Kaiser Permanente Careers – Diagnostic Imaging Tech

Job Description:

Under general supervision and utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy and vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols and operates hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in-order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to assigned staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Recognizes the need for additional sequences, changes in protocols and the need for paramagnetic contrast studies based on patient pathology, physical condition or sub-optimal image quality.
  • Apply MR interventional, magnetization transfer imaging (MTI), echo planar, spectroscopy, maximum intensity projection, cine and perfusion/diffusion imaging.
  • Enters into computer system specific data such patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified.
  • Keys commands to specify scan sequences in computer and adjusts transmitters and receivers, views images of area being scanned on video display screens to ensure image quality.
  • Demonstrates behavior that meets established standards for professionalism in all interactions with patients and staff.
  • Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.
  • Provides training and orientation to new MRI technologists and training of MRI technologists.
  • Assists other technologists as needed.
  • Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the area of interest.
  • Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures, address patient concerns, and, exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy and poise when interacting with patients, staff and visitors.
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente’s Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Responsive to the needs of others by exhibiting professional behavior toward health plan members and co-workers.
  • Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
  • Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.
  • Utilizes proper body mechanics.

Job Requirements:

  • BLS and certificate in venipuncture.
  • Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography).
  • Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
  • Possess current and valid Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificate, and, Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California
  • Department of Public Health.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience where the last twelve (12) months in radiologic technology, including one (1) year of recent experience in magnetic resonance imaging.
  • May substitute one (1) year MRI experience with successful completion of the department’s formal MRI training program.

Job Details:

Company:  Kaiser Permanente

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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