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 full time variable shift IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST. 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.
Standards of Daily Practice:
Performs diagnostic radiographic exams as assigned by Lead or Supervisor. Transferring and positioning patients as well as providing immobilization. Provide devices as required and select proper technical factors and operate radiographic equipment.
Under general supervision performs complex radiographic procedures such as, but not limited to the following: myelograms, discograms, complex orthopedic procedures in the OR, extensive radiography, and complex polytraumatized patients from the ED and ICU.
Is able to operate the following equipment/systems: Computed and Digital Radiography equipment, PACS, the Hospital Information System, and the Radiology Information System. Able to print and retrieve images. Can implement downtime procedures as needed.
Assists in the orientation of new staff, technologists, researchers, and students to the Radiology department.
Help maintain a clean and well-stocked working environment.
May be assigned Lead responsibilities in their absence or when requested.
Maintains adequate computer and/or written records using the Radiology Information System.
May be required to work on-call.
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, 17-69 years
• Toddler, 2-4 years • Geriatric, 70 years and above
• Child, 5-9 years
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.
Assures appropriate utilization of Radiation Protection prescribed by safety standards is utilized.
Understand and adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals and described yearly by the Joint Commission.
1. Demonstrates awareness of and functions within Radiology policies, procedures and guidelines
2. Seeks consultation when patient care needs exceed own level of experience.
3. Demonstrates awareness of and functions within safety, infection control, emergency and equipment guidelines.
4. Meets attendance standards and consistently completes timesheet requirements.
5. Ensures all relevant credentials are current.
6. Ensures mandatory certification competencies are completed within initial time frame.
7. Consistently wears identification badge as per hospital policy.
8. Consistently wears dosimeter and returns monthly to the QA coordinator for monitoring.
9. Is responsible for remaining current with information disseminated through email, voice mail, memos and posted notices.
Advocacy and Humanistic Care
1. Treats all patients with respect and dignity.
2. Provides the appropriate education to patient and their families prior to and post Radiology procedure.
3. Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
4. Provides radiation protection prescribed by safety standards for patients, self and other hospital personnel.
5. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights, and is familiar with all relevant HIPAA standards. Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.
Communication and Team Building
1. Proven interpersonal and communication skills required to promote positive relationships with patients, visitors, radiologists, and other medical center personnel.
2. Forms productive working relationships with co-workers. Communicates clearly, directly, and on a timely basis.
3. Is open to direction, asks for assistance when needed, and treats staff with respect and dignity.
4. Maintains a professional manner at work.
Safety/Response to Emergencies
1. Understands and complies with all safety, fire, disaster, evacuation, and chemical safety procedure: review's departmental policy and procedure manual annually
2. Understands that they are considered “essential personal” during emergencies and inclement weather.
Quality Assessment and Improvement
1. Reviews and QC own work and the work of students.
2. Participates in and supports quality assessment and improvement activities.
3. Participates in the Department QA and QC functions by assisting in the collection of data, and making recommendations as to problems and possible solutions.
1. Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit of work-related experiences and educational opportunities.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA approved school and eligible for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with Registry completed before completion of probationary period
Registered as an X-Ray Technician by the State of Washington
C-RT-R | RADIOGRAPHY - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
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