The Radiology Technologist is responsible to review the Physician Order and reason for exam, position, and image of patients. The Radiology Technologist works closely with the Radiology leadership and the Radiologist to produce the highest quality diagnostic images possible in accordance with the department protocols. Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to obtain routine radiographs of designated body portions for interpretation by physicians. Assists radiologist in the administration of contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures. Performs a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment, with integrity and initiative.
Reviews requests for procedures, using reason(s) for the procedures, department protocols, physician recommendations and personal judgment to determine region(s) to be examined and diagnostic images to be obtained.
Prepares patients for diagnostic procedures by explaining the procedure, transferring and positioning patients, attaching or arranging immobilization and support devices, instructing and reassuring patients, using care, courtesy and tact.
Assists the Radiologist in performance of routine radiographs, adjusts, manipulates and controls a variety of imaging equipment, and accessories used in performing diagnostic procedures.
Monitors patient's condition before and during performance of diagnostic procedures, recognizing changes that may require emergency actions and initiating appropriate responses.
Documents procedure verification and procedural, using a computerized system, and determines need for and performs necessary re-imaging.
Collects all completed diagnostic PACS images and forwards to appropriate location(s) for interpretation and results reporting.
Practices sterile, isolation and aseptic techniques to prevent contamination, and maintains documentation of infection control procedures and activities.
Monitors quality control on a daily basis; reports operational and functional equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical practice.
Additional duties as assigned by the hiring manager/supervisor.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program and registered as a Radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Maintain Continuing Education credits (24 CEU in two year period) and other requirements to maintain ARRT certification.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
One year as a Radiologic Technologist preferred
Must have good working knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the principles of physics, electricity, variations of anatomical positions - supine, prone, etc.
Must know methods of exposure to obtain clearly defined films and to set up and operate equipment, with an emphasis on reduction in patient radiation dose (ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
Must be very conscientious and detail oriented person with excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to deal effectively with patients, and various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers, and community groups
Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy...
Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health
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