Limited Radiographer

Lex Ortho & Sports Medicine
Full Time
Day Shift
Mon- Thurs 8-5, Fri 8-1

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center anchors an expansive health care network that includes nearly 600 physicians and advanced practice providers at nearly 80 locations across the Midlands of South Carolina, making it the region’s third largest employer. From general medicine and orthopaedics to oncology, cardiology and neurosurgery, these dedicated professionals combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies.

Job Summary

Operates X-Ray equipment in the examination of patients in accordance with standard procedure and physician's instructions. Provides treatment/care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Currently possess and maintain SCRQSA certification for Limited Practice Radiographer in at least one of the following designations: General, Chest, Podiatric, Chiropractic and/or Bone Densitometry.
*Limited Radiographers practice in a variety of service lines within the outpatient setting. The designation held by the Ltd Radiographer must directly correlate to the expected scope of practice and duties to be performed within the service line(s) of which he/she is an employee. The Ltd Radiographer will not be allowed to perform scans in designations which they have not obtained/maintained).
Required Training: Successful completion an educational course or program that meets the requirements of the SCRQSA; Familiar with all phases of anatomy and exhibits ability to understand related function of radiology computer. Must possess skills necessary to treat patients of all ages.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains a positive attitude. Has contact by phone, correspondence, or personal meetings with persons in other departments or outside the practice; tact is required in these contacts and the employee assumes the responsibility for harmonious relationships.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate communication of information to all ages. Responsiveness to all patients and office staff requests and needs.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, i.e., fire or disaster
  • Provides/Performs: Telephones (Answer, Transfer), Orders/Messages, Phone Triage(Physician – Orders, Patient Issues, etc., Patient – Concerns, treatment, etc., and Staff –Patient Care, Referrals, Precertification, etc.)
  • Understands and agrees to seek compliance with appropriate health and safety regulatory agencies. 
  • Performs Scheduling and assists with the following: Referrals, Appointments, Ancillaries, Surgeries (Inpatient, Outpatient), Hospital Admissions , Medical Records, and Documentation, 
  • Works with Forms and deals with chart Structure, Maintenance, Filing/Pulling (Diagnostic Reports, Transcription, Correspondence), Image Files , Faxing, Copying and Mail In/Mail Out.
  • Lab: Phlebotomy; Specimen Collection and Processing; Proficiency Testing; Results Reporting
  • Medication Management:
    • Intravenously (RN/LPN Only)
      • IV Push (RN Only)
    • Subcutaneously, Intramuscular Intradermal
    • Orally, Topical, Suppository, Sublingual, Inhalants
    • Storage and Handling
    • Ordering/Maintaining Levels
  • Patient Care:
    • Exam Room – Preparation & Maintenance
    • Conducts Patient Interview
    • Chaperone – Assists patients as needed
    • Assisting/Performing minor procedures
    • Triage (By telephone or in person)
    • Implement Physician Orders 
    • Patient Education
    • Results Reporting
    • Clinical Documentation

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operation of and responsibility for equipment (including, but not limited to, routine maintenance, ordering of supplies, log sheets and cleaning):. This could include general office equipment (i.e. fax, copier, etc.), patient care equipment (i.e. BP, Temperature, Scales, etc.), and specialized equipment (i.e. X-Ray, Bone Density, Ultrasound, Treadmill, Laboratory Equipment (Processing), Laser Equipment, Defibrillator, Holter Monitors, and Cardiac Pacemakers).
  • Apply knowledge of the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others.
  • Determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic technique with a minimum of radiation exposure to the patients.
  • Apply knowledge of PACS or HIS to provide quality images for interpretation.
  • Follows HIPAA Guidelines.
  • In-service/Education: Certification/Licensure; Competency; Department Orientation; Annual Training.
  • Log Sheets/ Audits: Samples; Pharmacy; Mayday Equipment; Oxygen.
  • Stock instruments appropriately and maintain levels.
  • Performs appropriate actions for the storage, cleaning, and sterilization of equipment.
  • Maintains knowledge of and usage of necessary instruments.
  • Provides Support and Guidance for Clinical Policies and Procedures.
  • Other: Precertification/Authorization; Coding; E & M / Basic Visits; Office Procedures/ Complex Visits; Surgeries; Hospital Services; Correspondence; Statistical Reports; Accounts Payable; Payroll.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina