Job Description

Job Title: Diagnostic Technologist
Job ID: 14743496
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Varies, Monday-Friday
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: 55135 ZCMS1 Burke and Bradley Ortho
Location: 200 Delafield Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15215

Description

Burke and Bradley Orthopedics at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital is excited to be hiring a full-time Diagnostic Technologist! This role will be scheduled varied daylight shifts between the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. No holidays, weekends or on-call is required. If you're someone who thrives in a fast paced environment and has orthopedic experience, we want to hear from you!

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

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:
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. 
  • Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data.
  • Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Administers PO and rectal contrast per physician orders/department policy.
  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • Performs diagnostic radiography procedures utilizing established protocols/procedures without requiring constant supervision.
  • Utilizes complex imaging equipment for the acquisition, analysis, manipulation and documentation of image data and completes procedures according to protocol.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. 
  • Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
  • Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement to adjust protocols and shows initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic radiography purposes.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
  • Orthopedic experience preferred.
  • Experience with clinic rooming and taking vitals preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ARRT registry eligible as a Radiologic Technologist. 
    • Must obtain radiography registry within 12 months of hire date. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required.
    • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • ARRT Certificate
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $19.61 to $28.33 / hour

Union Position: No

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