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CommonSpirit Health Radiologic Technologist (PRN) in NEWTON, Iowa


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.


POSITION SUMMARY: The Radiologic Technologist performs radiographs, fluoroscopic, portable, emergency CTs, (if working after hours shifts routinely) surgical radiographic procedures, as necessary. These procedures will be performed on various ages of patients in accordance with the age-specific delivery of care policy. This person will be able to operate all radiographic equipment and process images as needed. The radiologic technologist will be available for emergency call and will also perform clerical and transporting duties as assigned by the department manager.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of all clerical duties in the front office.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of image maintenance and filing system.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of use of equipment in office, such as computer, fax/copier.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the transportation of patients and patient care.

  • Assists in coverage of department and telephone communications.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of scheduling outpatients and inpatients, with the proper preparations.

  • Demonstrates competence in being able to work independently taking radiographs, portable, fluoroscopically, surgically, and emergency CT scans (if working after hours and oriented).

  • Identifies Age Specific needs of patient and complies with the same.

  • Performs all duties as a Radiologic Technologist, along with being able to take emergency call with a response time of 20 minutes.

  • Demonstrates ability to operate all radiographic equipment along with performing routine equipment maintenance when necessary.

  • Demonstrates eagerness to teach Radiologic Technology students.

  • Demonstrates ability to use PACS and Powerscribe 360.

  • Demonstrates knowledge to burn CD’s of images

  • Demonstrates professional attitude and interest in work by maintaining acceptable work habits and behavior.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth and continuing education.

  • Meets yearly ongoing age specific and other competencies.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Radiology Department workflow processes, policies/procedures, adhering to quality improvement standards.

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service.


EDUCATION: Must be a graduate of approved School of Radiologic Technology.

EXPERIENCE: Clinical experience in school of Radiologic Technology.

LICENSURE: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certified (ARRT), State of Iowa permit to practice. Valid driver’s license if operating Skiff vehicle.


  • Must be able to read, write, and follow written instructions in English.

  • Must demonstrate ability to cordially deal with the public.

  • Must be registered or registry eligible with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Must have current license to practice in the State of Iowa.

  • Must maintain current licensure in CPR.

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license if performing mobile examinations with the MercyOne vehicle.

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Requisition ID 2021-164029

Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental

Department Radiology

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Varied

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Newton

Location IA-NEWTON

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ 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.