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CommonSpirit Health Radiologic Technologist Specialist in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Performs Diagnostic Imaging procedures for patients of all ages on scheduled shifts including operating imaging equipment.

  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.

  • Maintains open and positive communication with staff, physicians, and other departments.

  • Instructs, supervises, and evaluates student technologists.

  • Presents a positive image to community and professional contacts.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing all exams according to protocol. Maintains the physical environment of the department in a clean, well-stocked, orderly manner.

  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner, reporting any malfunctions to manager/Bio-med.

  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the Diagnostic Imaging Department with other areas of the department and hospital to insure and maintain patient care.

  • Demonstrates proper phone etiquette and utilization of computers, including completion of exam data entry.

  • Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations and guidelines.

  • Attends hospital and department meetings and in-services.

  • Provides care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

  • Promotes professionalism within the department, hospital and community. Acts as a role model

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all patient/personnel information.

  • Takes call for neuro surgery cases on a regular basis.

  • Willing to primarily work in surgery. Ex: two out of every three weeks.

  • Proficient at running C-Arm for complicated orthopedic and neuro surgery cases.

  • Proficient at running the O-Arm and Stealth for Crani and Spine surgeries.

  • Able to travel for specialized training to run the Stealth navigation system. Will know or learn how to perform a variety of different cases as needed for the neuro surgeons.

  • Proficient with workflow in the OR. Able to carry the main surgery phone to organize and prioritize staff responses to surgery cases.

  • Level III technologist with a good working rapport with OR staff and surgeons.

  • Performs monthly calibrations on the O-Arm.

  • Willing and able to train other radiologic technologist staff, as needed to operate C-Arm and O-Arm for complicated orthopedic cases.


  • Successful completion of an accredited two year Radiologic Technology program.

  • Registered Radiologic Technologist witha minimum of one year, FT experience in

  • regular surgery rotations and proficiency in routine and trauma surgery imaging.

  • Maintains current Iowa Permit to Practice

  • Maintains active registry status in ARRT

  • Participates in professional society (i.e., ISRT or SCD)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • No disciplinary action in file (written notice or higher)

  • Clinical preceptor/mentor

  1. Responsible for training of new staff and students.

  2. Responsible for training staff on new techniques and/or equipment

  3. Responsible for signing off on employee competencies

  • Able to take call independently within 6 months of completing formal and OTJ training and associated competencies.

  • Participates in department QA if necessary

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Requisition ID 2021-156304

Employment Type Full Time

Department Diagnostic Imaging Center

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8a -5p

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.