Position Summary/Career Interest
The Radiology Assistant assists technologists in the care of patients for imaging both prior to and after testing. The Radiology Assistant also helps with transferring patients to/from their carts to the table and vice versa, ensuring patients are safe at all times. The Radiology Assistant takes phone calls and work to ensure
patients are imaged in a timely manner by organizing patient requisitions appropriately. This assistant is responsible for collecting patient information for review by the technologists and also for ensuring that documentation is scanned into system for future review.
- Assists in processing digital images, as well as cleaning equipment when needed or if applicable.
- Assists technologist with the education of patients, patient families, and nursing units regarding radiology procedures.
- Assists technologists with non-patient activities and other tasks that contribute to the patient's care. Answers telephone in a timely and courteous fashion, identifying oneself and the department. Confirms and screens patient for appointments if applicable.
- Attends to patient's comfort during transport or during their test.
- Interacts with physicians and other technical staff to provide quality, safe, efficient care for the patient.
- Maintains a patient-centered focus and strives to support the mission, goals and values of the hospital, department and division.
- Performs daily work assignments in an efficient, organized manner and with accuracy.
- Promptly reports equipment malfunctions when known.
- Provides constant patient observation while in immediate care area.
- Identifies patient care needs and notifies nursing, resident or physician if assistance is needed.
- Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
- Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
HOURS: Days, Full Time: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- High School Diploma
- BLS Certification
- 3-6 months experience with caring for acute, ED, or long term care patients
- Experience as an MA, EMT, or LPN
- Ability to use computer systems, retrieving data wen necessary