- Job date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 23:32:35 GMT
- Expected salary: $29.58 – 44.92 per hour
- Job title: X-RAY IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST (TEMP/HOURLY)
- Location: Seattle, WA
X-RAY IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST (Temp/Hourly)
X-RAY IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST (Temp/Hourly)
Req #: 184873
Department: UWMC – RADIOLOGY ROOSEVELT
Job Location: Other Location, Seattle Campus, UW Medical Center – Montlake
Job Location Detail: ROOSEVELT
Posting Date: 03/22/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $29.58 – $44.92 per hour
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Notes: Temporary/hourly appointment.
Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC has even been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Radiology – Roosevelt has an outstanding opportunity for a part time temporary/hourly day shift X-RAY IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST.
The Imaging Technologist is able to independently produce high quality diagnostic images and assist physicians in obtaining fluoroscopic images. Follows all outlined safety protocols while ensuring patient comfort and confidentiality. Proficient in the use of all stationary and mobile devices necessary to obtain imaging studies. Competent in the use of all relevant computer systems.
- Understands, is able to independently operate, and practices proper use of all equipment to include:
- All DR exam rooms
- All portables
- DR specimen unit
- CR plate readers
- Fluoroscopy rooms (If applicable)
- Able to troubleshoot minor problems with radiology equipment
- Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor, shift lead, or Clinical Engineering
- Practices proper aseptic techniques following use of all equipment
- Chooses correct patient from work list or enters required patient information to maintain an accurate permanent record of test results
IT/COMPUTER SYSTEMS/IMAGE MANAGEMENT:
- Schedules, begins, completes, and cancels exams in RIS as indicated
- Knowledge of RIS and PACS to perform daily duties
- Follows department guidelines for documenting dose in RIS and Dose Watch(If applicable)
- Documents any contrast or medications used during imaging in RIS
- Verifies all images sent to PACS
- Reconciles any unspecified images in PACS and manages exceptions in RIS
- Documents any QA issues, protocol changes, or delays in care into the appropriate notes section in RIS
- Able to merge exams in PACS
- Demonstrates knowledge in EPIC and ORCA
- Demonstrates knowledge of white board (If applicable)
- Ensure that all exams are billed properly
- Knowledge of all charges for contrast, exams, and other billable items
- Examines all orders for accuracy in determining if signs and symptoms match exam ordered and follows departmental protocols. Clarifies orders with ordering physician if necessary
- Explains study to the patient, appropriately questions patient for exam to be performed, instructs, and assists patients in proper positioning for the examination
- Selects equipment and settings to optimize the image for diagnostic purposes as described by UWMC protocol
- Exercises independent judgment and is able to tailor examination relative to patients clinical presentation and pathophysiological state
- Appropriately monitors and communicates with the patient during exam and is able to assess patient pain and notify proper personnel for intervention if necessary
- Practices proper room set-up and clean-up for all procedures
- Evaluates images for technical quality and accurate positioning
- Independently performs and evaluate both clinical and research examinations
- Completes all examinations assigned in an efficient and timely manner without reduction in exam quality
- Performs work accurately and quickly even during peak workloads and maintains an acceptable volume of examinations as described by department policies
- Able to triage emergent patients into daily schedule
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health errors
- Performs all quality control checks as prescribed and contacts the appropriate staff in the event of a system or equipment malfunction
- Follows all departmental policies regarding radiation safety and shielding patients
- Chooses and correctly labels all contrast and medications under the direction of the Radiologist
- Screens all patients for contrast contraindications prior to exam. Appropriately questions patient regarding history, allergies, and pregnancy
- Uses markers for all imaging • Follows department protocols for all imaging studies
- Know basic CPR to assist in patient care
- Initiates and participates in all Final Verification/Time Out with all staff members present for any invasive procedures
- Orient, educates, and provides a positive learning environment for students, trainees, technologists, residents, and fellows
- Completes annual educational requirements
- Maintains required certifications
- Helps others when necessary
- Consistently performs good work flow management
- Consistently communicate effectively with staff and patients
- Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to independently use KRONOS timekeeping system and follows the Department’s guidelines
- Performs other related duties as assigned
Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA-approved school, AND registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.
UW Contract Classified Desirable Qualifications:
Completion of a 3 month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR
1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced course work in the applicable modality.
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