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Diagnostic Tech II

The Diagnostic Tech II provides health care services applying ionizing radiation to assist in diagnosis or treatment of disease. Performs diagnostic radiology procedures utilizing related techniques to produce images and radiographs for the interpretation by a Radiologist. Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics. Provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. Adjusts daily operation to meet the needs of a changing work environment.


The Diagnostic Tech II must be competent in registering, scheduling, insurance Medicare/Medicaid compliance and strong customer service skills. Will accurately collect, analyze and record demographic, insurance/financial and clinical data from multiple sources, and obtain other informatino and signatures necessary for registrations and billing. Effectively screens for compliance w/payer requirements for medical necessity and completes thrid-party eligibility and benefit verificatin to ensure accurate payment is secured. Operates point of care laboratory equipment and knowledge of process.


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Responsibilities

PART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Available and takes call
Assists Radiologist and licensed practitioner with the set up and performance of fluoroscopic procedures.
Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures.
Cleans and stocks rooms, blanket warmers
Completes exams, including docuemntation in MRM, PACS
Documents a thorough patients clinical history in appropriate location
Draws labs
Enters orders into MRM, uses correct account number
Evaluates images and data for technical quality, manipulates display parameters prior to submission to radiologist
Explain tests to patients
Immobilizes patient as required for appropriate examination.
Maintains archival storage of digitized images as appropriate. Makes CD's & film copies as needed.
Operates point of care laboratory equipment
Performs EKGs
Performs high quality diagnostic radiographic procedures.
Positions patients and equipment to best demonstrate the anatomic area of interest.
Reduces patient wait times
Registration processes
Reports immediately equipments malfunctions to appropriate areas
Screens to compliance w/payer requirements for medical necessity and verifies benefits.
Selects and operates radiographic equipment, imaging and/or associated accessories. Determines radiographic technique exposure factors.
Stocking
Uses collimation as appropirate and applies principles of radiation safety to minimize risk to patient, others and self
Uses markers on images when appropriate
Uses two patient identifiers, verifies orders
Uses universal precautions hand washing
Works well with students and provides practical instructions



Qualifications

Experience/Education Requirements:



  • Experienced in medical imaging technology demonstrating competency to successfully complete diagnostic radiology procedures and maintain additional education in radiographic anatomy, preferred.

    License or Certification Requirements:


  • Graduate of AMA and accredited program in medical imaging and registry eligible.

  • IEMA required in Radiologic Technology (RT) within 6 months of hire

  • ARRT (RT) preferred

  • Phlebotomy experience strongly preferred.


 

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