imaging Technologist

University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
Percent Time:100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

Perform and teach specialized general diagnostic radiography procedures utilizing complex imaging equipment with close patient monitoring during exam.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A 100% Imaging Technologist with primary duties in General Diagnostic Radiography. Perform general radiography procedures in multiple areas within the hospital including Adult and Pediatric Radiology, emergency room, OR, fluoroscopy and orthopedic clinic. Work schedule is primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Includes rotating holidays, weekends and on call responsibilities.

* Perform radiography procedures using a variety of imaging equipment. Operate fixed and portable radiographic equipment to produce diagnostic imaging studies.

* Provide instruction to trainees, students and other medical staff on operation and safety precautions.

* Has knowledge and understanding of key Service Excellence principles for interactions with patients and staff.

* Establish rapport with patient and provide information about how the exam is performed and what is required of the patient.

* Utilize standard safety precautions to minimize or eliminate risks to patients, personnel and equipment.

* Prepare and administer contrast material to patients under radiologist's supervision as required.

Please note: Three professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required of individuals performing this job.

Education Required:

* Successful completion of two-year or other approved program by Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology Education is required.

Experience Required:

* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Certifications:

* Current certification or eligibility for certification in diagnostic procedures by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is required.

* Current Permit to Practice issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health for all radiographers operating ionizing radiation emitting equipment is required.

Desirable Qualifications:

* Previous work or clinical education experience in general radiology in a level 1 Trauma center is desired.

* Recent work or clinical education experience in general radiography is desired.