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Ortho Radiologic Technologist

Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 8, 2024

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General Summary of Position
$10,000 Sign On BonusMedStar Health is looking for an Outpatient Orthopedic Radiology Technologist to join our team! We are looking for an ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) registered individual with the ability to float within the department to other sites/locations in Virginia based on the clinical operating needs of the department to support optimal patient care and satisfaction. -As an Outpatient Orthopedic Radiology Technologist, you will support the Department of Orthopedics in hybrid role both as a Radiology Technologist as well as an Orthopedic Technologist to assist the department in a variety of patient care and radiography functions in a high-volume ambulatory setting. -Join one of the largest healthcare systems in the Baltimore-Washington metro region, also recognized as one of the "Healthiest Maryland Businesses". Apply today and learn how MedStar Health can be your next great career move! - -Primary Duties: -Escorts patients to exam rooms and obtains patient history, answers patient questions, and explains procedures; communicates with physician. Prepares exam rooms and instruments for examination and testing. Cleans, stocks, and sterilizes equipment in addition to cleaning and preparing patient rooms for care delivery. Updates the EHR system by inputting the patient's chief complaint, current mediations, allergies, past medical history, past procedural history, etc. Takes vital signs as per protocol or directed by physician. Applies, modifies, and removes casts, splints braces, etc. Fabricates, adjusts, and removes orthopedic devices, using appropriated tools and instruments. Applies mobilization and immobilization devices as directed. - -Prepares injections as directed and per department protocol. Processes charges for orthopedic durable medical equipment and inventories PAR levels. Maintains and stocks orthopedic equipment; makes recommendations as needed. Assists physicians with minor diagnostic procedures and treatments as directed. Supports the physician in patient examination, testing and education as directed. - -Labels and maintains proper storage of specimens for tests. Delivers tests and obtains results. Performs quality control functions of assigned area, as directed. Accompanies patients to other areas as directed and assists in meeting patients' needs for comfort and hygiene. Assists in scheduling of tests and appointments as directed. Assists in wound care as directed by physician in clinic. Operates the digital radiography equipment safely and according to manufacturer's recommendations and prepares and maintains room. - -Communicates effectively with all types of patients to gain their understanding and cooperation with radiographic testing. Positions patients correctly and avoids unnecessary radiation exposure, such as active verification of name and date of birth before exam start. Takes x-rays, as ordered, to help diagnose a variety of medical problems following the established procedures for patient care and safety. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas. Reports any unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions. Maintains Xray and other equipment in efficient operating order. Cleans and disinfects x-ray equipment using appropriate materials. - -Requests and orders supply. Transport patients to the radiographic room. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. - -Qualifications: - -1-2 years' work experience in a health care setting, preferably a high-volume outpatient setting. -ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology). -Radiology Technologist license in the State of Maryland, Virginia and/or DC (District of Columbia). depending on assigned work locations. -BLS (Basic Life Support). -Orthopedic X-ray experience preferred. -Associate's degree preferred. -

Why MedStar Health?
At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

Strong emphasis on teamwork-our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
Comprehensive total rewards package-including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
More career opportunities closer to home-as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people. -

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