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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: PM shift
Req ID: 54595

Description

$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, operates standard, portable, and specialized x-ray equipment to perform radiographic examinations used for diagnosis and treatment.  Provides appropriate patient care, processes digital images and instructs radiology students as needed.
 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 
Must have passed or is eligible for the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography.  Continued employment is provisional based on completion and certification by the ARRT within six months.  Registered technologists must be in good standing.
 
Previous experience as a Staff Technologist preferred, but not required.
 
Previous experience in any Radiology subspecialty desirable, such as Special Procedures, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, CT or Ultrasound.
 
Maintains BLS certification with biannual renewal.
 
ORGANIZATION
 
Receives functional supervision from designated Leadership at each Munson Healthcare (MHC) facility.
 
 
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
 
Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
 
     Neonatal (birth-1 mo)                                  Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)
 
     Infant (1 mo-1 yr)                                          Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)
 
     Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs)                         Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)
 
     Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs)                      Geriatric (65 yrs & above)
 
     Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs)                  X    All ages (birth & above)
 
 
 
GENERAL DUTIES
Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.
 
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
 
Supports Munson Healthcare True North framework where patients are at the center of all we do.
 
Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
 
SPECIFIC DUTIES
  1. Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines.  Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.  Plans actions to promote safety.  Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital Policy/Procedure.
 
  1. Is responsible for the care of those patients assigned to him/her from the time the patient arrives until they leave. Must be courteous, tactful and discrete in handling patients, with quality care and patient safety being the first concern.
 
  1. Transfers and properly positions patients for examinations in order to obtain desired radiographic results according to physician specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
 
  1. Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. Handles equipment in a responsible, professional manner.  Reports equipment failure to service engineer using proper forms and maintaining appropriate records.
 
  1. Selects and loads proper imaging cassettes, using imaging markers correctly and consistently. Has images processed as required.
 
  1. Is responsible for producing acceptable quality radiographs and practicing ALARA as determined by the General Radiology Coordinator, Quality Control Tech or Radiologist.
 
  1. Assists physicians in performance of examinations by mixing and pouring contrast media, administering opaque media, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures, and other related duties as required. Assists in performing first aid as necessary.
 
  1. Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment, and personnel.
 
  1. Is responsible for the care of the radiographic room assigned and if unassigned, to those duties and responsibilities relating to his/her reassignment. Secures and returns supplies.  Maintains room stock.
 
  1. Maintains professional appearance by adhering to Dress policy of the hospital and Radiology Department.
 
  1. Responsible for delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine or special procedures in the absence of the manager or General Imaging Coordinator.
 
  1. Rotates within the department or other departments and shifts as required. May assist in the use of a variety of equipment or procedure not routinely taught.
 
  1. Performs a variety of related clerical tasks as necessary.
 
  1. Performs on call duty. If unable to report for work as assigned, must notify the appropriate person(s) and/or General Imaging Coordinator.
 
  1. Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education as provided by the department or seminars available for the various specialties.
 
  1. Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety, proper collimation and patient shielding.
 
  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
Key for Physical Demands
Continuous66 to 100% of the time
Frequent33 to 65% of the time
Occasional0 to 32% of the time
 
  • Continuous standing/walking and occasional/intermittent sitting.
  • Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching between waist and shoulder level to handle/operate medical equipment/devices.
  • Frequent reaching above shoulder level and overhead.
  • Frequent forward bending, twisting, squatting and kneeling; occasional climbing.
  • Occasional repositioning and use of assistive devices when transferring patients weighing up to 400 pounds between bed, chair, and gurney.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasional/intermittent pushing of gurneys, wheelchairs, bed and other medical equipment over tiled and carpeted surfaces.
  • Continuous use of near vision to read medical equipment such as monitoring devices and reading documents and computer screens; hearing and verbal communication to interact with patients, co-workers, and other customers.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
  • Primarily an inside building/office environment, well lighted and ventilated, which may consist of multiple treatment and/or work sites.
  • Fast and continuous work pace with variable workload.
  • Frequent contact with staff and public under a variety of circumstances. Requires ability to communicate clearly (in English) verbally and in writing for effective communication with other staff members, physicians, vendors, community members, patients and patient families, employees and applicants of all socio-economic levels from a diverse cultural and ethnic population.
  • Subject to many interruptions from multiple calls and inquiries and potentially emotional situations involving accidents, injuries, illness and/or death.
  • Handles emergency/crisis situations in accordance with Hospital policy.
  • Answers phones or pages; may carry a beeper/pager, and/or use a two-way radio.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Potential risk of exposure to hazards from chemicals (toxic and non-toxic), flammable materials, gas or electrical or radiant energy or equipment with/without moving parts.
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