Special Procedures Tech
Employment Type: Full-Time
Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has been serving the Sacramento community for more than 100 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy General has been at its current site in the heart of East Sacramento since 1925. Mercy General Hospital has 342 licensed beds, a physician staff of more than 800 and is the highest volume cardiac procedure hospital in California. Mercy General is one of six Sacramento area hospitals that are part of Dignity Health, a system of 39 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Position Summary:Candidates must have the following knowledge and abilities: Knowledge of: anatomy and physiology for imaging including cross sectional relationships; medical terminology relating to radiology; principles of operation and care of x-ray machines and accessory equipment; currently accepted diagnostic radiologic procedures; radiation safety requirements and practices for the operator, patient and public; film processing systems; mechanical and electrical safety practices and requirements in the patient examination environment; preparation, use and hazards of diagnostic contrast materials. Ability to: minimize radiation exposure to patients, self and other persons; perform general and specialized radiographic procedures which meet the department's standard of quality; recognize and respond to allergic reactions and other life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process; act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public; maintain confidentiality of patient records and information; remain calm and reassure those who may be distressed by the examination or procedure; develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians and hospital personnel; work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require; organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records; maintain a high degree of accuracy in procedural detail and required records; work independently on-call covering all normal clerical and technical functions. The incumbent performs diagnostic imaging procedures according to the written or transcribed verbal orders of a physician and within the scope of his or her Certification at all MHS facilities under the direction of the Imaging Supervisor and the Medical Director of Radiology. Demonstrates competency in patient care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy General Hospital and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.
* Current California State Department of Health Services certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) with Fluoroscopic permit.
* BLS/ CPR Current with the American Heart Association
* Competency in mammography or two of the following modalities, as determined by the needs of the Imaging Department: Diagnostic, Angiography-Special Procedures, MRI, CT
* Knowledge of: Anatomy and physiology for Imaging including cross sectional relationships Medical terminology relating to Imaging procedures Principles of operation and care of Imaging Systems and accessory equipment Currently accepted Imaging procedures Radiation safety requirements and practices for the operator, patient and public Film processing systems Mechanical and electrical safety practices and requirements in the patient examination environment. Preparation, use and hazards of diagnostic contrast material Ability to: Minimize radiation exposure to patients, self and other persons Perform general and specialized radiographic procedures which meet the departments standard of quality Recognize and respond to allergic reactions and other life-threatening patient conditions which might arise during the examination process Act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public Effectively and empathetically deal with agitated, ill and distressed patients Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians and hospital personnel Maintain confidentiality of patient records and information Coordinate several assignments and establish work priorities Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require Organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records Maintain a high degree of accuracy in procedural details and required documentation Accurately operate and care for Information System computers in the department Work independently on-call covering all normal clerical and technical functions Operate in and maintain a sterile environment