Special Procedures Technologis

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

Job posting number: #7098559 (Ref:10015572)

Posted: April 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

Performs a variety of duties in assisting radiologists and other physicians in invasive and/or interventional radiologic procedures. Operates highly specialized angiographic and interventional radiologic equipment. Works as assistant to the radiologist during sterile procedures.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Performs radiographic procedures, both general and within designated specialties.
  • 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.
  • Performs professional duties as required by the department.
  • 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.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment in assigned area in ready state, reviewing operation of equipment and expiration of medications.
  • Operates general radiographic equipment, specialized angiographic radiologic equipment for the performance of radiologic angiography, heart catheterization angiography, interventional radiologic
  • procedures, and operates other related equipment for the performance of general and interventional radiologic procedures.
  • Operates specialized cardiovascular radiologic equipment for the performance of Heart Catheterization procedures.
  • Plans and schedules invasive radiologic procedures, ensuring adequate facilities, supplies, and support personnel.
  • Reviews orders for Diagnostic Imaging tests for appropriateness, modifies order according to policy or reviews with radiologist when non-standard.
  • Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code 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 Experience

  • 2 years in Diagnostic radiology

Required Courses/Training

  • AMA approved school of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology

Req. Certification/Licensure

  • CRT (Radiography and Fluoroscopy)
  • ARRT
  • BLS (through American Heart Association)

Preferred Education

  • Radiology Interventional Certificate (RI)

Pref. Certification/Licensure

  • Advanced certificate in Special Procedures Technology

Preferred Experience

  • 1 year performing Special Procedures
  • Experience with PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System)equipment.
  • Experience with Computed Radiography Equipment
  • Experience with Direct Radiography Equipment

Preferred Field of Expertise

  • Oncologic Imaging

Additional Information:

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

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 is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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