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Radiologic Technologist Job
Job Number: RIH15978
Job Title: Per Diem - Radiologic Technologist - Diagnostic Radiology
Department: Diagnostic Radiology - 1013016
Facility: Rhode Island Hospital
Location: Providence, RI
Registration through the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists as well as two years formal training in an accredited School of Radiologic Technology required.
Current and valid license from the Department of Health to practice in the State of Rhode Island.
Ability to operate all types of x-ray and related equipment, push portable equipment, transfer and position patients.
Conceptual ability to determine means of providing requested radiographs of acceptable diagnostic quality based on specifics of each case.
Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Two letters of recommendation obtained within the previous three months from technical, supervisory or medical staff members in Diagnostic Imaging attesting to the technologist’s level of professionalism and technical competence and two criteria from among the following, selected by the technologist as the means by which he/she will complete the qualification process for the Technologist II position.
•Obtain advanced certification in the technologist’s current radiographic specialty, if available, through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or complete an academic degree in a related clinical field, such as an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology, or a baccalaureate or graduate degree in a related technical field, or in an administrative field related to healthcare or business, provided this criterion may be met only once for each degree or certification awarded.
•Take an active advanced teaching role in one of the Schools of Technology, such as teaching didactic courses, presenting lectures of performing the duties of the clinical coordinator, provided the technologist is qualified under the Essentials and Guidelines of an accredited educational program for the Radiographer adopted by the American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, and American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
•Develop new methods of patient tracking of exams, quality control, testing efficiency, radiation protection or quality assurance.
•Prepare at least one in-service program to be delivered at least three times in one year. The program shall be approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technology for the equivalent of at least one continuing education unit.
•Hold an office in or actively serve on a clinical practice committee of a professional organization relevant to the technologist’s radiographic specialty.
•Participate as a regular member of a technical, clinical or quality assurance committee within Diagnostic Imaging as evidenced by minutes of the meeting.
•Write and publish an article in a recognized professional journal or receive published acknowledgment by the first author of the technologist’s contribution.
•Coordinate the development, implementation and approval for a new procedure or protocol that enhances efficiency and/or quality of work in the section.
Employment in the Radiologist Technologist I position of at least 20 regularly scheduled hours per week in the previous two years.
Minimum of three years relevant experience in the job classification, including at least two years at Rhode Island Hospital.
Under the general supervision of the Lead Technologist and following established procedures, performs a variety of technical radiologic procedures using standard, portable, and/or specialized x-ray equipment to apply prescribed ionizing radiation in order to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients’ illness and injuries. Performs related tasks such as assisting patients in positioning for correct anatomical exposure, maintaining order and cleanliness of work area and performing routine clerical tasks.