Radiology Technologist

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Radiology Technologist (Oakdale) - Per Diem

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

Reporting to the Radiology Manager, this position is responsible for radiological care to patients of all ages, for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment of anatomical and physiologic disorders using ionizing radiation.  Must have working knowledge of conventional Radiology.  Must be able to operate all x-ray equipment and develop films.  Prepares exam room, equipment, supplies and medications for patient’s procedures and is responsible for patient education.  Will be IV trained.  With proven competency, in addition to conventional Radiology, working knowledge in CT, or will train.  May be required to take call.

  1. Demonstrates competence in the operation and maintenance of all diagnostic and fluoroscope equipment and procedures while checking requests for special instructions and consults with radiologist as necessary.
  1. Demonstrates an understanding for the standards of care and mechanical operative of Diagnostic Technology required for each type of Diagnostic procedure and is able to communicate this to others as a Clinical Preceptor.
  2. Demonstrates competency in performance of all technological procedures; demonstrates: target anatomy through proper patient positioning, technique selection: administration of contrast media under the direction of the physician; application of immobilization and radiation protection devices according to hospital policy.
  3. Performs visual preventative safety inspection, completes tube warm-up procedures for each procedure room assigned, including all equipment utilized.  Records Quality Control activities.  Reports dangerous department or equipment conditions to appropriate personnel.
  4. Provides technical support in an on-call status by phone or in person as needed or as assigned.
  5. With proven competency performs Special Procedure exams requiring sound understanding for anatomy physiology, anatomical position of patients of all ages and related advanced technical equipment.  Provides high quality digital and/or video image for diagnostic review, properly identified for date archival within a specific time frame.
  6. With proven competency performs Computerized Tomography (CT) exams requiring a sound understanding of cross sectional anatomy, and effective patient flow through the CT scanner.  Provides high quality images for diagnostic review, properly identified for date and time, and archival within a specific time frame.  CT protocols must be followed under the direct supervision of the Radiologist.
  1. Demonstrates competency in the preparation of the patient for the procedure.
  1. Prepares the procedure room, equipment and supplies in a safe and efficient manner.
  2. Verifies patient identification, physician order for the procedure, presence of a physician with appropriate licensure and privileges to supervise activities and special instructions for the procedure.
  3. Assists in-patient transport, transfers, and positioning.
  4. Completely explains examination procedures to the patient and their family if present; provides support as needed throughout the procedural process.
  5. Promotes patient and physician satisfaction and projects an image of professional competence to other departments within OVHD, physicians, patients, and community.
  6. Establishes and maintains a clean clinical environment and sterile field.
  7. Rotates stock in an orderly fashion, eliminates outdated items, notifies appropriate personnel to maintain effective part levels and restocks supplies.
  8. Remains current on advancements associated with supplies, equipment, and procedural techniques by attending in-service educational programs and department meetings.
  9. Makes suggestions for optimum patient outcome.  Makes recommendations for inventory and products.  Promotes quality service, cost effectiveness and environmental safety.
  10. Facilitates the team effort.  Minimizes turn-around time and intervenes to eliminate delays.  Independently organizes and prioritizes activities, and remains accountable for productive/non-productive time and overtime.
  11. Completes billing procedures accurately and in a timely fashion.
  1. In cooperation with the Manager, is responsible for the radiation protection of Radiology personnel.  Monitors Radiology Staff and Physician’s for radiation protection and radiation monitoring, garments and barriers.  Provides feedback to individuals who are not in compliance with department standards, and refers persistent trends to the Manager.
  1. Maintains department operation in the absence of any Supervisor by fulfilling the necessary responsibilities to and operating standard.  Provides good judgment on decisions that pertain to staffing, department flow, and callback hours needed.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
Associate Degree or equivalent in Radiology Technology
High school graduate or equivalent required
Minimum Experience/Skills:
0 to 1 year experience for Technologist I
1 to 3 years’ experience preferred for additional modalities
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Must be licensed and hold current certification in Radiological Technology by the State of California, Radiological Health Section, Department of Health.
Must be licensed by American Registry of Radiological Technology (ARRT)
Obtain Fluoroscopy permit within two years of employment
Current BLS certification
Physical Demands:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Transfer patients
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Touch, auditory and visual perception and acuity
Adequate vocal pitch and volume
Ability to move quickly
Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Working Conditions:
Regularly exposed to the risk of contagious and blood borne diseases
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Emergency and crisis situations
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Occasional exposure to radiation hazards, radioactive substances and biohazard material