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Radiology Technologist I

Company: Kaiser
Location: San Bernardino
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Under general supervision, operates radiographic equipment, to produce images of structures in the human body that are utilized by physicians for the diagnosis of disease processes, pathology and/or trauma. Utilizes technical judgment and skills to ensure that produced images are of the highest diagnostic quality, and, demonstrate the area(s) of interest. Positions assigned to this classification are distinguished from Radiologic Technologists II and higher levels in that Radiologic Technologists I only perform routine general diagnostic radiologic exams/procedures such as but not limited to chests and

Essential Functions:
- Operates various x-ray control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters and tables in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures and examinations.
- Ensures that correct and required patient identification and left or right marker appears on all films.
- Centers area of interest to film and tube Utilizes appropriate use of phototiming, milliamperes (MA), kilovoltage (KVP), seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying screens, film speed and grids in order to produce diagnostic quality image(s) which demonstrate the area(s) of interest and exhibit acceptable contrast, density and detail.
- Explains the exam /procedure to the patient in order to solicit cooperation.
- Assesses the patient's history and overall condition and makes the necessary modifications in technique and/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations.
- Utilizes a knowledge of proper patient positioning and department protocols to obtain routine and other views required for standard projections.
- Observes all required radiation safety/protection regulations and standards in order to minimize dose and avoid repeat images.
- Uses lead shielding and collimation as appropriate.
- Critiques images for diagnostic quality and other properties and appropriately consults with supervisor and/or radiologist to clarify any areas of uncertainty.
- Completes requisition with all required and pertinent information.
- Loads and unloads radiographic film, if applicable.
- Complies with all required continuing education standards.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.
- Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.
- Documents clinical activities and required image information in a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with patients and staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.
- May perform other duties as required and assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
- Possesses and maintains current certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
- Registration as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography) issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- American Heart Association approved BLS, Health care Provider level.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize theories, principles, practices and techniques of Radiologic Technology.
- Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to members, customers, contracted providers and vendors.

Preferred Qualifications:
- One (1) year of clinical experience as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) preferred.

Job Schedule:
Job Category: Imaging & Radiology

Keywords: Kaiser, San Bernardino , Radiology Technologist I, Healthcare , San Bernardino, California

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