- Job Title
- Radiologic Technologist
- Job ID
- Washington, DC 20060
- Other Location
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
Howard University Hospital seeks to hire an Radiology Technologist who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
The Radiologist Technologist:
- Identifies each patient and reviews their information for consistency of the exam ordered with clinical diagnosis and all demographic information.
- Accesses the patient’s condition and utilizes supportive and immobilization equipment and devices to ensure patient safety throughout the exam.
- Uses appropriate technique and shielding combination to obtain optimal images while adhering to ALARA principles, including documentation of LMP and pregnancy.
- Reviews each exam for technical accuracy, and completes the exam process per RIS protocols.
- Properly identifies anatomical orientation and ensures proper film identification on all images.
- Organizes patient care and sets priorities by assessing critical care first and by implementing physician’s orders.
- Operates stationary and mobile radiographic equipment.
- Contributes to efficient operations of the department.
- The employee is expected to achieve appropriate Hospital performance and productivity standards as established.
- The employee will perform other duties that further the customer service needs of the unit, such as answering phones, greeting and escorting patients, and administrative and clerical duties upon demand. These may include entering orders, obtaining lab results (electronically or via phone call), printing CD’s and reports, scheduling appointments and call to obtain referral if appropriate.
- The employee will respond to emergent and urgent patient and operational issues.
- The employee on occasion may be requested to cover part or all of other shifts, and/or be on call.
- The employee will obtain necessary certifications as required by regulatory agencies.
- May prepare and administer contrast media for patient examinations.
- Assists in student training and participates in ongoing in-service training programs.
- Assures that all work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner.
- Reports all safety hazards that could harm patients, visitors, or other hospital employees or supervisors, immediately at all times.
- Establishes and maintains good rapport and cooperative working relationships with co-workers within the department, hospital staff, patients, their families and other hospital/department visitors.
- Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
- Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
- Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
- Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
- Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
- Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff including all hospital related information.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
Qualified candidates will possess:
- Associates degree from an accredited program and completion of an approved Radiologic Technology training program.
- Two (2) years of experience preferred.
- Registered Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support Card/BLS.
- Must be able to work some nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (up to 250 lbs), stoop, pull, write, type, file, speak, hear, see (depth perception, color, vision), calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
Work life balance
Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
- Required Skills
Associates degree from an accredited program and completion of an approved Radiologic Technology training program.
Two (2) years of experience preferred.
Registered Technologist through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support Card/BLS.
Must be able to work some nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned.