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Radiologic Technologist

  • Job Code: W0809
  • Pay Grade:WK
  • Pay Scale:$18.32-$33.09 Hourly; $38,105.60-$68,827.20 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform duties related to diagnostic imaging examinations (e.g., x-rays) for the Sheriff’s Office Occupational Health and Wellness Center (OHWC).

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Accurately perform diagnostic imaging (e.g., x-rays) as ordered by the provider.
  • Prepare patients for procedures including taking a medical history and answering questions about the procedure.
  • Position patients and equipment for imaging; and protect patients by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged and practicing radiation safety precautions (e.g., As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)).
  • Take diagnostic images, review, and evaluate developed images to determine if they are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes; and work with providers to evaluate images and determine whether additional images need to be taken.
  • Prepare and transmit images to the Radiologist for over-read and report over-read results to providers.
  • Retrieve and archive Radiographic Reports; create/burn CD's in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
  • Perform quantity and quality control checks to ensure radiographic equipment meets standards required by laws, rules, and center policies.
  • Clean, adjust, and maintain radiographic equipment including managing scheduled maintenance and equipment repairs; maintain radiographic supplies and order as necessary.
  • Maintain proper, concise, and complete required Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and/or paper based records (e.g., patient records, daily log books, monthly reports) for all assessments and procedures while maintaining HIPAA compliance at all times.
  • Triage patients to include taking and recording vital signs and patient history.
  • Perform electrocardiogram (EKG), audiometry, spirometry, and respirator fit testing and medication dispensing.
  • Accurately perform occupational health testing (e.g., urine drug screens, alcohol breath testing, physicals); and assist patients as needed with walking, transfer, specimen collection, exam prep, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of healthcare and medical procedures and terminology.
  • Working knowledge of computed/digital radiography.
  • Working knowledge of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS.)
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance processes, radiation safety measures, common safety hazards, and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Working knowledge of applicable radiology state rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and HIPAA requirements.
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to accurately perform diagnostic images (e.g., x-rays).
  • Ability to accurately perform standard medical office procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to be attentive to details.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions and/or solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to document information in an EMR System.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain work related records and reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, push, pull, squat, twist, turn, lift, bend, stoop, and reach overhead.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • A post-graduate certificate in radiologic technology or a related field from an accredited program.
  • Current ARRT certification.
  • A valid Florida Radiographer license.
  • Four years of experience in a clinical setting.
OR
  • An associate's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Graduation from an accredited program of Radiologic Technology or a related field.
  • Current ARRT certification.
  • A valid Florida Radiographer license.
  • Two years of experience in a clinical setting.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training