Kaiser Permanente Diagnostic Imaging Tech-Rad I-PD in Los Angeles, California

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

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

  • 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 & required radiograph information 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

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills

  • Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions w/ patients & staff

  • Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/ department guidelines

  • Operates various x ray control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters & tables in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures & examinations

  • Ensures that correct & required patient identification & left or right marker appears on all films Centers area of interest to film & tube Utilizes appropriate use of phototiming, milliamperes, kilovoltage, 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

  • Assesses the patient's history & overall condition & makes the necessary modifications in technique &/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations

  • Utilizes knowledge of proper patient positioning & department protocols to obtain routine & other 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 quality & other properties & appropriately consults w/ supervisor &/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 as required & assigned

Pay Grade: 24

Basic Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of clinical experience as a Radiologic Technologist in an acute care medical center or free standing diagnostic imaging center, preferred

  • Graduation from an accredited educational program in diagnostic Radiologic Technology approved by the American Medical association & the American College of Radiology

  • Certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services

  • Registration as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (radiography) issued by the ARRT

  • Valid BLS certification

  • Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California may be required as specified by department

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of & to utilize the principles, theories, practices & techniques of radiologic technology


  • This is an on-call variable position, days and hours will vary.


TITLE: Diagnostic Imaging Tech-Rad I-PD

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.