UPMC Diagnostic Technologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.
Administers PO and rectal contrast per physician orders/department policy
Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect.
Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.
Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures.
Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data.
Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement to adjust protocols and shows initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic radiography purposes.
Performs diagnostic radiography procedures utilizing established protocols/procedures without requiring constant supervision.
Utilizes complex imaging equipment for the acquisition, analysis, manipulation and documentation of image data and completes procedures according to protocol.
Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT Registry eligible as a Radiologic Technologist.
Must obtain radiography registry within 12 months of hire date.
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
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