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Technologist Assistant


Summary

Performs advanced radiology patient care activities and procedures for patients of varying ages under the indirect supervision of a registered technologist/sonographer and completes all associated tasks and responsibilities necessary to manage patient care needs while patient is in Diagnostic Imaging Department for procedures.  Assist in the development and the monitoring of department specific systems and in the coordination of activities that improve the quality of patient care in Diagnostic Imaging Services.

Job Description

LOCATION: Lancaster, PA 

HOURS: Full time, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week working 1st shift (0600-1630) Monday-Friday. Rotation of 2-3 holidays per year with details to be discussed at interview.

SIGN ON BONUS: $1,000 with a 2-year commitment to the organization

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

Environment Management –

  • Completes cleaning tasks utilizing OSHA standards. Performs maintenance and/or inventory of equipment according to unit/department standards.
  • Practices standard precautions while handling contaminated items.
  • Maintains unit order and efficiency.
  • Maintains appearance of patient care areas and public areas.
  • Responsible for adhering to all radiation safety regulations as established by regulatory agencies. 
  • Orders and stocks supplies to meet the needs of the unit/department
  • Maintains necessary inventory supplies for assigned workstation, rotating stock to eliminate outdated items.

Patient Care and Safety –

  • Provides basic comfort, support and addresses safety needs of patients.
  • Accepts verbal and/or written assignments from registered technologist and seeks clarification and/or assistance as necessary.
  • Demonstrate proper responses to emergency situations.
  • Completes examination, consultation, and billing procedures as required.  Performs other paper work as applicable.
  • Greets patients, confirms their identification, performing the correct procedures as directed.  Completely explains the procedure to the patient (and family if present) as directed.
  • Performs visual preventative safety inspections.  Completes warm-up procedures for each room/equipment as assigned.  Records quality control activities.  Reports equipment conditions to Quality Control/Materials Manager or appropriate personnel.
  • Follows through on assignments to completion and/or communicates to other staff members issues related to continuity of care.

Clinical Skills –

  • Performs duty/job with appropriate level of independence,  accuracy and efficiency
  • Demonstrates computer skills necessary to perform unit/department specific responsibilities
  • Schedule patients and demonstrate proper phone etiquette. Maintains necessary inventory supplies for assigned workstation, rotating stock to eliminate outdated items.
  • Technically competent in tasks within the scope of practice of a Radiology Technician Assistant.
  • Provides patient care procedures as outlined in the competencies appropriate to the Diagnostic Imaging Department under the direction of registered technologist/sonographer.
  • Demonstrate skills to properly manipulate all respective fixed or mobile equipment conducive to providing for a safe environment for patients and employees.
  • Assist in procedures to include but not limited to patient positioning, maneuvering of equipment, assisting in administering contrast, prepare room for procedure, and scrub in for sterile techniques.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HS diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Completion of the educational requirements (additional formal education/training; maximum supervision for initial competency; high degree associated risk factors; yearly competency evaluation and training).

EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: oxygen tank, Automated vital sign monitoring, equipment specific to modalities, flashlight.

Software:  patient transport systems, electronic health record system, e-mail, scheduling system, software specific to modalities

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

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Benefits At A Glance: 

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 06/22/2022