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Kaiser Permanente Computer Tomography Technician 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 and judgment in the performance of duties. Provides patient care essential to Computed Tomography procedures. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members and coworkers

  • Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

  • Exercises clinical judgment that conforms to established standards.

  • Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive and accurate manner.

  • Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging department policies and procedures.

  • Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service. Utilizes effective communication skills

  • Demonstrates professional behavior/ conduct in all interactions with patients and staff.

  • Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the department. Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

  • Essential Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Explains procedure to the patient, verifies patient history and 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 and patient conditions, enters data such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time and other technical factors into computer.

  • Positions and 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 and reacts appropriately Observes all standards for radiation safety/protection in order to minimize dose

  • Utilizes scanning techniques, selects best plane, acquisition method (e.g.,spiral, dynamic, multi-row detector), parameters (e.g.,slice thickness, mA, time, algorithm, pitch) to best demonstrate anatomy and pathology in studies such as those performed for the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and 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 and aspiration, post myelography, CT arthrography, CT angiography, cardiac gating and interventional CT )

  • Evaluates images on video display screen for diagnostic quality and presence of artifacts;evaluates videotapes and computer generated information for technical quality; takes corrective action as indicated to ensure image quality

  • Photographs/films images/scans utilizing appropriate window/level settings and formats; archives images and data.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • One (1) year of experience as a CT technologist within the past two (2) years or two (2) years experience as a staff technologist with successful completion of the department CT training program.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.

Education

  • N/A

License, Certification, Registration

  • CRT ARRT CPR (BLS-C) AHA approved course) (must be obtained during the probationary period).

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Computed Tomography Technologist , preferably in an acute care medical center Experience with GE CT scanners Additional training in the use and practices of Computed Tomography Certificate of advanced qualification: ARRT---CT Experience with 3D post processing Experience with PACS

Notes:

  • Variable days, locations, and shifts

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Computer Tomography Technician

LOCATION: San Diego, California

REQNUMBER: 963186

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.

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