Radiology Tech I

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

A Brief Overview
Under general supervision, performs various radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Perform a variety of technical tasks involved in operating radiographic equipment and making radiographs of designated portions of the body. Duties include transferal of images, archiving and performing of appropriate imaging protocols which meet the department's standards of quality.

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Assists the radiologist during procedures when needed
  • Ensures proper darkroom techniques to include ability to ascertain sub-optimal film processing, and equipment malfunction.
  • Follows established radiation safety guidelines 'ALARA' (as low as reasonably acceptable) in reference to time, distance and shielding
  • Operates a variety of imaging and fluoroscopic equipment in performing a variety of imaging examinations. Utilizes proper body mechanics to ensure patient safety upon moving and/or transferring patients
  • Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students and residents.
  • Prepares patient for exam, i.e. identifying oneself, explaining procedures, confirming patient ID and checking correctness of the order
  • Prepares room and equipment. Troubleshoots equipment failures and reports problems to the appropriate individual
  • Processes identification data onto the exposed imaging plate and prepares the image for reading by the radiologist using image processing film or Picture Archive Communication System (PACS)
  • Produces quality images following established departmental and QA (Quality Assurance) protocols to include technique, views, position, proper labeling and patient ID (Identification)
  • Properly prepares contrast media under direction of a radiologist. Recognizes and responds to allergic

Education Qualifications
  • Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to perform general and specialized radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures which meet the departments standard of quality
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to troubleshoot the equipment including RIS, PACS as well as x-ray equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot, document and communicate equipment problems
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
  • Knowledge of Imaging processes and fluoroscopic techniques, methods and equipment
  • Knowledge of methods of positioning patients
  • Knowledge of principles of image processing and development applicable to diagnostic imaging
  • Knowledge of radiation production, positioning and radiation safety

Licenses and Certifications
  • CRT
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • ARRT - Radiology Tech License

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.