As an integral part of the Imaging services Team; the Radiologic Technologist provides support to the Department by performing diagnostic radiology procedures in a variety of clinical settings.
- Performs and/or assists with radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures according to the department procedure manual. Procedures are planned and performed considering physiologic and developmental age.
- Review radiograph for proper positioning, technique, and identification.
- Demonstrates complete working knowledge of all radiographic equipment in the department and assigned clinical areas.
- Demonstrates correct anatomic positioning skills and uses markers appropriately.
- Adjusts technical factors in proportion to patient age and body part being examined while minimizing radiation.
- Processes digital imaging cassettes with proper identification and returns cassettes to proper location.
- Confirms patient identification by verbal communication, checks name and birthdate.
- Reviews doctors order to ensure proper exam protocol is followed and appropriate exam is performed.
- Recognizes emergency situations, indicates code and properly administer aid as appropriate.
- Records pertinent patient information and completes all paperwork as required and assists in maintaining files.
- Keeps x-ray rooms/work stations neat, orderly, and prepared, and assures exam room is stocked with necessary supplies. Assists with ordering and stocking department supplies and equipment.
- Willingly performs other related duties such as transporting patients, scheduling exams, assisting in file room as directed by Supervisor or Director.
- Required to participate in after hours standby and call back. Position requires the use of a pager while on duty and on standby.
- Exhibits organizational skills and utilizes time effectively.
- Accepts change as an opportunity for growth, learning, and development ; adapts to changing procedures and goals in a cooperative and positive manner.
- Assists in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation with other departments, medical staff, and other employees.
- Acts as a mentor to and is a source of information for students and less experienced technologists.
- Acts as an ambassador of good will when interacting with other staff members and departments.
- Uses the chain of command appropriately to communicate any concerns with the department, co-workers, or medical staff.
- Responsible for work schedule hours including assigned weekend rotations, standby, and callback.
- Provides radiation protection to patients, staff, and self according to policy and standard.
- Always introduces self to patient and explains exam to be performed.
- Participates in regular rotation of weekend hours as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High school or equivalent
- Specialized/technical training Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.
- Previous acute hospital experience desired, either as a radiologic or student technologist.
- Radiography (ARRT) Current ARRT.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CA DPH)
- Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
The hourly rate range for this position is $36.50 – $62.05. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
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