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    radiology tech i (.9 fte)

    Mid-Valley Hospital
    Omak, WA 98841
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description


    Position Summary:

    Technologists perform procedures and examinations in hospital radiology departments under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers to produce radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. Diagnostic radiologic technologists receive and interpret requests and/or instructions for radiologic procedures; gain the cooperation of patients; operate radiographic equipment; protect patients from secondary radiation; and record results. This position requires knowledge of radiation protection standards; knowledge of the function of the major divisions of the skeletal system and major organs; and knowledge of the physical concept of energy and the property of X-rays

    Understands preps and time requirements for imaging exams. Able to call physicians for orders and or change of orders. Can effectively call exam results to physicians as necessary. Is able to request STAT exams in a timely manner and convey results to the appropriate staff. Assists the radiology clerk in various clerical aspects. Know how to do portable X-ray, be familiar with operating C-arm in surgical cases, able to assist with video swallows. Perform basic X-ray exams; be able to cross-train as needed in Nuc Med, CT or Mammography. Able to take call, work weekends, Holidays and evenings as needed.

    Age Specific Categories:

    X Neonates X Pediatrics X Adolescents X Adults



    • Performs symptoms analysis of chief complaint on all patients entering the Emergency Department collecting subjective and objective data.

    • Institutes and maintains Emergency Department Record and Registry Log on all patients entering the department.

    • Ensures that all patients are triaged upon arrival and appropriate level of care instituted from findings.

    • Coordinates timely medical screening exam by Emergency Medical Provider.

    • Able to differentiate severity of patient complaint and prioritize care.

    • Assigns patient to appropriate care area based on triage findings which facilitates patient flow through the Emergency Department.

    • Initiates treatment measures appropriately.

    • Communicates triage/assessment findings clearly, concisely and in a timely manner to appropriate MD.

    • Initiates diagnostics as ordered.

    • Communicates pertinent information to family or significant other when appropriate.

    • Mobilizes additional personnel when appropriate.


    • Worked performed to predetermine the course of action to obtain quality patient care.

    • Effectively manages use of physical resources based on triage classification and continuing patient assessment.

    • Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for emergency care are readily available at all times.

    • Implements safety procedures for each patient in accordance with that patient's specific needs.

    • Plans for effective interdepartmental communications.

    • Plans for need of special equipment and supplies needed for specific procedures.


    • Performs independent monitoring of patients.

    • Independently performs lifesaving, limb saving measures within the scope of professional nursing practice.

    • Charts appropriately on the EMR.

    • Appropriately scans patients and medications when administering medications, and Documents accordingly on the EMAR.

    • Communicates changes in patient's condition immediately to appropriate care provider.


    • Evaluates treatments given and documents response of patient.

    • Notifies care provider of untoward responses to treatments given.

    • Adheres to departmental hospital policies and procedures.

    • Follows guidelines for obtaining permission to treat for minors or unconscious persons.

    • Emergency Room nurse exercises authority consistent with the role and responsibility in accordance with the nursing practice act.

    • The Emergency Department nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions.

    • Serves as a professional role model.

    • Safeguards patient's right to privacy by judiciously protecting confidential information.

    • Emergency Department nurse is able to remain calm and perform necessary duties during challenging and stressful situations.

    • Participates in unit activities.

    • Participates in departmental and intradepartmental problem solving.


    • Record on file in HR. Each individual is responsible for keeping file current and updated on needed Education and CEU's.

    • Attendance may be required at departmental staff meetings to formulate needed changes in procedures and work schedules. Make suggestions, constructive criticism and personal requests in a non-abrasive manner.

    • Read and initial memos and administrative directives as posted.

    • Maintain a well-stocked and clean department by cleaning equipment and replacing supplies before leaving the unit.


    1. Greets all patients, visitors, physicians, and other staff members in a courteous, respectful and professional manner at all time. Responds to all patients with empathy and positive interpersonal skills at all times.
    2. Reports for scheduled shift on time and prepared to assume responsibilities.
    • Reports to work in proper uniform/attire.
    • Leaves for meal break on time and returns on time.
    • Varies work schedule to meet the needs of the department.
    • Ensures the department manager has approved all scheduled overtime.
    • Seek supervisor approval before working beyond scheduled hours that will result in overtime.
    • Schedules all time off with supervisor's approval.
    • Strictly adheres to hospital attendance/tardiness policies 100% of the time.
    • Performs all duties as assigned.
    • Wears I.D. badge in a visible location at all times on hospital property.

    3. Attends and participates in meetings and is responsible for information communicated at meetings and in email.

    • Attends all mandatory in service on a timely basis as scheduled.
    • Participates as an active team member at staff meetings.
    • Reads communications and acts upon in a positive and informative manner.

    4. Identifies own educational needs and maintains appropriate skill level through educational opportunities.

    5. Exercise a commitment to practicing behaviors that are in agreement with the spirit of cooperation and reflect the values described in the Code of Mutual Respect and Professionalism.

    6. Assists all patients, family members, physicians, visitors, and employees in a professional and courteous manner.

    • Extends special attention and sensitivity to all patients, visitors, physicians, and fellow employees.
    • Actively promote diversity and inclusion across organization for both patients and coworkers while avoiding any language or actions considered to be discriminatory or derogatory regarding race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
    • Assists in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork with other departments and community partners.
    • Demonstrates a genuine willingness to prevent or resolve inter-personal conflicts.
    • Demonstrates the ability to participate in and/or implement team decisions.
    • Adheres to HIPAA and all applicable privacy laws at all times, only sharing information on a need to know basis.

    7. Follows Infection Control procedures at all times.

    • Clinical Personnel: Strictly adheres to standard precautions by adhering to the usage of personal protective equipment when handling blood or body fluids.
    • Non-Clinical Personnel: Washes hands and other skin surfaces with soap and water thoroughly and often in an effort to control spreading of germs within the department and facility.
    • Adheres to isolation procedures at all times as applicable.

    8. Adheres to the following environmental care standards.

    • Demonstrates adequate knowledge of safety policies and procedures, the use of MSDS sheets, hazardous material procedures, and safety codes.
    • Code Blue, Code Gray, Code Silver, Code Amber, Code Red, Code Orange, Rapid Response Team
    • Demonstrates adequate knowledge of security issues, i.e. personal protection, protection of personal and hospital property.

    9. Be familiar with and comply with the Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic Personnel Handbook and Policies.

    10. Be familiar with the collective bargaining agreement (Union Contract) of the UFCW 21 and Mid-Valley Hospital.

    11. Demonstrates the ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.

    • Non-Clinical Personnel: This position has no responsibility for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients. However, the ability to communicate and interact with patients of all ages is required.
    . Requirements:



    Must be board certified ARRT (R)


    Previous clerical experience helpful but not required.




    Posting ID: 596794377Posted: 2021-01-05