POSITION SUMMARY: Performs radiology procedures and assures proper care and maintenance of all radiology equipment. Demonstrates good knowledge of principles and practices of procedural technique. Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, procedures and positions used for various procedures. Able to work under pressure and in situations that demand patience, tact, stamina and endurance.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an AMA approved school for radiography
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: AART & NM State license required. Must be able to achieve BLS certification within 90 days of employment.
Ability to relate and work effectively with others
Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement.
Is aware of standards and performs in accordance with them
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience is preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager, Surgical Services or Director
-Bloodborne pathogen: C
Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be expected to lift up to 50 pounds or up to 150 pounds with assistance. May be expected to push or pull 150-300 pounds with assistance. Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical work environments are clean, neat and well lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions that need to be taken is essential.
Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Exposure to limited amounts of radiation, hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the daily schedule.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.