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Diagnostic Technologist

  • Job ID: 651447777
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 55125 ZCMS1 Three Rivers Ortho
  • Location: 200 Delafield Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15215
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.66 to $29.26 / hour

Description

UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is seeking a full-time Diagnostic Technologist to support Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates at the UPMC St. Margaret Medical Arts Building!

The Diagnostic Technologist will work daylight hours, with start times ranging between 7:15 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday! This position will occasionally be asked to work out of the Natrona Heights office for coverage support.

The Diagnostic Technologist performs imaging procedures at a technical level, not requiring constant supervision, and competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative. This position will also be cross-trained as a Medical Assistant with clinical and administrative duties, including (but not limited to) rooming patients, triaging, scheduling, and prepping and updating charts. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be flexible and adaptable, and will work as a team player to support the practice! Previous experience with digital imaging and/or orthopedics is a plus!


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.
  • 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 a 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 patients' fears and solicit their cooperation.

 

 
 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ARRT-approved school of Radiologic Technology OR verification from ARRT-approved school of completion of program and scheduled graduation date.
  • Technologists hired before graduation will have indirect supervision by an ARRT certified Diagnostic Technologist until the degree is verified.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT Registry eligible as a Radiologic Technologist. Must obtain radiography registry within 12 months of hire date. CPR or BLS Required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

 

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