Radiologic Technologist Full Time Days Main Campus in Shawnee Mission, KS at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 9/18/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Job Description

Shawnee Mission Health


SMH has provided faith-based, whole person care to the Kansas City community since 1962. SMH is more than just a hospital campus. We’re a network of health care facilities working to exceed expectations by delivering quality care with compassion and supporting an exceptional staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties.

 Our mission of Improving Health Through Christian Service is achieved each and every day through the dedication and commitment of our associates, physicians and volunteers. We strive to be a regional beacon of wellness, hope and healing attracting customers seeking unsurpassed clinical quality and compassionate care for the whole person, following the example of Christ's healing ministry.

 The largest health care provider in Johnson County, Kansas, the SMH network includes Shawnee Mission Medical Center, SMH – Overland Park and SMH – Prairie Star. The 54-acre campus at SMMC is comprised of the main hospital, a community health education building, six physician office buildings and an associate child care center. The Emergency Department at SMMC is the busiest in Johnson County. We deliver more babies each year at the Shawnee Mission Birth Center than any other hospital in the metropolitan area and our Center for Women’s Health is nationally recognized. We have 10 Shawnee Mission Primary Care locations with more than 70 Board-certified doctors who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics as well as Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care and Spira Care locations.

You will be responsible for:
  • Maintains all the essential job functions of the Diagnostic Technologist.
  • Rotates “on-call” status.
  • Performs radiographic/imaging procedures.
  • Assists licensed practitioner with fluoroscopic and specialized Interventional radiography procedures.
  • Provides practical instruction for students and/or other healthcare professionals.
  • Performs other related duties as required and deemed necessary per Radiology Manager.
  • Demonstrates and conveys a favorable image of the Medical Center.
  • Communicates with internal and external customers, responding effectively to questions, issues, or problems.
  • Prepares patients for procedures, providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.
  • Maintains knowledge of and observes universal precautions.
  • Pursues appropriate continuing education.
  • Demonstrates commitment of personal and professional development, and pursues appropriate continuing education.
  • Understands and applies patient relation skills.
  • Enforces medical center and radiology safety regulations..
  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
  • Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient’s ability and comfort.
  • Immobilizes patient as required for appropriate examination.
  • Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self and other.  Includes x-ray energy safety.
  • Evaluates radiographs or images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.
  • Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures.
  • Practices aseptic techniques as necessary.
  • Prepares for sterile procedures.
  • Initiates basic life support action when necessary, and exhibits knowledge and skills for monitoring patient vital signs and assessment, knowing when to notify Radiology Nurse or Radiologist of patient condition or need to initiate Code Blue.
  • Determines radiographic imaging technique and exposure factors.
  • Maintains archival storage of digitized data as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Radiology Director and team Leaders to review/discuss pertinent issues and strategy regarding staffing, patient care, equipment, and supplies, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates images for technical quality, manipulates display parameters, and provides hard copy records, assuring proper identification is recorded as specified by imaging procedure.

What will you need?

  • Associate’s Degree or Graduate of a Technical School
  • Kansas Licensed Radiologic Technologist (LRT)
  • Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
  • BCLS obtained through the American Heart Association Preferred
  • 1 to 2 Years of Position-Related Experience Preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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