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The Mount Sinai Health System Per Diem Special Procedures Technician-MSH/QHC/ELM in Jamaica, New York

Under general supervision of licensed physicians and Radiology Supervisor, performs-basic and advanced (e.g MRI, computerized tomography/special procedures) radiologic and fluoroscopic examinations in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Sets up, adjusts, and operates MRI, x-ray, CT and other equipment, selecting proper technical factors to obtain accurate diagnostic radiographs or CAT scans; properly positions and immobilizes patients. Responds to patients, needs as required. Maintains cleanliness of equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies. Ensures proper operation of all equipment. Performs quality assurance/CQI functions. Provides instruction to medical students and residents. Provides care to patients of all age groups in the form of diagnostic testing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Under supervision of physicians and Radiology Supervisor, prepares patients and examination areas in accordance with departmental policies and procedures for administration, as appropriate, of all routine and advanced skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and chest radiological and fluoroscopic diagnostic examinations. Prepares advanced examinations, such as computerized tomography and special procedures, in accordance with training and certification. Sets up, cleans and adjusts equipment. Loads film, takes xrays and unloads and transports film. Observes radiation and equipment safety precautions for equipment maintenance and patient/employee wellbeing. Provides patient orientation prior to examination session.

-Under supervision, performs all routine and advanced (e.g., MRI, CT/special procedures) radiological and fluoroscopic diagnostic evaluations in accordance with established clinical protocols. Positions patients in accordance with established procedures. Operates and adjusts equipment, determining current settings and monitoring patient and employee radiation exposure and potential for electric shock; observes safety guidelines. Responds to patients' needs during testing. Records and codes all applicable examination results and completes all relevant medical documentation; properly labels films in accordance with defined procedures. Performs specialized examinations as permitted by experience/registry, such as special procedures/CT scans.

-Provides related support functions as required. Schedule & examinations; initiates transportation; maintains examination files and statistics. May answer telephones for area and record messages. Maintains clean work area and equipment and maintains full stock of applicable clinical supplies.

-Ensures good working order of equipment. Troubleshoots routine equipment problems or seeks technical' assistance for equipment malfunctions, keeping supervisor(s) appropriately informed.

-Performs other related duties as assigned or required as professional special technologist. Trains and orients residents and clinical students from various departments and external institutions. Perform assigned quality assurance tasks.

-Job requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associates Degree or equivalent NYS accredited /JRCERT approved training program in radiological technology.

-Special training required to conduct/supervise certain areas such as mammography, special procedures, computerized tomography.

-Candidates/incumbents should possess two to three years of progressively more responsible experience as radiology lead technologist or junior supervisor as minimum criterion in order to gain seasoned familiarity with radiological testing. Must be knowledgable about most major models of radiological diagnostic equipment. Good analytical skills necessary in order to solve problems of moderate complexity, requiring specialized knowledge, but where supervisors are available for consultation. Standard methods, guidelines and procedures govern work performed, although incumbent may develop day-to-day procedures. Prior work experience of more that five years is desired in order to gain seasoned familiarity with administration of radiological testing. Should be knowledgeable about most major models of radiological testing equipment.

-License by New York State Department of Health as Radiologic Technologist is mandatory. ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) certifications for certain specialy examinations (e.g., CT/special procedures) is preferred for this title.

-Basic computer skills including MS Word is required.

-Very good analytical skills necessary for handling or radiology patients during administration of advanced and routine diagnostic testing. Must be able to appropriately assess the correct action to take during testing, well being cognizant of patient well being. Must accurately monitor radiation exposure or potential for electronic shock, etc.

-Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient care in order to ensure harmonious provision of radiological diagnostic examinations.

-Work requires manual dexterity for use of x-ray and other equipment and instruments. Light lifting of clinical supplies may be required. Adequate physical strength required for positioning of patients and equipment during examinations. Accurate positioning of patients is critical in order to ensure proper quality of radiological examination results and patient safety.

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.

EOE including Veterans and Disabled

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