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Sr Imaging Tech, Radiology Diagnostic

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Job Title
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name


Sr Imaging Tech, Radiology Diagnostic

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

Friday-Sunday 630pm-7am, Rotating Call and Holidays.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke. We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

Position Summary:

Performs complex tasks associated with the operation of radiographic equipment to produce high quality X-ray images. The Sr. Imaging Tech is responsible for producing routine and difficult imaging procedures and support activities while maintaining safe radiation practices. Functions in capacity of clinical resource for Imaging Techs I & II, and other co-workers to provide quality review of work performed as needed. The Sr. Imaging Tech will assist in department functions in the absence of supervisory personnel. Assists in other areas of Imaging Services.

If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || jgordon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-8107


  • Applies ALARA principles to maintain established radiation safety standards that involve practicing techniques that will minimize radiation exposure to patient, health care personnel, self and general public, through consistently using protective devices, shields, dose reduction, and monitors; determines appropriate exposure factors.
  • Collaborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, ensuring that information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner. Receiving, relaying and documenting verbal, written and electronic orders in the patient’s medical record. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines for patient confidentiality.
  • Performs routine and difficult diagnostic imaging procedures through technical expertise of equipment and procedure protocols as ordered by a licensed independent practitioner. Assists licensed independent practitioner with interventional procedure, including time outs according to policy. Completes and verifies accurate informed consents. Performs venipuncture, starts and maintains intravenous access as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Assist licensed independent practitioner with specialized fluoroscopic radiologic procedures and also be proficient in advanced diagnostic imaging. May transport patients. Assists in other areas of imaging as needed. Practices aseptic technique and applies universal precautions at all times. Applies appropriate infection prevention techniques and processes.
  • Assumes responsibility for patient needs during procedures; proactively assists patients, families, licensed independent practitioners and visitors as needed.
  • Applies the principle of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including double IDs, falls, transport and hand washing.
  • Proficient with all clerical duties, radiology information systems and PACS. Assists in the care of equipment. Maintains supply levels. Cleans area.
  • May assist in the training and orientation of other staff. Educate and monitors students and other health care providers when performing exams
  • Assists Supervisor/Lead Tech/Manager with reports and statistics as needed. Assist in inventory control. Reviews and evaluates completed tests for quality, completeness, and type of test ordered; ensures quality images. Demonstrates competency in critical skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • Stays current in Basic Life Support (BLS) and performs BLS as needed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

Must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority at the time license and/or certification was granted.

Minimum Experience:

Must have successfully completed an educational program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT. Two (2) years diagnostic imaging experience; must be proficient in all fluoroscopy and specialized exams, including surgery imaging exams.

Licensure Requirement:

ARRT (R). State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines. BLS.


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