Date July 2023 ______ Exempt ___X__ Non-Exempt
Compensation: $40.00 To $70.00 per hour
Reports To: Office Administrator and Lead Technologist
(Dr. Stillman’s Office)
- In Outpatient Health Care Setting
- Medical Specialty: Radiology
Job Type: Full-time, In Person
We offer competitive pay and benefits including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k with match, and education reimbursement,
The X-ray Technologist plays a crucial role in healthcare by operating specialized equipment to create diagnostic images of patients' internal structures. This position requires technical expertise, attention to detail, and a compassionate approach to patient care. Responsible for positioning and instructing the patients, operating X-RAY equipment, and determining technical factors for each exam, and communicating issues to the remote radiologist.
• Imaging Procedures: Perform X-ray examinations and related procedures as prescribed by physicians. Position patients accurately, ensuring proper exposure and image quality. Use radiation protection measures to ensure the safety of patients, staff, and oneself.
• Equipment Operation and Maintenance: Operate and maintain X-ray machines, including adjusting settings, positioning patients correctly, and selecting appropriate imaging techniques. Regularly calibrate and troubleshoot equipment to ensure optimal performance.
• Patient Care and Safety: Communicate with patients to explain procedures, alleviate concerns, and ensure their comfort and cooperation during imaging. Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to minimize radiation exposure and maintain a safe environment for patients and staff.
• Image Processing and Documentation: Process and review radiographic images, ensuring technical quality and accuracy. Collaborate with radiologists and other healthcare professionals to provide high-quality diagnostic images for interpretation. Maintain proper documentation and records of imaging procedures.
• Quality Assurance: Follow established quality control procedures to maintain the accuracy and reliability of imaging equipment and procedures. Monitor image quality and take corrective actions when necessary. Adhere to relevant regulations, standards, and protocols.
• Professional Development: Stay updated with advances in imaging technology, radiation safety, and regulatory requirements. Participate in continuing education programs and professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge.
• Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary healthcare teams, including radiologists,providers, nurses, and other medical staff. Communicate clearly and accurately with patients, explaining procedures and addressing any questions or concerns they may have.
• Completion of an accredited radiologic technology program.
• Appropriate licensure and certification as required by the State of California.
• Proficient knowledge of radiographic equipment, techniques, and procedures.
• Understanding of radiation safety protocols and regulations.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Detail-oriented with the ability to follow instructions and protocols accurately.
• Physical stamina to help stand, move, and position patients and equipment up to 40 pounds..
• Ability to adapt to changing technologies and environments.
• BLS and national and state certification as required.
• Trustworthy, reliable, and self-motivated
• Remains calm in busy or emergency situations
• Must follow company guidelines and policies.
• May occasionally travel to nearby center to receive training and/or help with coverage if needed.
X-Ray certification with the state (Preferred)
ARRT Certification (Required)
LANGUAGE SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
1-year X-Ray experience
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Handle confidential and protected health information (PHI) thorough understanding of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure according to the general standards set forth by HIPAA.
Ability to effectively communicate with patient population and co-workers in a professional manner with a high degree of diplomacy and tact.
Working with ethnically diverse populations in a culturally sensitive manner.
No regular travel. Temporary assignment and training location may occasionally be off site.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, or balance, stoop or crouch.
The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and push up to 100 pounds on wheels. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. (See complete “Physical Requirements” attached).
The business office work environment characteristics described here are representative of those they encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
RISK EXPOSURE CATEGORY I: Risk of exposure to blood/body fluids, based on Health Clinic location
This job description indicates the critical features as described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as assigned.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Del Puerto Health Care District is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Del Puerto Health Care District participates in E-Verify during the hire process at its location for all new employees.