Radiologic Technologist- East Family Practice and Urgent Care

Requisition ID
2020-142859
Department
Adult Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
varies
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne
Location
IA-PLEASANT HILL

Overview

 MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, performs radiographic procedures at a technical level that does not require constant supervision of technical detail in accordance with the scope of training.      Responsible for operates radiology equipment to make clinical diagnostic imaging films as directed by physicians and performs routine diagnostic procedures.  Assumes the responsibilities and the performance of acts within the educational background of the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiology. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Schedule outpatient tests and procedures at hospitals via telephone.  Explain simple tests and preparation required to patient.
  •  Position patients and adjust equipment for taking diagnostic images following established procedures.
  • Follow safety principles, radiation protection, and the general comfort and care of the patient.
  • Maintain radiographic log, in accordance with the policy, taking responsibility for documentation of exam, patient’s name, and/or retake reason.
  • Record test results and monitors patient data.
  • Maintain accurate department records to satisfy both the state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain separate report on all diagnostic radiographs.
  •  File and maintain shipping and receiving log of radiographs and other diagnostic tests requested.
  • Maintain current MSDS forms for radiology department.
  • Take x-rays of various portions of the body in order to diagnosis disease or injury.
  • Calibrate and maintain x-ray equipment.
  • Maintain efficient, organized, and clean work area.
  • Report problems or any potential problems to Radiology Supervisor.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by healthcare provider or Radiology Supervisor.

Qualifications

 Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  •  High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Graduate of an accredited Limited Radiology Technology training program required. 
  • Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCT) license issued by state agency or passing the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography exam issued by ARRT in one of the following modalities required:
    • Head, Chest, Core, Spine or Extremities  
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) certification required.

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