Radiology Technologist - ARRT

Mercy Medical Center

External applicants earn up to a $5,000.00 Sign on Bonus!

This job supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing general diagnostic radiographic procedures to any part of the human body. This position also processes lab tests, performs venipuncture, and where applicable, maintains all requirements of a CLIA-approved lab

  • Job Duties

    • Utilizes EPIC system's Admissions and Radiology Module to register patients, close orders, enter repeat test information and where applicable, order tests.
    • Identifies each patient and reviews each patient's requisition for consistency of examination ordered with clinical diagnosis.
    • Prepares and orders images and obtains previous films by use of the PACS-Isite system.
    • Identifies anatomical orientation and ensures proper film identification on all images.
    • Reviews each exam for technical accuracy.
    • Initiates applicable incident reports by the end of the shift and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure the proper patient charge and continuity of patient care.
    • Adheres to all phlebotomy protocols by selecting and performing the appropriate phlebotomy procedures for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
    • Follows specimen collection, labeling and handling procedures to include verifying patients' names before collecting specimens.
    • Performs basic lab tests according to accepted procedures. This includes ensuring test requests contain required information and correspond with correct specimens.
    • Documents all lab results in accordance with clinic procedures and distributes reports to appropriate physician staff.
    • Demonstrates competency in use of all lab equipment/machines including performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and completing proficiency testing.
    • Performs quality assurance checks and maintains documentation in accordance with CLIA guidelines as applicable.
    • Assists in orientation and training of students and new employees in phlebotomy and/or lab procedures and processes.
    • Rooms and prepares patient for examination, as applicable. This includes histories, vitals, reason for visit, presenting symptoms and current medication list.
    • Monitors, orders and completes inventory for all lab supplies, as assigned.
  • Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of all general radiographer policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated competence with film and digital processing.
  • Ability to perform venipuncture and laboratory procedures up to and including moderately complex labs.
Professional Experience
  • General diagnostic x-ray experience preferred. Laboratory experience, to include venipuncture and performing moderately complex laboratory procedures preferred.
  • Current American Registry of Radiologist Technician Certification Required. Associates degree in radiological technology preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Iowa Permit to Practice Radiography required.
  • Registration with the American Academy of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) required.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
Physical Activity Requirements
  • Constant = 67-100% of workday
    • Talking
    • Hearing
  • Frequent = 34-66% of workday
    • Reaching
    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Lifting
    • Fingering
    • Repetitive Motion
    • Pushing
    • Pulling
    • Grasping
    • Feeling
  • Occasional = 33% or less of workday
    • Sitting
    • Balancing
    • Stooping
    • Kneeling
    • Crouching
    • Feeling
    • Climbing
  • Visual Acuity
    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to include inspection during patient assessment.
    • Ability to accurately read measurements on patient related equipment—some examples include: thermometers, mechanical gauges, glucometers, IV pumps, and computer monitor displays.
    • Work requires analyzing data and figures, use of computer terminal and extensive reading.
    • Worker must be able to visually assess patients’ safety needs.
    • Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
    • Preparing and reading written documentation, use of computer.
    • Peripheral vision.
  • Intellectual/Emotional Requirements
    • Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interact with patient populations; e.g.infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
    • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.
    • Ability to make generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; e.g. patient assessment and/or equipment performance.
    • Adaptability to performing repetitive work or to performing continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.
    • Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
    • Able to communicate with people regarding giving and receiving of instructions.
    • Adaptability to changing priorities.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Rad-Marion
Schedule: Full Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, Variable

Job ID: 80934

Posted 15 days ago

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