UnityPoint Health

  • Angiographer/Computed Tomography Technologist

    Requisition ID
    2018-50249
    Category
    Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
    Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Address
    5401 N Knoxville Ave
    Affiliate
    UPH Proctor
    City
    Peoria
    Department
    Interventional Radiology- PH
    State
    IL
    FTE
    0.01
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    PRN 1st shift, rotating call
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    As Needed
  • Overview

    Summary

    • Conducts or participates in special procedures while working directly with the radiologist to obtain specific results to be used by physicians for diagnostic purposes and interventional treatment.

    MISSION

    • “We are committed to delivering outstanding healthcare. Period.”

    Responsibilities

    • Performs special procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging to assigned patients of all ages. Performs sure guidance and needle guidance using CT and Fluoroscopy under the direct supervision of the Radiologist.
    • Exhibits competency in performing and filming angiographic and CT radiographic procedures.
    • Deviates from routines when the patient's condition requires it or at the request of the radiologist.
    • Knowledgeable of catheters, guidewires, and sterile trays and prepares these items as necessary.
    • Obtains and documents accurate pre and post procedure information as applicable.
    • Follow JCAHO patient safety goals.
    • Maintains quality care throughout the procedure.
    • Practices radiation protection through shielding whenever possible.
    • Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues.
    • Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment.
    • Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and hospital lab procedures and policies
    • Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in all areas of special procedures.
    • Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and software, Room 11, GE AWS workstation, Room 12, Vital workstation, Toshiba AWS workstation, and printers
    • Performs reasonable troubleshooting.
    • Checks and observes equipment for general safety and appropriate operation.
    • Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels.
    • Maintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that room.
    • Performs support functions of the Medical Imaging Department to ensure patient expectations and needs are met.
    • Promptly processes films and paper work to ensure timely turn around in providing a report to the physician's office.
    • Maintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient care, transporting patients to and from the department as required.
    • Promptly and accurately completes all fields in the Sunquest Radiology system, i.e. number of films repeated, contrast reaction, exam data entry, correct procedural charges,  complete start and stop times of exams.
    • Maintains and ensures a safe environment for patients and personnel and maintenance of the QA, QC, QI programs

    Qualifications

    • Education

    a.     Associate's Degree in the field(s) of Radiologic Technology Required

    • Work Experience

     .      1-3 years of experience in/with problem-solving skills, the ability to set priorities, organize work and have excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others are required. Stand-by call also Required.

    • License and Certification

     .      CPR

    a.     Additional Information: The technologist must be registered in Radiologic Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and must have proof of registry within first 120 days of employment. The technologist must also be licensed by the State of Illinois and must present documentation at the time of employment.

    • Required English Skills

     .      Basic reading skills

    a.     Basic writing skills

    b.     Basic oral skills

    c.     Other: Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Communication Skills

     .      Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker

    a.     Interaction with a wide variety of people

    b.     Maintain confidential information

    c.     Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information

    d.     Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

    • Computer Skills

    Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.

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