Candidates must have the following knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of: anatomy and physiology for imaging including cross sectional relationships; medical terminology relating to radiology; principles of operation and care of x-ray machines and accessory equipment; currently accepted diagnostic radiologic procedures; radiation safety requirements and practices for the operator, patient and public; film processing systems; mechanical and electrical safety practices and requirements in the patient examination environment; 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 department's 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; maintain confidentiality of patient records and information; remain 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; organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records; maintain a high degree of accuracy in procedural detail and required records; work independently on-call covering all normal clerical and technical functions.
The incumbent performs diagnostic imaging procedures according to the written or transcribed verbal orders of a physician and within the scope of his or her Certification at all MHS facilities under the direction of the Imaging Supervisor and the Medical Director of Radiology. Demonstrates competency in patient care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy General Hospital and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.