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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Imaging Workflow Specialist I in Decatur, Georgia

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Ensures that all patient images and information associated with each patient are available for each physician to review.

  • This individual assists in contacting requesting physicians, obtaining information from Powerchart, utilizing PACS for prior studies, checking the RIS for prior reports, and also insuring report documentation for patients.

  • Oversees and coordinates radiology quality assurance activities governed by the ACR, by establishing quality measures and standards, monitoring departmental performance in relation to established standards, and ensuring all physicians are reminded of compliance.

  • Ensures that studies are readily available on PACS for physicians. Burns images to CD.

  • Assists with med school lectures by finding articles on the internet for physicians.

  • Prints out reports for physicians for conference.

  • Directs record-keeping activities by interpreting applicable regulations and establishing filing and auditing procedures to ensure files contain complete and accurate documentation.

  • Remains knowledgeable in regards to HIPAA and departmental policies, also ensures compliance with requirements by reviewing all relevant documents and informing physicians of changes on departmental services or programs.

  • Coordinates equipment service needs utilizing 8-help, and assists with training of residents on new equipment and applications.

  • Ensures these activities do not disrupt patient services.

  • Ensures technology provides optimal diagnostic information and throughput.

  • Maintains inventory within the department to ensure that supplies are available when needed and that limited resources are used appropriately and efficiently.

  • Develops implements and evaluates cost containment programs of consumable supplies and equipment on an on-going basis.

  • Utilize application in order to provide requesting physicians with a preliminary report and associate and correct reports on patients.

  • Daily equipment check and maintenance of powerscribe workstation.

  • Place reports in a batch queue for dictation and correct status on error log reports.

  • Picture archiving system that stores patient reports and images.

  • This electronic database will be used for image retrieval, distribution, CD creation, film digitization and film printing.

  • This database can also be used to audit patient information/data.

  • Verifies patient procedures are completed in the Radiology Information System.

  • Check exam status to ensure final report.

  • Merge patient data in regards to duplicate patients.

  • Verify patient schedules and track patients.

  • Assist technologists with data management regarding accession numbers on patients.

  • Gathers data for patients done outside of Emory University Hospital.

  • Checks labs and calcium scores for physicians.

  • Regularly meets with and communicates operational changes to physicians to ensure they are aware of information that may affect their workflow.

  • Seeks input and recommendations from physicians on ways to improve operations.

  • Communicates potential issues and opportunities to management.

  • Coordinates workflow and image transfers with other facilities.

  • Assists physicians in providing image interpretation and documentation of studies.

  • Evaluates data received from outside sources and coordinates effective transfer of information.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Three years of experience in radiology department or related healthcare experience. Knowledge of radiology department workflow and various imaging modalities preferred.

  • Familiarity with specific radiology information applications such as IDXrad preferred.

  • Basic computer knowledge e.g. the ability to use a keyboard, mouse, and video display terminal to receive, retrieve and/or audit information and data.

  • Good written/oral and analytical skills required.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department TEC Rad Community Specialists

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 67392

Job Category Clerical & Administrative

Schedule 8a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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