Surgery Imaging Technologist

Bronson Battle Creek Kalamazoo , MI 49001

Posted 2 months ago

A career with Bronson opens up new worlds. Cutting-edge technologies, clinical expertise and business innovations combined with individual human care and compassion are all a part of the experience.

Location

BMH Bronson Methodist Hospital

Title

Surgery Imaging Technologist

Under general supervision, performs the full range of duties required to assist the radiologists during special invasive and non-invasive radiographic scans and performs a diverse range of other diagnostic radiology work on a wide variety of patients. Employees providing direct patient care must demonstrate competencies specific to the population served.

Associate's degree from an accredited school of Radiologic Technology and 1 year of additional training and experience required.

Registered ARRT. Registry eligible technologist must receive registration within one year of hire date.

Successful completion of requirements for orientation which include Hospital, Core, and Department specific orientation.

BLS required within 6 months after hire.

BMH Employees Only: VI registry required within 3 years of hire into special procedures department or from date of notice

  • Must demonstrate excellent human relation skills to deal with patients, physicians and other in sometimes difficult or sensitive situation, including verbal and written communication, problem solving and assertiveness.

  • Must have a customer service orientation.

  • Must demonstrate leadership and organization skills including the ability to work independently and take initiative within established procedures.

  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude.

  • Must be able to operate and perform basic computer programs associated with record keeping in the Department

Work which produces high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g., interactive and repetitive or small detailed work requiring alertness and concentration for sustained periods of time, the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT between 40 and 70 percent of the time.

Involves considerable standing or walking, regular lifting of light-weight objects (i.e., 20 pounds or less) and assisting with heavier tasks such as assisting in lifting and moving patients. Minor straining or fatiguing positions must be assumed, and some fatiguing physical motions are required.

  • Receives or escorts patients into examination area; reviews pertinent patient information; instructs patient concerning the examination to be performed.

  • Prepares and calibrates equipment for procedure to be performed.

  • Assists Radiologists during all special procedure studies (i.e., angiograms, vena cavagrams, etc.) to provide optimal Diagnostic/Special Radiology examinations.

  • In consultation with the Radiologists performs computerized tomography (CT) scans on any and all parts of the body as ordered by the physician.

  • Operates highly sophisticated electronic equipment during exams, observing patient vital signs and other pertinent data and anticipating the needs of the physician.

  • Administers or assists in the administration of radiopharmaceuticals under the direction of the Radiologist.

  • Works as a Radiologic Technologist in other radiology sections as workload requires..

  • Work may be performed in Radiology Department or other hospital areas as necessary to accommodate patient/physician needs.

  • Operates all equipment properly and with care and regularly performs maintenance and quality control work. Immediately reports any malfunctions, necessary adjustments or repairs.

  • Performs first aid as required and assists in cases of adverse reaction to contrast media or in other emergencies.

  • Observes and practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination of contagious diseases.

  • Maintains cleanliness of procedure rooms and equipment.

  • Maintains accurate documentation of patient and file information.

  • Maintains appropriate supply level in their areas of responsibility.

  • Demonstrates or oversees the on the job training for student technologists and other non professional assistants as assigned

Shift

Variable

Time Type

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Cost Center

3114 Radiology Surgery Imaging (BMH)

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