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Rad Tech - Urgent Care - Full Time - Mid City - 6k Sign on Bonus

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

This job provides individualized health care services, through effective communication, including electronically, via phone, and in person to assigned patients of diverse backgrounds and ages. Works with team members to provide support to patients and physicians during entirety of visit. Assesses patients and safely performs routine radiographic procedures according to safety procedures and protocols. Communicates with patient to ensure needs are met timely and accurately. Accesses company’s data systems to document pertinent medical information. Acts as a clinical mentor for junior staff and students.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company’s discretion.

Education

Required – High School diploma or equivalent

Completion of a Radiologic Technology program from an American Medical Association (AMA) approved school

Work Experience

Required – Experience working with and maintaining confidential information including experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Preferred – Prior healthcare experience

Certifications

Required - Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Licensed by the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strong customer service skills.

Job Duties

  • Supports and ensures the patient is prepared for the visit by completing appropriate documentation, including patient registration as needed, explaining procedure to patient’s understanding and patient’s questions are answered prior to leaving. After patient leaves, prepares room for next appointment.
  • Supports and ensures the provider is prepared for the visit by verifying physician orders and procedures for accuracy.
  • Independently operates equipment, including radiology information systems to complete imaging procedure according to protocol. This includes placement of nasogastric tubes, IVs, urinary catheters, and administration of contrast to facilitate care.
  • Reviews patient images prior to transmission to ensure images meet diagnostic quality standards.
  • Completes timely quality control procedures in accordance with regulatory standards and performs notification/remediation as warranted.
  • Assists in the facilitation of departmental operations, including inventory, staff schedules, equipment maintenance.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.   (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.


The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Rad Tech - Urgent Care - Full Time - Mid City - 6k Sign on Bonus, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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