This is a dual role that requires flexibility and knowledge of
both Radiology and Medical Assisting. Accountable to the Practice
Manager, with a dotted line clinical supervisory link to the
Diagnostic Radiology Lead Technologist, Assistant Manager of
Radiology, and Manager. Operates general, fluoroscopic and portable
radiographic equipment to performing a variety of radiology
examinations/procedures on pediatric inpatients/outpatients. Apply
prescribed ionizing radiation for the sole purpose of producing
diagnostic quality images under the supervision of a Physician. In
addition to this primary responsibility, the employee will perform
Medical Assistant responsibilities including, but not limited to a
variety of administrative, clinical, departmental support, and
documentation duties to promote the health, safety, and comfort of
CT Children's patients and families. Due to the infrequent volume
of radiology tasks, the expectation for this role would be 20%
radiology/80% medical assisting, with the possibility for future
growth of the radiology portion.
RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN: Ability to assess imaging orders for
completeness, accuracy and appropriateness. Involves
patient/parent/and caregiver in care and exam/procedure.
Demonstrates age-related competency and cultural sensitivity.
Introduces self and role. Explains procedure thoroughly to patient
and or parent before performing the procedure. Performs radiologic
exams/procedures. Allows time for and encourages questions.
Provides support and effective communications to other members of
the department and healthcare team. Works efficiently as a team
member. Consults with physicians, RNs and other technologists to
provide quality imaging services.
Adheres to a culture of safety. Washes hands and sanitizes
equipment as directed.
Assure timeliness and accuracy when performing requested exams.
Performs radiologic exams per protocol. Notifies appropriate
ordering provider of recommended changes to ordered exam. Provides
support to other modalities within the department as required
Performs diagnostic exams for all areas supported by the
department of Radiology including the ED, OR, onsite and off-site
radiology locations. Ensures all images are of excellent diagnostic
quality. Images will include appropriate patient demographics,
positioning, technique and laterality markers. In accordance with
ALARA principals, patients will be appropriately shielded and
imaged to minimize radiation dose.
Educates and mentors radiologic skills of new technologists and
students. Evaluates clinical and technical proficiency.
Ability to successfully utilize information technology systems
associated with role. Assures that images and documentation are
complete and accurate in the patient medical record. Adheres to all
hospital and department policies, procedures, guidelines and
Coordinates equipment service as required.
May be called upon to cover nights, evenings, weekdays, weekends
and holidays. Rotates shifts and scheduled on-call
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the
organization through behaviors consistent with the organizational
standards. Demonstrates exemplary customer service.
Practices within the scope of the state of CT Radiologic license
and ARRT (R) certification.
Performs other related duties as required.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT: A Medical Assistant (MA) may be required to
perform any or all of the following fundamental Documentation,
Administrative, Clinical, and Department Support functions:
- Supports the patient check-in and check-out processes.
- Scheduling and coordinating all patient appointments.
- Answering and directing calls.
- Process pre-authorizations and pre-certifications.
- Prepare and files medical record.
- Provides cross coverage for other administrative roles.
- Maintains clinical files according to organization/department
- Processes patient related correspondence.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
- Ensures efficient patient flow.
- Prepares treatment rooms and equipment for patient
- Provides appropriate procedural support following department
- Performs initial intake of patient, up to and including:
Interviews patient and family to obtain chief
complaint/reason for visit, vital signs, and allergy
information. Accurately records and/or updates relevant patient
- Performs daily Quality Controls (QC) for all Point of Care
- Obtain specimens, accurately performs and records patient POC
testing per policy.
- Under provider and/or RN direction, performs tracking and
retrieval of patient lab/diagnostic testing results
to facilitate timely provider review and follow-up.
- Under provider and/or RN direction, performs the administrative
functions of the patient prescription
renewal process in accordance to policy.
- Provides cross coverage for other appropriate clinical
- Provide support as needed for departmental medical record
- Cleans and stocks patient care rooms between patients.
- Maintains appropriate inventories of all medical supplies.
- Stocks and maintains all patient related forms and educational
- Utilizes equipment appropriately and notifies Practice Manager
in a timely fashion of equipment/facility
break-down or damage.
- Documentation is legible and falls within the appropriate MA
- Accurately documents patient information on appropriate forms.
Demonstrates accuracy in basic data entry
and data retrieval of paper/electronic patient records.
OTHER RELATED ACTIVITES
- Performs other duties as may be assigned to promote the health,
safety and comfort of CT Children's
patients and families.
- Ability to travel to satellite locations may be required.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs
of patients in appropriate, specific
populations form neonate through adolescence and applies them to
practice. Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.
- Demonstrates an awareness of safety needs and a basic knowledge
of medical terminology, infection
control, risk management, and environment of care policies.
- Asks questions, clarifications, and assistance when needed and
in situations that fall outside of the MA
scope of practice.
- Demonstrates support for the mission, vision, values, and goals
of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with CT
- Basic Understanding of CT Children's Policies and
- Understanding of the organization's environment of care.
Graduate of Radiologic Technologist program accredited by
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.
Completion of medical assistant training program accredited by
an accrediting body approved by the American Association for
Medical Assistants or American Medical Technologists (or completion
of equivalent course of study provided by the military) preferred;
if formal training program was not completed, then certification as
a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) granted by the American
Medical Technologists is preferred.