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Tech Assistant - PD

Company: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Under supervision of the Tech Assistant Supervisor, uses the PACS system to transmit and print/burn CD#S of patient imaging studies, transports and assists patients, assists in lifting and moving patients, filing x-ray jackets. Performs routine clerical functions such as: Registering and pre-registering patients, appointment confirmations, answering phones, inputting patient data into computer system, prepares patient charts for procedures, provide necessary consents and questionnaires for patients, performs limited scheduling. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the department. Performs any combination of the following duties depending on the area of assignment and performs other duties as assigned. # 1.# # Education:## Work requires knowledge generally acquired through a high school education or GED. # 2.# # Licensure: Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status as per American Heart Association standards.# New ######## hires and transfers have up to 6 months from date of hire/transfer to obtain BLS/Healthcare Provider ######## certification and must remain continually current. # 3.# # Experience: One (1) to two (2) years of recent experience is preferred.# Medical terminology is strongly ## preferred. 4.### Department Specific Duties: Uses the PACS system to transmit and print/burn CD#s of patient imaging studies. May assist patients by lifting and moving them off and on the procedural surfaces and prepares patients for procedures. Assists technologists with PACS, room cleaning and patient prep. May transport patients by wheelchair, stretcher or assisted walking. Registers/pre-registers patients for procedures and exams.# Pre-logs patients. Enters exams into computer system. Reviews orders for the following day and verify order coincides with exam scheduled. Greets, identifies and confirms exam with patient. Confirms patient appointments. Schedules patient exams as needed. Answers all telephone calls promptly and courteously using script when provided. Digitizes films and sends images to PACS. Performs miscellaneous duties such as filing of x-ray jackets, print/burn CD#s for patient imaging studies. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate of the age of the patient. # Assists physicians with viewing images on PACS system. Records all subpoenas, legal documentation for the Radiology Department. Prepares current days# schedule. Prepares patient charts for Interventional procedures, provides necessary consents and questionnaire for patients. Scans in signed MD orders. Performs other duties as assigned. # 5.# # Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Using the department computer and digitizing films requires the use of # ######### fine motor skills and precise hand/eye coordination. # 6.# # Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, public and co-workers.# Work ######### requires ability to communicate effectively about complex matters with others who have varying levels of ## comprehension and knowledge (written and oral). # 7.# # Essential Physical Requirements: See attached #Physical Requirements Sheet# # 8.# # Essential Mental Abilities: The ability to evaluate a patient#s condition such as respiratory, cardio-########## pulmonary or neuro, and be able to respond to changes due to contrast reactions. # 9.# # Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense. # 10. Performance Improvement: Assumes active role in the department#s Continuous Performance ####### Improvement Program.# Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts ######### as assigned. #

Under supervision of the Tech Assistant Supervisor, uses the PACS system to transmit and print/burn CD'S of

patient imaging studies, transports and assists patients, assists in lifting and moving patients, filing x-ray jackets.

Performs routine clerical functions such as: Registering and pre-registering patients, appointment confirmations,

answering phones, inputting patient data into computer system, prepares patient charts for procedures, provide

necessary consents and questionnaires for patients, performs limited scheduling. Must be able to demonstrate the

knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the department.

Performs any combination of the following duties depending on the area of assignment and performs other duties

as assigned.

  1. Education: Work requires knowledge generally acquired through a high school education or GED.

  2. Licensure: Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status as per American Heart Association standards. New

hires and transfers have up to 6 months from date of hire/transfer to obtain BLS/Healthcare Provider

certification and must remain continually current.

  1. Experience: One (1) to two (2) years of recent experience is preferred. Medical terminology is strongly preferred.

  2. Department Specific Duties:
  • Uses the PACS system to transmit and print/burn CD's of patient imaging studies.
  • May assist patients by lifting and moving them off and on the procedural surfaces and prepares patients for procedures.
  • Assists technologists with PACS, room cleaning and patient prep.
  • May transport patients by wheelchair, stretcher or assisted walking.
  • Registers/pre-registers patients for procedures and exams. Pre-logs patients.
  • Enters exams into computer system.
  • Reviews orders for the following day and verify order coincides with exam scheduled.
  • Greets, identifies and confirms exam with patient.
  • Confirms patient appointments.
  • Schedules patient exams as needed.
  • Answers all telephone calls promptly and courteously using script when provided.
  • Digitizes films and sends images to PACS.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties such as filing of x-ray jackets, print/burn CD's for patient imaging studies.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate of the age of the patient.
  • Assists physicians with viewing images on PACS system.
  • Records all subpoenas, legal documentation for the Radiology Department.
  • Prepares current days' schedule.
  • Prepares patient charts for Interventional procedures, provides necessary consents and questionnaire for patients.
  • Scans in signed MD orders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  1. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Using the department computer and digitizing films requires the use of

fine motor skills and precise hand/eye coordination.

  1. Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, public and co-workers. Work requires ability to communicate effectively about complex matters with others who have varying levels of comprehension and knowledge (written and oral).

  2. Essential Physical Requirements: See attached "Physical Requirements Sheet"

  3. Essential Mental Abilities: The ability to evaluate a patient's condition such as respiratory, cardio- pulmonary or neuro, and be able to respond to changes due to contrast reactions.

  4. Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense.

  5. Performance Improvement: Assumes active role in the department's Continuous Performance Improvement Program. Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned.

Keywords: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas , Tech Assistant - PD, Other , Salinas, California

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