Trinity Health Radiographer - Part Time in Howell, Michigan
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 5 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.
SJMHS is part of Trinity Health a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve.
Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to obtain routine radiographs of designated body portions for interpretation by physicians. In doing so, positions patients and adjust equipment for each examination. Assists radiologist in administrating contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures. Performs such duties in several diagnostic imaging areas.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews requests and schedules patients for radiologic procedures, arranging for patient transport to the procedure area.
Reviews requests for procedures, using reason(s) for the procedures, department guidelines, physician recommendations and personal judgment to determine region(s) to be examined and diagnostic images to be obtained.
Consults with the Radiologist to determine the need for additional diagnostic images for comprehensive examinations.
Prepares patients for diagnostic procedures by transferring and positioning patients, attaching or arranging immobilization and support devices, explaining the procedure, 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.
Applies knowledge of human anatomy and understanding of patient's condition to determine appropriate radiologic or testing techniques and to assure accurate, high quality images for diagnostic interpretation.
Monitors patient's condition before and during performance of diagnostic rocedures, recognizing changes that may require emergency actions and initiating appropriate responses.
Provides accurate diagnostic image identification, processes diagnostic images, and monitors image quality.
Documents procedure verification and procedural and quality control data, using a computerized system, and determines need for and performs necessary re-imaging.
Collects all completed diagnostic images and forwards to appropriate location(s) for interpretation and results reporting.
Calculates, prepares, logs and assists the Radiologist in administering and checking contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures.
Practices sterile, isolation and aseptic techniques to prevent contamination, and maintains documentation of infection control procedures and activities.
Applies knowledge of potential radiation hazards and observes appropriate radiation safety regulations.
Assists in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the clinical patient areas by monitoring and ordering supplies used in diagnostic procedure areas, and by cleaning imaging equipment and accessories.
Monitors quality control on a daily basis; reports operational and functional instrumentation problems to appropriate personnel.
Demonstrates clinical imaging procedures to students and new staff members, as assigned, and participates in scheduled training, orientation and in-services imaging areas. Educational and staff development activities.
May assume lead function in designated areas and/or oversee the activities of staff.
Maintains BLS competency as evidenced by attendance at an annual BLS review.
Maintains registry by obtaining necessary continuing education credits.
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Discuses patient/hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately.
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Education: Requires Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience in an AMA approved school of Radiological Technology.
Experience: Three to six months on the job training or previous experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and emotional stress and gather and exchange routine patient information with nursing personnel and physicians.
Analytical skills necessary to determine best method of providing requested radiographs based on the specifics of individual case, ensuring clear and undistorted pictures.
Ability to lift and position patients for up to twenty percent of work time and stand and walk for up to eighty percent of work time when transporting patients, taking x-rays, delivering films and so forth.
For more information regarding career opportunities with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System please visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers.
Successful candidate will be subject to mandatory vaccinations/immunizations unless they qualify for an available exemption.
**This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program__
Job Number: 00114773
Location: Howell, MI
Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Livingston Hospital
Employment Type: Full time
Shift: Rotating Shift