Radiology Technician

Title: Radiology Technician 
Location:  San Antonio, Texas (BAMC, Jennifer Moreno Clinic, McWerthy Troop Medical Clinic, and Camp Bullis)
Job Summary:
The Radiology Technician will primarily perform easy, moderate, difficult radiographic examinations on patients of all ages.  Will perform various C-ARM and O-ARM procedures in the OR and have working knowledge of various radiology equipment.  The Radiology Technician will enter orders in the Digital Imaging Network and enter images in Pictures Archiving Communications System.  Ability to provide diagnostic, fluoroscopic and portable imaging of the skull, chest, and abdomen, spine, upper and lower extremities to patient populations ranging from newborn to geriatric.
Reports to:
·      VMG Project Manager
Principle Accountabilities:
·      Perform easy, moderate, difficult radiographic examinations
·      Receives patients, change patient out of clothing into appropriate gown/shorts as needed.
·      Explains method of procedure, positions patients, selects and sets technical factors, sets up and adjusts accessory equipment as required, and makes exposures necessary for the requested procedures.
·      Limits amount of repeated films.
·      Assists radiologists with fluoroscopic and other special radiographic exams which require contrast material.
·      Sets up X-Ray room and assures that sterile supplies, procedure trays, contrast material, catheters, and other required equipment are laid out.
·      May prepare and administer contrast material under close supervision. 
·      Use Digital Imaging Network and Picture Archiving Communication System to process images.
·      Ensures all radiographs demonstrate the required anatomy for dictation.
·      Performs portable x-ray exams in various departments of the hospital.
·      Perform C-ARM and O-ARM procedures as requested by OR staff in the operating room. 
·      Creates order in hospital system and ensures images are entered into the Picture Archiving Communications System.
·      Consult with supervisors, lead techs, QC tech in any unusual patient orders/exams. 
·      Complete mandatory hospital and department training as assigned. 
Experience & Education:
·      Graduated from accredited program or military equivalent program.
·      Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification and current Texas State Licensure.
·      Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)
·      Minimum of four years paid working experience as a Diagnostic Radiology Technologist.
·      Minimum of one year experience with use of C-ARMS in an operating room. Possess knowledge of Motor Tolerant Subtraction, vascular, orthopedic, urology, GI, and general OR procedures.
·      The radiology technician must have a minimum of six months experience working in an Emergency Department environment.
·      Acquired experience which has provided some familiarity and knowledge of basic medical care, anatomy and physiology and radiation protection measures for self and patients.
·      The radiology technician must have the ability to provide diagnostic, fluoroscopic and portable imaging of the skull, chest, and abdomen, spine, upper and lower extremities to patient populations ranging from newborn to geriatric. Be familiar with technical factors that are and exam appropriate. Be able to use critical thinking and sound judgement when unusual deviations from standard positions present themselves.  Be familiar with the CR/DR radiographic equipment and processors such as but not limited to: General Electric, Phillips, Shimadzu, Carestream, Fuji, etc. 
·      The radiology technician may be required to act as a preceptor for Phase II military and civilian Radiology Students during their clinical rotations as part of their Radiology program.
·      Government Security Clearance (SF-85 & SF86) must be completed.
Physical Requirements:
·      Must be able to ascend/descend stairs
·      Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time due to the nature of the work performed
·      Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
·      Must be able to receive and understand detailed information through oral communication
·      Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders
·      Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten English print
·      Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear
·      Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation to include a fingerprint FBI background check
·      Must complete Urine Drug Screen
Vighter Medical Group is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and or any other characteristic protected by law. Position is contingent upon contract award. 

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