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Lead, X-Ray Technologist - Diagnostic Radiology

City of Hope
Irvine, California
Closing date
Feb 18, 2022

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary:

Assists the Supervisor in managing the workflow within the Radiology Department, as well as the application of some of its Quality Control programs. Provides radiologic services to patients 80% of the time.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Assists the Supervisor in managing the workflow within the Radiology Department, as well as the application of some of its Quality Control programs. Provides radiologic services to patients 80% of the time.
  • Shares with the Supervisor the responsibility of coordinating the technical radiologic services of the X-ray Department.
  • Reviews the operation of equipment in apparent failure, and refers service needs to the Supervisor. Communicates with service engineers in describing equipment failures, and in coordinating repairs. Acts as service contact for all X-ray equipment in absence of Supervisor.
  • Maintains inventory control, storage, and routing of supplies.
  • Reviews scheduled procedures, monitors incoming orders, reviews priorities, and modifies staffing assignments accordingly.
  • Acts as a technical resource for other technologists in planning and executing radiologic procedures.
  • Performs radiographic procedures, both general and within designated specialties.
  • Evaluates exam for technical quality and completeness and submits for review via PACS system.
  • Prepares room and equipment for patient.
  • Assists the radiologist, cardiologist, and/or clinician during radiologic procedures, including invasive and non-invasive studies.
  • Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events, before, during and after procedure. Takes appropriate action following established guidelines.
  • Informs the patient of the procedure to be done, and instructs the patient on participation required to produce an optimal exam. Transports unit to patient's room when necessary.
  • Reviews orders for Diagnostic Imaging tests for appropriateness, modifies order according to policy or reviews with radiologist when non-standard.
  • Ensures compliance with JCAHO standards and state and federal regulations.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending inservice meetings, and workshops.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:

High School or equivalent

Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements

Minimum Experiences:

3 years experience in radiology department, preferably within a hospital setting

Required Course/Training:

Accredited program in radiologic technology

Required Certification/Licensure:

CRT (Radiography and Fluoroscopy); ARRT; CPR

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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