Special Procedures Technologist- IR
Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community’s well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.
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.
- Candidates must have a CA State Department of Health Services certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT).
- Displays competency in general radiology in addition to one other modality in IR- Interventional Radiology.
- Current California license as Certified Radiologic Technologist.
- Fluoroscopic permit
- CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
- ARRT preferred.
- 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
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