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Radiology Technician I

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

$2,500 Sign-on bonus! External candidatesPosition Requirements: Graduate of an accredited School of Radiographic Technology Previous radiology experience is desirable. Licensed Radiographic Technologist by the IDNS/IEMA CPR Certification ARRT Registry eligible This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, ie., understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal agingprior experience with various age groups is preferred. Knowledge of Radiology Information Computer System Ability to anticipate patient, employee and department needs and refer for action. Good communication skills.Exposed to radiation.Ability to operate portable equipment.Ability to deal with extremely ill patients.Ability to communicate with patients.Ability to adjust to flexible work hours.Ability to work weekends, holidays, and emergency call back.Ability to participate in 'on call" program and available to department needs with minimal notice.Ability to do light, medium or heavy lifting.LIGHT: Lifting up to 20 to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.MEDIUM: Lifting up to 20 to 50 pounds occasionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.HEAVY: Lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.Ability to make independent professional decisions using good judgment skills.Ability to practice high quality patient care and demonstrate technical competence.Ability to function with minimal assistance in performing job activities.Ability to demonstrate oral and written communication skills.May be exposed to hEzardous chemical , such as film processing chemicals.Ability to attend out of town site visits to view equipment.If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case by case basis.Purpose:Perform radiographic procedures on designated portions of the body for use by physicians in diagnosing and treating patient illness and/or injury and inaccordance with departmental standards and policies.Accountabilities:Determines appropriate radiographic technique and positions patients using immobilization and support devices to insure optimum film quality.Operation of radiographic, fluoroscopic, portable, computed radiography and PACS equipment to ensure quality examinations.Adherence to department standards of radiographic quality.Delivery of patient care and in accordance with department standards of continued quality improvement.Ensure a secure and safe patient and work environment by maintaining continued awareness of safety hazards.Development of leadership skills and professionalism for self through participation in department and/or hospital based committees and continuing education programs.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oak Lawn , Radiology Technician I, Healthcare , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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