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UPMC Diagnostic Technologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated is seeking a full-time Diagnostic Technologist to support Burke and Bradley Orthopedics at the UPMC St. Margaret Medical Arts Building!

Burke and Bradley Orthopedics is a busy, fast-paced, and renowned practice that focuses, specializes, and innovates in comprehensive sports medicine care.

The Diagnostic Technologist will work daylight hours, with rotating start times between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The Diagnostic Technologist performs imaging procedures at a technical level, not requiring constant supervision, and competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative to support diagnostic initiatives. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering patient questions and providing patient education, managing machine care, uploading images and other patient information, accompanying patients to x-rays, and additional patient care duties (rooming, vitals, etc.).

The ideal candidate for this position will be independent and able to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment! Previous orthopedics experience is a plus, as is previous experience with Imagecast and other systems.

Sign-On Bonus May Be Available.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures.

  • Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data.

  • Documents patient history in electronic record, as required.

  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.

  • Performs diagnostic radiography procedures utilizing established protocols/procedures without requiring constant supervision.

  • Utilizes complex imaging equipment for the acquisition, analysis, manipulation, and documentation of image data and completes procedures according to protocol.

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect.

  • Able to work as a team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.

  • Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment to adjust protocols and shows initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic radiography purposes.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner, and explains procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ARRT-approved school of Radiologic Technology or verification from ARRT-approved school of completion of program and scheduled graduation date.

  • Technologists hired before graduation will have indirect supervision by an ARRT-certified diagnostic technologist until the degree is verified.

  • Previous orthopedics experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

ARRT Registry-eligible as a Radiologic Technologist. Must obtain radiography registry within 12 months of hire date. CPR or BLS Required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

  • ARRT Certificate

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network, which support the implementation of our diversity strategy.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 162842085

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