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Computer Tomography Tech

Location: San Diego, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 788463 Date posted: 05/16/2019
Under indirect supervision, provides patient services using imaging modalities. Performs a variety of Computed Tomography procedures on patients of all age categories.  Evaluates images for technical quality. Exercises professional attitude & judgment in the performance of duties. Provides patient care essential to Computed Tomography procedures. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action & initiates life support measures.

Essential Functions:
- Upholds KP's policies & procedures, principles of responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws.
- Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members & coworkers.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Exercises clinical judgement that conforms to established standards.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area & Diagnostic Imaging department policies & procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.
- Utilizes effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates professional behavior/ conduct in all interactions w/ patients & staff.
- Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the department.
- Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/ department guidelines.
- Essential Clinical Duties & Responsibilities: Explains procedure to the patient , verifies patient history & confirms appropriateness of ordered exam/procedure.
- Selects appropriate software for the exam, utilizing a variety of software programs ;  based on imaging principles, area of interest to be demonstrated & patient conditions,  enters data such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time & other technical factors into computer.
- Positions & immobilizes patient in order to obtain diagnostic image(s) of area of interest; may administer contrast media orally or assist radiologist in intravenous administration.
- Recognizes adverse reactions or changes in patient condition & reacts appropriately.
- Observes all standards for radiation safety/protection in order to minimize dose.
- Utilizes scanning techniques, selects best plane, acquisition method (eg:  spiral, dynamic, multi-row detector), parameters (e.g.:  slice thickness, mA, time, algorithm, pitch) to best demonstrate anatomy & pathology in studies such as those performed for the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis & musculoskeletal.
- Modifies protocols as indicated by presence of pathology or trauma.
- May perform special procedures such as - but not limited to - 3-D studies, biopsies, drainage & aspiration, post myelography, CT arthrography, CT angiography, cardiac gating  & interventional CT.
- Evaluates images on video display screen for diagnostic quality & presence of artifacts; evaluates videotapes & computer generated information for technical quality; takes corrective action as indicated to ensure image quality.
- Photographs/films images / scans utilizing appropriate window/level settings & formats; archives images & data.

Basic Qualifications:

- One-year experience as a CT technologist within the past 2 years or Two years experience as a staff technologist w/ successful completion of the department CT training program.
- Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Computed Tomography Technologist, preferably in an acute care medical center, preferred.
- Experience w/ GE CT scanners, preferred.
- Experience w/ 3D post processing, preferred.
- Experience with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), preferred.
- Certificate of advanced qualification:  ARRT-CRT.
- Should either be certified with CPR (BLS - C: AHA approved course) or should obtain it during the probationary period.
- Additional training in the use & practices of Computed Tomography, preferred.

- This on-call position will require the CT Technologist to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends to provide support for the entire San Diego service area.
Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Diagnostic Imaging Travel: Yes, 100 % 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.

About Imaging & Radiology Careers

Imaging & Radiology Careers

Do the best work of your career as you collaborate with colleagues and participate in continued learning and professional achievement opportunities. With a range of specialty areas in which to focus — from mammography to MRI, cardiac cath lab to ultrasound — and a variety of different scheduling options, there is plenty of room for you to grow — from technologist, to manager, and beyond — in our supportive environment.

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