Radiologic Technologist III - Radiology - Per Diem/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the direction of the Section Supervisor, Assistant Director and Director of Radiology Services, Radiology Technologist III, performs a wide variety of radiographic procedures and complex duties requiring a high degree of accuracy with latitude for independent initiative and judgment.  Promotes, follows and adheres to the values set by AVH.  Provides technical assistance in planning, organizing and controlling the work flow in order to accomplish the objectives of our department.  Delivery of quality customer services which meets or exceeds expectations to patients, physicians, physician office staff, and visitors. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ability to be on your feet 95% of the time and physically able to assist in lifting patients that could weight 200+ pounds from stretchers and wheelchairs to and from the x-ray table.
  2. Frequent lifting, bending, stooping, walking or standing with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a shift.   
  3. Prepares room, equipment and materials for radiograph/procedure.
  4. Courteously greets, identify and introduce yourself to the patients and escorts to and from exam room. 
  5. Prepare patient for exam, discuss and explain procedure to patient
  6. Properly administers IV contrast including proper assessment of IV site and use of power injector
  7. Properly uses barium and iodinated oral contrast
  8. Properly positions patients for CT/MRI examinations
  9. Perform radiographic exams and procedures using proper technique
  10. Positions patient in safe and proper manner for exam   
  11. Assist the patient before, during, and after the procedure as needed.  Prepare contrast material as required.
  12. Maintain observation of patient and equipment for duration of exam.  Does not exceed department’s repeat rate standard.
  13. Follows guidelines for radiation protection for patient and staff while maintaining quality of diagnostic imaging.
  14. Qualified to perform radiographic procedures in OR, ER, Nursing Floors, portable procedures, and within the department and process exams.
  15. Willing to work in any area, and flexible in meeting the needs of the department.
  16. Evaluate radiographs for good quality.
  17. Uses good technical/patient skills.
  18. Uses proper work methods with injured patients.
  19. Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups.
  20. Participates in age-specific educational training programs.
  21. Demonstrates proficiency in required age-specific competencies.
  22. Willing to work in any area and flexible in meeting the needs of the department

Non-Essential Duties:

  1. Transfer patients to and from Radiology as necessary.
  2. Schedule exams as necessary. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Prepares room, equipment and materials for radiograph/procedure.
  2. Follows guidelines for radiation protection for patient and staff
  3. Knowledge of quality control and trouble shoot equipment
  4. Qualified to perform radiographic procedures in OR, ER, Nursing Floors, portable procedures, and within the department and process exams.

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Accountability                        

Action Oriented

Customer Focused

Compassion

Effective Communication 

Teamwork

Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust

Education and Experience:

Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Graduated from ARRT Accredited Radiological Technology Program

Experience

  • 2 years of hospital setting  experience

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • CRT  State of California
  • ARRT RT
  • ARRT CT/and/or MRI  
  • Fluoroscopy certification
  • Venipuncture preferred
  • BLS certification

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy  
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate JCAHO requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Compliance & Integrity Program and its requirements; complies with duty to report behavior standard; demonstrates understanding of purpose for a Compliance hotline and the importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor or the Compliance Officer when in doubt regarding a possible compliance issue
  • Ability to follow the Code of Business Conduct (Standards of Business Ethics and Integrity)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Able to perform duties in a normal hospital radiology department environment
  • May be required to work in areas that include high noise levels, cool temperatures, dim lighting, and radiation exposure
  • Position requires frequent standing and walking with occasional bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling and lifting as related to patient care.
  • Job requires handling of patients
  • Position requires occasional lifting of 10-25 lbs and pushing/pulling of 21-35 lbs.

  • A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.