Oregon Health & Science University

Radiologic Technologist, Hospital

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2022-18656
Position Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Department
Diagnostic Imaging
Salary Range
$38.74 - $53.17 per hour (Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity)
FTE
1.00
Schedule
Monday - Friday
Hours
2:30 PM - 11:00 PM (1430 - 2300)
HR Mission
Healthcare
Drug Testable
Yes
LinkedIn Job Code
LI-DM2

Department Overview

OHSU is proud to be designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Just 9 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations hold this designation. We pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades but also pushing a multifaceted mission that strives for excellence within the OHSU Culture.

 

OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Hiring bonus and relocation incentives available upon hire
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • Several retirement plans to choose from! – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b, 401a and 457b)
  • Up to 200 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off 
  • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated by FTE status)
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
  • Annual Raises
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses
  • Childcare service discounts
  • Growth/Development Opportunities

We want you, apply and work with us today! https://www.ohsu.edu/

 

The function of the Radiologic Technologist position within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging is to perform all phases of technical diagnostic imaging. Radiologic Technologists operate X-Ray equipment used to capture and develop images for the purpose of medical diagnosis. The Radiologic technologist promotes OHSU’s mission statement by delivering high quality, cost effective, family-oriented service. This position helps to create a collaborative environment by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. Radiologic Technologists work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

Function/Duties of Position

IMAGING:

  • Provides quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment.
    • Technologists will be trained in all general radiology exams/areas so that they are able to rotate through the department based on workflow needs.
    • Utilize the VIP transportation system to arrange for patient delivery.
    • Positions patient for diagnostic radiology exams according to department procedures, training, and machine requirements with a high regard for the safety and care of the patient.
    • Operates radiology equipment, determines and sets exposure factors, sets technique utilizing all relevant factors to ensure accurate and quality images with minimal and acceptable repeat rates.
    • Uses computer image processing, as needed to select, process, optimize and archive images to PACS.
    • Completely tracks exams in the Radiology Information system.
    • Develops and presents images and related patient information to radiologist for diagnosis.
    • Assists with patient transport by moving patients using standard procedures.
    • Assists in the training of Radiologic Technology Students, and adheres to dept. policy on supervision of student technologists.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
    • Responsible to correctly identify patients by checking their identity per department procedure.
    • Reviews patient chart and orders to insure correct examination.
    • Labels images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation. Follows dept policy on the use of anatomical markers.
    • Logs activities, gathers charging information and charges exams as required.
    • Follows department and hospital procedures and policies.
    • Performs quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function.

PERSONAL & PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY:

  • Provides for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with written standards so there is no injury to self or others.
    • Protects patients and others in the area by using proper machine settings and radiation safety standards.
    • Practices universal and blood and body fluid precautions, and sterile practices according to procedures.
    • Communicates and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to insure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
    • Maintains awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs.
    • Explains the procedure to the patient to assure clear answers to their questions and concerns to allay any anxiety and assure patient confidence.
    • Reports knowledge of any patient safety concern or occurance to manager and submit occurance to the on-line Patient Safety Net (PSN).

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR:

  • Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence.
    • Informs and educates patient and/or family of all needed information concerning the exam performed.
    • Uses professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customer and staff.
    • Handles stressful situations in ways that promote positive outcomes.
    • Takes personal initiative to maintain current in education (journals, books, inservices seminars, etc.) in all areas assigned.

EFFECTIVE USE OF RESOURCES:

  • Effective use of time, people, supplies, safe and attentive work practices.
    Works in a safe manner.
    • Maintains a safe and clean work environment.
    • Promotes cost effectiveness through the proper use and conservation of supplies and equipment.
    • Identifies cost saving measures.
    • Reports needed repairs or potential hazards to the appropriate department as soon as identified.
    • Reports all on-the-job injuries and seeks medical attention as appropriate

INITIATIVE:

  • Self-motivation, takes on projects willingly, acts on opportunities to improve, contributes new ideas.
    • Takes the initiative to identify and solve problems.
    • Supports improvement and innovation in the workplace.
    • Demonstrates awareness of and supports OHSU departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
    • Promotes professional development and contributes to the professional growth of others.

Be familiar with and comply with OHSU and Diagnostic Imaging department policies and procedures.

 

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited diagnostic radiography program that meets current qualifications to take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board examinations in Radiography upon hire.
    • Student candidates must obtain the RT (R) (ARRT) certification within 6 months of their hire date.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in the following areas: Performing diagnostic imaging studies, Radiation safety, Effective use of equipment, Record maintenance, Infection control, Quality control, Compliance, Patient Communication, Contrast media, problem solving, judgment, teamwork and taking initiative.
  • Must be OBMI licensed. Must be ARRT eligible upon hire and ARRT registered within 6 months of hire date. Must have current approved BLS card.
  • Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred OHSU-partnered Radiologic Technology program experience.
  • Level 1 Trauma Center experience; Academic Medical Center experience.

Additional Details

Pay Range: $38.74 - $53.17 per hour (Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

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