CT Technologist

Mercy Healthcare Festus , MO 63028

Posted 3 weeks ago

Overview

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Radiologic technologists utilize advanced imaging equipment and knowledge of cross sectional anatomy to provide quality care and useful diagnostic information.

Qualifications:

Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Education: Requires high school education or equivalent.

Must be a graduate of an accredited two-year program in Radiologic Technology. Licensure: Experience: Requires minor nursing skills. Ability to multi-task and react appropriately in high stress situations

Certifications: Must be certified by ARRT.

Other: CPR required. Excellent interpersonal communication, multitasking and organizational skills required.

Customer Service:Displays courtesy and sensitivity

Education: Requires high school education or equivalent.

Must be a graduate of an accredited two-year program in Radiologic Technology. Initiative:Volunteers readily

Undertakes self-development activities

Seeks increased responsibilities

Takes independent actions and calculated risks

Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities

Asks for help when needed

Dependability:Responds to requests for service and assistance

Follows instructions, responds to management direction

Takes responsibility for own actions

Commits to doing the best job possible

Keeps commitments

Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines

Teamwork:Balances team and individual responsibilities

Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views

Gives and welcomes feedback

Contributes to building a positive team spirit

Puts success of team above own interests

Cooperation:Establishes and maintains effective relations

Exhibits tact and consideration

Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner

Offers assistance and support to co-workersWorks cooperatively in group situations

Works actively to resolve conflicts

Interactions with Patients:Listens and responds to patient needs

Respects patients confidentiality and privacy

Treats patients and families with compassion

Adapts communications to meet patient needs

Supports social, spiritual, and cultural needs

Manages difficult or emotional patient situations

Safety and Infection ControlEnsures clean and safe patient environment

Practices infection control and Universal precautions

Uses equipment and materials properly

Identifies and reports hazards

Handles hazardous and infectious waste properly

Technical Staff ResponsibilitiesWorks in conjunction with RadiologistConfirms patient ID and verifies procedure requested.Assesses factors contraindicating exam.Evaluates lab values and/or pregnancy status

Understand and operates information systems.ImagingDocuments history, views, findings

Selects appropriate room/equipmentImages patients according to established protocols/viewsSelects technical factors based on pertinent data

Reviews images for accuracy

Revises plan due to patient condition or repeats to achieve goalCT ResponsibilitiesOperates CT units, power injectors.Competent in established protocols for procedures.Keeps repeat images to a minimum, accurately adjusts technical factors.Assists the Radiologist during invasive procedures, and tray set-up.Correctly identifies image, Right and Left sides and other data

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.

We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision.

We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.



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