- Assists with the performance of diagnostic radiographic and fluoroscopic exams performed in the Radiology Department under the direct supervision of a State of Wisconsin licensed radiographer.
- Supports imaging technologists with preparation of patient and examination room prior to, during, and following imaging procedures in accordance with established infection control practices. Organizes and prepares exam rooms and work areas, including cleaning, stocking, and maintaining equipment.
- Verifies patient identification using two identifiers and communicates with patients to explain procedures, obtain clinical history, confirm acknowledgment of patients' understanding and address any questions about the imaging procedure.
- Assists patient in preparation for exam and transferring patients to and from exam rooms. Independently transports patients to other areas of the facility as required.
- Uses the radiology computer systems to generate requisitions, check schedules, and obtain pertinent patient information.
- Reviews patients medical record to obtain necessary clinical information including patient history, lab results, and physician orders, obtains necessary clinical information from patients, and compares requisitions to physicians' orders to ensure exam accuracy.
- Positions patients and selects exposure factors for various radiologic examinations following accepted radiation protection and safety practices under the direct supervision of a State of Wisconsin licensed radiographer. May NOT activate the exposure switch for diagnostic or fluoroscopic procedures.
- Ensures that images and other patient records are accurately documented, following approved workflows, in SmartChart, RIS and PACS in a timely manner. May NOT independently review and approve images.
As needed, primarily afternoon shift, every other weekend.
Licenses & Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), and
Registered Technologist (RT) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) needs to be obtained within 120 days.
Currently enrolled in an accredited or approved program in Radiologic Technology.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Anticipated completion, as verified by program director, from a Radiography program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT.Successful completion and documentation of clinical competencies and associated academic course work in the following areas: Chest, Abdomen, Spine, Cranial and Facial, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Thorax, IVP, and GI procedures to include Upper GI, Small Bowel, Lower GI, and Gall Bladder.Successful completion and documentation of academic course work in the following areas of study: Patient Care and Basic Radiation Safety and Protection.Must possess good communication and patient care skills.