Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.
For Stress Lab Tech:
Required Licensure: Registered ARRT Radiologic Technologist - RT(R)
NMTCB or Registered ARRT Nuclear Medicine - RT(N)
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Prepares preliminary paperwork for final interpretation by the cardiologist.
Performs exercise, pharmaceutical, and echo stress tests.
Recognizes chest pain, arrhythmias with stress testing. Responds/obtains appropriate and immediate assistance as needed.
Monitors, receives, and stocks stress lab supplies.
Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment as needed.
Troubleshoots minor problems, makes adjustments as needed during the procedure and prepares recordings for interpretation.
Collects and/or reviews pertinent medical, historical, and medication information in order to perform the appropriate study prescribed by the physician.
Assists with computerized charting, MUSE, and Paragon.
Assists with activities to improve department processes, facilitate testing, and maintain quality to achieve optimal patient results.