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Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Tech- Per Diem

Primary Location Bakersfield, California Job Number 1015607 Date posted 08/23/2022
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Description: Under indirect supervision, operates radiographic equipment  to produce radiographs of structures in the human body that are utilized by physicians for the diagnosis of disease processes, pathology and/or trauma. Utilizes technical judgment and  skills to ensure that produced radiographs are of the highest diagnostic quality and demonstrate the area(s) of interest.  Positions assigned to this classification are distinguished from Radiologic Technologists II and higher levels in that Radiologic Technologists I  only perform  routine, general diagnostic radiologic exams/procedures such as - but not limited to - chests and extremities.

Essential Functions:

- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

Is responsive to the needs of others by exhibiting professional behavior toward members and coworkers.

- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.

- Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.

- Documents clinical activities  and required radiograph information in a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.

- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging

- Department policies and procedures.

- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.

- Demonstrates effective communication skills.

- Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with patients and staff.

- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

Essential Clinical Duties/Responsibilities :

- Operates various x-ray control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters  and tables in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures and examinations. 

- Ensures that correct and required patient identification and left or right marker appears on all films

- Centers area of interest to film and tube

- Utilizes appropriate use of phototiming, milliamperes, kilovoltage, seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying screens, film speed  and grids in order to produce diagnostic quality radiographs  which demonstrate the area(s) of interest and exhibit acceptable contrast, density and detail.

- Explains the exam /procedure to the patient in order to solicit cooperation

- Assesses the patient's history and overall condition and makes the necessary modifications in technique and/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations

- Utilizes a knowledge of proper patient positioning and department protocols to obtain routine and other views required for standard projections.

- Observes all required radiation safety/protection regulations and standards in order to minimize dose and avoid / minimize repeat films uses lead shielding and collimation as appropriate.

- Critiques radiographs for diagnostic quality and other properties and appropriately consults with supervisor and/or radiologist to clarify any areas of uncertainty.

- Completes requisition with all required and pertinent information.

- Loads and unloads radiographic film.

- Complies with all required continuing education standards.  

- May perform other duties as required and assigned.

 Basic Qualifications:

- One(1) year of clinical experience as a radiologic technologist in an acute care medical center or free standing diagnostic imaging center, preferred.

- Graduation from an accredited educational program in diagnostic radiologic technology approved by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology.

- Current and valid BLS certification.

- Certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) by the state of California, Department of Health Services.

- Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (radiography).

- Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the state of California may be required as specified by department.

- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the principles, theories, practices and techniques of radiologic technology.
Primary Location: California,Bakersfield,Stockdale Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 10:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B15|UFCW|Local 770 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Ming MOB - Radiology-General - 0806 Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.