Assists patients, nurses and providers in patient care in the clinic setting. Greets patients, performs vital signs, and obtains history of chief complaint(s). Performs radiographic procedures as ordered by licensed independent practitioners (LIPs). Provides care for patients while obtaining diagnostic quality images for interpretation by a Licensed Independent Provider (LIP).
Performs diagnostic electrocardiograms on adults and pediatric patients, according to department policy and procedure, chaperones, assists with exams, and registers patients. Intervenes in patient care by communicating dysrhythmias to nurses and LIPs. Performs simple lab tests, processing blood and other body fluids, send outs, and other tests as required. Working within the clinic's scope of practice, completes limited procedures designated by the provider or nurse. Administers oral, IM, SQ, ID medications and utilizes the guidelines as specified by the medication management policies. Performs other tasks to assist in clinic function.
EDUCATION: Required proof of completion of high school or GED. Graduation from accredited Radiologic Technology Program.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Must maintain currentARRT and New Mexico State license, Medical Assistant Certification, or must obtain within six months from date of hire, and BLS issued through American Heart Association is required. New hires out of training programs will have one year to complete the ARRT certification in Radiology and six months to complete Medical Assistant Certification.
SKILLS: OutstandingService Excellence skills to guarantee quality patient care and patientsatisfaction.
Thorough knowledge of associated radiographic equipment, anatomy, physiology, radiographic positioning, medical terminology and basic computer skills.
Ability to work well under pressure
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Ability to work independently
Proficiency in office automation systems; develop familiarity with clinical applications such as Cerner Radnet, PACS, eClinicalWorks, Athena.
Competent to register patients in automated system and to obtain vital signs
Coordinate Radiology patient flow and staff schedules.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year experience in diagnostic radiology required which can be substituted with clinical education experience. A minimum of one year of in-patient or medical office experience, EKG, POC lab test and/or urinalysis experience, including direct patient contact, preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Clinic Site Manager and Radiology Manager / Radiology Director
ENVIRONMENT: Requires knowledge of general safety standards to limit exposure to infectious disease. Daily contact with infectious diseases and body fluids.
- Blood borne pathogen C
Exposure to various body fluids and ionizing radiation. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Prolonged, extensive or considerate standing, bending, stooping, walking, reaching above head and below knee level. Occasional pressure due to calls and inquiries. (Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.) Lifts, positions, pushes and or transfers patients and equipment in excess of 50 lbs. Utilization of proper body mechanics.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.