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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Radiology Tech- Diagnostic Full Time in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC101_15010 Diagnostic Radiology

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Rotating Shift

Position Purpose:

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.

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Radiologic Technologist - Diagnostic

Job Code: 1877

Reports To: Department Director

Pay Grade: PG 20

Dept/Clinic: Diagnostic Radiology

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: March 2019

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

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:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Performs all routine radiographic procedures and views according to department procedures.

3.

Performs and/or assists with radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.

4.

Prepares and/or administers contrast media, i.e., orally, IV, rectally, etc. per department and Radiologist's policies.

5.

Demonstrates correct and adequate anatomical positioning skills.

6.

Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards, ALARA

7.

Demonstrates complete working knowledge of routine radiographic equipment within the department.

8.

Performs portable radiologic procedures in surgery, emergency room or inpatient rooms.

9.

Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination to patients and equipment.

10.

Checks requisition for physician notes and/or special instructions; consults with Radiologist or other physician as necessary.

11.

Confirms patient identification and introduces self to patients.

12.

Describes procedure to patient and/or family members.

13.

Performs daily warm-up for radiographic room (where applicable), safety and visual maintenance checks and reports results to appropriate personnel.

14.

Prepares and maintains patients exam file, history including contrast reaction and quality assurance and billing as required.

15.

Retrieves and calls reports to physician offices, nursing units, surgery, ER, etc. upon requests.

16.

Completes all paperwork where applicable including consent forms.

17.

Maintains ongoing education that includes annual training on safe radiation practices in the radiology environment.

18.

Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures and administers first aid/CPR as needed.

19.

Performs office procedures in absence of clerical support personnel.

20.

Keeps room and department clean, neat and orderly, and maintains room supplies and outdates.

21.

Assists student technologist in relating theory to clinical practice. Willingly completes student evaluations. Communicates with program faculty regarding students, policies and procedures.

22.

Assumes charge position as required in absence of supervisory personnel.

23.

Transports patients to and from department.

24.

Participates in standby on call coverage of department as required.

25.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

26.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

27.

Demonstrates working knowledge of Radiology PACS

28.

Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.

29.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

30.

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

COMMITMENT

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be ARRT registered or registry eligible and registered by the State of Iowa. Prefer one year of experience in hospital setting. Must maintain BLS certification. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. 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. This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

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.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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