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2/20/2019
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X-Ray Tech, Radiographer
Trinity Health Corporation | Chelsea, Michigan
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Job Description

Ideal candidate will have weekend availability.

General Summary: The Radiology Technologist is responsible to review the Physician Order and reason for exam, position, and image of patients. The Radiology Technologist works closely with the Radiology leadership and the Radiologist to produce the highest quality diagnostic images possible in accordance with the department protocols. Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to obtain routine radiographs of designated body portions for interpretation by physicians. Assists radiologist in the administration of contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures. Performs a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment, with integrity and initiative.

Functions:

* Reviews requests and schedules patients for radiologic procedures, arranging for patient transport to the procedure area.
* Reviews requests for procedures, using reason(s) for the procedures, department protocols, physician recommendations and personal judgment to determine region(s) to be examined and diagnostic images to be obtained.
* Prepares patients for diagnostic procedures by explaining the procedure, transferring and positioning patients, attaching or arranging immobilization and support devices, instructing and reassuring patients, using care, courtesy and tact.
* Provides accurate diagnostic image identification, processes diagnostic images, and monitors image quality.
* Documents procedure verification and procedural, using a computerized system, and determines need for and performs necessary re-imaging.
* Collects all completed diagnostic PACS images and forwards to appropriate location(s) for interpretation and results reporting.
* Calculates, prepares, documents and assists the Radiologist in administering and checking contrast media required in specific diagnostic procedures.
* Demonstrates clinical imaging procedures to students and new staff members, as assigned, and participates in scheduled training, orientation and in-services. Educational and staff development activities.

Requirements:

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure


* Completion of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program and registered as a Radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
* Maintain Continuing Education credits (24 CEU in two year period) and other requirements to maintain ARRT certification.
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
* One year as a Radiologic Technologist preferred

Required Skills and Abilities

* Must have good working knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the principles of physics, electricity, variations of anatomical positions - supine, prone, etc.
* Must know methods of exposure to obtain clearly defined films and to set up and operate equipment, with an emphasis on reduction in patient radiation dose (ALARA - As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
* Must be very conscientious and detail oriented person with excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to deal effectively with patients, and various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers, and community groups

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy…

* Competitive compensation
* Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
* Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
* Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.

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