Holland Hospital Radiology Diagnostic Technologist in Holland, Michigan
Holland Hospital provides a wide-range of imaging services featuring the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available along the Lakeshore. Diagnostic imaging (also commonly known as Radiology) is the process of creating images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures utilizing various equipment and techniques. Services are provided around the clock, every day of the year and include service to patients ranging from relatively healthy outpatients to acutely ill inpatients and emergency patients. Members of the Diagnostic Imaging team include Patient Care Assistants who help transport patients to and from the imaging equipment (on the job training). Techs in X-Ray, Mammography, CT, and MRI, as well as Sonographers who operate Ultrasound equipment to obtain images all have at least 2 years of education, have completed an internship, obtained certification, and become licensed.
The staff Diagnostic Technologist works under the supervision of the Radiology Manager: Performs general radiographic examinations; receives and reviews patient radiology requisitions for diagnosis and examinations requested; selects and operates a variety of x-ray equipment; positions patients and determines radiation exposure factors; assists Radiologist during fluoroscopic examinations; performs film quality control; releases patients; performs miscellaneous related duties; exercise general supervision of the X-Ray Students; performs other duties as assigned. This position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and service appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her area.
Minimum Education/Training: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or tech-school.
Registration/Certification or License Required: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist required; must complete registry requirements within one year of graduation. Current BLS for the Health Care Provider (or completed within 60 days of hire).
Preferred Experience: Recent hospital experience preferred.
Physical Requirements: Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Push/pull +/- 150-200 lbs. (Patients on bed, stretcher). Lateral transfer 150-200 lbs. (ie. Patient). Occasional sitting, squatting, twisting. Frequent walking, bending, reaching. Frequent keyboard use. Frequent talking, hearing. Continuous standing.
Other Requirements: Must be exceptionally dependable, emotionally stable, and have ability to work under stress. Ability to work effectively and communicate with all types and conditions of patients. Basic computer skills.