Special Procedures Technologist

Job ID
2020-105855
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Radiology
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Methodist Hospital Sacramento
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
2230hrs - 0700hrs
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-SACRAMENTO

Overview

Established in 1973, Methodist Hospital is a full-service community hospital committed to providing excellence in health care for residents living in Sacramento's southern suburbs, including Laguna, Elk Grove, and Galt. For additional information about Methodist Hospital, please visit us at methodistsacramento.org. Methodist Hospital is part of Dignity Health- a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees, and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Memorial Hospital, and Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation). Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved.

Responsibilities

Methodist Hospital, a member of Dignity Health, is currently looking for a Special Procedure Technologist to add to their hospital staff.

Position Summary:
 
The incumbent performs general radiographic procedures as well as more complex procedures according to written or transcribed verbal orders of a physician within the scope of his/her certification at all MHS facilities according to established standards and practices under the direction of the Imaging Supervisor and the Medical Director. Demonstrates competency in patient care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Other duties are assigned/approved by the Supervisor. Technologist can be required to participate in the department's call schedule to ensure coverage weeknights, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:
  • Current California Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) licensure
  • Registration in Radiography with a Fluoroscopic permit (RTTF) from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
  • Competency in general radiology in addition to one other modality; Angiography/Special Procedures, MRI and/or CT
  • Special Skills:
    • Displays competency in general radiology in addition to one other modality: Angiography - Special Procedures,
      MRI, CT, or Mammography.
    • Anatomy and physiology for imaging including cross sectional relationships.
    • Medical terminology relating to Imaging.
    • Principles of operation and care of primary and accessory imaging equipment.
    • Currently accepted diagnostic Radiologic procedures.
    • Radiation safety requirements and practices for the operator, patient and public.
    • Film processing systems and/or PACS.
    • Preparation, use and hazards of diagnostic contrast materials
    • Ability to minimize radiation exposure to patients, self and other persons.
    • Perform general and specialized radiographic procedures which meet the departments standard of quality.
    • Recognize and respond to allergic reactions and other life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process.
    • Act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public.
    • Effectively and empathetically deal with agitated, ill and distressed patients.
    • Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationships with physicians and other healthcare personnel.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Calm and reassure those who may be distressed by the examination or procedure.
    • Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians and hospital personnel.
    • Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require, organized work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records.
    • Maintain a high degree of accuracy in procedural detail.
    • Accurately operate and care for Information System computers in the department.
    • Work independently on-call covering all normal clerical and technical functions.
    • Operate in and maintain a sterile environment.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA)

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