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Radiologic Technologist

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job 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 and/or trauma. Utilizes technical judgment & skills to ensure that produced radiographs are of the highest diagnostic quality & demonstrate the area(s) of interest. 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 services 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 service area & Diagnostic Imaging Department policies & procedures - Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service - 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/ department 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/ administration - Ensures that correct & required patient identification information & left or right marker appears on all films - Centers tube & film to area of interest - Utilizes appropriate photo-timing, milliamperes, kilo voltage, 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 and/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations - Utilizes acknowledge of proper patient/part positioning & department 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 and/or radiologist to clarify any areas of uncertainty - Completes requisition w/ all required & pertinent information - Loads & unloads radiographic film - Complies w/ all required continuing education standards - May perform other duties and required & assigned

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Moreno Valley , Radiologic Technologist, Other , Moreno Valley, California

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