Radiographer II, Diagnostic Radiology

Mercy Medical Center

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This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing interpretive, patient care and technical functions to ensure proper radiological diagnosis of patients under the direction of the department manager. The Radiographer II will have additional responsibilities precepting new employees and students in addition to being an expert resource for all front-line staff and performing radiology procedures in Surgery.
Job Duties
  • Performs duties as a Reading Room Assistant.
  • Attends and participates in meetings/educational programs in Radiologic Technology Education.
  • Communicates with School of Radiology faculty on student-related progress and issues.
  • Understands requirements for student supervision as outlined in the Student Supervision policy for the Mercy/St. Luke's school of Radiologic Technology.
  • Maintains current knowledge of School of Radiology policies, procedures, and student progress.
  • Understands the School of Radiologic Technology's clinical competency system.
  • Adheres to all infection control policies in surgery
  • Works in surgery as a radiographer and takes call in surgery on a rotational basis.
  • Reviews radiographic images for technique, positioning, laterality, patient demographics and image quality and repeats images of poor quality.
  • Reviews each patient's medical history and clinical diagnosis for appropriateness of exam.
  • Identifies each patient correctly verifying the exam to be performed is being done on the correct patient.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of RIS, PACS, Laborworkx and other computer software as assigned
  • Explains and prepares the patient for all Radiographic General and Fluoroscopic procedures
  • Competent in performing diagnostic/fluoroscopy (fixed and portable) x-ray exams according to protocol and with the least amount of radiation needed to obtain a quality image
  • Ensure that all accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
Department Specific Duties
  • N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Competent using diagnostic (fixed and portable) x-ray equipment, computed radiography and digital radiography/fluoroscopy.
Professional Experience
  • One year experience as a Radiographer required.
  • One year experience in surgical radiography preferred.
  • N/A
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) certificate required
  • Iowa Department of Public Health State Permit to Practice Diagnostic Radiography required
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association 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 Demand Requirements
  • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Diagnostic Radiology
Schedule: Full Time, Day, Rotating shifts and rotating holidays

Job ID: 83510

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