Principal Radiologic Technologist

Job Description:
Responsibilities Under direct supervision of the General Diagnostic Manager and Medical Director, Principal Radiologic technologist will produce diagnostic images utilizing a variety of radiographic equipment.
Fixed radiographic, fluoroscopic, and mobile equipment following prescribed protocols and procedures.
Competently perform radiographic procedures on neonates, infants, children, adults, and geriatic patients.
Complete all studies in a timely and efficient manner.
Produce film images utilizing Digital Computed Radiography, laser printers, image processors and process as prescribed standards .
Duties include patient education prior to the examination; preparation of needed supplies and equipment set up; assist in performing sterile technique procedures as required; follow established quality assurance procedures; maintain patient dignity and confidentiality; assist Radiologist as needed; perform related duties as requested.
Principal Radiologic technologists are expected to rotate within ucla healthcare radiology locations.
Principal Radiologic technologists are expected to possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position; graduate of a Radiologic Technology Training Program approved by the American Medical Association or equivalent training, maintaining current CRT, CRT - Fluoro and ARRT licensure.
The Principal Radiologic technologist is also responsible for enhanced fluoroscopic duties in the GI and GU arena, Angiography or Pediatric Diagnostics.
Under general directions, independently perform assigned job duties or general staff duties.
Further directions can be obtained from the Department and Hospital policy and procedures manuals as well as Medical Director, Chief Administrative Officer or Chair of the Department.
Qualifications Ability to accept and carry out oral and written instructions accurately.
Skill in performing all daily tasks independently, while working as part of a team, within a demanding environment.
Ability to promote team ownership of a project and avoid personal control.
Ability to prioritize work, handling multiple tasks to completion, within the time allotted.
Excellent interpersonal skills effectively and diplomatically with patients, visitors, hospital staff, physicians, and other outside offices both in person and over the phone.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly in English, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Skill in reading documents written in standard English, including (but not limited to) requisitions, medical, documents, and policy and procedure manuals technical and operator equipment manual.
Knowledge of medical terminology, with ability to distinguish between- types of procedures within the assigned department(s) and medical diagnoses.
Telephone manners and skills to handle heavy telephone lines with courtesy and tact.
Excellent skill in performing under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distractions.
Ability to respond efficiently to expressed needs of referring services, physicians and patients.
Ability to be courteous, professional and diplomatic in any given situation, particularly with patients who are anxious and agitated.
Ability to be flexible with working hours given adequate notice.
Demonstrate consistent professional appearance.
Skill in employing independent decision making while performing various job functions.
Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations.
Understand the requirements of the EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act).
Ability to identify and recognize contraindications for exams.
(Radiology Only).
Ability to adapt to advancement and changing technology.
Ability to show attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.
Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.
Basic typing skills to input various data into RIS and HIS Information systems.
Demonstrate knowledge of clinical billing (IDX codes) to ensure appropriate accounting and reimbursement of services rendered.

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