Career Closeup: Life as a Roshal Imaging Technologist

  • By Roshal Imaging
  • September 20, 2021
Life as a Roshal Technician

Roshal Imaging technologists make our end-to-end shared services possible; they are the heartbeat of our organization as we work to change the way imaging gets done. That’s why we strive to create an environment that enables our technologists to deliver exceptional, person-centered care while enjoying freedom from many of the constraints that come with hospital shift work.

Through our “gig economy” approach we employ technologists primarily on an on-call basis, meaning they do not work a shift schedule and instead are available to be called in by one of our partner facilities at any time. 

While this employment model doesn’t appeal to everyone, we’ve found it works for our team of compassionate, confident go-getters.

The Perks of Working at Roshal Imaging

Our technologists typically join our team after spending much of their careers employed by hospitals – working arduous 8-hour, 10-hour, and 12-hour shifts – and they enjoy the flexibility that our model affords. If you’re looking for a similar change, the on-call life may be just what you need. 

We spoke with a couple of tenured members of our technologist team, and they shared about the benefits of working at Roshal Imaging. Here are the four perks that came in at the top of their list:

More Time That’s Yours

With an on-call-only model, our technologists are not bound to a set schedule each day or week. While you must be prepared to go into work at any time of the day or night, the fluctuations in call times give you more room in your schedule to focus on the non-work part of your life, whether that’s taking care of your family, running errands, completing house projects, or simply getting more sleep. 

This approach offers a significant change from hospital employment, which typically requires technologists to work both standard shifts every day and on-call shifts during some nights and weekends – leaving little time for yourself. However, an on-call only setup does mean you must always have a backup option for your personal plans to account for the possibility of getting called in to work.

If you want to move into a part-time or PRN role to get even more of your time back, Roshal Imaging can support your preferences. We have part-time and PRN on-call technologist opportunities available in many of our markets that you can pursue as a side job or to earn supplemental income.

Higher Quality Patient Care

Typically, our technologists have lighter caseloads than technologists employed by hospitals. Our goal is to cap call-outs and exams to prevent burnout and ensure you can provide the best care for each patient. This also gives you a general understanding of what you could be tasked with in a given day.

This slower pace allows you to focus on completing accurate scans and generating the clearest images possible. You won’t feel rushed or distracted by a busy day of back-to-back exams, and instead, can devote your attention fully to each patient, making sure they have everything they need to feel at ease.

Roshal Imaging technologists say that being by their patients’ side reminds them why they love their jobs and makes the unpredictable schedule and late night calls worth it.

Rest for Your Body

Hospital technologist shifts can take a toll on both your mental and physical health. On a traditional 8:00-5:00 schedule, you may find you don’t have enough time to take a five-minute break or even eat lunch. Plus, these roles require you to be on your feet all day and physically move patients around during scans.

If you want to give your body a rest from this intensive work, an on-call-only schedule could provide the relief you need. Roshal Imaging technologist schedules tend to include longer stretches of downtime between calls where you can take the stress off of your body and come back refreshed for your next scan. This allows you to take better care of your patients and yourself.

Autonomous Work

With Roshal Imaging, you will conduct the majority of your scans on your own as the sole technologist on the case. This gives you a higher degree of autonomy than is typically found in hospital settings, as you will often be asked to present your preliminary conclusions to the radiology team. 

You’ll have opportunities to grow and diversify your skill set and use this new knowledge to improve the quality of images you generate. The downside to these scenarios is limited access to on-site experienced technologists who can answer questions and provide information about techniques and equipment. However, Roshal Imaging has a pool of experienced ultrasound-only managers and peers who are only a phone call away.

If you’re an experienced technologist confident in your ability to work autonomously or a recent grad who loves learning new skills quickly, an on-call position with Roshal Imaging may be the next best step on your career path. 

We Take Care of Our People

Even with the increased freedom and flexibility, on-call technologist work comes with its own set of challenges. Roshal Imaging has established standards and best practices to mitigate these as best as we can, so our team members can get the most value out of their work experience.

While it’s not always possible, we encourage our zone managers to maintain limits on the number of call-outs and exams required of technologists each day. And, if there is not enough time for you to sleep between call-outs, you can ask not to take a specific call. Your safety and the safety of your patients comes first.

Additionally, we consider where you live when placing you at our facilities. You won’t have to drive more than an hour one way to reach your exam assignment. 

We provide all of these perks, and more, at the same competitive compensation rates you’d expect from hospital employment, so you don’t have to take a financial hit when you come to work for us. We offer salaried employment for our full-time technologists, so no matter the number of call-outs you receive in a given week, your income remains the same. Additionally, team members have opportunities to take on additional shifts to earn more income.

Join Our Team

Roshal Imaging is looking for great people to join our bench of certified technologists across many of our markets. If you’re intrigued by the possibility of an on-call-only schedule and the benefits it offers, check out our job openings and apply today. We look forward to hearing from you!


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