Diagnostic Imaging Technologist Ii

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Mar 07, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $90,517.68 - $110,024.77 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 II positions located in the Diagnostic Imaging department at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and Health CentersinContra Costa County.

The Diagnostic Imaging Technologist II 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 andC-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; and independently perform mammography and specialized examinations such as arthography, lumbar puncture, tomography, venography and surgical or trauma radiology.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
  • Experience using fixed or portable, computed radiography, digital radiology, and fluoroscopic diagnostic imaging equipment
  • Ability to assess general patient condition and take action consistent with standards
  • Skilled in the appropriate filters, cones, protective clothing and devices to obtain high-quality images
  • Self-reliance and the ability to work independently
Characteristics of the ideal candidate:
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and patient care skills
  • Ability to train in the practice of diagnostic imaging
  • Ability to be a team player, to collaborate well with others and work towards the same goal
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: Periodically
Typical Tasks
  • Performs general diagnostic imaging procedures using fixed or portable, general, digital, fluoroscopic or other diagnostic equipment; lifts and carries magazines to and from imaging equipment; identifies patients with two identifiers; positions patients and selects technical factors based on knowledge of radiologic science, specific equipment and patient assessment; processes diagnostic images
  • Applies principles of radiation safety in compliance with federal, state and departmental standards; uses appropriate filters, cones, protective clothing and devices to obtain high-quality images with radiation exposure levels as low as reasonably achievable to patients, others and self; wears and exchanges radiation monitoring devices
  • Assesses general patient condition, and takes action consistent with standards; monitors medical equipment and promptly adjusts or reports problems; observes and documents patient physical and procedural restraints
  • Documents procedures and events in the patient's medical record and departmental logs in accordance with regulatory, hospital and departmental standards, using electronic and hand-written methods; identifies images and documents with patient, technologist, date/time and laterality information
  • Transports patients to and from the exam table with assistance as necessary
  • Schedules procedures and patients, transfers paper orders into an electronic order entry system; records information; produces, processes and collates images and paperwork, and submits them for interpretation; may be assigned to coordinate patient flow
  • May perform venipuncture and CPR; assists physicians in preparing and/or administrating contrast media, setting up sterile and non-sterile trays, and providing instruments, medical devices and supplies as requested
  • Assists in training student technologists (interns) in the science and practice of diagnostic imaging
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement efforts including conducting various quality control and assurance procedures
  • Cleans instruments, imaging equipment, supplies and procedure rooms; reports failures and problems with equipment
  • Maintains patient medical records and date integrity using Electronic Medical Record Systems Assists physicians in resolving imaging questions or issues
  • Adheres to all applicable Federal, State and local regulations including the Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Performs other related duties as required

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 current certification and registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); AND possession of a valid Fluoroscopy Permit 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.

Experience: One (1) year of full-time, or its equivalent, experience performing diagnostic imaging procedures with at least six (6) months in an acute care hospital.

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. As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to complete a Conviction History form. The Conviction History form should only be submitted when requested.


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.