Radiologic Technologist/CT & MR
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- This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.
- Instructs patient in preparing for examinations; explains, in a courteous manner, all procedures to be performed. Administers contrast media, as necessary, under direction of physician. Positions patient to obtain desired images in accordance with physician's instruction and using knowledge of human anatomy. Monitors patient during sedation under direction of a physician and supervision of Imaging RN.
- Operates CT/MRI equipment to produce images of specified areas of the body, using knowledge of physiology and cross-sectional anatomy. Monitors images and makes necessary adjustments to obtain optimal images according to radiologist designated protocols. Confers with Radiologist to establish requirements for non-standard examinations.
- Operates and maintain image recording equipment, including computer, disk drives, image storage equipment and other devices. Processes and / or reformats images as required. Consistently operates Radiology Information System to ensure accurate patient information by: tracking patient in/out of procedure room, tracking supplies/films used, identifying patient films, and tracking repeated films.
- Maintains daily / monthly quality control of all CT/MRI procedures and related equipment by monitoring the operating condition of the equipment, and evaluating image quality. Maintains equipment and work area in a clean and orderly condition.
- Prepares and maintains CT/MRI records and files, as required. Maintains daily log and enters statistics into computer. Compiles data and prepares reports in accordance with established guidelines. Monitors and maintains inventory of supplies used in providing CT/MRI services according to established guidelines.
- Communicates clearly, effectively and appropriately at all times. Communicates verbally in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrates courteous and appropriate telephone skills. Communicates in writing accurately, completely and legibly, and routes such communication appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients in the age group served. Assesses data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and provides the care needed in accordance with department policy. Exercises clinical judgment within scope of practice.
- Performs other duties as required to include assisting with scheduling member appointments.
- In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
- Minimum six (6) months of recent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging experience.
- Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
- High school graduation or General Education Diploma (GED) required.
- Successful completion of an approved training program in radiologic technology plus currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in CT and in MR.
- Currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in CT and MR.
- Ability to operate CT and MRI equipment and perform related technical procedures. Management reserves the right to specify required modality experience based on business needs.
- Working knowledge of CT and MRI techniques and procedures, anatomical relationships and the contour and composition of body tissues.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a caring and courteous manner.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 44 pounds throughout the workday. May require heavy lifting.
- Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Position may be asked to cover variable shifts at different locations depending on care needs.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.