HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Radiographer PRN in Gainesville, Florida
Come be part of the excitement of our recently completed $62 million project that includes a four-story patient tower-with all private rooms. The expansion centered around cardiovascular care and development of a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as additional patient beds for neurosurgery care.
North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) is a full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving 14 counties and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, women’s health and wound therapy, among other services.
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POSITION SUMMARY: Performs those duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures applying ionizing radiation for screening and diagnostic purposes in accordance with ALARA standards. Regulates the equipment used to expose the x-ray film, develops, and organizes films.
JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES Exceeds = Consistently Exceeds Standards Meets = Consistently Meets Standards Needs Improvement = Does Not Meet Standards and Needs Improvement ASSESSMENT 1. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in the performance of imaging assessment, reassessment, development and implementation of the patient’s prescription/orders in accordance with the Department and organization standards and policies. 2. Recognizes and reports changes in patient’s status and condition and reports to appropriate person. 3. Continuously prioritizes patient needs and nursing problems based on observations and data collection. 4. Delegates task s to personnel based on skill level, patient care needs, policy, and ability to provide required supervision. CARE OF THE PATIENT 1. Demonstrates knowledge of the specific conditions, diseases, and treatment therapies for the specific patient population of the department. 2. Utilizes restraints with appropriate justification and documentation in accordance with hospital policy. 3. Performs and documents diagnostic and therapeutic procedures required by patient assignment consistent with scientific principles, hospital and department policies, patient age and/or developmental needs. 4. Collaborates with other health care team members, patient/family/SO, in developing the plan of care. 5. Ensures continuity of care through precise and consistent sharing of patient information with other department members and staff. 6. Makes appropriate and timely referrals as patient need identified. MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION 1. Assures that all documents placed in patient records are accurately identified with correct patient information. 2. Maintains organized patient records for ready access by all care givers. 3. Complies with all hospital and department policies regarding documentation requirements. LEADERSHIP 1. Coordinates the flow of procedures and identifies patient needs with other services and departments throughout the facility. 2. Functions as Preceptor or teaches classes within the facility/organization/Network. 3. Informs staff of private patient issues PATIENT/FAMILY EDUCATION: Provides patient/family education as per department and hospital policy and procedure. 1. Assists with patient/family/significant other’s learning needs, abilities and readiness to learn. Identifies barriers to learning, such as language or culture. Integrates this information into the patient’s plan of care. 2. Identifies and documents patient/family/SO’s education needs in collaboration with other disciplines and implements an on-going education relevant to these needs. 3. Explains tests, procedures, disease processes, medications and equipment to patient and family throughout the course of treatment. 4. Documents patient teaching on appropriate teaching tool for each teaching episode. 5. Provides teaching material as needed (pamphlets, video tapes, etc.) to enhance patient teaching. 6. Collaborates with other health care providers in developing a teaching plan for patient. 7. Ensures patient/family/SO understand discharge instructions. Age Specific Competencies I. Infant and Pediatric Patients 1. Ensures, prior to start of procedure, that the staff obtains the parents’ or legal guardians’ permission to perform exam. 2. Ensures that staff obtains the parents’ or legal guardians’ written consent for all invasive contrast procedures. 3. Ensures that staff performs all pediatric exams according to Policy and Procedure Manual. 4. Ensures that staff performs a motion-free exam. All pediatric devices and techniques must be used to attain a quality exam. 5. Ensures that the technologist keeps parent/guardian informed at all times in regard to the condition of the patient and alleviates any fear. 6. Ensures that prep information is reviewed with radiologist prior to distribution to parents/guardian. 7. Ensures that patient’s weight is reviewed with the radiologist before a procedure is performed. 8. Ensures that patient information pertinent to exam being performed is documented. 9. Ensures that patient history (including allergies) is obtained from parents/guardians. 10. Ensures that procedures are explained to patient in terms that (s)he understands. 11. Ensures that a calm and understanding approach is always used. 12. Documents and reports any information relayed by parents/guardians in regard to child abuse. II. Adolescent Patients 1. Obtain parent/guardian permission to perform any exam prior to start of procedure. 2. Ensures written consent for all invasive contrast procedures from parent/guardian prior to exam. 3. Ensures that all exams are performed according to Policy and Procedure Manual. 4. Ensures that staff performs a motion-free exam. 5. Ensures that technologist keeps parent/guardian informed at all times of condition of adolescent. 6. Ensures that prep information is reviewed with radiologist prior to distribution to parent/guardian. 7. Ensures that patient’s weight is reviewed with radiologist prior to performing procedure. 8. Ensures that staff always documents patient information pertinent to exam being performed. 9. Ensures that staff always documents allergies and pertinent patient history from parent/guardian. 10. Ensures that staff carefully explains procedure to adolescent in terms that can be understood. 11. Ensures that staff always uses a calm and understanding approach. 12. Ensures that staff always provides privacy for the adolescent. 13. Documents and reports any information relayed by parent/guardian in regard to child-abuse. III. Adult Patients 1. Ensures, prior to start of any procedure, that staff explains exam and has patient verbally consent to its being performed. 2. Ensures that staff obtains written consent for all invasive contrast procedures prior to exam. 3. Ensures that staff performs all exams according to Policy and Procedure Manual. 4. Ensures that staff reviews prep information with patient in laymen’s terms and provides written material when necessary. 5. Ensures that staff always documents patient information pertinent to exam being performed. 6. Ensures that staff always documents allergies and pertinent patient history. 7. Ensures that staff always uses a calm and understanding approach. 8. Ensures that staff always provides privacy for patient. 9. Ensures that patient is comfortable and recognizes needs of patient during procedure. IV. Geriatric Patients 1. Ensures that staff, prior to start of procedure, explains exam and has patient verbally consent to its being performed. 2. Ensures that written consent for each invasive contrast procedure is obtained by staff prior to exam. 3. Ensures that all exams are performed according to Policy and Procedure Manual. 4. Ensures that prep information is reviewed with patient in laymen’s terms and that written material is provided when necessary. 5. Ensures that patient information pertinent to exam being performed is documented. 6. Ensures that allergies and pertinent patient history are always documented. 7. Ensures that potential for altered skin integrity is assessed. 8. Ensures that staff uses a calm and understanding approach. 9. Ensures that staff provides privacy for patient. 10. Ensures that patient is comfortable and staff recognizes needs of patient during procedure. 11. Documents and reports any information in regard to geriatric abuse. 12. Ensures that patient is informed when staff needs additional time to complete an exam. 13. Ensures that staff reduces any fear or anxiety the geriatric patient may have.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited Radiology Technologist program.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: None.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: Demonstrated communications and customer service skills, success in organizing work, computer skills, and ability to multi-task.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Licensed as a Radiology Technologist in the State of Florida. HRS License. BLS.
PREFERRED LICENSURE: ARRT Registered.
Title: Radiographer PRN
Location: Florida-Gainesville-North Florida Regional Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00039-9872