Radiology – Mammo | Casual/PRN

Holly Thompson

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/

Job Summary

Provide quality care, to include diagnostic imaging, patient care and customer service. It is expected to care for our patients from the moment we get an order to the time they leave the department. Blue Mountain Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital, and the Radiology Department responsibilities are to schedule patients, and perform exams while providing optimal patient care. The department works closely with providers at the Strawberry Wilderness Clinic, other departments within the hospital and Central Oregon Radiology Associates. The position requires the technologist to deliver diagnostic imaging in any modality they are licensed and/or credentialed in.

Duties

  • Performs exams from start to finish.
    • Registers/Checks In Patient
      • Checks authorizations and medical necessity.
    • Confirm order is accurate and has authorization.
    • Lab orders/results available within 30 days for CT and MRI exams with contrast.
    • Call and schedule patients according to department protocol.
    • Enter correct demographics and order into the RIS.
    • Perform exam according to the physician order and department protocol.
    • Notate appropriate documentation
    • Make exam available to Radiologists to be read via PACS
    • Complete exam within the hospital EHR.
  • Maintain Infection Control
    • Clean after every patient
    • Practice good hand hygiene
    • Wipe down high touch surfaces
    • Wear proper PPE
  • On Call
    • May be assigned on call standby shifts as needed by the department
    • Includes week nights and weekends.
  • Meet, Maintain and Exceed Department Competencies
    • Demonstrate Competency per modality via a checklist
    • Demonstrate Competency in IV starts
    • Scheduling
    • Using PACs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills
  • Occasional standing, walking, lifting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling.
  • Must be able to maneuver patients on table in order to obtain proper images.
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate using verbal and/or written skills for accurate exchange of information with physicians, nurses, health care professionals, patients and/or family, and the public whether in person or over the phone.
  • Uses AIDET according to BMHD policy
  • Use of appropriate technical factors such as kVp, mA, time, distance, grids, cassettes, positioning, and collimation.
  • Practices ALARA
  • Appropriate positioning for the exam ordered by physician.
  • Practices good sterile techniques.
  • Performs Computed Tomography exams with and/or without power contrast injection per physician order.
  • Critical thinking:
    • Seeks resources for direction, when necessary.
    • Performs independent problem solving.
    • Decision-making is logical and deliberate.
    • Performs actions that demonstrate accountability.
    • Exercises safe judgement in decision making.
    • Practices within legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Practices and abides by patient safety standards and policies at all times.
  • Practices and abides by equipment safety standards and policies at all times.
  • Handles confidential information according to HIPAA regulations.
  • Train in other modalities and/or assist with training as requested.

Education Requirements 

  • Graduate from an approved AMA school of Radiologic Technology
  • Maintain the required amount of CEU’s per certifying body.

Certification, Licensure, Experience Requirements

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider (HCP) level to be completed within three (3) months of hire.

The following are the requirements for each modality the employee is credentialed in.

Radiography

  • Minimum 1 year Radiography experience in hospital setting preferred.
  • Certification through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography (R) and Computed Tomography (CT).
  • License from Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) in each modality.
    • Equivalent to standard as described under OAR 337-010-0010 Qualifications of Radiographer in Diagnostic Field.

Computed Tomography

  • Minimum 1 year CT experience in hospital setting preferred.
  • Certification through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography (R) and Computed Tomography (CT).
  • License from Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) in each modality.
    • Equivalent to standard as described under OAR 337-010-0011 Qualifications of Computed Tomography Equipment Operators and Merged Technology Equipment Operators’ Licensing.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Minimum 1 year MRI experience in hospital setting preferred.
  • Certification through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • License from Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI).
    • Equivalent to standard as described under OAR 337-010-0013 Qualifications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist.

Mammography

  • Minimum 1 year Mammography experience preferred.
  • Certification through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography (R) and Mammography (M).
  • License from Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) in each modality.
    • Equivalent to standard as described under OAR 337-010-0010 Qualifications of Radiographer in Diagnostic Field.
  • Must follow all ACR and MQSA standards for positioning, documenting and quality control.

 

For more information, contact:

Holly Thompson, Human Resources Generalist
hthompson@bluemountainhospital.org  |  (541) 575-3820