Munson Healthcare Radiologic Technologist-Cadillac in Cadillac, Michigan
Completion of an AMA approved course curriculum in Radiologic Technology, either in a hospital or college based school of Radiologic Technology.
Must have passed the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and remain in good standing.
Previous experience as a Staff Technologist preferred, but not required.
Previous experience in any Radiology subspecialty desirable, such as Special Procedures, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, CT or Ultrasound.
BCLS requirement annually.
Works under the supervision of the General Imaging Radiology Coordinator, Senior Coordinator of Radiology Operations and Director Radiology Systems.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)
Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)
Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)
Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)
Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above)
Supports the mission statement of Munson Medical Center (MMC): Munson Medical Center is the core of a regional health system. In partnership with physicians, we provide quality, compassionate, comprehensive and cost-effective services for improvement of the health of our patients and the communities we serve.
Embraces and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) philosophy of Munson Medical Center: We are committed to the name "Munson" meaning excellence. We will provide services that meet our customers' requirements every time.
Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital Policy/Procedure.
Is responsible for the care of those patients assigned to him/her from the time the patient arrives until they leave. Must be courteous, tactful and discrete in handling patients, with quality care and patient safety being the first concern.
Transfers and properly positions patients for examinations in order to obtain desired radiographic results according to physician specifications. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. Handles equipment in a responsible, professional manner. Reports equipment failure to service engineer using proper forms and maintaining appropriate records.
Selects and loads proper imaging cassettes, using imaging markers correctly and consistently. Has images processed as required.
Is responsible for producing acceptable quality radiographs and practicing ALARA as determined by the General Radiology Coordinator, Quality Control Tech or Radiologist.
Assists physicians in performance of examinations by mixing and pouring contrast media, administering opaque media, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures, and other related duties as required. Assists in performing first aid as necessary.
Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment, and personnel.
Is responsible for the care of the radiographic room assigned and if unassigned, to those duties and responsibilities relating to his/her reassignment. Secures and returns supplies. Maintains room stock.
Maintains professional appearance by adhering to Dress policy of the hospital and Radiology Department.
Responsible for delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine or special procedures in the absence of the manager or General Imaging Coordinator.
Rotates within the department or other departments and shifts as required. May assist in the use of a variety of equipment or procedure not routinely taught.
Performs a variety of related clerical tasks as necessary.
Performs on call duty. If unable to report for work as assigned, must notify the appropriate person(s) and/or General Imaging Coordinator.
Takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education as provided by the department or seminars available for the various specialties.
Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety, proper collimation and patient shielding.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.