Trinity Health Rad Tech-Spec Procedures/Interventional FT 80hrs biweekly in Sioux City, Iowa
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 Mercy in all aspects of job performance. ** This position is eligible for a $1,000 (taxable income) sign-on bonus upon hire for experienced Special Procedure/Interventional Radiology Technologist, it is also eligible for a $2,000 (taxable income) retention incentive after 1 year of employment.
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
*Position Title:Radiologic Technologist - Special Procedures/Interventional*
*Reports To:Manager Radiology Services*
*Pay Grade:PG 21*
*OSHA:1 - Exposure*
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 Mercy 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.
Assists Radiologist and performs special procedures and interventional procedures including arteriograms, myelograms, arthrograms, discograms, venograms, angioplasty, stenting, and drainage procedures, etc.
Operates high-pressure injector for intra-arterial injections, monitoring settings, syringes and high-pressure tubing.
Is knowledgeable of catheters, guide wires and other equipment related to special procedures and interventional procedures.
Maintains necessary inventory of supplies for assigned area.
Attends meetings/and or training programs of a specific nature to gain and maintain expertise in special procedures.
Assures patient safety and care by reviewing orders, following sterile techniques, monitoring completion of pre-exam orders.
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 or rectally per department and Radiologist's protocol.
Demonstrates correct and adequate anatomical positioning skills.
Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards.
Demonstrates complete working knowledge of 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.
Demonstrates working knowledge of Med Pacs System (Mini Pacs System).
Demonstrates working knowledge of ERS process.
Retrieves and calls reports to physician offices, nursing units, surgery, ER, etc. upon requests.
Completes all paperwork where applicable including consent forms.
Retrieves patient films, maintains film file area and patients files.
Assists student technologist in relating theory to clinical practice. Willingly completes student evaluations. Communicates with program faculty regarding students, policies and procedures.
Maintains a working knowledge of the hospital and Radiology computers.
Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures and administers first aid/CPR as needed.
Utilizes hospital/departmental communications, e.g., telephone paging system with special emphasis on ""code"" procedures
Performs office procedures in absence of clerical support personnel.
Keeps room and department clean, neat and orderly, and maintains room supplies.
Attends department meetings and in-services.
Promotes good interpersonal relationships.
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.
Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.
Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.
We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.
*GUIDING BEHAVIORS *
The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:
- We support each other in serving our patients and communities.
- We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.
- We are fully present.
- We are all accountable.
- We trust and assume goodness in intentions.
- We are continuous learners.
Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.
Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.
Must be ARRT registered and licensed by the State of Iowa. Cardiovascular-ARRT Interventional Technology Advanced Certification required or candidate will acquire within an acceptable time period of acquiring the position. Minimum of three years prior radiology experience required. 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.
Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Ability to perform patient lifting. Frequent standing, walking and bending required. Ability to function under stressful situations. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease. Frequent exposure to radiation. The essential functions of the Radiology Technologist Special Procedures involve performing the following activities continuously (67-100% of the workday): both handedness. Those physical activities performed frequently (34-66% of the workday) are repetitive motion of the fingers, wrist, shoulder, lifting up to 25 lbs., standing, walking and pinching and those physical activities performed occasionally (0-33% of the workday) include sitting, twisting, bending, squatting/kneeling and lifting up to 50 lbs.
These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.
Job Number: 00061696
Location: Sioux City, IA
Organization Name: Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City
Facility: MMCIA - MMC South Building
Employment Type: Full time
Shift: Day Shift