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Diagnostic Imaging Technician-Rad II-PDLocation: Lancaster, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 825772 Date posted: 12/02/2019
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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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