Position: X-Ray Technician
Responsible To : Director of Operations
Department: Back Support Medical
The X-Ray Technician shows genuine warmth with patients and has the ability to make them feel comfortable in the center while providing effective and technically competent nursing assistance to both patients and Camarena Health clinical providers. The X-Ray Technician provides or facilitates the provision of information needed by both patients and clinicians, will receive instructions from doctors regarding the x-rays patients require.
Duties and Responsibilities:Focus on Patients: The X-Ray Technician is responsible for getting clear imaging results, which requires proper use of the equipment and keeping patients calm and informed throughout the x-ray procedure. Complying with the safety regulations involving the use of radiation to protect yourself, patients and other staff members from over-exposure to radiation. Responds to and connects effectively with patients. Listens to our customers, treats them with respect, gives them the quality they expect and deserve and responds immediately to their problems and needs. 1.1. To lessen radiation risks, you will use a technique called patient-shielding, which involves placing lead shields or aprons on parts of a patient’s body that aren’t being photographed. Alternatively, you may adjust x-ray beams so they cover a limited area. You must also position the radiographic machinery so it is at a proper distance, angle and height from the patient. Other duties include keeping equipment in good working order, maintaining patient records and developing exposed radiographs. 1.2. Listens attentively to patients’ complaints and record all information (e.g. medication, last menstrual period, birth control method) in our Electronic Health Records computer system. 1.3. Furthermore, s/he insures a smooth and well-connected patient flow. The X-Ray Technician reports to the Medical Assistant Lead & Back Support Supervisor for the Suite. 1.4. Consistently secures and protects patient information: activates screen saver, minimizes screen, or log off when walking away from computers for any period of time. 1.5. Insures that exam rooms are neat and set up appropriately for each patient exam. 1.6. Performs specimen collection, preparation and maintains required logs 1.7. Performs EKG’s, accu-checks, and other diagnostic procedures according to guidelines. 1.8. X-Ray Technician takes initiative to keep patient informed of upcoming procedures and requirements, to facilitate patient focus, involvement, and cooperation. 1.9. Discharge patients smoothly from back office areas and checks for any last minute questions. Makes return appointments as appropriate. 1.10. Relieves patients’ stress and anxiety with clear information 1.11. Provides patients with required educational materials including; lifestyle brochures (LCB), Vaccine Information Statements (VIS), informs patients of content and answers any questions. 1.12. Routes all formal patient complaints and grievances to Back Support Supervisor or Department Head. Solves what problems s/he can at “point of contact.” 2. Focus on Patient Flow: Maintains effective smooth patient flow (within site or suite). Assists the MA’s at other pods as needed with patient work up or dismissal. Is responsive to needs of patients, clinicians, and team members. 2.1. Uses software locator consistently when rooming patients and uses scheduler to flow them out 2.2. Utilizes software locator to monitor flow simultaneously at all sites; take the initiative to cover as needed 2.3. Maintains open communication with the Receptionist, routinely checks status of patients waiting to be registered and relays status to the clinicians. Communicates with Back Support Supervisor to help resolve when necessary. 2.4. Dismisses patients effectively (e.g., complete lab requisition; administer injections and immunizations according to guidelines, giving appointment, double check paperwork).
• High School Diploma or GED
• Certification as X-Ray Technician or prior experience
• Previous experience in a health care setting as a X-Ray Technician, or health care aid