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Xray Technologist, Tacoma, WA

TRA Medical Imaging


Tacoma, WA

July 2, 2019

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Technologist XRay

Regular Full-Time
Requisition ID : 1153

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for performing Diagnostic Radiologic exams in accordance with ARRT standards and ethics. The X-ray Technologist complies with company policies and procedures to include regulatory changes and prescribed safety standards with the needs of the patient and physician in mind. X-ray Technologist performs duties under the general supervision of Site Manager and Radiologist.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides patient care in accordance with company mission, vision and values.
  2. Prepares the patient for a radiologic exam with clear instructions and a thorough explanation of the procedure.
  3. Obtains a thorough patient history as it relates to the exam to be completed.
  4. Able to assist the Radiologist during Fluoroscopic procedures when applicable.
  5. The X-ray Technologist must be able to closely follow provider instructions, prepare radiographic/fluoroscopy equipment, position patients correctly and accurately capture the diagnostic image.
  6. Able to complete examinations in a timely manner while demonstrating a high degree of positioning accuracy in routine imaging procedures.
  7. Adheres to the exam protocols as established by the department
  8. Utilize proper radiation safety devices such as lead aprons and thyroid collars to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure.
  9. Shields patient from unnecessary radiation exposure. ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achieved) Radiation Safety principle.
  10. Able to assist and radiograph wheelchair patients as well as infants in positioning devices such as a Piggostat.
  11. Completes Modality Worksheet with accurate information for the Radiologist
  12. Maintains high standards regarding the accurate recording of patient information
  13. Utilizes accurate written and oral communications with patients, physicians, co-workers and supervisors.
  14. Performs necessary computer functions associated with patient exam.
  15. Keeps work area and patient exam areas neat and stocked with appropriate supplies.
  16. Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel
  17. Maintains a professional demeanor with confidentiality
  18. Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences
  19. Able to apply IV principles under the scope of practice for Radiologic Technologists.
  20. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with co-workers to ensure proper patient care and efficient workflow.
  21. Able to use good body mechanics to avoid injury to oneself and the patient
  22. Able to travel to other TRA-MINW offices. (Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakewood & Olympia) as needed.
  23. Acts as liaison between patients, radiologists and other members of support team.
  24. Provide assistance in the performance of special diagnostic procedures.
  25. Document patient care/history in department records.
  26. Assist in department to provide smooth and speedy patient flow procedures.
  27. Responsible for maintaining all phases of Quality Control, and notifying manager of equipment or conditions not meeting standards.
  28. Proactive approach to restocking, anticipating upcoming exams and maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
  29. Attend and participate in monthly technical staff meetings.
  30. Comply with radiation safety program standards and radiation badge monitoring program.
  31. Check work e-mail daily.


Education/Work Experience

  • Required: Graduate from an Accredited Radiologic Technology program.
  • One or more years of radiology experience in a medical facility preferred.
  • ARRT registered or registry eligible.
  • Washington State Licensure required.
  • Current BLS certification required

Job Knowledge/Skills

  • Able to perform a variety of exams.
  • The skilled technologist must be patient focused and able to adapt their skills for pediatric as well as geriatric patients.
  • Provides patient care in accordance with the company‚Äôs mission, vison and values.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of human cross sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
  • Uses professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing duties.
  • Maintains high standards regarding the accurate recording of patient information.
  • Requires effective oral and written skills
  • Maintains a professional demeanor with confidentiality.
  • Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
  • Cooperates, maintains good rapport with co-workers, and ensures proper patient care and efficient workflow.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and carry out instructions effectively.
  • Ability to empathize with patients and effectively care for those with claustrophobia or any other unique situations.
  • Exercises sound judgment, has good time management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills, using AIDET/4 As.
  • Ability to work effectively in teamwork environment and have respectful behavior while working as a team with co-workers.
  • Communicate professionally with other medical facilities, patients, and customers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and carry out instructions effectively.
  • Must possess excellent verbal communication skills; good organization skills.

Physical Requirements

Work is classified as moderate in physical requirements. Must be able to assist in supporting patients of varying weight. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Also requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment as necessary.

Mental Requirements

Work requires high attention to detail and the ability to handle mentally stressful situations. The ability to maintain high level of sensitivity towards confidential information is also required.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Work environment consists of normal office or administrative working conditions. There may be exposure to communicable diseases. There will be limited exposure to ionizing radiation.

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