Radiology Technologist | PRN

Mercy Health

Mercy Health

Lima, OH, USA · market street, norwich nr12 8ah, uk · United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position:
The Radiological Technologist is a certified health professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, is committed to applying the art and skill of diagnostic imaging through the safe and effective use of ionizing radiation, in diagnostic radiology.
Essential Job Functions:
• Obtains patient's clinical history and appropriate lab work ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed practitioner.
• Positions and immobilizes patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort.
• Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
• Performs radiographic procedures by selecting and operating imaging equipment, and/or associated accessories to successfully perform procedures.
• Verifies informed consent and completes pre and post procedure documentation.
• Assists licensed practitioner with fluoroscopic and specialized radiography procedures. Applies appropriate aseptic surgical technique as needed.
• Performs timeout as required per policy.
• Identifies, prepares and/or administers medications/contrast as prescribed by a licensed practitioner.
• Receives relays and documents verbal, written and electronic orders in the patient's medical record.
• Evaluates images for technical quality.
• Documents patient dose exposures.
• Professionally interacts with physicians, technologist, physician offices, hospital staff, patient family members and patients.
• Operates radiographic equipment and accessories in accordance with the principles of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable).


This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Education

Associate's from an ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) accredited institute (preferrred)

Certifications

Certification and Registration with ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) (required)
State Licensure (preferred, unless required by the state where the job is being performed)
BLS Basic Life Support – American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) (required)
BLS Basic Life Support – American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) (required)

Training

EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)
Picture archiving communiation system (PACS) (preferred)

Experience

1 year experience in radiation safety and patient care (preferred)
Experience with Radiology Information System (preferred)

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials
May have periods of constant interruptions
General office environment
Required to car travel to off-site locations,
Prolonged periods of working alone

Physical Requirements

Lifting carrying (0-50lb) 34-66%
Lifitng/carrying (50-100lb) 0%
Push/pull (0-50lbs) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100lbs) 1-33%
Stoop/kneel 1-33%

Crawling 0%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 1-33%

Bending 1-33%
Sitting 1-33%
Walking 34-66%

Standing 34-66%

Patient Population

Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Infant (1-12 months)
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Additional Requiements

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Finger Dexterity
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Depth perception
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure

Skills

Patient centered care
Monitor patient conditions during examination
Record patient medical histories
Working within an interdisciplinary team
Attention to detail
Critical thinking
Communication with patients
Conflict resolution
Active listening
Relationship building

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com