Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Radiologic (X-ray) Technologist

    Job Location US-OR-Portland
    Type
    Full-Time
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com

     

    Facility Description: 

    East Pavilion Surgery Center is a new Ambulatory Surgery Center located in the East Pavilion of Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center at 9135 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 161.  The facility will open with five operating rooms. East Pavilion Surgery Center will be proud to offer a wide range of outpatient services to patients, including but not limited to Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurology, Gynecology and Plastic Surgery 

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Radiologic (X-ray) Technologist performs general radiography as well as operates Diagnostic X-ray and Fluoroscopy equipment to produce static and dynamic radiographs of the patient’s body for diagnostic purposes and subsequent evaluation by a Radiologist.  This position produces high quality, clinically acceptable, diagnostic radiographs in a timely manner while providing excellent patient care.  This position reports directly to the Director of Nursing or OR Manager

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Checks referral / order for appropriate procedure, physician notes, and/or special instructions. Calls referring physician when in doubt or with questions as necessary.  Amends or modifies orders following proper facility protocol.
    • Consults with Radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate scanning procedure(s) / protocol(s).
    • Checks and documents patient histories and has patient sign waiver, if necessary.
    • Ensures comparison films and previous patient documents / jackets are available in hard copy and / or in RIS / PACS.  Appropriate request and follow up is made if they are not.
    • Screens female patients on possible pregnancy, informing the Radiologist of any possible pregnancy prior to performing any radiation exposures.
    • Screens patients for contraindications to iodinated contrast injection and consults with a Radiologist when compromise is in question.
    • Screens patients for contraindications to oral contrast and consults with a Radiologist when compromise is in question.
    • Puts patients at ease, alleviating anxiety, by explaining the procedure and responding to their questions / requests in a professional manner.
    • Monitors patient’s wellbeing during procedure; recognizes patient discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
    • Adheres to all HIPAA, OSHA, regulatory, compliance, privacy and confidentiality standards at all times, maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Administers venipuncture in a sterile, safe and effective manner (if applicable).
    • Administers oral, rectal, and IV contrast as dictated by study.
    • Regularly performs all X-ray and Fluoroscopy procedures according to established facility policies and procedures.  Operating in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner with respect to patient health and welfare, and equipment usage.
    • Understands and uses the grids, filtration, field of view, voltage, amps, spot film, collimation, and other adjustments and factors on the equipment in order to produce high quality images.
    • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of equipment capability; producing radiographs of designated and appropriate anatomical areas.
    • Manages and rotates clinical supplies / inventory.
    • Serves as a technical resource, X-ray and Fluoroscopy subject matter expert, for staff and physicians (i.e. Sales / Marketing Representative, Schedulers, Referring Physician staff, etc).
    • Keeps work area in a pristine and organized condition; regularly checking equipment, accessories, and supplies; keeping area stocked at all times; cleans and disinfects equipment after each patient use.
    • Conducts and documents equipment Quality Control (QA) procedures on a daily basis.
    • Assures that regulatory, manufacturer, and facility maintenance procedures are followed for all radiographic equipment, camera magazines, power injectors, and film processors.
    • Coordinates actions, proactive and reactive, in regards to equipment failures, service, and maintenance to avoid and minimize equipment down time.
    • Demonstrates a clear understanding of, consistently adheres to, facility policies and procedures.
    • Must maintain appropriate CEs annually to keep licensure, ARRT and State, current.
    • Promotes and supports the company’s Vision / Mission / Values.

    Qualifications

    • Must have graduated from an AMA-approved (Allied Health) school of Radiologic Science.
    • Minimally, must have a current license as a Registered Technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) and be certified with the corresponding State.
    • CPR certification within three months of hire and keeps certification current.
    • A minimum of one-year X-ray and Fluoroscopy experience in an acute-care setting or two years X-ray and Fluoroscopy experience in an ambulatory setting is mandatory.
    • Experience with multi-format cameras and laser cameras are preferred.

    Please send resumes to Bruce.dudley@scasurgery.com

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