Diagnostic Imaging Technologist I

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Mar 07, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $68,787.36 - $83,611.56 Annually

Job Description

The Position



Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit
The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking to fillDiagnostic Imaging Technologist I positions located in the Diagnostic Imaging Unit at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.

The Diagnostic Imaging Technologist I is responsible for performing general diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures for outpatient, inpatient and emergency/trauma patients. Other responsibilities include positioning and transferring patients and providing immobilization devices;performing portable x-rays andportable C-Arms; administering opaque media to patients under direction of physician; and practicing sterile techniques and preventing cross-contamination. In addition, may assist in use of a variety of equipment or imaging procedures; andmay perform under general supervision mammography and specialized examinations such as tomography,surgical and trauma radiology.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Familiarity of diagnostic imaging procedures using fixed or portable, computed radiography, digital radiology, and fluoroscopic imaging equipment
  • Knowledge of appropriate filters, cones, protective clothing and devices to obtain high-quality images
  • Ability to identify patients with two identifiers
Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent patient care skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism respectively
Read the complete job description at https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list may remain in effect for six (6) months.

TENTATIVE EXAM DATE
Training and Experience: November 28, 2017; and periodically

Typical Tasks
  • Positions and transfers patients and provides immobilization devices as required
  • Selects and operates equipment as directed and selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis
  • Develops x-ray film by automatic processing
  • Performs portable x-rays and utilizes portable C-Arms
  • Provides protection to self and patients in accordance with prescribed safety standards
  • Under the direction of the physician, administers opaque media to patients
  • Assists with filing and retrieval of films and reports as necessary
  • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross-contamination
  • Cleans, disinfects and stocks exam rooms before each use
  • Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of the exam room
  • Secures and returns supplies
  • Escorts patients to other clinical areas and nursing units
  • Responsible for development of technical factors and screen film selection
  • Recognizes common equipment malfunctions and makes minor repairs or adjustments as required
  • May assist in use of a variety of equipment or imaging procedures
  • Learns to independently perform mammography, specialized examinations such as angiography, tomography, venography and surgical or trauma radiology
  • Learns to assist with the clerical functions of receiving and admitting, and scheduling appointments, and charging patients, exams and supplies in the radiology service
  • Maintains p
  • Performs first aid as necessary
  • Adheres to all applicable Federal, State and local regulations including the Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • May contact service providers as necessary
  • Other work related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Certificate Required: Possession and maintenance of a valid certificate as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the California Department of Public Health AND certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification issued by the American Red Cross.

Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.

A COMPLETED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED.


Selection Process

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)
4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score in order to be ranked on the employment list.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

CONVICTION HISTORY
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.