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Radiologic Tech, Full-time evenings

Company: Trinity Health Michigan
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Evening ShiftDescription:Performs a wide variety of technical radiologic procedures using standard, portable, and/or specialized x-ray equipment to apply an appropriately determined amount of ionizing radiation in order to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patient's illness and injuries. Performs related tasks such as assisting patients in positioning for correct anatomical exposure, maintaining order and cleanliness of work area, and performing routine clerical tasks. Must be comfortable working in a wide variety of settings including, but not limited to: general x-ray, fluoroscopy, surgery, emergency department, critical care units, and neo-natal.Education Minimum Completion of American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) approved RadiologicTechnology Program. PreferredCredentials/LicensureMinimum Must be a Registered Technologist or be registry eligible. Registry eligible employees must become registered within six months from date of hire. Must maintain continuing education credits per biennium to retain registry in compliance with the CE requirements of their certifying organization for the imaging modality in which they perform services. Certification or re-certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within three months of hire. Preferred Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registry.Related Experience Minimum Graduation from approved Radiologic Technologist Program. Preferred Two years prior experience as a Registered Radiographer.Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Minimum Effective written and verbal communication and customer service skills. Ability to deal with people of different ages, backgrounds, and educational levels. Effective problem solving skills. Ability to work in a high volume department while remaining organized and composed. Preferred Computer CompetencyShows how to use (through a competency assessment) a standard desktop and windows based computer system, including a basic understanding of email, e-learning, intranet and computer navigation. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.Physical/Mental Minimum: Frequent reaching, standing, walking, sitting, bending, twisting, and kneeling. Able to carry, pull, and push up to 35 lbs. unassisted and over 35 lbs. with assistance, in accordance with our safe lift policy. Ability to perform detailed tasks and work with interruptions and changing priorities. Has the ability to hear speech, distinguish sounds, speak loudly and softly, and utilize near/far vision, fine motor skills, manual dexterity, depth perception, and color distinction. Needs to be able to distinguish hot and cold temperatures and smell odors. Ability to lift up to a maximum of 35lbs. and perform push/pull tasks that require a maximum force of 35 lbs.Ability to physically operate safe patient movement equipment in compliance with the Safe Patient Movement Policy.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs a wide variety of diagnostic examinations in accordance with department, state, federal, and accreditation governing bodies, which results in the production of diagnostic radiographs.
  • Positions patients and adjusts equipment for taking x-rays following established procedures.
  • Follows prescribed safety standards in operating radiographic equipment.
  • Assists Radiologist in performing routine and/or special procedures. Administers specific contrast and barium solutions as directed by the Radiologist, or other physician, in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Assesses patient's condition to determine appropriate procedure and technique to utilize in order to perform examination. Selects proper length and intensity for radiation exposure by adjusting equipment on individual patient basis.
  • Provides instruction to x-ray students.
  • Ability to perform portable radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures, along with the ability to work in a wide variety of settings, including general, fluoroscopy, emergency department, critical care, neo-natal, and surgery.
  • Explains exam and procedures and acquires patient history, assuring that patient and/or family members understand scope of exam. Monitors safety and comfort of patient through the exam.
  • Assures quality patient care by promoting effective communication and teamwork through the organization.
  • Effectively uses available resources to provide a more complete and personally satisfying experience for all customers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the needs of the age group served.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Michigan, Grand Rapids , Radiologic Tech, Full-time evenings, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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