Rad Tech Assistant (MRI)- days

  • Carilion Clinic
  • Roanoke, VA, US, 24014
  • Mar 17, 2023
Medical Imaging Technologist

Job Description

Rad Tech Assistants will be responsible for transport and/or escorting of patients to and from diagnostic testing areas. They will assist technologists with preparing rooms/stocking supplies, positioning, prepping patients and documenting information within the EMR.   Facilitates patient flow. Helps patients complete history sheets. Assists with positioning and prepping of patients. Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriate care for patients of all ages. Manages electronic images. Uses computer skills and anatomy knowledge to look-up, review and print images in an anatomically correct manner.   Greets customers and facilitates meeting customer and facility needs. May engage in conflict resolution while maintaining professionalism.  Under supervision of a Registered Radiologic Technologist or Provider, the Rad Tech Assistant will prep the patient by gaining appropriate IV access for the administration of saline and/or contrast. Maintains thorough knowledge of clinical information system for data entry and retrieval of office files, and inventory of office supplies. Maintains an orderly work environment. Utilizes all communications tools effectively. Calls in reports to physician offices. Notifies technologist/radiologist/physician of stat orders and changes. Demonstrates excellent telephone etiquette and interpersonal skills when interacting with patients, visitors, physicians, and other health care professionals. Receives and screens in-coming calls via telephone and patient call system. Route calls to appropriate individual and takes messages accurately. Assists physicians with retrieving report information from dictation system.  Assists with orientation of new employees. Transports patients of all ages via appropriate mode of transportation to and from Imaging Services. Assists patients to ensure safe transfer between wheelchairs/stretchers and imaging equipment.   Maintains cleanliness and neatness of equipment, patient areas and work areas. Orders and stocks all necessary supplies and linens. Troubleshoots equipment problems. Communicates to the management team when service needs to be contacted.  Complies with infection control, radiation safety, OSHA standards, and practices safe operation of all assigned equipment. What We Require: Education: High School graduate or equivalent. Experience: On-the-job training provided. Prefer prior clerical, computer and health care related experience. Experience with and knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology preferred. Life Support: AHA BLS-HCP required. Other Minimum Qualifications: Good interpersonal, communication and employee development skills. The candidate would be required to complete an IV access course within 6 months of hire. About Carilion This is Carilion Clinic ... An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious. Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.