Prime Healthcare

Radiology Tech II - Paradise Valley Hospital

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
Location
US-CA-National City
ID
2022-93974
Category
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Variable

Overview

Prime Healthcare, with 45 hospitals in 14 states, is one of the nation's premier hospital systems recognized for quality and patient safety. Prime Healthcare hospitals received more than 300 quality awards from Healthgrades, and Prime has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for six consecutive years than any other health system in the country. Our hospitals have also been recognized among the nation’s best by Fortune/IBM Watson Health, and rank among the top health systems in social responsibility and cost efficiency, according to the Lown Hospital Index.


At Paradise Valley Hospital a 291 acute clinic, we are proud of our heritage as the oldest hospital in San Diego’s South Bay, serving the healthcare needs of community for more than 100 years. We are the largest employer in San Diego's National City and our beautiful 30-acre campus is bustling with activity, including exciting new growth and expansion, like our recent high tech upgrades and brand-new San Diego Spine & Joint Center. Our hospital is only a few miles from the ocean and downtown San Diego.


Join our family of caring professionals who bring dedication and commitment to our mission, The Skill to Heal, The Spirit to Care. We combine our compassion and education along with state-of-the-art, life-saving technology to best serve the healthcare needs of our community.

Responsibilities

Performs Diagnostic Radiographic Procedures according to department protocols, HFAP/TJC/local regulatory/CMS, State and Federal Regulations. Functions as the first line interface with customers and is successful in the accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in PI/QC activities. Responsible for processing and transmission of images to PACS.

  • Positions patients and sets technical factors for all diagnostic procedures. Sets high personal standards for film and image quality.
  • Follows department exam protocols.
  • Completes all ordered exams as per department protocol- documents why exam is not completed per protocol.
  • Modifies patient protocols negative to the patient, physical and cognitive abilities. Discuss these issues with the Radiologist and properly document patient information.
  • Ensures all exams are accurately labeled with patient ID, date, technologist ID and time of exam.
  • Covers patients during transportation and while performing procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with HFAP/TJC/local regulatory/CMS, State and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains medical and surgical aseptic procedures. Practices good infection control techniques, can fully explain universal pre-caution principle.
  • Able to assess pain interfering with imaging procedure- makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Has understanding and participates in PI process.
  • All QC is done at required intervals and appropriately logged- Service calls are placed if QC is out of controls.
  • Consistently maintains neat & clean workplace appropriate to hospital standards.
  • Work pace is consistent with the standards of other workers. Able to assist Radiologist with therapeutic procedures by having all supplies and techniques ready.
  • Sets technical factors accurately to minimize patient dose.
  • Utilizes Radiations Safety Techniques while performing radiographic procedures and properly shields patients when appropriate.
  • Follows all radiation safety standards for patients, employees & family members. Consistently determines pregnancy status of women of child bearing age, before performing exam.
  • Wears radiation badge as per protocol.
  • Uses personal protective equipment appropriately and regularly.
    Informs and educates patients and families regarding procedure to be performed.
  • Ascertains patient understanding of process and informed consent.
  • Ensures consent is signed prior to examination.
  • Checks patients’ identification before exams by at least two methods.
  • Reduces risk of health care acquired infections through proper hand washing and equipment disinfecting.
  • Follows hospital policies to reduce risk of wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure occurrences.
  • Documents all medication reactions/infiltrations on appropriate form.
  • Works to improve effectiveness of communication among caregivers.
  • Communicates and documents patient’s condition/history for Radiologist.
  • Sends all applicable results of prior examinations with telerad examinations.
  • Has all abnormal results that are given verbally read back to ensure accuracy.
  • Checks and logs crash cart, med box and refrigerator on each shift or as required.
  • Demonstrates safe/ careful use of all equipment.
  • Reports all equipment malfunctions and call for service immediately using department protocol.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1)
  • Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Helps answer front office phone calls.
  • Demonstrates courteous and appropriate telephone skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

 

1. Must have Current CRT issued by CDPH

2. Must obtain fluoroscopy permit by CDPH within 6 months of hire

3. Must obtain venipuncture certificate within 3 months of hire

4. ARRT-R is required

5. Must be familiar with State and Federal regulations

6. Current BCLS (AHA)

7. Graduate of a program accredited by JRCERT or ABHES

8. At least one year of experience as a Radiology Technologist preferred

9. Proficient computer skills



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