Evergreen Technologies is looking for a Radiology Technnologist “ RT23
Title: Radiology Technnologist Location: Bismarck, ND Duration: 13 weeks Position Overview: A Radiologic Technologist, also known as a Radiographer, plays a vital role in the field of medical imaging. They perform diagnostic imaging procedures using X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or other imaging modalities. Radiologic Technologists work closely with physicians and other healthcare professionals to obtain high-quality images that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Responsibilities: Patient preparation: Explain procedures to patients, ensuring their comfort and cooperation during the imaging process. Position patients correctly to obtain optimal images and apply radiation safety measures to protect patients and themselves from unnecessary exposure. Operate imaging equipment: Set up and operate radiographic equipment, including X-ray machines, CT scanners, or MRI scanners. Adjust and control imaging parameters to capture high-quality images. Follow protocols and procedures specific to each type of imaging modality. Positioning and image capture: Position patients appropriately for imaging procedures to capture the desired anatomy. Ensure patients are properly immobilized if necessary. Capture images using the designated imaging equipment and review them for quality and accuracy. Radiation safety and protection: Adhere to strict radiation safety guidelines to minimize exposure to ionizing radiation. Properly shield patients from unnecessary radiation and use radiation protection devices, such as lead aprons and shields. Employ radiation safety measures for self and coworkers. Collaboration with healthcare professionals: Communicate and collaborate with radiologists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the accuracy and diagnostic value of the images. Assist in the interpretation and evaluation of images as needed. Documentation and record-keeping: Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of patient information, imaging procedures, and equipment usage. Enter patient data into computer systems, prepare reports, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Equipment maintenance and quality control: Perform routine maintenance, quality control checks, and troubleshooting on imaging equipment. Report any malfunctions or issues to appropriate personnel. Maintain a clean and organized imaging environment. Qualifications and Requirements: Completion of an accredited Radiologic Technology program. Appropriate state licensure or certification as a Radiologic Technologist. Strong knowledge of radiographic procedures, techniques, and equipment operation. Familiarity with medical imaging modalities such as X-ray, CT, or MRI. Proficiency in positioning patients to obtain optimal images. Understanding of radiation safety protocols and techniques. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with patients and healthcare professionals. Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions accurately. Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Radiologic Technologists typically work in hospitals, clinics, diagnostic imaging centers, or outpatient facilities. They may be exposed to radiation, so adherence to safety protocols is crucial. The work environment is usually well-lit and climate-controlled. Physical demands include standing for extended periods, lifting and positioning patients, and maneuvering imaging equipment. Technologists may need to assist with transferring or moving patients who have limited mobility. They may be required to work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the facility’s operating hours.