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Radiology/ CT Technologist


Southwest Healthcare Services is seeking a qualified individual for our Radiology Department as a Radiology Technologist. The Rad Tech performs radiologic examinations of selected portions of the anatomy, producing images for the interpretation by, or at the request of a licensed practitioner.  Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics.  Provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain patient and facility confidentiality at all times.
  • Treat patients, visitors and coworkers with respect, dignity and kindness.
  • Provide quality care for our patients to the utmost of our abilities and within the scope of our capacities.
  • Complete the general facility orientation program within 14 days of employment including drug screen, physical, and immunizations.
  • Complete the departmental orientation program and skills checklist within 90 days of employment.
  • Participate in mandatory staff in-services and quality improvement studies.
  • Maintain current licensure or certification based on job specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Maintain a current CPR certification.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the job.  Employees are expected to report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Comply with all facility safety requirements to ensure a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Perform specific job duties in the most economical manner possible.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, interest and positive emphasis, as well as calm environment throughout the facility.  Employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to our company’s operational policies and procedures.
  • Be supportive of the organization’s mission, vision, and goals.
  • Perform other job-related tasks as required or requested by supervisor or administrator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic imaging to include, but not inclusive to, general radiography, bone densitometry, and peripheral artery disease screenings.
  • Performs diagnostic imaging to include one or more additional modality such as CT, mammography and/or ultrasound.
  • Collaborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, assuring information is documented, and available for use by a licensed practitioner.
  •  Administers contrast media as directed by a licensed practitioner and has knowledge to recognize contrast reactions and IV infiltrates.
  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary.
  • Validates physician orders, confirms patient ID, screens for pregnancy, assesses patients and adjusts procedure according to need.
  • Prepares, transports, and provides instruction to patient to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety.  Assumes responsibility for the patient’s well being.
  • Sets up and operates stationary and portable x-ray equipment according to departmental and manufacturers’ recommendations and safety precautions.
  • Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patients, self, and others.
  • Evaluates radiology studies for diagnostic quality.
  • Practices standard precautions for infection control techniques.
  • Keeps exam room clean and ready for receiving patients.  Ensures that proper supplies and linens are stocked and on hand for the procedure being performed.
  • Maintains necessary records required and performs office procedures such as filing, scanning, billing, scheduling, answering telephone and other related office procedures associated with the Radiology department.
  • Participates in the department’s quality assessment and improvement plan.  May be responsible for specific quality control duties in the assigned areas.
  • Operates PACS and RIS systems.
  • May be responsible for control of inventory and purchases of supplies.

Education Required:

  • Graduate of a recognized, approved American Medical Association (AMA) Council of Education program in radiologic technology required. Prefer bachelor’s degree in medical imaging or radiologic science.
  • Maintain and exhibit current knowledge of radiologic technology and participate in professional continuing education to maintain ARRT status.
  • If performing mammography, meet FDA-MQSA education requirements for mammography.


  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or registry eligible to be completed in one year.
  • Mammography certified preferred/eligible
  • CT certified preferred/eligible

Experience preferred:

  • Ultrasound experience preferred

Skills Required:

  • Ability to be detail oriented with constant interruption.
  • Individual must be able to understand specific ideas generally (sometimes several at one time), while remembering multiple tasks over long periods of time.
  • Is a thoughtful decision maker.  Organize/prioritize tasks in a logical fashion.
  • Technologist must exercise a high level of independent judgment and critical thinking abilities.
  • Employee must be cooperative and helpful in a clear and courteous manner to coworkers, other staff, patients, and visitors respecting individuality, cultural diversity and gender sensibilities.
  • Technologist needs a friendly personality, caring attitude, and the ability to work well with ill and injured patients of all age groups.

Physical Demands:

  • Intermittent sitting, standing and frequent walking for long periods of time with fluctuating workloads and deadlines.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds while positioning and/or transferring patients and/or equipment and supplies.
  • Frequent reaching, stooping, bending and kneeling.
  • See objects closely and hear normal sound with some background noise. Good manual dexterity, balance and coordination.

Exposure to Hazards:

Potential exposure to body fluids, respiratory infections, blood borne pathogens and drug resistant organisms. There is potential exposure to low level radiation and hazardous materials found in cleaners, antiseptics, aerosols, etc. Risk of injury during patient handling and / or use of mechanical equipment with moving parts