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.
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.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.