RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • May 16, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $65,751.36 - $81,680.88 Annually

Job Description



THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, AND TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL INFORMATION SECTION AND SALARY INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY.

FILING DATES:
Applications will be accepted starting 8/14/2017 at8:00 AM (PT).

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER
R5798A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:
Performs radiographic procedures employing the use of X-rays to produce images of various parts of the decedent's body for the diagnosis of pathological and traumatic disorders.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class are assigned to a diagnostic radiographic unit and use a variety of diagnostic X-ray machines and related equipment.Positions in this classproduce images of all anatomical structures of the body. They follow basic guidelines for positioning thedecedent and setting machine controls at operating modes and/or technical factors such as kilovoltage, milliamperage and distance. Radiologic Technologists operate mobile and stationary equipment within safe parameters specified by State law. They produce quality images of delicate anatomical structures in performing body section radiography.
Essential Job Functions
  • Operates and oversees operation of fluoroscopy, x-ray (i.e., body and dental), and computed tomography equipment by utilizing radiation safety measures and protection devises (e.g., hoods and screens); selecting and determining exposure factors (e.g., mass - infant to adult) positioning imaging equipment and adjusting controls to set exposure time and distance; processing and reviewing images & film in order to properly identify (e.g., body, dental, animal, object) and ensure quality of image/film and to comply with government regulations and ensure safety of self and staff.
  • Prepares decedent x-ray procedures by researching case information on the decedent within a specialized computer database (i.e., CME - Coroner Medical Examiner) (e.g., case changes) by retrieving and positioning the body according to case-type protocol (e.g., john doe vs. identified body); utilizing safety techniques and equipment, such as a crane; evaluating the patient's condition and applying immobilizing devices (e.g., using supportive devices such as sandbags, angle boards and binders in order to produce high quality and accurate images (i.e., anterior/posterior, lateral)
  • Scans all parts ofadecedent'sbody and takes radiographs by applying appropriate case-type protocol; reviewing and analyzing the decedent's injuries and comparing to case notes on file in order to identify and determine any unusual findings or foreign objects, features, abnormalities, surgical appliances and/or prostheses.
  • Prepares and enters case log information (e.g., case number, mode of death, number of images, and brief description of what was completed) by handwriting/utilizing specialized computer database (i.e., master log and CME) in order to archive case information quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintains files of radiographs by utilizing a computer to back up radiographs to compact disc and send electronic submission digital archive by case number, name, and DOB in order to archive, store, and retrieve radiograph information quickly and efficiently.
  • Prepares and maintains examination room, materials and equipment (e.g., temperature, appropriate film, collimators, and camera) by monitoring temperature, cleaning facilities after day's use, using proper start up procedures for equipment and documenting defects, and reviewing produced images for quality in order to ensure the equipment is working in proper order and to make any needed adjustments.
  • Provides responsive, high quality service to County employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.
  • Dissects post autopsied bodies to retrieve foreign objects by following instructions/protocol from medical doctor; utilizing personal protective equipment and tools (e.g., gloves, mask, chisel, electric saw, scalpels); applying safety procedures and protocols in a safe and effective manner, as needed.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSE

Certificationas a radiologic technologist issued by the State of California, Department ofHealth Services*-OR-A temporary permitto practice radiologic technology by the State of California, Department ofHealth Services.*
-AND-

A radiologic technologist fluoroscopy permit issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services.*

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
An Associate of Science or higher from an accredited* college or university in Radiography/Medical Imaging, Anatomy, or any related field.

Experience with
  • performing flouroscopy, body and dental x-rays and/or tomography.
  • preparing x-ray procedures.
  • reviewing and analyzing patient injuries and comparing to case notes on file.
  • assisting with autopsies.

PHYSICAL CLASS
3 - Moderate. Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces,occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire to document specific education and work experience; and to acknowledge thenature of the jobduties and willingness to perform thoseduties. Applicants who fail the supplemental questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire weighted100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of twelve (12) months from the date thelist is created.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Candidates selected for appointment will be extended an offer of employment that isconditional upon the results of a comprehensive background investigation which includes a medical examination and a psychological evaluation.To view a copy of the background questionnaire, pleaseclick here ) .

VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner located at 1104 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

*In order to receive credit for anycertification, permits and/or degrees, you must attach a legible copy of certificate/permit, and/or diploma or transcripts at the time of filing or within fifteen(15) calendar days from application submission.If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to szhang@hr.lacounty.gov or fax to (213) 380-3681 . Please include exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member'sor friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Available Shift:Any
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

Department Contact Name:Sophie Zhang
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-6458
Department Contact Email: szhang@hr.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: