Catholic Health Initiatives Radiologic Technologist in NEBRASKA CITY, Nebraska

Radiologic Technologist

Description

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com .

Job Summary/Essential Duties:

  • Prepares room, equipment, contrast media, and supplies as necessary for each procedure.

  • Performs routine diagnostic radiographic services accurately and competently using predefined department protocols:

  • Operates fixed and mobile imaging equipment

  • Operates ancillary/accessory equipment as necessary

  • Positions patient and immobilizes patient as necessary

  • Selects proper exposure/technical factors

  • Modifies routine procedures and factors as required by patient condition

  • Processes radiographic films and insures proper identification is present

  • Practices aseptic techniques as necessary

  • Assists with the administration of contrast media

  • Assists physicians with imaging procedures

  • Performs QC function of all images prior to submitting to PACS, as necessary.

  • Assures patient and film tracking and correct exam is completed

  • Provides patient education to patient and family by providing an explanation of procedure to be performed and radiology processes (acquiring results, wait times, etc.)

  • Assumes care for the physical and psychological needs of the patient while in radiology

  • Assumes responsibility for assigned area:

  • Maintains patient flow through optimum utilization of time and resources

  • Provides a clean and safe environment for patient

  • Maintains stock supplies

  • Reports equipment malfunctions

  • Applies principles of radiation protection and assumes responsibility for protection of patient and other persons involved in procedures.

  • Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and assists in providing immediate care for life support measures.

  • Maintains patient and radiology records.

Hours: On Call

Qualifications

Required:

Graduate of AMA approved program in Radiologic Technology or military training in Radiologic Technology.

Current certification as a Radiographer ARRT-R from American Registry of Radiologic Technology required.

Must possess a Diagnostic Radiographer Permit in Iowa to practice, as a radiographer, license or permit must be held in the state in which you practice.

All employees who work in the state of Iowa must complete mandatory reporter (child and dependent abuse reporting) training within 6 months of hire and recertify every 5 years

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Must possess a strong knowledge of human structure & function, radiographic positioning, selection of exposure factors, and preparation & administration of contrast media for routine and special radiographic procedures. Proven ability to handle job related stress, must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time. Possess effective written and oral communication skills, manual dexterity, reading skills, team building skills and be people orientated.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location NEBRASKA-NEBRASKA CITY-NEBRASKA CITY MEDICAL CLINIC

Daily Schedule PRN (as needed)

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0150691