Job Description

Job Title: Diagnostic Technologist
Job ID: 756304
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: MULTI Tri-Rivers Passavant
Location: Upmc Passavant Medical Building, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

UPMC Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers is hiring a full time cross-trained Diagnostic Tech to help service this busy orthopedic practice between our Cranberry/Mars and North Hills office locations!

 

The position is Monday through Friday, working four 10-hour shifts per week.

 

Purpose:
Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment to adjust protocols and shows initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic radiography purposes.
  • Acquires digital radiologic and/or fluoroscopic images and properly evaluates for patient identification, anatomical accuracy, image quality, lead marker placement and properties such as orientation, definition, magnification, distortion and other factors.
  • Reviews patient history and accesses orders applying specific office protocol for optimal results.
  • Documents patient electronic health record as required.
  • Instruct and explain procedures to patients to solicit their cooperation.
  • Position patients to obtain quality images specific for diagnosis.
  • General knowledge of digital x-ray and/or fluoroscopy equipment.
  • Set, adjust, manipulate and control a variety of complex electronic equipment to apply ionizing radiation for radiographic and/or fluoroscopic examinations.
  • Practice radiation protection in accordance with established regulatory agency requirements. Follows ALARA principals.
  • Performs basic equipment troubleshooting skills and reports all equipment malfunctions.
  • Performs a variety of orthopedic related activities including applying and removing dressings, casts and splints and removing sutures and staples.
  • Knowledge of specialized casting and bracing. Distributes durable medical equipment when necessary.
  • Assists with answering phone messages. Provides complete and accurate information to assist provider in answering patient messages. Clear and concise documentation is used and all messages are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Assists with improving office flow by supporting other teams or departments as needed. Proactively adjusts processes to facilitate office flow and maintain office hours.
  • Maintains exam rooms and clinical work area.  Keep the areas neat, clean and stocked with necessary supplies.  Performs end of day room cleaning and processes and documents properly.
  • Observes HIPPA privacy practices. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive patient information at all times.

Qualifications

Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ARRT Registry eligible as a Radiologic Technologist. 
  • Must obtain radiography registry within 12 months of hire date. 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $19.04 to $27.22 / hour

Union Position: No

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