About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
Performs procedures according to departmental protocol as established by Radiologist(s); understands procedure preparation for general radiologyPresents examination education to the patient prior to the exam, gives post procedure instructions pertinent to the exam performed.Properly identify and verify patient. Interviews the patient to obtain patient’s medical history or important information regarding the nature of the exam being performed; documents that information appropriatelyDemonstrates knowledge of all digital and computed radiography procedures (evaluation of digital image, operation and re-loading of imaging plates, burn CD's, etc.)Critiques images prior to submitting for interpretation. Monitors film quality; maintains film repeat rate of 5 percent or lessUtilizes appropriate film markers (ie: Mitchell Markers, scout film, time, portable stickers, etc.)Utilizes shielding/collimation to minimize patient radiation exposure, complies with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles; monitors own radiation exposureCleans cassettes and screens as required.Transports mobile x-ray equipment to ER, patient’s rooms and surgery.Assists the Radiology manager with departmental Quality AssuranceChecks lab values per departmental protocolIs able to identify and respond to a contrast reaction and/or patient deterioration; is familiar with drug box, location of crash carts and intubation equipment; is familiar with procedure for calling a “codeInitiates applicable Risk Identification Reports and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure proper patient charges and continuity of patient carePerforms all other duties and responsibilities as necessary
3. One to two years acute care hospital experience is preferred.