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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Radiologic Technologist - Diagnostic in MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Description:

Under limited supervision, performs radiographic procedures at a level not requiring constant guidance or assistance. Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment in applying prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes. Assumes responsibility for particular areas of specialization as assigned. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of MercyOne Siouxland in all aspects of job performance.

Essential Job Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

  • Performs all routine radiographic procedures and views according to department procedures.

  • Performs and/or assists with radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.

  • Prepares and/or administers contrast media, i.e., orally, IV, rectally, etc. per department and Radiologist's policies.

  • Demonstrates correct and adequate anatomical positioning skills.

  • Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards, ALARA

  • Demonstrates complete working knowledge of routine radiographic equipment within the department.

  • Performs portable radiologic procedures in surgery, emergency room or inpatient rooms.

  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination to patients and equipment.

  • Checks requisition for physician notes and/or special instructions; consults with Radiologist or other physician as necessary.

  • Confirms patient identification and introduces self to patients.

  • Describes procedure to patient and/or family members.

  • Performs daily warm-up for radiographic room (where applicable), safety and visual maintenance checks and reports results to appropriate personnel.

  • Prepares and maintains patients exam file, history including contrast reaction and quality assurance and billing as required.

  • Retrieves and calls reports to physician offices, nursing units, surgery, ER, etc. upon requests.

  • Completes all paperwork where applicable including consent forms.

  • Maintains ongoing education that includes annual training on safe radiation practices in the radiology environment.

  • Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures and administers first aid/CPR as needed.

  • Performs office procedures in absence of clerical support personnel.

  • Keeps room and department clean, neat and orderly, and maintains room supplies and outdates.

  • Assists student technologist in relating theory to clinical practice. Willingly completes student evaluations. Communicates with program faculty regarding students, policies and procedures.

  • Assumes charge position as required in absence of supervisory personnel.

  • Transports patients to and from department.

  • Participates in standby on call coverage of department as required.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

  • Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Radiology PACS

  • Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.

  • Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be ARRT registered and registered by the State of Iowa.

  • Prefer one year of experience in hospital setting.

  • Must maintain BLS certification.

  • Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change.

  • Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

  • Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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