RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST (CT) (MRI) - $35K Sign on Bonus!

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2022-6313
Category
RADIOLOGY
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

 

Job Overview:

Perform radiographic exams, including Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), radiography and fluoroscopy.  Responsible for diagnostic imaging in CT, MRI, and radiography, works independently in performing these modalities.  Collaborate with radiologists, providers, and other technologists to improve patient care.  Provides call services on a rotational basis.  Apply previous computer experience to new applications for imaging and record keeping.  Understand that inadequate communication with the patient, provider, and radiologist can adversely affect patient health.  Creatively works with other SEARHC staff to solve problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic MRI exams of human anatomy.  Starts IV’s for contrast injections.  Is familiar with the use of power injectors and MRI contrast media.  Thoroughly screens patient for any possible ferrous objects   with or on the patient.  Performs daily or weekly QA/QC on equipment.  Completes all necessary documentation and enters it appropriately into the patients EHR.  Affectively encourages patients to complete difficult exams.  Effectively communicates with patients, physicians and radiologists to ensure patient safety.

  • Performs diagnostic CT exams of human anatomy.  Starts IV’s for contrast injections. Is familiar with the use of power injectors and contrast media.  Completes all necessary documentation and enters it appropriately into the patients EHR. Performs daily QA/QC on CT equipment. Follows protocols set by the radiologist. Receives patient, explains procedure, and creates a safe environment.

  • Performs diagnostic x-ray examinations of human anatomy.  Follows standard positions and views prescribed by SEARHC radiologists. Assists radiologist with fluoroscopic procedures. Accurately records fluoro time. Performs bone density tests.  Receives patients, explains procedures and utilizes standardized techniques, settings, and positions to accomplish acceptable results. 
  • Office Duties. Performs office jobs including, but not limited to: answering phones, scheduling patients’ exams, printing reports, retrieving charts, researching problems, ordering supplies and helping providers. 
  • Responsible for QA and QC for SEARHC imaging modalities. Documents: patient exposure time to radiation (fluoroscopy time), amount and time of contrast administered, exam performed and other information as required by the Joint Commission standards.

Qualifications:

 

Education

  • Graduation from an accredited Radiography School (RT)

Experience

  • 1 year experience in Radiography preferably in a hospital setting.
  • 2 years’ experience in CT preferably in a hospital setting.
  • 1 year experience in MRI preferably in a hospital setting. 

License/Certifications

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certified
  • CT Certification required
  • MRI Certification preferred
  • Must complete annual educational requirements for licenses/certifications in areas where you function

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology used in standard radiographs. 
  • Extensive knowledge of MRI physics and principles.   
  • Extensive knowledge of CT operations and principles, and experience or knowledge of fluoroscopic exams. 
  • Extensive knowledge of radiation physics and protection (ALARA).
  • Considerable knowledge of digitized imaging and multiple computer systems.

Skills

  • Skilled at independently performing MRI, CT, radiographic and fluoroscopic exams. 
  • Skilled in oral and written communication. 
  • Skilled in organizing and cleaning work areas and maintaining equipment in serviceable condition.  Restocks supplies as needed and keeps record needed inventory.

Abilities

  • Able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with radiologists, providers, patients, computer technologists, and SEARHC staff. 
  • Able to perform multiple tasks in a small department. 
  • Able to learn new imaging exams as required by radiologists or providers.

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