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Radiologic Technologist - Radiology Diagnostic HW

at Nebraska Methodist College

Posted: 5/21/2019
Job Reference #: 230146
Keywords: radiology

Job Description

Req Number:

Methodist Hospital

Located at:
Omaha, NE

Work at :
0110 - Methodist Healthwest - 16120 West Dodge Rd - Omaha NE

Radiology Diagnostic HW


Rotating Shift


Hours Per Week:

Starting Hourly Rate:

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Andrew Skarka

Job Details:
  • Associate's Degree
    • Purpose of Job
      • Performs diagnostic imaging examinations.
      • To produce images of the human body for medical diagnostic purposes.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Diploma/Associate degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology required.
        • Must participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education as mandated by policies & procedures, external agencies and as directed by supervisors.
        • Bachelor degree from approved American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) School of Radiology Technology preferred.

      • Experience
        • 1 year of experience in Radiology is preferred.

      • License/Certifications
        • Current and maintained license from the Department of Public Health required for the work state.
        • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered or board eligible required.
        • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
        • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.

      • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
        • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as providers and coworkers.
        • Must have analytical skills necessary to manage exposure factors and the ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
        • Must be open to the concept of cross-training to other modalities if required.
    • 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) (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

        • Exam Performance/Quality
          • Identifies each patient by two identifiers and ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
          • Provides comfort measures and engages patient to obtain optimal cooperation and positioning.
          • Correctly identifies anatomical position with use of initialized lead markers.
          • Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
          • Performs Exams as their priority dictates.

        • Workflow Management
          • Provides management of department workflow with minimal assistance or as needed.
          • Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy.
          • Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed during exams.
          • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
          • Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
          • Maintain 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.
          • Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
          • Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
          • Perform radiology reception duties including but not limited to: Answer phones, schedule appointments, enter orders and reminder calls as needed.
          • Perform radiology medical record clerk duties as needed.

        • RIS/Cerner
          • Maintain a working knowledge of system applications.
          • Consistently uses proper system applications for order modification, to document comments and exposures/repeats.
          • Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
          • Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.
          • Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.

        • Articulates and/or demonstrates knowledge of systems.
          • Articulates knowledge of Digital Dictation System.
          • Demonstrates working knowledge of PACS (picture archiving and communication system).
          • Identifies and resolves image exceptions as needed.
          • Provides memo comments as needed for study interpretation.

        • Department Policy/Procedures
          • Ensures proper patient identification on all study images to comply with department policies and procedures.
          • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care or assist others as needed.
          • Shows knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
          • Report issues/concerns to supervisor as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.

        • Clinical Enrichment
          • Provides and monitors “on the job trainingâ€? per Methodist College Standards.
          • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
          • Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.

        • Confidentiality
          • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
          • Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.

        • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteriaâ€?.
          • Successfully completes annual Age Specific Competency Quiz.

        • 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.
          • Code Adam- understands role and acknowledges applicable responses.
          • Code Blue or Pink- able to alert code team and identify nearest crash cart locations.
          • Code Red- identifies/describes RACE, locates alarms, evacuation routes/exits, extinguishers and demonstrates PASS.
          • Code Triage- identifies internal/external scenarios, call chain, command center and department specific responsibilities.
          • Severe Weather- describes watch, warning and precautions to be taken.
          • Utility Failures- identifies various types, responses and support resources.
          • Hazardous Materials- knowledge of MSDS information and location, demonstrates proper containment/spill clean up, resources for assistance.
          • P.I. Projects- identifies facility, divisional and department projects, goals and contributing factors.
          • Equipment Support- demonstrates knowledge of resources and equipment ID tag information/relevance.

      • 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 Behavior and company policies/procedures.

        • Other duties as assigned.
    • Characteristics of a 5 Star Employee - Peer Review

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      • Resource Identification and Utilization
        • Demonstrates and/or responsible for practice standards that reflect best practice.
        • Considered to be a resource by peers.
        • Responsible for delivery of clinical quality and regulatory standards of care.
        • Responsible need for, and identifies appropriate community resources to achieve patient outcomes.
        • Demonstrates effective problem-solving and ability to improve efficiency of work.
        • Makes decisions based on evidence-based practice or research.