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Radiology Assistant - Contingent

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type: Part time Shift: Rotating Shift Description: Accountability Objectives: This individual works under the direction of and in partnership with the Radiology's team leaders which will include all sections of the Department of Radiology. This individual will be responsible for providing assistance to the Department of Radiology patients of all ages (including pediatrics) through his/her support of professional and technical staff. The responsibilities include delegation of components of patient imaging, patient transfer, radiology information system functions, housekeeping, patient education, and activities of daily living. Position Qualifications: Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required. Education * High School Diploma or GED equivalent. * Current enrollment in radiology, nursing, respiratory therapy or other licensed or certified health program preferred. * Documented completion of minimum of one course in Medical Terminology. Licensure / Certification * Current Heart Saver (HS) certification. Special Skill / Aptitudes * Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups. * Demonstrates responsiveness to needs of patients, other care team members, and self. * Organizational and time management skills necessary to complete responsibilities of role. * Ability to use and effectively integrate positive communication approaches to meet diverse patient needs, optimize resources, and adapt care processes to accommodate changing patient acuity and unit needs. * Excellent interpersonal service skills necessary in order to form and maintain positive relationships with customers and other healthcare professionals. Experience Past experience in diagnostic radiology is preferred which would include a general knowledge of radiology procedures. Duties / Responsibilities: * Provides patient care that reflects respect for patients' rights, dignity, values, culture preferences, and expressed needs and attention to providing comfort, relieving pain, and alleviating anxiety. * Contributes to the positive image of radiology services and enhances the SJMO culture of excellence by modeling professional behavior both in the organization and in the community. * Integrates principles of the Personal. Connected. Journey and demonstrates Trinity Health Guiding Behaviors to provide excellent care of self, patients, and care team members. * Assists technologist in performing radiologic procedures on patients of all ages: Positioning of patients, Positioning of devices to complete procedure, Movement of patients on and off tables * Assists technologist in equipment: Performs visual safety inspections of equipment and immediately reports to technician status. Provides radiation safety devices to patient under the direction of technologist * Assists the technologists in preparing images for reading. * Assists with room preparation: Ensures patient areas are clean, "distraction-free" and ready to facilitate safe patient care. Ensures equipment is cleaned and ready for use at all times. Uses hospital practice in appropriate infection control practices. Ensures appropriate supplies are available for patient car. * Patient Care: Safely transport patients from/to nursing departments. Monitor and assist with patient care as directed by technologist. Transports x-ray jackets, equipment and other appropriate hospital property to expedite patient care. * Care Experience: Effectively demonstrates excellent patient care in communication with patients and other stakeholders. Acknowledges and addresses patient and other stakeholder concerns. Provides information to technologist and other leaders to ensure concerns/feedback is addressed. Completes paperwork as necessary. Other duties as assigned. * Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values. * Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors. * Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations. Dept/Unit Specific: Not Applicable Working Conditions: * Regular exposure to radiation and magnetic fields, therefore required to follow established safety procedures/protocols. * In a typical day, the associate may sit for 25%, stand f or 25%, and walk for 50% of the day. Associate's position requires occasional (5-10% of work time) squatting, crawling, crouching, kneeling, and balancing, frequent bending/stooping, and reaching above shoulder level, pushing/pulling. * Position requires the use of hands for simple and firm grasping and fine manipulating. Position may require frequent lifting and carrying of patients/equipment/other not to exceed 51 pounds. Associates will not lift items/patients exceeding 35 pounds from the floor. * Associates will push/pull/transport patients from 'static' position and must maintain patient transport in safe care at all times, including at 'decline' or 'stop' position. * May be exposed to marked changed in temperature and humidity, infectious diseases, hazardous waste, and chemicals. * Position requires high level of mental concentration to attain established deadlines. Working environment includes frequent interruptions. Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Pontiac , Radiology Assistant - Contingent, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan

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