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Imaging Assistant - Radiology Diagnostic - Sharp Grossmont Hospital - Variable Shift - FT

Job ID JR147523 Date Posted 02/26/2024
La Mesa, California
  • Grossmont Hospital
  • Variable
  • Regular
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Shift Start Time:


Shift End Time:


Additional Shift Information:

Full-time - 8 hour shifts

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$20.250 - $24.050 - $28.860

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

What You Will Do
Assist with completing Imaging Center procedures including transportation and monitoring patients to and from, as well as during Imaging Center procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1 Year experience with patient care.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to process radiographic film using proper safelight technique
    Ability to print images and make duplicates of films and/or digital images.
    Ability to display images on alternators for radiologist's interpretation using proper anatomical orientation as documented on procedure cards in a film based department.
    Combine completed procedures with patent's Imaging jacket with the correct insert jacket and accuracy in name check and medical record number.
    Scan appropriate patient documents into Synapse with attention to the correct patient identification of the form and in the electronic file.
  • Assist imaging procedures
    Greet and escort patients to Imaging Center rooms with appropriate dress and valuables secured in a safe place.
    Assist in transferring patients prior to and following procedures.
    Observe patients during procedures to maintain a safe environment, documenting and/or communicate changes in patient's condition to appropriate nursing and/or Imaging staff.
    Transfer specimens with proper identification and safety precaution.
    Provide tech assistance by developing radiographs and/or images and assisting with moving patients during procedures.
  • Communication
    Communicate patient status with nursing and Imaging staff so condition and location is known to both areas.
    Obtain Clinicomp Transport Form from patient's RN just prior to leaving the department. Transfer the Transport Form to the technologist when patient arrives in the Imaging Department.
    Provide information regarding isolation and safety precautions.
    Sign in and out of department to maintain smooth flow of work.
    Relay Transport Form to the patient's RN upon returning from the Imaging Department with any appropriate updated information regarding the patient's condition.
    Communicate and document equipment malfunctions.
    Actively participate in department and area specific meeting and focus groups.
    Follow direction of supervision with attention to good listening skills and thorough follow up.
  • Interpersonal skills
    Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills and attitude towards the department as well as patients, visitors, physicians, coworkers and supervisors.The employee's attitude will be evaluated upon his/her ability to demonstrate the following skills.
    Communicate in all personal and telephone interactions in order to create a positive public image and harmonious work environment.
    Employ active listening skills.
    Use nontechnical communication as appropriate.
    Speak clearly and graciously at a moderate pace.
    Check for feedback as to whether the communication (instructions, directions, tc.) was understood.
    Uses an adult to adult tone of voice.Support the goals and direction of the Imaging Center.
    Participate in the implementation of change.
    Identify problems with suggestions for their resolution.
    Accept constructive criticism.
  • Patient transports
    Provide appropriate mode of transport for patient's physical limitations and imaging procedure requirements.
    Introduce self and purpose to patient upon entering patient's room utilizing the AIDET (acknowledge, introduce, describe procedure, estimate time of procedure and thank patient) tool.
    Check patient's name band with name and second identifier, physician orders in chart and notify appropriate nursing staff of patient's departure.
    Observe and maintain a safe environment for patients medical devices IV's, catheters, drainage and chest tubes, monitors and oxygen).
    Provide documentation and communication in the event of compromises and/or changes.
    Provide timely transportation to and from Imaging Center without delay or compromise in patient safety.
    Maintain privacy, dignity, respect and comfort to patient during transportation.
    Provide appropriate assistance to patient by asking for assistance when transferring patients to assure safety of self and patient. Never transfer a patient from bed to gurney without assistance.
  • Perform general clerical duties
    Accurately utilize IDXRAD tracking steps and use of Downtime Log forms when necessary.
    Deliver STAT/ASAP and Emergency reports to appropriate areas without delay as necessary in departments that have manual report delivery.
    Assist in Film Library with correlating patient's previous jackets with correct inserts and comparison films available.
    Proficient in Quick Report for faxing reports and CareCast or OCM order entry for lab and Engineering Work orders.
    Able to perform required IDXRAD functionality to support patient, physician, patient care and patient inquiries.
  • Teamwork
    Assists coworkers with tasks.
    Maintains safe work environment.
    Informs supervisor when available for work assignments.
    Report for work or assignments on time.
    Cooperatively troubleshoots potential and actual problems both internal and external to the department.
    Sharing available resources and information with others.
    Assists with training, orientation and upholding policies and procedures to new employees or those new to the area.
    Identifies, corrects and/or reports unsafe conditions.
    Accepts interpersonal differences and cooperates with other employees.
  • Time management

    Demonstrate initiative by effectively utilizing work time for the completion of the following:
    Effectively manage workload in a timely manner.
    Cross cover in other areas of the department as work volume and staffing fluctuations occur.
    Effectively utilize free time between assignments (10 minutes) to complete the following tasks: Stocking work area, Cleaning work area, assisting coworkers with the completion of work, Provide relief for lunch, breaks and/or meetings.
    Identify and complete additional projects and/or educational In-services outside of daily responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prefer knowledge of body mechanics for safe transfer of patient and self.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
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