Dignity Health Radiology Technologist in Woodland, California
Dignity Health Medical Foundation established in 1993 is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California Arizona and Nevada. Today Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service. Mercy Imaging Centers a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation provides cutting-edge diagnostic imaging services at 16 locations in the greater Sacramento and Woodland areas. Our team of 160 staff members work with our specialty trained and board certified radiologists to provide high quality care to our patients. The locations perform more than 175000 exams annually with the goal of providing top quality imaging compassionate care and timely service with a smile.
Key responsibilities of the position: The incumbent operates radiologic equipment to make clinical diagnostic images as directed by physicians and perform routine diagnostic procedures according to established standards and practices. Demonstrates competency in patient care for pediatric (neonate as necessary) adult and geriatric patients. May have access to or be required to distribute drugs needles or syringes from storage locations (such as large stock supplies automated dispensing units and other carts) to/within patient care areas or treatment carts as defined by hospital policy/procedure. Technologist can be required to participate in departments call schedule to ensure coverage of weeknights weekends and holidays. Perform all diagnostic and fluoroscopic procedures according to department protocol. Assist radiologist during procedures. Send exam to and retrieve exams from PACS. Retrieve patient information from the computer systems. Knowledge of CR acquisition and processing. Mammo techs need knowledge of digital mammo. Identify maintenance mechanical electrical and safety problems to immediate supervisor. Troubleshoot equipment problems and assist with their resolution. Use proper telephone etiquette. Provide training and support for Radiology students. AIDET is an expectation during all patient interactions. Will be required to support all imaging facilities from the hospital MOB clinic and Davis satellite office as the need arises.
Clinical training in conjunction with an accredited Radiologic Technology Program with rotations in a hospital setting
Required: Must have a current Radiologic Technology license from the State of California (CRT) ARRT (R) current BLS Certification through the American Heart Association and Fluoroscopy permit (Fluoroscopy permit must be obtained within 90 days of hire)
Knowledge of medical terminology anatomy and physiology for imaging principles of operation and care of x-ray machines and accessory equipment; Knowledge of Radiation Safety requirements and ALARA principles; Experience with RIS and PACS systems; Knowledge of routine radiographic procedures and patient preps including medication utilization and administration (i.e. contrast); Knowledge of mechanical and electrical safety practices and requirements in the patient examination environment
Minimize radiation exposure to patients self and other persons
Perform general radiologic procedures which meet the departmental standard of quality
Recognize and respond to allergic reactions and other life threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process
Participate with a strong service oriented culture
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 relationship with physicians and other healthcare personnel
Maintain confidentiality of patient records and information
Coordinate several assignments maintaining accurate and complete records. Maintain a high degree of accuracy in procedural details and required documentation
Accurately operate and care for Information System computers in the department
Operate in and maintain a sterile environment
Experience performing CT or other modality is preferred
New graduates with strong customer service experience and team aptitude are welcomed that have effectively demonstrated the required special skills during their clinical rotations in an accredited Radiologic Technology Program
$51.91 - $60.18 /hour
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.