Radiology Technician: X-Ray & CT (MRI a plus) | Full-Time & Casual/PRN positions available!

Shae

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, Imaging, Laboratory, and an Intermediate Care Center.  Join our family-like team in beautiful Eastern Oregon!

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in the Heart of Grant County in 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 lower 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!

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

Position Summary:

Imaging Team Members are expected to provide quality care, quality diagnostic imaging, and excellent customer service to all patients, providers and team members, at all times.  It is expected to care for our patients from the moment we get an order to the time they leave the department.  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 Community Clinic, other departments within the hospital, and Central Oregon Radiology Associates (CORA).  This position requires the technologist to deliver diagnostic imaging in both general Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT).  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) experience and licensing is a plus! 

This role may have varied shifts for either morning or afternoon/swing, depending upon department need.

Essentials Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs exams from start to finish.
  • Confirm order is accurate and has authorization.
  • Lab orders/results available within 30 days for CT 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
  • Will be assigned on call standby shifts as needed by the department
  • Includes week nights and weekends.
  • Meet, Maintain and Exceed Department Competencies
  • Radiography competency checklist provided by department
  • CT checklist provided by department
  • Demonstrate Competency in IV starts
  • Scheduling
  • Using PACs
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Knowledge, Skills & 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 at all times.
  • Handles confidential information according to HIPAA regulations.

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:

  • Minimum 1 year CT experience in hospital setting preferred.
  • If have MRI experience, a minimum 6 months to 1 year experience in a hospital setting preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider (HCP) level to be completed within three (3) months of hire.
  • 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.

For more information, contact:

Shae Voigt, Human Resources Coordinator
(541) 575-3820  |  svoigt@bluemountainhospital.org