Allied Health Careers in Radiology at Penn Medicine
Radiologic technologists with Penn Medicine are part of a dynamic environment that incites growth and professional development. This is where they can truly define their career through the support they receive. Working collaboratively with the finest health care teams, they help deliver the excellent care for which this health system is renowned.
At Penn Medicine, careers develop a whole new dimension of skill. Employees have the mobility to work in different areas of radiology including nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scan, and ultrasound, providing a diversity of fulfilling challenges... the kind that keep employees interested and helps them grow.
And because the field is constantly evolving, a rigorous program for potential radiologic technologist candidates has been established. With a commitment of two years, a student enrolled in this intensive program and offered a position within Penn Medicine can apply for tuition forgiveness at the end of their first year.
Allied health careers in radiology are available at the following Penn Medicine entities:
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
- Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
- Pennsylvania Hospital
Whichever entity they choose, employees have an outstanding opportunity to coordinate and provide direct care for patients by educating them and their families on their course of radiological treatments. Their skills are used to assess, treat and care for patients of all ages.
Employees at Penn Medicine are essential parts of a team. Their excellent clinical skills are enhanced through in-service training and continuing education everything they need to practice with increasing confidence and growing autonomy. As a Penn Medicine radiologic technologist, they are exposed to all modalities and experience a broad spectrum of patients, therapies and technologies.
Penn Medicine takes the same care and consideration for its employees as it does its patients. To show its appreciation, it provides employees with an outstanding compensation and benefits package that includes prepaid tuition assistance that is among the best in the region, the opportunity for professional development, and a career that offers flexibility and variety. At Penn Medicine they find an atmosphere of camaraderie as everyone works together toward the same goal - to deliver the very best care to patients and their families.
Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a highly specialized, full-service department that strives to meet all patient and clinician needs in diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapies. As a key academic institution, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania provides radiology technicians with a number of learning opportunities that enhance their skills and lead to growth and advancement. Recognized as a world leader in radiological education and research, Penn's educational program features an outstanding residency program, 10 clinical fellowships, basic science graduate and post-doctoral programs and extensive continuing education activities.
For more than a decade the department has ranked among the leading U.S. medical school radiology departments in NIH-sponsored research funding, with major programs in oncology, cardiovascular and neurological diseases as well as the development of new and improved imaging technologies.
Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offers all imaging modalities:
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Emergency radiology
- Gastrointestinal radiology
- Genitourinary radiology
- Interventional radiology
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Musculoskeletal radiology
- Thoracic imaging
- Breast imaging
- Nuclear medicine
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
The culture of the medical imaging department at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is one in which the integrated clinical skills of the technological staff combines with the expertise of the professional staff of radiologists, interventionalists and nurses, to provide high quality, efficient, timely service to patients and physicians. Patient satisfaction and accurate diagnostic outcomes are the primary goals.
The technologists, radiologists, and dedicated, cross-trained staff of clerical and nursing professionals that make up Penn Presbyterian's radiology department work collaboratively to ensure top-notch quality care is provided to every patient. Sectioned into nine different areas, they provide exceptional service in the areas of:
- CT scan
- interventional radiology
- women's breast center
- nuclear medicine
- outpatient evaluation center (OEC)
- general radiology
New employees will find state-of-the-art technology in a friendly environment, along with outstanding learning, advancement, and professional development opportunities. The career ladder, designed to build skills and confidence, provides a depth of knowledge that enables employees to practice with increasing confidence and growing autonomy in a supportive environment. Medical imaging understands that its employees are the reason for its success, so it maintains an "Employee of the Quarter" program in which employees are recognized with a monetary reward and a framed award for their accomplishments.
The Radiology Department at Pennsylvania Hospital works with cutting-edge technology that includes digital mammography, a new angiography suite, and a new state-of-the-art nuclear medicine department. The department performs all radiology services with the exception of MRI. It offers a respectful culture that recognizes employees for their contributions, where an open-door policy encourages staff to share any insights or concerns. Employees have an average tenure rate of 10 years and staff turnover is extremely low. Each section has support from a working team leader with support from the operations manager and the administrative director.
A two-tiered radiology clinical ladder is designed to recognize employees for their contributions to quality care, as well as their clinical knowledge and professional achievements. Providing advancement opportunities for radiology employees who choose to focus on clinical practice, the clinical ladder also recognizes and rewards participation in departmental activities, program development, education and clinical practice. This structures staff positions to delineate increasingly advanced levels of responsibility and skill and encourages ongoing development.
This is a large urban hospital with a community feel to it, and colleagues encourage each other to be their best. Operating room radiology positions include radiographers, CT scan technologists, ultrasonographers, interventional technologists and nuclear medicine technologists.