Medical Assistant Xray Limited PRN East

Requisition ID
2021-162178
Department
Diagnostic Imaging Center
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne
Location
IA-PLEASANT HILL

Overview

HAH_MercyOne 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

The Medical Assistant Xray Limited is responsible for the delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and wellbeing of all patients.  Accurately preforms preliminary physical tests. Responsible for operating X-ray and fluoroscopic equipment that assists radiologists and physicians with diagnosing or treating disease or injury.  

What You Will Do:

  • Prepare patients for radiologic procedures and protects patients, self and other staff from radiation hazards.
  • Take X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety, which involves setting up and operating radiographic equipment used in the medical diagnosis and/or treatment of patients.
  • Position patients and take X-ray of specific parts of the patients’ body as requested by the physician.
  • Process film and check X-ray for clarity of image; retake when necessary.
  • Distribute X-ray to appropriate medical staff.
  • Perform general patient care by following established standards and procedures.
  • Obtain and record vital signs including but not limited to, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight, drug allergies, and current medications and presenting problem.
  • May perform routine tests including but not limited to EKG’s.

MercyOne Des Moines provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft 
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Successfully completed Medication Aide 40-hour course or current/valid Medication Aide certification by state agency required if applicable.
  • 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
  • 2 years Medical Assistant experience required.
  • 1 – 3 years X-ray experience preferred.

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