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Radiology Technician- Radiology - Mercy Health - West Hospital

Job ID: 4670487
Updated: November 7, 2018
Geographic Location: Cincinnati
Department: Radiology
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Afternoons/Nights
Standard Hours: 36

Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY (2-4 sentences)

Performs direct patient care  in a compassionate and timely manner and applies the art and skill of diagnostic imaging through the safe and effective use of radiologic technology. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (7-10 statements)

Demonstrates knowledge of direct patient care by evaluating the patient, verifying patient ID, and related information to assure appropriate procedure is performed; explains procedure to patient; prepares patient for procedure by obtaining and recording patient history and consent form (if applicable); ensures patient comfort, privacy, and safety during procedure; monitors condition of patient and medical equipment that may be disturbed due to the nature of exam and report changes to patient care services.

Properly positions patient to perform routine diagnostic radiographs; calculates and selects proper technical factors based on information such as age, medical history and suspected pathology; assesses quality of radiographs with minimal supervision; competently performs in assigned areas that encompass specialty procedures e.g.: surgery, C-arm, tomograms, venograms, arthrograms, myelograms, ERCP, sialograms, video speech evaluation, hysterosalpingogram and other specialty procedures as well as GI and GU procedures; maintains acceptable exam repeat rate; assists physicians in performance of fluoroscopic and minor specialty exams by providing and administrating proper contrast media, positioning patient and operating fluoroscopic equipment; performs IV injections and has knowledge of use and care of existing IV’s; identifies all images with appropriate lead markers and patient name; provides proper radiation protection for patients, self and others (uses lead aprons, lead gloves, and gonadal shielding when appropriate).

Participates in performance improvement projects and performs quality control testing as required by department; assists department in achieving successful results in all federal, state, and local agency audits.

Participates in the education/instruction of students and the orientation of new staff.

MINIMUM EDUCATION

Required Minimum Education:  Vocational/Technical Degree
Specialty/Major: Radiology Technology or Advanced Imaging

 LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS (must be non-expired/active unless otherwise stated):

Required: Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT); current license in the state of Ohio or Kentucky; current BLS certification.

Preferred: Advanced Registry in Quality Management by the ARRT

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 2 years of general radiography preferred

Shift and Job Schedule

Hours: Full-Time, 36 Hour/Weekly

Schedule: Afternoon/Nights: 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to  abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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