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Radiology (X-Ray) Tech - St. Luke's Orthopedic & Sports Medicine: FT/ Day Shift
Position: Radiology (X-Ray) Tech / St. Luke's Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Location: Columbus, NC

St. Luke’s Hospital has a new opportunity for an experienced Radiology (X-Ray) Tech at St. Luke's Orthopedic & Sports Medicine! Our hospital is one of the very few critical access hospitals in the country that earned 5-Stars in patient satisfaction from CMS in 2020 and we need YOU to help us get to the next level. In this role, you will be part of a progressive team dedicated to advancing the goals of the hospital, meeting the needs of our rural community and providing outstanding care to our patients. At St. Luke’s Hospital, we ALL make a difference!

Essential Functions:

• Make sure each x-ray room is clean and fully stocked ordering supplies as necessary.
• Assist with patient flow by getting patients in rooms, prepares patient for physical exam, taking initial history or new problem worksheet. Takes and records vital signs, reviewing and recording medication list.
• Escort patient to check out area making sure no work/school notes, prescriptions or other information is needed for the patient. Verifying that the patient has no questions before they leave.
• Check for task and special instruction from the doctor thru the EMR system.
• Calls in prescriptions and notifies patient of action taken.
• Charts, electronic and paper, are updated and maintained as required by the practice.
• Performs radiologic exams as ordered by the Physician or PA
• Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis demonstrating correct anatomical positioning skills.
• Operates equipment as directed by demands of individual exams.
• Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self in accordance with prescribed safety standards
• Assists in maintaining adequate patient records of updating, retrieving file jackets and proper charging of exams for any radiological patient.
• Assists with the retrieval, checking and delivery of prior films for any upcoming surgery
• Checks and takes instruments that need to be taken to the hospital for sterilization.
• Coordinates referrals for EMG studies and other physicians as needed. Notifying the patient and faxing required information to Dr being referred.
• Eyewash station checks are performed and documented as per policy and procedure guidelines.
• Collects and ensures proper disposal of medical waste.
• Work area is maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
• Radiation Badges are maintained.
• Warms up x-ray machine in the morning.
• Wipes down x-ray equipment between patients.
• Voice mails are checked on arrival in AM and at intervals through day. Messages are handled appropriately. Answering machine is kept updated.
• Participates in staff meetings, in-services, and continuing education in order to maintain professional acumen.
• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Functions may include:
• Assists or performs wound care, dressing changes, suture removal, cast application and removal. Draws up meds and preps patients for injection given by the MD.
• Knowledgeable of each procedure performed having necessary equipment and paperwork completed when the provider is ready to begin. May draw up medicines and preps patients for injection given by the provider.

Minimum Requirements:

1. High school graduate or equivalent. A healthcare background is preferred.
2. Excellent communications and good organizational skills.
3. Must have the ability to handle difficult patients and situations in a professional manner.
4. Must be flexible in handling new and changing policies and procedures.
5. Must read, speak and write English well and have basic computer (keyboard) knowledge.
6. Healthcare CPR is recommended.
7. Working knowledge of the following equipment: Copier, fax computer keyboard and mouse, calculator, credit card machine, printer/scanner and multi-line phone.
8. Radiology Tech must have license in Radiography, AART

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Ian Smathers - Practice Manager
89 West Mills Street
Columbus, NC 28722

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