Kaiser Permanente Computer Tomography Tech in San Diego, California
Under indirect supervision, provides patient services using imaging modalities.Performs a variety of Computed Tomography procedures on patients of all age categories. Evaluates images for technical quality.Exercises professional attitude & judgment in the performance of duties.Provides patient care essential to Computed Tomography procedures.Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action & initiates life support measures.
Essential Functions: - Upholds KP's policies & procedures, principles of responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws. - Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members & coworkers. - Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences. - Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served. - Exercises clinical judgement that conforms to established standards. - Documents clinical activities 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. - Utilizes effective communication skills. - Demonstrates professional behavior/ conduct in all interactions w/ patients & staff. - Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the department. - Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/ department guidelines. - Essential Clinical Duties & Responsibilities: Explains procedure to the patient , verifies patient history & confirms appropriateness of ordered exam/procedure. - Selects appropriate software for the exam, utilizing a variety of software programs ; based on imaging principles, area of interest to be demonstrated & patient conditions, enters data such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time & other technical factors into computer. - Positions & immobilizes patient in order to obtain diagnostic image(s) of area of interest; may administer contrast media orally or assist radiologist in intravenous administration. - Recognizes adverse reactions or changes in patient condition & reacts appropriately. - Observes all standards for radiation safety/protection in order to minimize dose. - Utilizes scanning techniques, selects best plane, acquisition method (eg: spiral, dynamic, multi-row detector), parameters (e.g.: slice thickness, mA, time, algorithm, pitch) to best demonstrate anatomy & pathology in studies such as those performed for the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis & musculoskeletal. - Modifies protocols as indicated by presence of pathology or trauma. - May perform special procedures such as - but not limited to - 3-D studies, biopsies, drainage & aspiration, post myelography, CT arthrography, CT angiography, cardiac gating & interventional CT. - Evaluates images on video display screen for diagnostic quality & presence of artifacts; evaluates videotapes & computer generated information for technical quality; takes corrective action as indicated to ensure image quality. - Photographs/films images / scans utilizing appropriate window/level settings & formats; archives images & data.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications:
- One (1) year experience as a CT technologist within the past two (2) years orTwo (2) years experience as a staff technologist w/ successful completion of the department CT training program.
- Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Computed Tomography Technologist, preferably in an acute care medical center, preferred.
- Experience with GE CT scanners, preferred.
- Experience with 3D post processing, preferred.
- Experience with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), preferred.
- Certificate of advanced qualification: ARRT-CRT.
- Certified BLSor should obtain it during the probationary period.
- Additional training in the use & practices of Computed Tomography, preferred.
Notes: -This is an on-call CT Technologist position for the San Diego Service area. -Travel requirement will be 100%. -May require a rotation on the standby call list.
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Computer Tomography TechLOCATION San Diego, CAREQNUMBER 551802
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.