Per Diem X-Ray Technologist

St Luke's University Health Network Lehighton , PA 18235

Posted 1 week ago

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers. Together, they are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses, and other health care providers; and improves access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

St. Luke's offers many opportunities for our student population. We hope you will find these opportunities equally fulfilling and rewarding. Prior to starting your student internship or your nursing school instructor assignment at St. Luke's, it will be necessary for you to complete specific requirements and orientation materials, which you will need to provide during the student/nursing school instructor application process.

The Radiology Technologist performs diagnostic radiographic procedures adhering to the principle of radiation protection, according to local, state and federal standards.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Properly identifies patient and exam and performs diagnostic radiographic services on patients with the maximum amount of care, while evaluating the technical quality.

  • Responsible for successful technical continuity of care and education of radiological procedures to patients.

  • Demonstrates competency in the knowledge of the RIS/HIS modules appropriate to their job responsibilities.

  • Assists in gathering and recording data for Radiology Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement program.

  • Assumes responsibility for assigned area, making sure all equipment and supplies necessary for that area are readily available for use.

  • Accurately adheres to downtime procedures to assure appropriate information is available resulting in excellent continuity of care for patients.

  • Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and/or continuing education programs.

  • Provides educational information to the patient regarding their examination.

  • Annual peer review of films meets department standards.

  • Knowledgeable regarding patient condition, history and appropriate background and information pertinent to proposed examination.

  • Accountable for quality of digital images sent to PACS. Verify correct patient is selected from worklist, ensures accuracy of Medical Record information prior to being sent to PACS.

  • Responsible for the success of the department to achieve hospital designated Press Ganey mean score. Every patient should receive patient education and your personalized business card. Apology cards should be sent or given to all patients when we do not meet their expectations.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Frequent use of fingers and hands to operate equipment, pull x-ray folders and chart information. Walking or standing for up to 8 hours per shift in 30-minute increments. Pulling, pushing and lifting patients up to 300 pounds with assistance. Listing and moving objects of up to 30 pounds. Frequent stooping, crouching and bending. Frequently lifting arms above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to normal vision.

EDUCATION:

Graduate from an ARRT recognized education program, or ARRT registered, or ARRT registry eligible. Must pass registry within 1 year of hire date.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Experience as a radiologic technologist preferred, and ongoing training in department procedures. Must rotate through all areas of diagnostic radiology. Current CPR certification required. History of computer usage experience required.

Please complete your student/nursing school instructor application using your full legal name and current home address in addition to any other personal information. You will also be required to upload specific documents for your internship/assignment.

Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's.


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