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Nebraska Methodist Health System Radiologic Technologist + $10K Sign On + $10K Tuition Assistance in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Performs and assists technology duties in Radiology.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Diploma/Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.

  • Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.

  • Experience

  • Previous Radiographer experience preferred, but not required.

  • License/Certifications

  • Registered Technologist in radiography; credential offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Required Medical Radiographer-Iowa (RAD.IA).

  • Required Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to interact with customers, patients, family, physicians, co-workers and hospital personnel.

  • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once, prioritize workload and organize workflow.

  • Must be able to follow established Universal Standard and Radiation Safety precautions.

  • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours and on-call responsibilities

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Sitting

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Walking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Frequent (67-100%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Age Specific Criteria - (Quality and Safety)

  • Provides appropriate patient care.

  • Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories. (see NMHS form)

  • Ensures patient comfort and patient/family understanding of ordered exam.

  • Exam Performance/Quality – (Quality and Safety)

  • Identifies each patient via 2 methods prior to procedure. i.e. name, Date of Birth (DOB), Medical Record Number (MRN)

  • Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.

  • Critiques each image for identification, technical and positional accuracy making appropriate corrections as necessary.

  • Performs exams as their priority dictates.

  • Performs exams/procedures in a timely manner.

  • Workflow Management – (Heightened Focus on Efficiency)

  • Demonstrates ability to manage department workflow as needed.

  • Reviews/verifies orders for clinical and demographic consistency and accuracy.

  • Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.

  • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.

  • Understands and supports the direction and workflow of the imaging team.

  • Maintains awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.

  • Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.

  • Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.

  • Available at the start of scheduled shift and appropriately manages completion of shift.

  • RIS/Cerner – (Quality & Safety)

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of Cerner and NaviCare Systems.

  • Properly uses Exam Management for order modification, comment documentation and image verification.

  • Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of PowerChart and Cerner Scheduling applications.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of Online Worklist to monitor orders manage status. Troubleshoots Radiology Information System (RIS)/Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) issues and utilizes appropriate available resources, (Supervisor, Help Desk)

  • Department Policy/Procedures - (Quality & Safety)

  • Ensures visualization and proper patient demographics on Picture Archival Communication System (PACS) images.

  • Routinely exhibits the behavior and attributes for superior customer/patient service as outlined in the “Behaviors Standards Agreement.”

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Administrative, Divisional and Department Policies and Procedures through responsible behavior/actions.

  • Cleans and maintains all equipment as per hospital standards and by reporting faulty equipment to appropriate personnel.

  • Reports issues/concerns to Supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.

  • Clinical Enrichment – (People)

  • Provides and monitors “on the job training” per Methodist College Standards.

  • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.

  • Provides leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.

  • Confidentiality – (Quality & Safety)

  • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Maintains student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with Federal Educational Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Environment of Care

  • Infection Control- identifies types of transmission, standard precautions and acceptable hand washing techniques.

  • Workplace Safety- identifies security risks, back safety measures, ergonomic guidelines and resulting actions.

  • Utility Failures- identifies various types, responses and support resources.

  • Equipment Support- demonstrates knowledge of resources and equipment ID tag information/relevance.

  • P.I. Projects- identifies facility, divisional and department projects, goals and contributing factors.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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