Lead Imaging Technologist at Sibley (Day in the Life Profile)

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Apply and learn more at: *******www.sibley****/careers See why working as a radiologic technician at Sibley...
Apply and learn more at: *******www.sibley****/careers See why working as a radiologic technician at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC will be a great career decision you'll ever make. Nestled in a park-like setting in the heart of our nation’s capital, Sibley's warm, friendly environment truly encourages healing and growth. Work with the very best team of medical professionals who place the highest value on excellence. Apply and learn more at: *******www.sibley****/careers In Jevon’s own words (Transcript): My name is Jevon. I'm the lead technologist in the interventional department of Sibley Hospital, which goes under imaging services. I've been at Sibley 18 years -- I know I probably look like I'm a baby. Sibley has been great to me. They allow me to advance as I got along the way. Because I actually started out here as a clerk, as a file clerk. Then I went to school, which Sibley does offer tuition assistance, which helped me to obtain a degree and allow me to get where I am today. I feel like a family, actually. Everybody's great. The type of person I am, I just like to see everybody smile, keep a smile in their face. So, I kind of do a lot of joking and playing, you know just to keep people happy. How old are you? How old am I? 36. Wow. Yeah, I look young, don't I? And a lot of patients can see that that first impression means a lot. If you come with a smile, they're like OK, I'm in good hands. Sibley actually is quite diverse here. Many different cultures. I actually have learned a lot. In the years that I've been here as well from the different cultures. So it's a great environment, it just allow you to advance and it just allows you to grow -- see other things, expand, move on if you need to. I haven't had anyone holding me back or anything. It's just been a great place to work. General info about Radiologic technologists: Radiologic technologists take x-rays and administer nonradioactive materials into patients' bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. Radiologic technologists also referred to as radiographers, produce x-ray films (radiographs) of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. They prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, removing jewelry and other articles through which x-rays cannot pass, and positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed. To prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation, these workers surround the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam. Radiographers position radiographic equipment at the correct angle and height over the appropriate area of a patient's body. Using instruments similar to a measuring tape, they may measure the thickness of the section to be radiographed and set controls on the x-ray machine to produce radiographs of the appropriate density, detail, and contrast. They place the x-ray film under the part of the patient's body to be examined and make the exposure. They then remove the film and develop it. Radiologic technologists must follow physicians' orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure. In addition to preparing patients and operating equipment, radiologic technologists keep patient records and adjust and maintain equipment. They also may prepare work schedules, evaluate purchases of equipment, or manage a radiology department. Experienced radiographers may perform more complex imaging procedures. When performing fluoroscopies, for example, radiographers prepare a solution of contrast medium for the patient to drink, allowing the radiologist (a physician who interprets radiographs) to see soft tissues in the body. Some radiographers specialize in computed tomography (CT), and are sometimes referred to as CT technologists. CT scans produce a substantial amount of cross-sectional x-rays of an area of the body. From those cross-sectional x-rays, a ...