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Radiologic Technologist, PRN, Desert Orthopedics - West Bend

Company: Interpath Laboratory
Location: Sisters
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Desert Orthopedics - West Bend, part of Praxis Health, is looking for a top-notch PRN Radiology Technologist, with outstanding people skills to perform diagnostic radiologic (x-ray) examinations on patients of all ages, for subsequent evaluation and treatment by the attending physician. Qualified candidates will have a collaborative, team spirit and a willingness to support the needs of our patients as well as the goals of the job and the team. Must be able to establish and build rapport with clients to best serve their medical needs. In this role, you will work in collaboration with the healthcare team to provide exceptional patient care.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  •  Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  •  Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  •  Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  •  Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  •  Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  •  Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.
  •  Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
  •  Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors.
  •  Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.
  •  Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.
  •  Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  •  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  •  Monitor and identify patient care needs and respond appropriately.
  •  Provide patient education at an appropriate level for each patient.
  •  Maintain open communication with the physicians and other staff as needed.        
  •  Complete test results, assuring quality standards are achieved, and provide to physicians in a timely manner. Able to generate a preliminary report.
  •  Follow safety procedures in compliance with OSHA and state health department guidelines.
  •  Recognize basic equipment malfunction and contact the Technical Director/supervisor.
  •  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Candidate must comply with all state, local and federal rules, guidelines and requirements with respect to safety and health. This includes, but is not limited to any mandates with respect to the COVID-19 virus, such as PPE, testing, or vaccination rules, absent a legally recognized need for accommodation. Such accommodation requests should be promptly submitted to HR and will be reviewed and approved based on the circumstances presented.


Education and/or Experience:                                            

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Satisfactory completion of ARRT certification examination with current license.
  • Two (2) years of experience in radiology imaging preferred, but not required.
  • Maintain continuing education as specified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Praxis Health is a family of medical groups providing high quality healthcare throughout the state of Oregon. Our community-based clinics are the DNA of our business, providing better medicine, advocacy for our patients, and a satisfying and collaborative culture for our providers and staff.

 

The Praxis family approach is dynamically different than other healthcare companies in Oregon. We are not “big box” health care, but rather a company of small groups and clinics, of nimble micro-cultures that can quickly adapt to industry changes, as well as patient needs.

 

We have been serving communities across the beautiful and adventurous state of Oregon for over 50 years! And we are pioneers and thought leaders in the industry. Our commitment to innovative and operational excellence has allowed us to create healthcare solutions that are both cost-efficient and cutting edge.

 

We are excited to share with you a short video that shows why the Praxis Health family is so special. Please click here: https://youtu.be/MrNWtn42prY

 

Come see how healthcare is done right!


Physical Demands

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk. The employee is occasionally required to site and stoop, kneel or crouch the employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. You will be responsible for assisting patients, of varying weights, onto the imaging table.

 

Work Environment

 

May have exposure to patients with communicable diseases as well as exposure to CRT’s and UV rays from computers.

 

This position involves an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or for a potential spill or splashes of same. Every employee is required to use appropriate protective measures and to strictly adhere to all safety guidelines and protocols regarding Blood Borne Pathogens precautions.

 

Radiation hazards exist in this occupation, and you are responsible for minimizing the exposure through the use of lead aprons, gloves, and other shielding devices, as well as by wearing a radiation monitoring exposure instrument.


EOE Disabled/Veteran

Praxis Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Interpath Laboratory, Bend , Radiologic Technologist, PRN, Desert Orthopedics - West Bend, Other , Sisters, Oregon

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