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Mary Greeley Medical Center RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical work in taking radiographs of patients for diagnostic purposes. Radiologic Technologists ensure all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Cleans x ray equipment.

  • Performs related work per orientation and position competency checklists and skills validation.

  • Assists in maintaining and stocking departmental supplies.

  • Assists as assigned in training other department personnel.

  • Assists in instruction of radiology students.

  • Under supervision of a physician, may administer IV contrast material.

  • Responsible for maintaining order and cleanliness in assigned areas.

  • May schedule patients for radiology procedures.

  • Performs other assigned duties.

  • Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.

  • Participates and maintains quality improvement initiatives to promote positive patient outcomes.

  • Assists patient, families, and visitors with various needs and utilizes specific communication tools to enhance customer service.

  • Effectively communicates with patients, staff and physicians.

  • Performs all duties of Radiologic Technologist. (per scope of practice)

  • Prepares patients (neonatal through geriatric) for special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures including, myelograms, arthrograms, venograms, and interventional radiographic exams.

  • Prepares sterile tray for procedures.

  • Assists radiologists with special diagnostic and interventional radiographic procedures.

  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions patients accordingly; sets x ray equipment and takes x rays for a variety of special and routine examinations.

  • Prepares electronic images for interpretation by radiologist.

  • Performs diagnostic x ray exposures on neonates through geriatric patients in the Radiology Department or other patient areas.

  • Positions the patient according to standard guides or by alternative positions on compromised patients.

  • Performs all standard procedures and may assist in some invasive procedures.

  • Performs portable exams on patients unable to come to the Radiology Department.

  • Responsible for patient's physical safety.

  • Assists the radiologist with procedures.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Completion of a 24 month American Medical Association approved course in Radiologic Technology.

  • Possession of certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

  • Possession of current Iowa Permit to Practice.

  • Certified in BLS for Healthcare Providers.

  • Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • None Specified

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to perform quality diagnostic radiologic procedures.

  • Ability to position patients.

  • Ability to communicate with patients, staff and physicians.

  • Ability to navigate and/or use an Electronic Health Record (EMR) and PACS system

  • Skill in providing diagnostic x ray services.

  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry, and their applications

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for neonate through geriatric patients.

  • Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • None Specified

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