Radiology Tech III - Radiology-Offsite (1.0 FTE, Rotating)
1.0 FTE, 10 Hour Rotating Shift
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This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Under general supervision, performs various simple to complex radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Perform a variety of technical tasks involved in operating radiographic equipment and making radiographs of designated portions of the body. Duties include transferal of images, archiving and performing of appropriate imaging protocols which meet the department's standards of quality. May supervise technical and ancillary personnel in assigned work areas/shift in the absence of Lead Technologist and/or supervisor. Technologist is cross-trained into a specialty modality (CT, Mammography, and MRI) and is assigned to that area less than half of their scheduled time, performing basic specialty exams.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
- Acts as Lead or Supervisor in their absence by directing patient flow, assuring that resources are matched to the appropriate tasks, trouble shoot equipment difficulties and place service calls for repairs.
- Assists the radiologist during procedures when needed.
- Ensures proper darkroom techniques to include ability to ascertain sub-optimal film processing, and equipment malfunction.
- Follows established radiation safety guidelines 'ALARA' (as low as reasonably acceptable) in reference to time, distance and shielding.
- Operates a variety of imaging and fluoroscopic equipment in performing a variety of imaging examinations. Utilizes proper body mechanics to ensure patient safety upon moving and/or transferring patients.
- Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students and residents.
- Prepares patient for exam, i.e. identifying oneself, explaining procedures, confirming patient ID and checking correctness of the order.
- Prepares room and equipment. Troubleshoots equipment failures and reports problems to the appropriate individual.
- Processes identification data onto the exposed imaging plate and prepares the image for reading by the radiologist using image processing film or Picture Archive Communication System (PACS).
- Produces quality images following established departmental and QA (Quality Assurance) protocols to include technique, views, position, proper labeling and patient ID (Identification).
- Properly prepares contrast media under direction of a radiologist. Recognizes and responds to allergic reactions to contrast media.
- Works in a variety of diagnostic areas with knowledge of emergency and after hours procedures.
- Works less than half of their scheduled time in a specialty modality.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement
Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
License/Certification: California State Fluoroscopic Permit (RTF), Certified by the State of California Department of Health Services in Diagnostic Radiology (CRT)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- Ability to perform complex diagnostic imaging procedures.
- Ability to perform general and specialized radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures which meet the departments standard of quality.
- Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Ability to troubleshoot the equipment including RIS, PACS as well as x-ray equipment.
- Ability to troubleshoot, document and communicate equipment problems.
- Ability to work effectively as a team player.
- Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology.
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
- Knowledge of Imaging processes and fluoroscopic techniques, methods and equipment.
- Knowledge of methods of positioning patients.
- Knowledge of principles of image processing and development applicable to diagnostic imaging.
- Knowledge of radiation production, positioning and radiation safety.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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