Lead Rad Tech 1.0 SC (1167)
Franciscan Health Systems - United States

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Job Summary: Performs radiographic diagnostic imaging procedures in various locations including (but not limited to) clinics, emergency room, special procedures room, surgery, or patient rooms, to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease and injuries. Work is accomplished by operating the radiographic equipment to produce radiographic recorded images of the body. Performs technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality of patient care utilizing efficient and safe processes that are in keeping with department protocols and applicable regulatory requirements. An incumbent assumes responsibility for the safe, efficient and proper operation of radiological equipment.

Work is performed under the direct safety regulation/license departmental standards and protocols. Incumbents are also accountable for; keeping abreast of FHS standards, protocols and procedures relating to the department; keeping skills current; demonstrating evidence of continuing education to include department meetings, individualized learning opportunities from radiologist and related classes. Essential Functions: Prepares/operates radiology equipment for the correct size, depth and detail of a requested exposure area, based on physicians’ orders and in adherence to department protocols. Explains procedures to patients and responds to questions.

Utilizes equipment/accessories and employs techniques/procedures to comfort and protect the patient, self and others from unnecessary radiation. Utilizes equipment/accessories and employs techniques/procedures to ensure that results are consistent. Cleans equipment after each use. Delivers patient care for all age groups while performing radiological exams/procedures and/or special procedures.

Acts as a liaison between the patient and the radiologist; comforts and protects the patient, self and others from unnecessary radiation. Regularly performs basic functions in regard to patient care. Responds to emergency situations consistent with scope of authority. Maintains accurate patient records by documenting the patient chart with pertinent information.

Advises nursing staff of any significant change in patient’s condition while in Diagnostic Imaging. Performs incidental general office duties to include; answering phone; scheduling; filing; maintaining patient records; ordering supplies. Participates in the ordering and inventorying of equipment and supplies. Participates in the training of the Radiological Technology student.

Offers instruction to assist student in broadening knowledge of the profession. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served. Performs related duties as required.

Qualificationssans-serif'; COLOR: black" >High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and gJob Work experience involving the current technical aspects of patient care in a radiology department is preferred. License/Certification: Primary Location State of Washington Certification * Shift Radiology/Imaging * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) required. * Weekends Required Current healthcare provider BLS certification. Additional Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines. Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community. Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers * Status Radiology/Imaging

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