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Providence Health & Services Radiologic Technician I in Olympia, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling a Radiology Technologist (0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week Day Shift) in the Imaging Services

Department at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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Provides quality care to patients. Performs Radiology exams proficiently to provide Radiologists with accurate information

to reach an interpretation. Brings areas of improvement to the attention of Management. The Registered Radiological

Technologist is responsible for radiological procedures, assisting radiologist, and radiographic equipment operations as

outlined in the job's position description.

In this position you will:

  • Able to achieve proper density and contrast for radiographic and fluoroscopic studies. Includes selection of proper use of

MAS and KVP, and use of proper collimation. Obtains high quality images.

  • Properly positions patient for radiographic and fluoroscopic studies. Includes following prescribed protocols as well as

achieving proper positioning.

  • Understands and is able to operate all x-ray equipment within Diagnostic Imaging x-ray department. Demonstrates

knowledge and ability to interpret radiology orders and takes steps to problem solve discrepant orders efficiently.

  • Properly protects patient and self from effects of radiation including use of proper collimation on all images, and use of

protective equipment for patient and self. Uses ALARA principles and standards

  • Marks patient studies appropriately including use of lead LT and RT initial markers on all images, and assures images

are annotated with correct patient ID.

We are seeking a Rad Tech I

Provides quality care to patients. Performs Radiology exams proficiently to provide Radiologists with accurate information to reach an interpretation. Brings areas of improvement to the attention of Management. The Registered Radiological Technologist is responsible for radiological procedures, assisting radiologist, and radiographic equipment operations as outlined in the job's position description. Typical responsibilities include: setting up and conducting radiological procedures and performing quality control and reporting tasks. Participates in the growth and development of the DI department and contributes ideas.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The job duties listed are essential functions of the position. However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be considered essential functions of the position.

The caregiver must be sufficiently fluent in the English language to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position.

In this position you will:

o Imaging Standards and Patient Care Standards:

o Able to achieve proper density and contrast for radiographic and fluoroscopic studies. Includes selection of proper use of MAS and KVP, and use of proper collimation. Obtains high quality images.

o Properly positions patient for radiographic and fluoroscopic studies. Includes following prescribed protocols as well as achieving proper positioning.

o Understands and is able to operate all x-ray equipment within Diagnostic Imaging x-ray department. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to interpret radiology orders and takes steps to problem solve discrepant orders efficiently.

o Properly protects patient and self from effects of radiation including use of proper collimation on all images, and use of protective equipment for patient and self. Uses ALARA principles and standards.

o Marks patient studies appropriately including use of lead LT and RT initial markers on all images, and assures images are annotated with correct patient ID.

o Demonstrates ability to critique quality of image in all areas before exam completion.

o Able to produce studies according to established protocols. Includes achieving proper views with proper positioning.

o Able to perform all necessary quality assurance and quality controls in order to achieve optimum results and meet regulatory requirements.

o Supports radiologist procedures. This includes anticipating needs of radiologist for supplies, equipment and procedural support.

o Reviews procedure manual and process book of department. Understands and meets the requirements of the radiologist and requirements of all regulatory agencies.

o Demonstrates ability to critique quality of image before exam completion.

o Performs all exams independently. (fluoro, surgery, portables), not applicable to off-site clinics.

o Proficient on all X-ray machines (Digital, Fluoro, Surgery C-arms/O-arm, portables, mini C-arm).

o Knowledge of anatomy and clinically applies it to exams.

o Incorporates knowledge of growth and development into care when performing exams.

o Demonstrates ability to respond appropriately to emergency clinical situations.

o Able to troubleshoot equipment.

o Able to perform sterile technique.

o Participates in stocking room(s) for next shift.

o Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

o Interacts professionally with patient and family members.

o Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patient accordingly.

o Is proficient and competent in patient handling and body mechanics.

o Is attentive to comfort and safety of patient.

o Uses AIDET for every patient encounter.

o Properly utilizes sterile techniques and prevents cross-contamination.

o Is aware of and observes universal precaution techniques and standards.

o Is aware of contrast reactions and what action to take when a contrast reaction occurs.

o Maintains a high level of competence which includes appropriate or required continuing education.

o Assures that adequate and pertinent data is communicated to peers and doctors accurately and concisely.

o Assures that each study is properly prepared for review by radiologist including checking that each film image is correctly annotated with all patient data, previous pertinent studies and reports available.

o Obtains accurate hx for exam ordered.

o Accurately verifies exam.

o Checks study w/Radiologist for input.

o Charts necessary information in EPIC.

o Maintains cleanliness of equipment, work areas, and exam rooms and assures they are ready for use after each patient.

o Maintains adequate supplies in exam rooms and other work areas.

o Immediately reports malfunctioning of equipment to lead or supervisor.

o Demonstrates proper disposal of contrast related material in accordance to hospital policy.

o Initiates safe transport of patients to avoid wait applying consideration for age related needs.

o Assists schedulers w/questions for Radiology exams.

o Plans & arranges workload:

o Communicates with other caregivers as needed for continuity of care for patients.

o Completes all work prior to clocking out.

o This position has regular and recurrent direct clinical contact with any of the following: Neonates; Adolescents; Infants; Adults, Pediatrics, Geriatrics.

The employee will demonstrating the following standards:

o Assess and adjust care/treatment to be compatible with the age, growth and development and needs of the patients.

o Assesses patient's level of understanding and adjusts care appropriately.

o Provides patient and/or family with information about the various aspects of the procedure/treatment, when appropriate.

o Portrays calm, reassuring manner when caring for patients and family.

o Utilizes supplies, equipment and instruments in relation to size and age of the patient.

o Other duties as assigned:

o Participates in discussions and direction of DI dept.

o Assists with students and ancillary personnel as appropriate.

o Must keep current educational and license requirements:

o AHA BLS.

o ARRT & Wa. St. Certification current.

o Skillsfair annually.

o CEU's completed annually as required.

o HealthStream.

o Flu vaccination or declination annually.

o Uses the time & attendance system.

o Uses system for all pay codes ( PTO, EIB, holiday).

o Assures accuracy of kronos on a weekly basis, and approves their timecard for accuracy.

o Self manages meals and breaks standards per hospital policy.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications this position include:

Education:

Graduate of an accredited 2 year Radiologic Technologist Program.

License/Certification:

o Registration by the ARRT (American Society of Radiological Technologists).

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

o Washington State Dept. of Health Radiologic Technologist License.

Experience:

1 year Clinical experience in Radiologic Technology, or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

Education:

License/Certification:

o Registration by the ARRT (American Society of Radiological Technologists).

o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

o Washington State Dept. of Health Radiologic Technologist License.

Experience:

Hospital experience.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter

offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the

top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted

Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much

of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Radiology Technologist

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 299665

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