at Mercy Health Corporation (Mercyhealth) in Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
CT/ X-ray (cross training)
Differentials when apply
Up to $20,000 sign on for PM/Night shift
Performs computed tomography procedures and related techniques. Administers x-radiation to produce diagnostic images for physician interpretation. May be required to alternate shifts, weekends, holidays, and take call. May be asked to flex hours and overtime as necessary to provide quality patient care at assigned sites(s). Works as part of a multidisciplinary team, serving on committees and participating in projects as requested, taking a lead role as assigned. Provides advanced clinical expertise and staff level leadership to the department. Depending on site assigned, may also be required to perform radiographer job duties.
Assists the department coordinator by providing clinical leadership; completes projects, advanced level clinical duties and regular assignments as requested.
Performs diagnostic CT procedures.
If assigned radiographer job duties, also performs radiographic, fluoroscopic, surgical and portable radiographic exams.
Corroborates patient's clinical history with procedure, ensuring information is documented and available for use by the radiologist.
Prepares the patient for procedures, providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.
Selects and operates imaging equipment, image capture devices, and accessories to successfully perform procedures.
Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort; immobilizes patient as necessary.
Practices aseptic technique as necessary,
Prepares and administers contrast media as appropriate to procedures performed; starts and maintains intravenous access.
Initiates basic life support action when necessary.
Provides patient education.
Provides input for supply and equipment decisions, maintains control of inventory and supplies for assigned area.
Provides practical instruction for students and partners.
Observes universal protocol, standard precautions and appropriate patient identifiers.
Applies principles of patient safety during all aspects of procedures, including assisting and transporting patients.
Education and Experience
Graduate of an accredited radiography program
Radiographer experience preferred if assigned to perform radiographer duties
Three years experience as a CT technologist required
ARRT Radiography registration required
ARRT Computed Tomography registration required
IEMA-DNS radiography accreditation required if working in Illinois
WI-DSPS radiographer license required if working in Wisconsin
Approved CPR or BLS certification required within 90 days of hire
Special Physical Demands
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations
EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.