Kaiser Permanente Rad Tech I in Wailuku, Hawaii
Under direct and indirect supervision, provides general radiology and fluoroscopic imaging in the radiology, emergency department, surgury and portable bedside service areas.
Performs radiologic examinations according to departmental protocols within diagnostic imaging department as well as operating room, emergency department and hospital patient rooms; positions patients, provides immobilization devices as required and selects technical factor that will result in optimum imaging for each individual patient. Reviews orders, correlates patient's clinical history with exam being performed; reviews previous studies when follow up and progressive studies are requested. Consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as needed.
Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accruacy of information and data entry, while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS.) Assists with screening patients for contraindications.
Prepares sterile fields and contrast agents; prepares floor stock medications; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays and disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate and adequate supplies during the procedures.
Assists radiologist during fluoroscopic procedures; operates and understands all features and performance capabilities of the general radiology, fluoroscopy and portable imaging systems.
Post processes/reviews images as required; prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, and transmitts images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.
Maintains working knowledge of all department equipment and devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately; reports accidents and/or unusual incidents as well as unsafe conditions to appropriate administrative personnel.
Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communication with patient; explaining procedure; answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure.
Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, and hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure to patients and self. Records fluoroscopy time used during procedures.
Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations.
Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned.
Rotates and shares on call responsibilities for General Radiology service areas.
Pursues ongoing continuing education.
Attends departmental meetings and/or inservice presentations as needed or required. Reads and initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance.
- Associate's degree in radiologic technology from accredited school; or two (2) years of experience in a directly related area.
License, Certification, Registration
Valid Hawaii Radiologic Technologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
- Trauma, fluoroscopy, and surgery experience.
TITLE: Rad Tech I
LOCATION: Wailuku, Hawaii
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.