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Overview:

Assist radiologist and or performing physician in the performance of interventional and special procedures (myelography, hysterosalpingography, arthrography and any other such procedures). Provide the patient care essential to the exams.

Responsibilities:


Safety/Risk Management:

Locates & properly operates oxygen, suction, blood pressure & other essential patient care equipment. Consistently observes patients before, during & after procedures. Makes & uses appropriate immobilization devices. Appropriately transfers patients to/from stretchers, wheelchair’s & on/off procedure table, giving care to IV’s & other appliances. Safely operates all equipment & immediately reports malfunctions. Locates all emergency switches. Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures & radiation safety. Assures that all data entered/ retrieved from physician orders and/or computer system is accurate. Verifies accuracy prior to procedure.

Coordination of Services

Reviews orders for diagnosis & prescriptions. Collaborates with staff members & physicians to assure delivery of optimal patient care at all times. Utilizes resources appropriately, revising department schedule and staff assignments as needed. Performs all procedures according to protocol stated in procedure manual/ prescribed by radiologist/physician. Presents completed procedure to radiologist/ physician for interpretation. Assumes responsibility for portions of quality improvement program. Keeps all documentation current & available. Follows through with any problem areas. Assists in department orientation program as needed. Assumes responsibility of training new staff. Contributes to development of educational needs, supervision and evaluation of support staff and/or students. Evaluates diagnostic procedure for appropriateness and takes corrective measures if needed. Screens for previous procedures.

Complex Aspects

Assist radiologist and or performing physician with interventional procedures including routine, portable and emergency procedures. Assists with procedure maintaining sterile technique and sterile fields. Positions and immobilizes patients. When necessary will perform exams in the OR including use of C-arm and R&F room 25 and take call. Demonstrates ability to perform exams in NICU, ICU, Kindred, ER including exams on trauma patients. Obtains appropriate clinical history and documents information. Obtains informed consent if necessary. Correctly obtains and administers contrast materials for patient exams. Timely sends all images to the RIC.

Basic Aspects

Greets patients by name; introduces self; provides patients with thorough explanation of procedures and efficiently performs procedure. Uses good judgment with add-on cases to meet patient needs and department needs without disrupting schedule. Understands safe & proper machine operation. Knows machine emergency procedures and radiation safety procedures. Demonstrates technical proficiency in producing diagnostic images with the ability to recognize technical abnormalities. Selects the appropriate techniques for each procedure. Positions patients according to department protocol. Prepares & stocks rooms for various exams; checks equipment between patients; orders supplies as needed. Cleans room and equipment between patients, including patient waiting areas. Effectively alters routine procedures when patient condition indicates – making appropriate changes in computer system, including exam and submitting charges. Assists in the transportation of patients/ specimens. Works the required amount of hours indicated by the Per Diem Agreement. Willing to adjust personal schedule in case of fluctuations in workload or departmental need. Displays flexibility by willingly working in any area or changing scheduled work hours. Clocks in & out at scheduled time, no earlier than six minutes before/after scheduled shift; eliminates (when possible) overtime on a weekly basis. Keeps informed with current communications via meeting minutes, memos, email messages and postings.

Communication Management

Routinely questions patient/family members before a procedure to obtain pertinent patient history, including always questioning female patients as to whether they may be pregnant or not. Presenting pregnancy form to patient when indicated. Monitors equipment operation & alerts appropriate personnel of any problems in a timely manner. Keeps leadership informed of any issues, problems or situations requiring attention or follow up. Recognizes the need to assist other staff members during the busy times throughout the day. Shares all relevant information at end of shift. Reports both verbally & written when both are possible. Assures all communications regarding patient care are timely & appropriate. Recognizes patient crises & initiates appropriate measures.

Technology

Understands applications and effectively uses hospital & department computer systems. Enters, saves, prints and retrieves information from systems; uses barcodes to improve efficiency and accuracy when applicable, ensuring that all procedure charges are properly entered/revised in system and/or submitted to appropriate person throughout shift. Maintains working knowledge of new technology, accepting responsibility for keeping informed of current department practices. Initiates appropriate downtime procedures when necessary.

Complete initial and annual competency.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Successful completion of an accredited Radiography program
  • Experience: 0 – 5 years Radiology (New Rad Tech grads eligible)
  • Certifications: A.R.R.T. registered or registry eligible upon hire, and A.R.R.T. achieved within six months of employment.
  • Other: Requires minor nursing skills.

We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

We re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care that s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Associated topics: cardiac, computerized, ct scan, diagnostic, mammographer, mri, radiologic, radiology, scan, tomography

Tagged as: Cardiac, Computerized, Ct Scan, Diagnostic, Mammographer, Mri, Radiologic, Radiology, Scan, Tomography

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