Sea Mar Community Health Centers was founded in 1978 with a single clinic in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Today, Sea Mar is Washington’s largest provider of community-based, comprehensive health care with over 35 medical clinics along the Puget Sound. We are looking for mission driven individuals dedicated to serving underserved and diverse communities.
Radiologic Technologist will provide services on Computed Radiography (standard CR) as well as Direct Radiography (DR with no scanner or cassette) procedures, consistent with training, experience and the standard in the community. Must be familiar with DR GE equipment. Perform X-ray and imaging procedures on patients in a designated clinic location. Ability to actively participate in Quality Improvement activities to maintain and improve radiology services to meet organizational goals and service expectations. Promote high standards of patient care and safety in the delivery of X-ray and imaging services. Ensure proper functioning and operation of radiologic, imaging, and processing equipment.
Responsibilities and Duties
As a mission-driven organization, the core values of, and the services offered at Sea Mar are based on the belief that everyone deserves to be respectfully treated in a way that preserves dignity and enhances self-worth. Sea Mar is an advocate for its clients and aims to achieve industry-leading, client-centered, culturally-aware services.
Sea Mar employees serve as an extension of this mission and demonstrate their commitment to an excellent client experience by:
- Understanding and empathizing with client needs
- Surpassing client expectations
- Demonstrating a high level of integrity
- Exhibiting compassion and commitment
- Advocating for social justice
- Taking pride in individual work as well as that of the team
- Continually learning to stay current with industry standards, best practices and technology
As a Sea Mar employee, the individual in this position commits to adherence to these values to their utmost ability and endeavors to strengthen and embody this mission daily.
Primary duties and responsibilities of the Radiologic Technologist include, but are not limited to:
- Maintain current on standard processes for the department
- Participate in the quality improvement program for the department, including proficiency testing, monitoring and audits
- Participate in activities related to the Radiation Safety program, in coordination with the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Dental Officer.
- Ensures Patient and Operator Safety standards are followed, such as Equipment meets DOH regulations for patient exposure; proper use of X-Ray badges to protect lab staff; use of aprons to protect patient; process room is well shielded; and use of calipers to ensure patient is exposed to the appropriate radiation amount.
- Provide support to specific service programs such as the Musculoskeletal/Sports medicine
- Organize and maintain all radiology equipment in quality working order and conditions
- Delivers patient care and service unrestricted by the concerns of personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, or socio-economic status
- Practices technology founded upon theoretical knowledge and concepts, and adheres to best practices
- Uses equipment and accessories consistent with the purposes for which they were designed, employs techniques and procedures and perform services in accordance with accepted standards of practice, and demonstrates expertise in minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, self, and other members of the healthcare team
- Assesses situations; exercises care, discretion, and judgment; assumes responsibility for professional decisions; and acts in the best interest of the patient
- Respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional practice, respects the patient’s right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community
- Continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues, and investigating new aspects of professional practice
Qualifications and Skills
- Minimum 2 year accredited radiography training program.
- Certification of the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) is required.
- Bachelor and additional certifications strongly preferred.
- Exceptional customer service.
Benefits and Perks
- Competitive salary
- Robust ancillary staff
- Generous paid time off
- Dental, medical and vision benefits
- Opportunity to work with a diverse and friendly team!