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Diagnostic Technologist

  • Job ID: 063064273
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Four 10-hour shifts Monday - Friday
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: Rivers Mars
  • Location: 6998 Crider Road, Mars PA 16046
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.66 to $29.26 / hour

Description

Purpose:

Tri Rivers is fast paced, high patient volume, multispecialty practice with focus in musculoskeletal care - Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Rheumatology Services.  We are located in six offices and support over 40 providers.

We have new physicians joining our practice and we are looking for bright, skilled, and talented Diagnostic Tech to join our exceptional team. Specifically, candidates with great organization, prioritizing, and critical thinking skills. Being a team player is key in our department but the ability to work independently in our physician clinics is just as important.  A diagnostic tech with excellent patient care and professional skills to work closely with a team of nurses, physicians, and advanced practice providers.

Performs imaging procedures at an advanced level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of advanced technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes. Primary offices are Cranberry and Butler with travel to other sites as needed by the department. 

Sign-on bonus available

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 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 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.
 

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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