This job supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing general diagnostic radiographic procedures to any part of the human body. This position also processes lab tests, performs venipuncture, and where applicable, maintains all requirements of a CLIA-approved lab.
Integrity – We adhere to a code of ethics that emphasizes honesty, sincerity, and being open through both our words and actions at all times. We strive to always do the right thing for our patients, families and coworkers.
Compassion - We believe everyone at Mercy is a caregiver. We treat all patients and families with the utmost respect and compassion. We deliver our care and services with kindness and empathy to help alleviate suffering.
Accountability – We accept responsibility for our actions and performance.
Respect – We honor and value the individuality, spirituality and diversity of our patients, families and coworkers by treating them as we and they would want to be treated.
Excellence – We are committed to being patient centered by providing responsive and personalized care to ensure the best possible outcomes in a safe and holistic environment. We provide superior service and quality by going the extra mile for our patients, their families and our coworkers.
Job Duties/Essential Functions
Utilizes EPIC system's Admissions and Radiology Module to register patients, close orders, enter repeat test information and where applicable, order tests.
Identifies each patient and reviews each patient's requisition for consistency of examination ordered with clinical diagnosis.
Prepares and orders images and obtains previous films by use of the PACS-Isite system.
Identifies anatomical orientation and ensures proper film identification on all images.
Reviews each exam for technical accuracy.
Initiates applicable incident reports by the end of the shift and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure the proper patient charge and continuity of patient care.
Adheres to all phlebotomy protocols by selecting and performing the appropriate phlebotomy procedures for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
Follows specimen collection, labeling and handling procedures to include verifying patients' names before collecting specimens.
Performs basic lab tests according to accepted procedures. This includes ensuring test requests contain required information and correspond with correct specimens.
Documents all lab results in accordance with clinic procedures and distributes reports to appropriate physician staff.
Demonstrates competency in use of all lab equipment/machines including performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and completing proficiency testing.
Performs quality assurance checks and maintains documentation in accordance with CLIA guidelines as applicable.
Assists in orientation and training of students and new employees in phlebotomy and/or lab procedures and processes.
Rooms and prepares patient for examination, as applicable. This includes histories, vitals, reason for visit, presenting symptoms and current medication list.
Monitors, orders and completes inventory for all lab supplies, as assigned.
Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.
Department Specific Duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of all general radiographer policies and procedures.
Demonstrated competence with film and digital processing.
Ability to perform venipuncture and laboratory procedures up to and including moderately complex labs.
General diagnostic x-ray experience preferred. Laboratory experience, to include venipuncture and performing moderately complex laboratory procedures preferred.
Current American Registry of Radiologist Technician Certification Required. Associates degree in radiological technology preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
Iowa Permit to Practice Radiography required.
Registration with the American Academy of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) required.
CPR certification required.
Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
Ability to include inspection during patient assessment.
Ability to accurately read measurements on patient related equipment—some examples include: thermometers, mechanical gauges, glucometers, IV pumps, and computer monitor displays.
Work requires analyzing data and figures, use of computer terminal and extensive reading.
Worker must be able to visually assess patients’ safety needs.
Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
Preparing and reading written documentation, use of computer.
Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.
Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interact with patient populations; e.g.infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.
Ability to make generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; e.g. patient assessment and/or equipment performance.
Adaptability to performing repetitive work or to performing continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.
Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
Able to communicate with people regarding giving and receiving of instructions.
Adaptability to changing priorities.