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Nebraska Methodist Health System Radiologic-Lab Technologist in Malvern, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Performs diagnostic imaging examinations.

  • Prepares and performs patient laboratory testing.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Diploma/Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.

  • Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.

  • Experience

  • 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.

  • License/Certifications

  • Current and maintained license from the Department of Public Health required for the work state.

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered or board eligible required.

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as providers and coworkers.

  • Must have analytical skills necessary to manage exposure factors and the ability to perform numerous tasks at once.

  • Knowledge of radiologic practices, methods and procedures.

  • Knowledge of physician office laboratory testing and quality control.

  • Ability to process and manage confidential information with discretion and according to HIPAA protocols.

  • Skill in the use of computer equipment and applications related to work functions.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Sitting

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Rare (1-33%): -

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Frequent (67%-100%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF).

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc).

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means).

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations.

  • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards.

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Exam Performance/Quality

  • Identifies each patient by two identifiers and ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.

  • Provides comfort measures and engages patient to obtain optimal cooperation and positioning.

  • Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.

  • Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.

  • Performs Exams as their priority dictates.

  • Workflow Management

  • Provides management of department workflow with minimal assistance or as needed.

  • Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy.

  • Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.

  • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.

  • Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.

  • Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.

  • Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.

  • Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.

  • Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.

  • Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.

  • Perform radiology reception duties including but not limited to: Answer phones, schedule appointments, enter orders and reminder calls as needed.

  • Perform radiology medical record clerk duties as needed.

  • RIS/Cerner

  • Maintain a working knowledge of system applications.

  • Consistently uses proper system applications for order modification, to document comments and exposures/repeats.

  • Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.

  • Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.

  • Articulates and/or demonstrates knowledge of systems.

  • Articulates knowledge of Digital Dictation System.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of PACS (picture archiving and communication system).

  • Identifies and resolves image exceptions as needed.

  • Provides memo comments as needed for study interpretation.

  • Department Policy/Procedures

  • Ensures proper patient identification on all study images to comply with department policies and procedures.

  • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care or assist others as needed.

  • Shows knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.

  • Report issues/concerns to supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.

  • Clinical Enrichment

  • Provides and monitors “on the job training” per Methodist College Standards.

  • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.

  • Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.

  • Confidentiality

  • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.

  • Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.

  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.

  • Successfully completes annual Age Specific Competency Quiz.

  • Performs and documents quality control activities to ensure accuracy of test results.

  • Prepares specimens to be processed in-house and sent out by labeling specimens accurately, separating specimens for processing and entering data in LIS.

  • Analyzes specimens to obtain information for diagnosis by performing necessary tests according to standardized procedures.

  • Maintains proper documentation of laboratory activities to ensure quality testing integrity by confirming test results.

  • Performs proficiency tests to meet CLIA/COLA regulations by running unknown test samples on a quarterly basis.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Characteristics of a 5 Star Employee - Peer Review

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  • Resource Identification and Utilization

  • Demonstrates and/or responsible for practice standards that reflect best practice.

  • Considered to be a resource by peers.

  • Responsible for delivery of clinical quality and regulatory standards of care.

  • Responsible need for, and identifies appropriate community resources to achieve patient outcomes.

  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving and ability to improve efficiency of work.

  • Makes decisions based on evidence-based practice or research.

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