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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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This job supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing general diagnostic radiographic procedures to any part of the human body. This position also processes lab tests, performs venipuncture, and where applicable, maintains all requirements of a CLIA-approved lab.   Job Duties
  • Monitors, orders and completes inventory for all lab supplies, as assigned.
  • Rooms and prepares patient for examination, as applicable. This includes histories, vitals, reason for visit, presenting symptoms and current medication list.
  • Assists in orientation and training of students and new employees in phlebotomy and/or lab procedures and processes.
  • Performs quality assurance checks and maintains documentation in accordance with CLIA guidelines as applicable.
  • Demonstrates competency in use of all lab equipment/machines including performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and completing proficiency testing.
  • Documents all lab results in accordance with clinic procedures and distributes reports to appropriate physician staff.
  • Performs basic lab tests according to accepted procedures. This includes ensuring test requests contain required information and correspond with correct specimens.
  • Follows specimen collection, labeling and handling procedures to include verifying patients' names before collecting specimens.
  • Adheres to all phlebotomy protocols by selecting and performing the appropriate phlebotomy procedures for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Initiates applicable incident reports by the end of the shift and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure the proper patient charge and continuity of patient care.
  • Reviews each exam for technical accuracy.
  • Identifies anatomical orientation and ensures proper film identification on all images.
  • Prepares and orders images and obtains previous films by use of the PACS-Isite system.
  • Identifies each patient and reviews each patient's requisition for consistency of examination ordered with clinical diagnosis.
  • Utilizes EPIC system's Admissions and Radiology Module to register patients, close orders, enter repeat test information and where applicable, order tests.

Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.

Department Specific Duties

  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of all general radiographer policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated competence with film and digital processing.
  • Ability to perform venipuncture and laboratory procedures up to and including moderately complex labs.
Professional Experience
  • General diagnostic x-ray experience preferred. Laboratory experience, to include venipuncture and performing moderately complex laboratory procedures preferred.
  • Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certification Required. Associates degree in radiologic technology preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Iowa Permit to Practice Radiography required.
  • Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
Visual Acuity
  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to include inspection during patient assessment.
  • Ability to accurately read measurements on patient related equipment—some examples include: thermometers, mechanical gauges, glucometers, IV pumps, and computer monitor displays.
  • Work requires analyzing data and figures, use of computer terminal and extensive reading.
  • Worker must be able to visually assess patients' safety needs.
  • Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
  • Preparing and reading written documentation, use of computer.
  • Peripheral vision.
Intellectual/Emotional Requirements
  • Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a hospital work environment.
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to interact with patient populations; e.g.infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations.
  • Ability to make generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; e.g. patient assessment and/or equipment performance.
  • Adaptability to performing repetitive work or to performing continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.
  • Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
  • Able to communicate with people regarding giving and receiving of instructions.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities.

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