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Radiology / X-Ray Technologist

Company: St. Charles Health System
Location: Bend
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Pay Range (Min to Max): $26.66 - $40.18

Differentials: $1.36 Evenings / $2.92 Nights / 6.5% Weekends

ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: General Radiologic Technologist

REPORTS TO POSITION: Radiology Manager

DEPARTMENT: Radiology

DATE LAST REVIEWED: June 11, 2014

OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY:

St. Charles Health System Diagnostic Imaging Departments perform X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET/CT exams in a variety of locations. We work closely with our partners at Cascade Medical Imaging to meet the imaging needs of our community and to support the ED, OR, Inpatient Floors, and Family Birthing Center.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The General Radiologic Technologist will performs all Radiographic studies, and related procedures at a technical level not requiring direct supervision in accordance with established department and hospital guidelines.

This position does not supervise other Caregivers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Performs General Radiology examinations in accordance with department policies, procedures, and protocols.

Works as a collaborative member of the health care team including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in diagnostic testing procedures such as fluoroscopy, trauma and surgery.

Follows Health and Safety Policies and Procedures of quality patient care.

Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required.

Assists in record maintenance and statistics as requested.

Performs clerical duties, transports patients as required and maintains proper inventory of supplies.

Participates in student training program as requested.

Assists with special projects as requested.

Competent skills working with PACS, EMR and teleradiology System.

Prepares patient for procedures by explaining the procedure to the patient, in a manner that creates an environment where the patient is comfortable and at ease during the procedure.

Positions patients properly to obtain the best image while providing a calm and caring demeanor. Utilizes the proper positioning and placement protocols to ensure images are taken in accordance with the provider's directions.

Sets the equipment to obtain the best density, detail, and contrast of the area being imaged.

Takes preventative steps to avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation. Follows Health and Safety Policies and Procedures of quality patient care.

Recognizes, reports, and records observations and care provided in compliance with St. Charles Health System policies and regulatory agencies.

Stocks unit, transports patients, and assists in keeping the unit clean and free of clutter.

Cleans equipment and helps identify need for maintenance.

Performs General Radiology examinations in accordance with department policies, procedures, and protocols.

Follows Health and Safety Policies and Procedures of quality patient care.

Provides coverage General Radiology in Bend and Redmond (Prineville for Prineville caregivers) including on call coverage, holiday and weekend relief as needed.

Competent skills working with StatRad System.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

EDUCATION:

Required: AS required for licensure and certification. Must be a graduate of a certified radiologic technology training program.

Preferred: N/A

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:

Required: Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiologic Technology (RT).

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification or must obtain within 6 months upon hire.

Preferred: N/A

EXPERIENCE:

Required: N/A

Preferred: One (1) year experience in diagnostic radiography.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 1-25 pounds. Operation of motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers

Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, Clinbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, whispered speech level

Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs

Never (0%): operation of motor vehicle

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Rarely (10%): Wet/Slippery Area, chemical solution

Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP

Schedule Weekly Hours:

40

Caregiver Type:

Regular

Shift:

First Shift (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?

No

Job Family:

TECHNOLOGIST

Scheduled Days of the Week:

As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)

Shift Start & End Time:

As Scheduled

Keywords: St. Charles Health System, Bend , Radiology / X-Ray Technologist, Other , Bend, Oregon

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