Cedars-Sinai Radiology Tech CRT - Per Diem in United States
This employee provides the essential service of generation X-Ray Images of the body for diagnostic purposes, as directed by the Radiologist, in accordance with the company policies and procedure manuals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
I. Perform exams
A. Performs all exams related to X-Ray with skill, accuracy and in a timely manner.
B. Ability to work in multiple x-ray sites performing imaging studies.
C. Assure markers are set appropriately.
D. For all sites, perform appropriate equipment QC
E. Maintain suite readiness for DPH audits
F. Prepare patients for specified radiological procedures using appropriate positioning and shielding as indicated and within scope of practice.
G. Patient flow, appropriately prioritizing stat and wet reads from routine studies.
H. Greet patients
I. Maintain needed logs for QC
J. Handle provider correspondence regarding reports, stored films and outside records
K. Waste disposal
L. Cost containment
II. Provides patients with personal services
A. Transports patients into the exam room and positions patients appropriately for radiographic imaging.
B. Assists patients onto the exam tables.
C. Must interact positively with patients.
D. Must be highly effective in communication with patients
E. Prepares patients for their test
Assures patient removes all items that could cause an artifact or superimpose anatomy on X-ray images.
Explains appropriate procedures to patients.
F. Assures patient privacy at all times
G. Attends to patient health care while patient is in Department
H. Assists in scheduling
I. Assures patient records are private and secure at all times in accordance with HIPAA
J. Adheres to HIPAA policies
K. Assists with clinic room turnover during down time
III. Helps maintain equipment
A. Authorizes any work to be done in X-ray rooms, as directed by Management.
B. Maintains, organizes and sanitizes room, and equipment daily basis
C. Performs appropriate infection controls processes.
D. Maintains a safe workplace free of clutter.
IV. Practices safety measures and radiation techniques to minimize hazards and radiation exposure of patients and staff
A. Operates the X-ray equipment using proper X-ray safety procedures
B. Follows all Safety Data Sheet
C. Screens all females at an age potential for pregnancy
V. Keeps current on X-ray techniques with improvement of personal qualification through education programs, conferences, workshops and additional reading materials. Obtains appropriate CME to maintain CRT licenses and ARRT certification
VI. Observes and maintains patient confidentiality
Helps with office and clerical responsibilities, assisting radiologists and referring physicians, filing and locating patient records. May be assigned other duties that will contribute to the efficiency of operations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Completion of course in Radiologic technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Two years of experience as a X-ray Technologist.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current certification (ARRT) with the American Registry of Radiology Technologist
Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) in the State of California
Current CPR certification
Maintain current California Radiology licensure
Other Skills and Abilities
A thorough knowledge of radiographic principles and X-ray safety is required. Must have knowledge of and exercise proper body mechanics. Ability to work well and professionally with others is required. This includes personnel, radiologists, referring physicians, co-workers, administration, patients, and the patient’s guests. Know location of safety data sheets and know how to use the information contained in them. Candidate must be available to work days, evenings and occasional Saturdays.
Accesses all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security.
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 regularly required to sit, stand, walk, lift and reach. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds as well as occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. The employee will need to be able to communicate with co-workers and patients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts, is exposed to fumes and airborne particles, at risk of being shocked, and runs the risk of radiation exposure. The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud at times.
Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.