Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is a not for profit corporation that exists to provide medical services, research and education. The foundation provides the infrastructure for the delivery of physician services, and contracts with a separate corporation comprised of physicians and other care providers to deliver the clinical services. This multi-specialty foundation will provide a platform from which new physicians can be recruited to continue to provide physician services in a nonprofit, community setting. The Foundation's vision is to create a medical group that will deliver high quality, market competitive medical services.
The Radiologic Technologist produces quality diagnostic radiographs. The incumbent processes images, prepares records for service performed, makes adjustments and minor repairs on equipments. The incumbent ensures effective communication/documentation.
PERFORMS ALL ASPECTS OF RADIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES IN A MANNER WHICH ENSURES THAT QUALITY SEREVICES ARE PROVIDED.
•Properly positions and selects the appropriate technical factors to assure quality radiographs on a variety of population, i.e. pediatric, adolescent, adults, and geriatric patients.
•Utilizes proper body mechanics, transfers and positions patient to obtain exact predetermined views necessary for physicians analysis and diagnosis or in the case of severe injury, improvises to obtain views that satisfactorily demonstrate areas of interest.
•Use a variety of complex stationary and mobile diagnostic equipment along with mechanical accessories.
•Demonstrates ability to react in emergency situations.
•Assess appropriateness of the requested exam based on clinical indicator and patient physical condition and procedure protocols.
MAINTANS TECHICAL EXPERTISE. RECOGNIZES BOTH TECHNICAL AND NOT-TECHNICAL PROBLEMS AND RESOLVES THEM EFFECTIVELY. DISPLAYS EFFECTIVE AND SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT.
•Take responsibility for ongoing personal development and professional growth. Maintain knowledge of current technological trends by attending workshops or seminars and/or regularly reviewing professional journals and textbooks.
•Responds to problems and conflicting priorities calmly and effectively resulting in neither the quality nor the quantity of work performed being compromised.
•Reviews al written policies and procedures relating to the section at least annually and documents appropriately.
•Regularly inspects equipment to ensure it is in proper working order. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and initiates appropriate trouble shooting activities to correct minor problems. Major problems are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner to minimize downtown.
ENSURES EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPLETES ALL TECHNOLOGIST ACTIVITIVES REQUIRED FOR COMPLIANCE BY ACCREDITATION /INSPECTION AGENCIES.
•Verifies the referring physician’s orders for patient examination before performing any radiological procedures.
•Records completed procedure time and technologist initials in patient charts, on patient identification cards, and on film jackets,
•Ensures no patient procedure performed prior to verification of quality control acceptability.
•Accurately identifies patient images with MRN, name, date, etc.
•Assures that all radiographs are labeled with the anatomically correct lead marker.
PARTICIPATES IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING’S QUALITY ASSESSMENT/IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED TO MANITOR, EVALUATE AND ENSURE THE PROVISION OF QUALITY IMAGING SERVICES.
•Recognizes when control limits have been exceeded and take appropriate corrective action documenting appropriately.
•Gives accurate detailed attention to required record keeping/charting.
•Utilizes proper radiation safety practices while working with any radiation-producing equipment to ensure optimal results with minimum radiation exposure to patient, adheres to ALARA concepts.
•Anticipates the section’s needs by replenishing supplies and preparing rooms, or when appropriate, notifies supplies are not adequate to meet demands. Maintains a neat, organized and clean work area.
Commitment to Quality:
•Demonstrates commitment to total quality management through knowledge of it precepts, skillful workplace applications and continuous organizational improvement
•Exhibits a customer/supplier philosophy that emphasizes both internal and external relationship; identifies both customer and supplier needs/expectations and strives to exceed them.
•Actively participates in, and encourages other to utilize creative and innovative approaches to accomplish tasks.
•Demonstrates responsibility for ongoing personal development, professional growth and continuing education.
Planning and Time Utilization:
•Performs duties in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision or direction.
•Ensures that routine and priority task and completed within established departmental time frames.
Policy and Procedures:
•Demonstrates a clear understanding of, and consistently adheres to department and facility policies and procedures.
•Attends and actively participates in department and facility meetings and classes, including annual fire, safety, and disaster programs.
•Follow safety procedures, operates equipment and performs job related duties in a safe manner which prevents accidents form occurring.
- Graduation from a Joint Commission-approved School of Radiologic Technology required.
- Current registration with American Association Radiologic Technologists - ARRT required upon hire.
- Current certification with Certified Radiologic Technologist - CRT required upon hire.
- Current Basic Life Support Certification - BLS required upon hire.
- Radiology Fluoroscopy - RHF preferred upon hire.
- Previous experience as a Registered Radiologic Technologist is desirable.
- Prior work experience in an acute care facility if preferable.
- Must be knowledgeable of technical factors and radiographic views
- Current RT/fluoroscopy permit from the State of California is desirable.
- Alone or as part of a team, ability to safely transfer patients from conveyances to imaging table or equipment from one location to another required.
- Preparing for or performing procedures requires stooping, bending, reaching, pushing or standing.
- Clear speech delivery and ability to see required.
- 20% sitting, 60% standing/walking, 20% bending/stooping/lifting, Lifting up to 25 lbs.
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Vacation/paid time off
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Long Term Disability
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Retirement / Pension Plans
- Life Insurance
- Professional Development