Northern Light Health Radiology Technologist III in Bangor, Maine
POSITION SUMMARY: The Radiology Technologist III acts as a liaison between staff techs, physicians, nurses, and support staff in order to maintain smooth operations of the department. The Radiology Technologist III assists with equipment maintenance, staff scheduling assignments, ordering of supplies and staff education. The Radiology Technologist III meets all requirements of staff technologists who are responsible for using ionizing radiation to locate, evaluate, and record pertinent anatomical, pathological, and functional data and coordinating patient flow to obtain requested imaging studies in a fast-paced environment. This is achieved through order verification, Quality Assurance of the imaging equipment, proper patient identification and obtaining appropriate imaging following approved policies and protocols. This includes patient preparation and education which may begin prior to patient arrival. The technologist may be involved in part of a procedural team. The technologist will treat patients of all age groups which include infancy, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics. The technologist must be knowledgeable of age specific protocols. The technologist must be flexible to cover a variety of shifts with weekend, holiday and non-restricted call duties required as needed.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Must be a graduate of an accredited Radiography program, certified by the ARRT and hold a valid Maine License.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Current Maine Licensure with a minimum 3-year experience as a registered technologist in a hospital environment. Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with patients, family members, physicians, healthcare professional, department staff, students, etc. Must maintain current certification(s) and licensure through continuing education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist patients with personal hygiene and mobility. Must assist those patients with limited mobility or those requiring total care. Must be able to reach items on the floor, stretch to reach overhead equipment to a height of 5 feet above ground level, and reach across a stretcher to a distance of 25 inches. Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 lbs. to a height 3 feet above ground level. Must be able to stand and walk 95% of the time. Must possess dexterity to manipulate large/small objects, use a computer keyboard, push/turn various size knobs on equipment, and use writing implements. Must be able to move within narrow, confined areas, etc. Must possess hearing and visual acuity necessary to observe the patient, accurately prepare imaging contrast as appropriate and draw patient doses. Must be able to discern information from electronic monitors, patient charts, BW and color monitors, computers, calculators, electronic controls, emergency equipment, patient charts/forms, printed documents, patient ID bands, and equipment manuals. Must be able to work with ionizing radiation and wear a lead apron weighing 10 lbs. for up to 4 hours at a time. Regular attendance is required.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Must work with video display terminals for up to 80% of an assigned shift. Will work with hazardous materials and equipment. May be exposed to patients with communicable diseases, purulent discharges, and excretions.