Pioneer Medical Center

Radiology Tech PRN Weekend

Pioneer Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital, essentially the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana: Population 4200. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, skilled trades people and active retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, or to fish the Yellowstone, hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded places. Big Timber is a vibrant and welcoming small town, an hour from Bozeman and Billings. Our schools are highly rated, with high community support.

Pioneer Medical Center has an immediate opening for a PRN (weekend) licensed Radiology Tech to join our hospital & clinics' patient care team.

PURPOSE/DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Under the general supervision of the Radiology Manager, the individual performs all diagnostic imaging ordered by providers such as basic x-ray and computed tomography (CT) according to departmental policies and procedures. Individual also performs EKG’s and places cardiac monitors. Candidate needs to be capable of performing routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting equipment, as well as make valued judgment decisions related to validity of orders.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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NO. DESCRIPTION

1. Supports and models behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

2. Will accurately perform procedures and exams as outlined in departmental procedure manuals for radiology with minimal supervision.

3. Verify orders, prior lab work results and for previous radiology exams that will be used for comparison.

4. Must have the ability to accurately interpret a physician’s scanning instructions and perform CT procedures appropriately.

5. Must be able to safely administer contrast material.

6. Will explain examination and procedures to patient. Must be able to appropriately prepare and operate CT and x-ray equipment.

7. Must understand and practice safe radiation procedures for patients and personnel and follow ALARA principles.

8. Coordinates scheduling, transportation and testing of patients.

9. Performs daily quality assurance procedures on equipment and maintains documentation of all work.

10. Reports any problems with equipment or errors in procedures to the Radiology Manager.

11. Must be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of equipment in CT and X-ray room.

12. Pursues and maintains continuing education as outlined in the licensure laws of the state of Montana and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for the purpose of keeping current and proficient in radiology.

13. Provides input to the supervisor for equipment and supply needs.

14. Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development.

15. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

• Basic knowledge of medical science commensurate with technical level of radiology (i.e., physics and anatomy for radiology and radiology procedure, etc.).

• Medical terminology and use of ICD-10 and CPT coding.

• Knowledge of state and federal regulations on an ongoing basis.

• Common policies and procedures, both organizational and departmental

• Compliance Program

• Code of Conduct

• Regulatory standards (i.e., State Survey, OSHA)

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient’s/resident’s rights

• Patient safety standards

SKILL IN:

• Critical thinking, multi-tasking, and time management.

• Troubleshooting of equipment.

• Implementing and performing all standard procedural methodologies commensurate with proper instrumentation use.

• Working knowledge of implementation of QC policies and procedures in the Radiology Department.

• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written

• Planning and organization

• Providing instructions

• Effective time management

• CPR certified within six months of hire.

ABILITY TO:

• Endure prolonged periods of standing and bending while performing procedures.

• Stoop to reach under cabinets and stretch to reach items on shelving

• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships

• Utilize time management concepts to make efficient use of time.

• Provide instructions in a clear and easily understood manner.

• Work independently.

• Work with frequent interruptions.

• Work effectively with nursing, allied health and medical personnel.

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written.

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships.

• Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

• React professionally when dealing with difficult or emergency situations.

COMPLEXITY & DIFFICULTY:

• Failure to properly perform sometimes multi-step procedures in acquiring diagnostic images in this job can negatively impact a patient’s outcome, perhaps even mortality.

• Professional behavior when dealing with difficult situations with co-workers, patients, and visitors.

• Resourcefulness in dealing with emergency situations

• Required to be competent and knowledgeable in emergency care principles

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Technologist needs to have completed an accredited education program related to radiology and be licensed and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

• Montana licensed.

• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered

• Minimum of 1 year of CT experience.

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WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Required to work varying shifts, primarily weekends as needed. Be able to complete all responsibilities in a timely fashion in the midst of other work responsibilities.

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Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category II: Tasks that may involve occasional exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but are not a part of the routine job description. Appropriate protective measures are readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks.

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Look through our website, www.pmcmt.org, the Facebook groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz” or call our Director of HR at 406.932.4603 for more information about the area and this role.

Pioneer Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.'

Job Type: PRN

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