Radiology Lab Technician - On Call

Job Summary:

Provides radiology, laboratory, and Laboratory Information services (LIS) to the patients of the Grand Ronde Health and Wellness Center.  

Essential Functions:

  • Performs all duties of the radiology department as outlined in the GRHWC Radiology Policies and Procedures Manual.

  • Monitors equipment for proper operation, maintains maintenance records as required by manufacturer, and determines when maintenance or repair is needed. Performs and logs periodic preventive maintenance.

  • Assures that patient examination records, technical factors, chart documentation, patient insurance information, billing, CPT, ICD coding and other information produced is legible, accurate, and delivered in a timely manner, in accordance with the Indian Health Services and State of Oregon reporting standards.

  • Performs quality control and quality assurance functions for image quality, accession logs, and computer generated reports to ensure the highest quality of timely patient care is provided relative to radiographic services.

  • Prepares digital images to be delivered to radiologist for interpretation.

  • Monitors safety for possible radiation exposure, monitoring dosimetry reports and document as necessary.

  • Responsible for writing and updating policies and procedures related to the Radiology Department.

  • Oversees and assesses competency for additional department personnel as necessary.

  • Performs all pre and post analytical functions of the laboratory, Laboratory Information System (LIS) and Phlebotomy.

  • Obeys institutional policies and procedures regarding patient care, with special attention to biohazard procedures.

  • Pre analytical: Responsible for laboratory specimen collection and processing from patients of all ages.

  • Analytical: Performs routine analysis, quality control, and preventative maintenance on assigned and waived tests.

  • Input results into Laboratory Information System.

  • Post analytical: Responsible for provider identification, transmittal of results, and accurate completion of chart documentation, computer entry, billing, coding, and other necessary forms. 

  • Knows various needles, anticoagulants, special handling and preparation of tests that are to be performed.

  • Assures that lab test reports, accession logs, computer generated reports and other information produced are legible, accurate, and delivered in a timely manner.

  • Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problem or immediately notify the technologist or Independent Lab Director.

  • Demonstrates competence in phlebotomy skills, drawing and processing, for adult, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric specimens. Performs urine drug test collection according to laboratory protocol.

  • Performs DNA collection for tribal enrollment and shipment process maintaining chain of custody.

  • Ensures Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) compliance in record keeping.

  • Retrieves orders from Electronic Health Record (EHR), Radiology Information System (RIS) and Laboratory Information System.

  • Ensures timely delivery of patient reports to outside providers.

  • Supports and maintains software functionality for the RIS and Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) systems, which may include working with the contracted radiology group and CTGR Information Services Department.

  • Assists providers with connectivity for viewing images via PACS and exam ordering in the EHR system.

  • Responsible for troubleshooting communication issues regarding the HL7 interface between CTGR and the contracted radiology group.

  • Maintains continuing education requirements as needed for certification maintenance in radiology and phlebotomy.

  • Maintains inventory, ordering and stocking.

  • May serve both eligible and non-eligible beneficiaries in an outreach capacity both on and off site.

  • May transport native and/or non-native patients of the GRHWC in company vehicle as necessary.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a high school diploma or GED.

  • Requires a minimum of Limited Diagnostic License in Radiology Technology; full body limited license preferred.

  • Requires two (2) years of combined work experience in radiology and medical laboratory or phlebotomy in a clinical setting.

  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Certificate of Phlebotomy preferred.

  • Requires Limited Diagnostic License in Radiology Technology

  • Requires current CPR/First Aid Certificate.

  • Requires excellent customer relation skills.

  • Must have knowledge of medical terminology, ICD coding and insurance billing practices, and excellent computer and data entry abilities.

  • Must have knowledge of radiation protection standards.

  • Must have knowledge of digital radiography, including electronic transfer of images to offsite radiologist firm.

  • Must have knowledge of electronic health record software, including scheduling and processing of diagnostic testing requests.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • This work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working where there is a risk of exposure to contagious diseases, carcinogenic materials, caustic reagents, noxious fumes, flammable liquids, ionizing x-rays, and seasonal ambient temperature fluctuations.

  • The incumbent is required to use protective clothing in compliance with Local, State, and Federal regulations.

  • The work is stressful and the workload varies sporadically from very heavy to moderate.

  • This position will be working in constant proximity to ionizing x-rays, and will need to monitor safety for possible radiation exposure and document dosimetry reports as necessary.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.