HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Radiographer PRN in Savannah, Georgia
/Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) is a nonprofit, 612-bed hospital in Savannah, Georgia. We opened our doors in 1955 and have evolved into the most advanced healthcare provider in the region. We are a regional referral center for heart care, cancer care, trauma care, children's care, high-risk pregnancies, and high-risk newborn care. Our hospital includes the region's only Level 1 trauma center, the region's only children's hospital, and the Savannah campus of Mercer University School of Medicine./
/Memorial Health serves 35 counties across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. In addition to MHUMC, our system includes primary and specialty care doctors, business services, and NurseOne, our 24-hour call center. We also have a major medical education program that trains residents in diagnostic radiology, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery./
/Memorial Health University Medical Center has earned local, regional, and national honors. At MHUMC, we are not content with business as usual. Our goal is to create a new standard for excellence that will not only serve our current patients, but also change the future of medicine./
Introduction of patient to self, registered technologists and physician if appropriate.
Prepares patient for examination by proper gowning and explanation of procedure to patient.
Performs positive patient ID properly prior to performing x-ray studies. Acquires appropriate history from patient as relative to the exam.
Completes radiographic examination per physician order and department protocol.
Practices radiation safety techniques by utilizing the ALARA principal, shields all patients unless prohibited by exam type.
Utilization of protective shielding when performing fluoroscopic procedures or restraining patients.
Wears radiation exposure badge appropriately and changes monthly. Records exposure data for pregnant patients (confirmed or suspected) according to protocol.
Practices proper collimation positioning and exposure factors.
Accurately indicates affected side or appropriately designates “R” or “L” to indicate right or left side or other indicators as appropriate to exam.
Administers contrast utilizing sterile techniques, practicing universal precautions at all times.
Reviews order (written, if applicable) before proceeding with exam. Accepts responsibility for correction of orders.
Ensures previous exams are available as appropriate, accepts responsibility for call report process.
Operates digital and computed radiography producing quality images.
Ensures procedures/patients are appropriately identified and merged/unmerged as PACS (Picture and Archiving Communications Systems) requires.
Completes RIS procedures to include ‘end exam’ and appropriately enters other charges as required by procedure performed.
Operates all radiographic equipment with high degree of proficiency selecting appropriate technical factors for procedure begin performed including but not limited to kVp, MA, focal spot selection, exposure time etc, Recognizes appropriate range of exposure for all procedures acquired on DR or CR.
Critiques image quality and repeats as necessary.
Supports the orientation of new team members, instructs new team members in operation of equipment, charging/ resulting procedures, etc.
Provides guidance in protocols and polices.
Teaches and trains students allowing them opportunities to meet their objectives for clinical rotations.
/EDUCATION AND SPECIFIC TRAINING:/
- High school diploma or GED equivalent and completion of an accredited school of Radiology.
- Associates degree
BLS; and ARRT (R) or ARRT (R) registry eligible;
Must successfully pass ARRT credentialing in Radiography (R) within
6 months of graduation from an accredited school or program
Experience Required-New graduate
Experience Preferred-1 year experience
Title: Radiographer PRN
Location: Georgia-Savannah-Memorial Med Center Savannah
Requisition ID: 26960-4512