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Rad Tech II

Expired Job

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 3 months ago

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).

Notes:

  • Work alternating weekend including graveyard shift (12:00 am to 8:30 am).

  • Work at all the MOB of Kaiser WLA.

  • This is an on-call variable position, days and hours will vary.

Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,West Los Angeles Medical Center 6041 Cadillac Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable 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: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Diagnostic Imaging / Radiology Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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Rad Tech II

Expired Job

Kaiser Permanente