repairs. Perform quantity and quality control checks to assure X-ray unit meets standards required by laws, rules, and departmental policies. Comply with safety standards.
  • Maintain radiographic supplies, film, and orders as necessary, stock OR room and storage units, clean C-arm and mini C-arm and return portable machine to end of day storage location. Assist with patient turn over and recovery room turn over, communicate nightly with management for that day's schedule.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned.

Why You’ll Excel in This Role:

  • You consider compassionate, skillful, patient care a top priority
  • You exhibit a high degree of professionalism with OR staff, physicians and patients
  • You maintain a high level of dependability and attendance
  • You have the ability to work with multi-disciplinary staff
  • You have knowledge of patient positioning during OR and pain exams,
  • You have knowledge of radiation safety and protection
  • You are able to adjust radiation factors to obtain optimal radiographic views based on physicians needs and abiding by ALARA
  • You have skill in using proper body mechanics to ensure patient and technologist safety when moving/transferring patients

Required Qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience as X-ray technologist;
  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist
  • Associates degree in radiological technology from accredited X-ray technologist program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years’ experience as a Radiology Technologist in either OR or medical practice setting

Candidates meeting the above skills and qualifications and desiring to be part of a patient-centered, professional environment are invited to apply.

At OPA, you will enjoy opportunities for professional growth in a collaborative environment and exposure to a full range of orthopedic care with orthopedic, injury walk-in, and rheumatology clinics, an imaging center, athletic training and physical, occupational and massage therapy.

Learn more about Orthopedic Physicians Alaska at www.OPAlaska.com.

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Candidates meeting the above skills and qualifications and desiring to be part of a patient-centered, professional environment are invited to apply.

OrthoAlaska is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, pregnancy, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected categories.

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