Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
Responsibilities Position Type:
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:
AR > SHERWOOD > ST VINCENT MEDICAL CTR NORTH
Qualifications JOB SUMMARY: The Multi-Modality Imaging
Technologist is required to perform invasive and non-invasive
procedures on a variety of patients. The Multi-Modality Imaging
Technologist is required to utilize sterile techniques, if
necessary, operate complex imaging equipment and assist physicians
as necessary throughout the CHI St Vincent Health System.
Continuing education, learned skills and experience will be
utilized. This position will function without constant supervision
to produce superior quality imaging studies. The Multi-Modality
Technologist must routinely work within a minimum of two qualifying
modalities as directed by department managers/supervisors to meet
the specific needs of the departments and be licensed in all
disciplines in which they perform exams. This includes Diagnostic
Fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound.
CORE COMPETENCIES & PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1. Patient Assessment:
Completes a comprehensive assessment on patients of all ages
including patient screening and contraindications.
Obtains pertinent medical history from patient by observation or
with oral communication.
Performs patient assessment to determine:
a)Patient's physical ability to undergo the imaging procedure as
b)What patient care is needed during the procedure.
c)If there are contraindications to performing the procedure as
d)What modification of the procedure may be required by the age
of the patient.
Utilizes patient clinical assessment and patient clinical
history in making professional judgment that supports the plan of
patient care and properly documents the patient assessment and
Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and
maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics.
Capable of using EHR
Documents pertinent medical history from patient on radiology
Completes appropriate forms correctly:
Fills out worksheets on all patients' exams.
Uses immobilizing devices as required by the patient's age,
condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment.
Using professional judgment:
a)Performs the procedure as ordered with proper and appropriate
indications for procedure.
b)Modifies procedure as required through knowledge gained by
patient assessment without compromising diagnostic or therapeutic
c) Actively assist in meeting all department accrediting and
licensing standards including:
b)State Health Department.
c)Any other state, local or federal agency as required.
Ensures that communication supports the plan of patient
Communicates clearly with patients of all ages, peers and others
in order to complete the hospital/physician plan of patient
Notifies the patient's attending physician or Radiologist of any
patient issues that affect the plan of patient care as directed as
soon as possible.
a)Notifies the nurse at the physician's office if the physician
is not available.
Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance
of radiologic procedures.
Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory patients
Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon
completion of the procedure.
Performs venipuncture under the supervision of a physician on
patients of all ages.
Assist the Radiologist within the technologist scope of practice
as directed by the physician.
Functions as lead technologist or team leader during the absence
a)Plans job assignments, relating to needs of the
b)Coordinates schedules and supervises technical exams to ensure
quality diagnostic standards are maintained.
c)Maintains departmental efficiency and cleanliness.
Demonstrates proper working knowledge of sterile techniques
related to a technologist's need to assist Radiologist during
Knowledge of Teleradiolography.
Coordinates their work schedules as directed by the needs of
a)Willing to work late if necessary.
b)Willing to come to work early if needed.
c)Willing to work on weekends and holidays as needed.
d)Willing to take call.
Assists other technologists when they have a problem with a
Assist student technologists on scanning techniques.
Orders supplies each week.
Reviews complete procedure to assure:
a)All organs are identified as ordered.
b)Procedure charges have been correctly made.
c)Physician's order corresponds with printed order on exam
Provides education for students, patients, self and others
appropriate for the age that is being served.
Provides clinical supervision for student Radiographers.
Participates in student clinical competency evaluation by
a)Weekly student evaluations.
b)Evaluates student clinical competency by observing student
clinical performance and documenting their competence.
Pursues educational self development in order to maintain ARDM
certification or ARRT, if also a Technologist of a different
modality such as CT Tech or Rad Tech
Maintains education requirements.
Completes mandatory LEARN assignments prior to due date.
Maintains CPR certification according to Health Care Provider
course standards by the American Heart Association.
Attends school faculty meetings or monthly department
Maintains a safe environment for patients, self and others.
Ensure that all radiation safety standards are met for all age
Documents patient pregnancy statements.
a)Notifies attending physician immediately if patient is
pregnant or suspects pregnancy before performing the procedure.
Modifies the procedure for pregnant patients as directed by
physician using the Radiology Safety Manual Guidelines to include
the use of:
b)Performing different or fewer images that still support the
patient plan of care.
Avoid any mechanical, biological, radiation or electrical hazard
and report potential hazards immediately.
a)Minimizes patient radiation exposure by proper performance and
avoiding repeat radiographs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 2 years in general radiology, clinical
experience in at least 2 of the following areas;
General/Fluoroscopy, MRI, CT or Ultrasound.
Education: Required, graduate of program of Radiologic
Technology accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in
Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or a graduate of a military program
accredited by JRCERT or a graduate of an accredited ultrasound
training program. ARRT and State of Arkansas License, ARDMS for
Ultrasound. Preferred advanced certification in CT and/or MRI as
well as vascular ultrasound.
Experience: Prefer two (2) years of work experience as a
Radiologic Technologist. Prefer one (1) year of experience in
General /Fluoroscopy, CT, MRI and/or General Ultrasound
Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve
balancing, climbing, crawling, grasping, kneeling, lifting,
pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping and use of fingers
and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be
required to carry or lift weight of up to fifty (50) pounds and
push/pull one hundred/one hundred-fifty 100-150 pounds. The sensory
and communicative activities required for this position include
feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling and speaking. Individuals in
this position could possibly be exposed to inside environmental
conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical
hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards.
Skills: Certified in CPR according to Health Care Provider
Course standards by the American Heart Association. Able to use
complex imaging equipment and computers. Demonstrates good
interpersonal skills and readily adapts to changing events in the
radiographic environment. Must demonstrate proficiency in the
operation of all diagnostic equipment. Works well with/without
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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