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 Radiologist. Performs diagnostic electrocardiograms on adults and pediatric patients, according to department policy and procedure. 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.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. He/she shall support CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduation from an accredited Radiologic Technology Program required. Advanced education in dysrhythmia identification -- may be acquired within 60 days of hire.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: ARRT and New Mexico State Radiology licenses required. Current BLS issued through American Heart Association required.Medical Assistant Certification, or must be attained within six months from date of hire.
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 and on concurrent, multidisciplinary projects. Proficiency in office automation systems; develop familiarity with clinical applications such as Cerner Radnet, HRM, eClinicalWorks. Competent to obtain vital signs, PHI Strong organizational skills; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required; ability to work collaboratively with others; ability to work independently, asserts initiative on performance improvement opportunities; must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people. Ability to navigate through computer software by use of a mouse, keyboard or stylus and windows based software.
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 with a dotted line to the Manager of Radiology
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.