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Radiology Technician - Urgent Care - PRN

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe X-Ray Technician performs digital X-ray studies on patients per the orders placed by providers. The X-Ray Technician is a multi-skilled clinical professional who works within the scope of practice to assist in patient care under the direction of the provider.Essential Job FunctionsSafely performs provider ordered radiographic examinations, including but not limited to proper patient positioning, immobilization, and utilizing appropriate radiation protection.Sets up and adjusts supportive and immobilization equipment and devices as required by individual cases. Positions and handles patients with a high degree of safety and professionalismAccurately documents patient encounters within Electronic Medical Record (EMR)Determines and selects proper electronic and technical factors which safeguard the patient, x-ray tube, and equipmentMaintains clinical and administrative skills to meet patient care and daily operational needs. Collect patient specimens and runs point of care lab tests. Travel to other facilities for BSMH providers or adjusting work hours to meet patient care needs as directed by the manager may also be required.Directs and practices sterile technique to prevent cross-contamination of diseaseReports immediately any malfunction, necessary adjustments or repairs of equipment to supervisorOther duties include but not limited to ordering supplies, lab and diagnostic tests, disposes of contaminated supplies, patient registration, scheduling, phone triage, cash handling, check-in/check-out and performing scribing duties as needed basis.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/ CertificationCertification and Registration with ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) (required)State Licensure (preferred, unless required by the state where the job is being performed)BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) (required)EducationAssociate's from an ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) accredited institute (preferred)Experience1 year experience in radiation safety and patient care (preferred)Experience with Radiology Information System (preferred)TrainingEPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)Picture archiving communication system (PACS) (preferred)LanguageNoneOther Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesMedical Terminology and the ability to use standard office equipment, requiredOne year of Medical Assisting experience, preferredStrong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to collaboratively work with patients, families and teams within a high-volume environment, preferredStrong attention to details and an ability to multitask without prior instruction or direction, preferredDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Patient PopulationAdolescents (13-17 years)Infant (1-12 months)Adults (18-64 years).Pediatrics (1-12 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.General office environment.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.May have periods of constant interruptions.Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical DemandsFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) xLifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) xStoop, Kneel xCrawling xClimbing xBalance xBending xWork PositionFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Sitting xWalking xStanding xAdditional Physical Requirements/HazardsPhysical RequirementsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Depth perceptionPerform shift workUse of Latex GlovesManeuver weight of patientsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsHear alarms/telephone/tape recorderExposure to moving mechanical partsReach above shoulderExposure to dust/fumesRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearHazardsNot applicableSkillsPatient centered careMonitor patient conditions during examinationRecord patient medical historiesWorking within an interdisciplinary teamAttention to detailCritical thinkingCommunication with patientsConflict resolutionActive listeningRelationship buildingMany of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Mercy Health, Tuckahoe , Radiology Technician - Urgent Care - PRN, Healthcare , Chesterfield, Virginia

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