DATE POSTED: May 25, 2021
JOB STATUS: Permanent / Full-Time
SALARY: $4,252/month (SR20), plus a shortage differential
JOB LOCATION: Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital – Kapa’a, Kaua’i, Hi
FUNCTION: This position is located in the Radiology Department of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH). SMMH, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and The Kaua’i Region Clinics are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i operating statewide.
The Radiology Department provides diagnostic imaging services, scheduled, or on an emergency basis, as required for the care and treatment of inpatients and outpatients, aged birth to death. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following procedures: diagnostic radiography, computed tomography, tele-radiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography.
The Imaging Specialist III performs lead specialist duties under the supervision of the Imaging Specialist VI and independently performs a full range of diagnostic imaging procedures, utilizing ionizing equipment in accordance with physician’s orders, protocols and quality standards as established by the department and facility, and performs other duties as assigned. The position may work on rotating shifts, extended workdays with work on weekends and holidays. May require standby call and call back duty.
This position reports to the Imaging Specialist VI (Imaging Supervisor), or its designee.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are credited based on a 40-hour workweek.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an approved program recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Licensure: A current State of Hawai’i Radiologic Technologist license as a radiographer at the time of appointment.
Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible professional imaging technologist experience which demonstrated a thorough knowledge of imaging procedures and/or techniques such as myelograms, discograms, arthrograms, etc., including the X-raying of such areas of the human anatomy as the chest, skull, gastro-intestinal tract, urinary tract, and vascular system.
Specialized Experience: One half (1/2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in one of the following modalities; angiography, cardiac catheterization, computed tomography, echocardiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, ultrasound, or vascular in a clinical or hospital environment.
Certifications: Current ARRT (R) American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography AND Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association are required at the time of appointment.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIRED
Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of operation of imaging equipment, radiation safety, and departmental protocols, standard precautions, hospital policies and procedures, rules and regulations, government regulatory requirements and accrediting standards, perform the full range of services to the patients of the work site, independently. Basic knowledge of specialized imaging equipment and physics of specialized imaging procedures, safety, medical terminology and department protocols. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and work rules of the work site.
Basic knowledge of Cross Sectional Anatomy required.
Ability to: Perform a full range of diagnostic imaging procedures utilizing ionizing radiation equipment independently and provide instruction regarding imaging procedures and radiation safety to subordinates and others. Apply the principles, methods and techniques of specialized imaging equipment/procedures; deal effectively with patients and other individuals; operate specialized imaging equipment; keep records and prepare reports and instruct patients and others in the specialized imaging procedures. Ability to interpret and formulate operating policies and procedures, direct the work of others and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
Code of Ethics: Ability to meet the specific needs of patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability and maturity despite emotional and physical pressures; demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative. Ability to promote a positive, collaborative practice atmosphere.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Physical Requirements: All employees must be physically able to perform efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.
Hazards: May be exposed to infectious diseases or hazardous substances. Exposure to radiation hazards on a daily basis
Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.