x-Ray Technologist

July 29 2022
Categories Health, Medical, Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging
Grande Prairie, AB

Position Title: X-Ray Technologist

Location: Grande Prairie, AB

Shift Imaging is a community based, medical imaging provider specializing in the delivery of state-of-the-art care to the underserved populations across Northern Alberta.

Our imagers are fully certified and fellowship trained providing modern pain management therapies, echocardiography, obstetrical ultrasound, general ultrasound, and x-ray.

With a focus on making cutting edge medical care accessible to communities otherwise encumbered with long commutes and hazardous winter conditions, Shift Imaging brings the necessary expertise closer to home, without sacrificing quality.

We’re privileged to be the Peace Region’s first imaging provider to locally offer:

  • Nuchal translucency ultrasound (the 11 -13 weeks scan), with all radiologists and technologists meeting the standards set forth by the Fetal Medicine Foundation.
  • Echocardiography capable of Automated Function Imaging (AFI) to more accurately assess wall motion at rest.
  • Special liver studies including Sheerwave Elastography (fibrosis staging) and UGAP (ultrasound guided attenuation parameter), enabling quantification of liver steatosis to aid in early identification and monitoring of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • An all-in-one stop for pain management including diagnosis, treatment, specialist referral, and rehabilitation.
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN) for the treatment of facetogenic low back pain.
  • Shift Imaging is recognized as a training centre by the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists.  Our compassionate and highly skilled Radiological Technologists are trained in the theory and practice of special image guided procedures.

Position Summary:

Takes x-rays of designated parts of the human body for diagnostic purposes and provides support for the imaging department, including Shift Imaging’s walk in x-ray and pain management services.  Optional mammography shifts and BMD training are available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Explains procedures to patients to ensure understanding. Provides appropriate educational materials and obtains informed consent.
  • Verifies patient identity according to policies and procedures. Prepares patients for radiology exams by positioning the patient for the procedure.
  • Follows radiation safety procedures and guidelines. Prevents patients from being exposed to unnecessary radiation.
  • Prepares and administers contrast media and medications within the accepted scope of practice and applicable regulations.
  • Observes patients during procedure and reports abnormal activity. Monitors protocols and recommends updates or refinements as warranted.
  • Ensures prompt submission of high-quality of all images and documents sent to PACS.
  • Ensures equipment is properly functioning. Reports potential problems or equipment malfunction to appropriate personnel (either department manager or office manager).
  • Practice sterile techniques, maintain aseptic conditions and always use universal precautions.

Core Competencies:

  • Strong computer skills with Electronic Medical Record experience.
  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Able to perform daily tasks independently and as part of a team, while developing strong relationships and closely coordinating with staff of other departments.

Qualifications:

  • CPR/BCLS for healthcare providers required.
  • Completion of an accredited radiologic technology program.
  • Certified and currently registered with Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT).
  • At least 12 months of prior related clinical experience preferred. New graduates are encouraged to apply. 
  • Experience in Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) and Mammography is considered an asset but not mandatory for the position.

WHY JOIN SHIFT IMAGING’S TEAM?

  • Flexible opportunities available for casual, FT or PT employment
  • No shift work – work Monday to Friday during the day
  • Competitive salary with a possibly of a signing bonus
  • Group benefits and savings plan
  • Plenty of free parking and licensing reimbursement
  • Professional development and/or educational support
  • Opportunity to work with exceptional team members and cutting edge technology

Submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@twotwelveconsulting.com.  We want to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

 

Apply now!

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