As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
HMC RADIOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST - COMP TOMO. Under the direction of the Radiology Supervisor, Lead Technologist, Radiologist, or other Physician, this individual will perform skilled radiographic procedures that assist in the diagnosis or treatment of patients. Additionally, the person in this role will provide the appropriate education to patients and their families prior to and post Radiology procedure and exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
Competitive candidates will participate in the Department QA and QC functions by assisting in the collection of data, and making recommendations as to problems and possible solutions and assist in the orientation of new staff, technologist, researchers, and students to the Radiology.
Standards of Daily Practice:
Independently perform at a professional level highly complex Computed Tomographic examinations. Provide diagnostic observations to attending Radiologist.
Perform clinical and research Computed Tomography examinations, monitor patient vital sign and condition during examinations and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary.
Review patient medical history present on exam requests and consult with physician as necessary.
Prepare patient for examination; counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination.
Provide localization parameters for highly complex Neurosurgical procedures.
Coordinate the administration of sedation to patients when necessary; under the direction of a physician, administers contrast media.
Maintain information flow about patients and study results; work with physicians in designing study parameters for each examination; participate in formal training programs for residents, fellows and student Computed Imaging Technologists.
Is able to operate the following equipment/systems: Computed Tomography equipment, CT workstations, PACS, the hospital information system, and the Radiology Information System. Able to pull and retrieve images. Can implement downtime procedures as needed.
Reviews and QC's own work and work of other technologist and students.
Performs all the duties in the Imaging Technologist position description, working in Trauma, Surgery, and Main sections in Radiology Department.
Provides Radiation Protection prescribed by safety standards for patients and self.
This position involves working with patients from the following age groups:
• Neonate, 1-28 days • Pre-teen to teen, 10-16 years
• Infant, 29 days - 1 year • Adult, 15-65 years
• Toddler, 2-4 years • Geriatric, 65 years and above
• Child, 5-9 years
Maintain adequate computer and/or written records using the Radiology Information System.
Update continuing education, teaching, and research materials.
Assist in evaluating new products and equipment; perform calibration tests, adjust and maintain all equipment.
Maintain inventory of supplies to be ordered and submit order requests to Supervisor.
Will be required to work on-call.
The above reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA approved school, registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.
UW Contract Classified Desirable Qualifications:
Completion of a 3 month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR
1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced course work in the applicable modality.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.