Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has proudly served as the sole healthcare provider for western Nevada County for more than 50 years. Much has happened since the hospital opened in 1958, including additions in 1994 of a 68,000 square foot Outpatient Center, a comprehensive Cancer Center and most recently, the opening of the Sierra Nevada Diagnostic Center in the fall of 2006. SNMH is a licensed, acute care hospital providing a full range of services including cardiovascular, surgical, emergency and diagnostic. SNMH offers access to the SNMH Health Sciences Library. The library features continuing and medical education for healthcare professionals, diabetes classes, prenatal classes, cancer support groups, and family caregiver classes. In addition, we have more than 90 board certified primary and specialty care physicians on our active and associate medical staff.
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The Special Procedures Technologist II performs general radiographic procedures, Ultrasound and Mammography.
1.1 Demonstrates competency in patient care while performing a broad range of imaging procedures, maintaining a repeat rate of 4 - 5%.
1.2 Introduces self and verifies patient identification by checking the patient's wrist band.
1.3 Establishes or verifies patient symptoms and conditions through interview or review of medical record, recording information on the exam form while also communicating all pertinent information to the radiologist.
1.4 Maintains and preserves patient privacy, dignity and comfort by using table pads, patient gowns, blankets and sheets to cover the patient during procedures.
1.5 Demonstrates mastery of use of radiographic equipment and accessories, including CT scanner, MRI scanner, or mammography equipment.
1.6 Assesses film quality for position, artifacts, density and contrast prior to patient leaving department.
1.7 Demonstrates ability to trouble-shoot cause of poor quality images and takes corrective measures.
1.8 Reviews difficult or questionable examinations with a radiologist.
1.9 Ensures exam is completed - labeled, dated, all appropriate paperwork and previous exams attached, before turning in to be read.
1.10 Maintains clean, well-stocked work area.
1.11 Maintains sterile technique when applicable.
1.12 Performs darkroom duties as needed.
1.13 Performs Meditech functions - completion of exams - Ordered to Taken Status - and charges for appropriate exams and supplies.
1.14 Provides radiation protection for patients, assistants and self in accordance with all regulations.
1.15 Demonstrates the knowledge of the proper uses and dangers of contrast medias.
1.16 Assures that equipment is clean and in proper working order.
1.17 Performs non-technical functions within the department as appropriate, i.e. clerical tasks, linen and supply stocking, hanging and clearing alternators.
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