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Diagnostic Imaging Technician-Rad II-PD

Location: Lancaster, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 825772 Date posted: 12/02/2019
Description:

Under indirect supervision, operates radiographic equipment to produce radiographs of structures in the human body that are utilized by physicians to diagnose disease processes, pathology &/or trauma. Utilizes technical judgment & skills to ensure that produced radiographs are of the highest diagnostic quality & demonstrate the area(s) of interest. Positions assigned to this classification are distinguished from Radiologic Technologists I in that Radiologic Technologists II perform the full range of diagnostic exams, including the more complex studies such as - but not limited to -- sialography, bronchography, arthography, plain tomographic studies & myelography.



Essential Functions:


- Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws. Is responsive to the needs of others by exhibiting professional behavior toward members & coworkers.
- Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties & obtain patient cooperation.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of srvs to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences.
- Utilizes proper body mechanics. Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive, & accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical srv area & Diagnostic Imaging Dept policies & procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of srv. Utilizes effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates behavior that meets established standards for professionalism in all interactions w/patients & staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/Dept guidelines.
- Essential Clinical Duties & Responsibilities: Operates various x-ray & imaging control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters & tubes in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures & exams.
- Including - but not limited to - gastro-intestinal exams, & plain tomography in areas such as surgery, cystoscopy & emergency room.
- Operates auxiliary equipment such as - but not limited to - tomographic units, Buckies, image intensifiers, spot film devices, video monitors, CR equipment, digital imaging, C-arms & portable units.
- Prepares & administers the appropriate oral, intestinal & IV contrast media or, as appropriate, assists the radiologist w/admin.
- Ensures that correct & required patient identification info & left or right marker appears on all films.
- Centers tube & film to area of interest.
- Utilizes appropriate photo-timing, milliamperes, kilovoltage, seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying screens, film speed & grids in order to produce diagnostic quality radiographs which demonstrate the area(s) of interest & exhibit acceptable contrast,density & detail.
- Explains the exam/procedure to the patient in order to solicit cooperation & obtain patient understanding.
- Assesses the patient's history & overall condition & makes the necessary modifications in technique &/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations.
- Utilizes a knowledge of proper patient/part positioning & Dept protocols to obtain routine & other indicated views required for standard projections.
- Observes all required radiation safety/protection regulations & standards in order to minimize dose & avoid/minimize repeat films.
- Uses lead shielding & collimation as appropriate.
- Critiques radiographs for diagnostic qualities & other properties such as artifacts & appropriately consults w/supervisor &/or radiologist to clarify any areas of uncertainty.
- Completes requisition w/all required & pertinent info.
- Loads & unloads radiographic film.
- Complies w/all required continuing education standards.
- May perform other duties & required & assigned.


Pay Grade: 26




Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services.
- Registration as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (radiography) by the ARRT.
- Approved BLS
- Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California required.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the theories, principles, practices and techniques of radiologic technology.
Education
- Graduation from an accredited educational program in diagnostic radiologic technology approved by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology.
License, Certification, Registration
- BLS and 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).
 
Additional Requirements:
- N/A
 


Preferred Qualifications:
- N/A




Notes:


- This is an on call position, days and hours may vary according to departmental needs.


- Will cover Lancaster, Palmdale, and Antelope Valley Medical Offices as needed.


- Will be required to work rotating weekends.



Primary Location: California,Lancaster,Lancaster Medical Offices 43112 N. 15th St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:30 PM/Varies Working Hours End: 9:00 PM/ Vares Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Radiology Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.

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.

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