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Job Title: RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIST III

Job Time Type: Full and Part Time Positions

SENECA HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:    RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIST III (Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem)

POSITION SUMMARY:

General Radiography. Operates imaging equipment to make images of designated portions of body as ordered by the physician.  Positions and instructs the patient for radiological or fluoroscopic examinations, adjusts imaging equipment and determines the proper voltage, current and desired exposure time for each image.

Computerized Axial Tomography (CT).  Provides computerized axial tomographic services to patients as ordered by physician according to established standards and practices.

Mammography.  Under general supervision, operates dedicated, specialized mammography radiographic equipment, formulates/calculates technical image factors and positions patients in order to produce diagnostic images of normal and abnormal human breast tissue and associated tissue and related unusual changes/conditions for use by physician in making medical diagnoses.

EDUCATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

General Radiography.  AA or AS Degree in Radiology or graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) approved school of radiography. Valid and current certification by the State of California required.   American Registry of Radiological Technology (ARRT) preferred.  Fluoroscopy permit preferred.

Computerized Axial Tomography (CT).   AA or AS Degree in Radiology or graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) approved school of radiography.  Valid and current certification by the State of California required.

Mammography.   AA or AS Degree in Radiology or graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) approved school of radiography.  Valid and current certification in Mammography issued by the State of California.

EXPERIENCE:   

Minimum five (5) years experience in general radiography.  Mammography and CT experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  1. Ability to speak in a clear, pleasant and understandable manner and to write legibly using correct spelling, language and punctuation skills.
  2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, employees, physicians, and officials in other departments
  3. Ability to maintain neat, legible and organized written records.
  4. Ability to learn new procedures, protocols and assignments within a reasonable time frame, retain the knowledge and maintain awareness of changes.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
  6. Ability to treat patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers with courtesy and respect.
  7. Ability to maintain a high quality of patient care at all times and in all circumstances.
  8. Ability to be available for on-call and stand-by status when scheduled.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

General Radiography

  1. Instructs and prepares the patient, selects appropriate equipment and technical factors, determines most suitable anatomical positions and shields patients according to radiation safety procedures.
  2. Images designated portions of the body.
  3. Arranges, attaches or adjusts immobilization and supportive devices such as sandbags, binders, and angle boards to obtain precise position, prevent patients from moving and lessen discomfort.
  4. May prepare and administer contrast material for patient examinations.
  5. Assists in performing sterile technique procedures as required.
  6. May perform fluoroscopy and invasive procedures under the direct supervision of the Radiologist.
  7. May train and evaluate Radiological Technologist I and II.

Computerized Axial Tomography (CT)

  1. Instructs and prepares the patient for CT examinations.
  2. Prepares equipment and supplies as needed for each study; checks calibrating equipment and recalibrates as necessary.
  3. Positions patient to demonstrate/image clinical care of interest.
  4. Adjusts and operates CT equipment to scan designated anatomical areas.
  5. Monitors patient’s safety and comfort; records all required information.

Mammography  (If certified in Mammography)

  1. Uses independent judgment in critiquing images, recognizing normal and abnormal tissue within established protocols and recognized scope of practice.
  2. Takes additional views such as magnification as required.
  3. Assists physicians in the performance of mammographic localizations of lesions, galactograms and ductograms.  Assists physicians in the performance of mammographic image-guided biopsies.
  4. Critiques images and makes necessary adjustment in technical factors and patient positioning.
  5. Performs required mammography quality control/assurance in accordance with requirements of the State of California

General Duties

  1. Performs clerical and dark room duties pertinent to the efficient operation of the Imaging Department.
  2. Performs necessary departmental Quality Control tests in accordance with policy and the requirements of the State of California.
  3. Attends designated in-service programs yearly or as requested by the Imaging Department Supervisor.
  4. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs as directed by the Imaging Department Supervisor.
  5. Maintains the privacy and confidentiality of patients and patient information in accordance with hospital policy, federal and state law.
  6. Conducts hospital business in an ethical and lawful manner, and reports any knowledge of real or potential fraud or abuse in accordance with hospital policy.
  7. Completes annual employment health and reorientation requirements in a timely manner.
  8. Maintains all licenses and certifications required for this position in a current status, and provides the Human Resources Department with a copy upon each renewal.
  9. Follows all general and departmental safety, security, and health policies and procedures.
  10. Utilizes all safe work practices for the Department.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  2. Risk of radiation exposure.
  3. Working environment is small and cramped.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  2. Must be able to speak, write and read the English language in an understandable manner.
  3. Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  4. May be required to lift and/or support patients, medical equipment and supplies.

SUPERVISED BY:  Diagnostic Imaging Services Manager and Radiologist
ORGANIZATION POSITION: Imaging Services Department
For more information Call Seneca Healthcare at PH: 530-258-2159
EOE

Hiring Requirements: Drug Testing/Screening, Background Checks, Reference Checks

Education Level: Associate’s Degree

Requires a Drivers License: No

Minimum Salary: 36.27 Hour Maximum Salary: 47.76 Hour

Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Job Application Methods Accepted: Via Email, In Person

Application Comments: A Seneca application is required: http://users.neo.registeredsite.com/7/2/7/21539727/assets/HR-ApplicationForEmployment94067.pdf
James Kooyman: PH: 530-258-2159 FAX: 530-258-2068 jkooyman@senecahospital.org

To fill out electronically, please download the application above and save it to your computer. Open the file and select “Fill & Sign” from the options on the right. Email your completed application to the email above for Human Resources. Otherwise, please print and fill out the application. When finished fax or bring to the SHD Admin office: 199 Reynolds Road, Chester, CA 96020

Employer Information:

SENECA HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
P O Box 737 / 130 Brentwood Drive
Chester, CA 96020

Contact: James Kooyman

Phone: (530) 258-2159 ext

Apply via email, fax, or in person
Minimum Hourly Wage: 36.27
Maximum Hourly Wage: 47.76

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: no