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Dexa Scan Technologist Per Diem

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Dexa Scan Technician performs bone density testing (Dexa Scan) procedures adhering to the principles of radiation protection, according to local, state and federal standards.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Properly identifies patient and exam and performs Dexa Scan services on patients with the maximum amount of care, while evaluating the technical quality.
  • Responsible for successful technical continuity of care and education of Dexa Scan procedures to patients.
  • Demonstrates competency in knowledge of the RIS/HIS modules appropriate to their job responsibilities.
  • Assists in gathering, recording data, and serving as committee members for Radiology Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement program.
  • Assumes responsibility for assigned area, making sure all equipment and supplies necessary for that area are readily available for use.
  • Practices safe protection for self and patients adhering to the guidelines of radiation protection and infection control.
  • Accurately adheres to downtime procedures to assure appropriate information is available resulting in excellent continuity of care for patients.
  • Cross-trains for mammography technologist, if site applicable.
  • Teaches and trains students in their specified technology, if site applicable.
  • Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
  • Provides education information to patients regarding their examination and Osteoporosis.
  • Knowledgeable regarding patient condition, history and appropriate background and information pertinent to proposed examination.
  • Responsible for the success of the department to achieve Press Ganey goal of 90%. - Every patient should receive patient education and your personalized business card. - Apology cards should be sent or given to all patients when we do not meet their expectations. - You will be required to submit a list of these patients to your manager at evaluation time.
    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Frequent use of fingers and hands for positioning, operating equipment. - Walking or standing for up to 8 hours per shift in 30-minute increments. - Pulling, pushing, and lifting patients up to 300 pounds with assistance. - Lifting and moving objects of up to 30 pounds. - Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. - Seeing as it relates to normal vision.
    EDUCATION:
    Graduate of an accredited ARRT Program. - ARRT registered. - - - Must pass registry within 1 year of hire date. - Failure to do so will result in re-classification. - Certification by the ACR or ISCD in Dexa Scan/Bone Density testing or registry eligible.
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
    1-year experience as a Dexa Scan technologist preferred and ongoing training in department procedures. - At least 1 year experience in mammography performed if site applicable. - Current CPR certification required. - History of computer usage experience required.

    Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Dexa Scan Technologist Per Diem, Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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