***This position is a per diem role***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
Operates X-ray equipment: evaluates exam for technical quality and completeness; prepares procedure room, equipment, supplies and medications, and assists physicians in radiologic examinations. Provides patient services using imaging modalities. Provides necessary documentation for patient tracking, billing, and film tracking.
Performs a variety of radiologic procedures including General Radiography and crossed trained to another modality, either CT or MRI, within Diagnostic Imaging. Performs these imaging procedures, while following patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with patients in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.Key Responsibilities include:
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Performs radiographic procedures, both general and within designated specialties/modalities.
- Prepares room and equipment for patient.
- Assists the radiologist, cardiologist, and/or clinician during radiologic procedures, including invasive and non-invasive studies.
- Prepares reagents following standard formulas and procedures.
- Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events, before, during and after procedure. Takes appropriate action following established guidelines
- Evaluates exam for technical quality and completeness and submits for review via PACS system
- Prepares the patient, explains the procedure, and ensures patient's cooperation during the examination.
- Informs the patient of the procedure to be done, and instructs the patient on participation required to obtain an optimal exam. Transports equipment to patient's room when necessary.
- Maintains supplies and equipment in assigned area in ready state, reviewing operation of equipment and expiration of medications
- Reviews orders for diagnostic imaging test for appropriateness, modifies order according to policy or reviews with radiologist when non-standard.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings and workshops
- Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in Radiologic Technology or equivalent. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
- 2 years in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology, preferred
- AMA approved school of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology
- CRT (Radiography and Fluoroscopy); ARRT; CPR
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.