Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Relief Radiology Technician I - (0.001 FTE, Rotating) in Palo Alto, California


0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Under general supervision, performs various radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Perform a variety of technical tasks involved in operating radiographic equipment and making radiographs of designated portions of the body. Duties include transferal of images, archiving and performing of appropriate imaging protocols which meet the department's standards of quality.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the radiologist during procedures when needed.

  • Ensures proper darkroom techniques to include ability to ascertain

  • sub-optimal film processing, and equipment malfunction.

  • Follows established radiation safety guidelines 'ALARA' (as low as reasonably acceptable) in reference to time, distance and shielding.

  • Operates a variety of imaging and fluoroscopic equipment in performing a variety of imaging examinations. Utilizes proper body mechanics to ensure patient safety upon moving and/or transferring patients.

  • Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students and residents.

  • Prepares patient for exam, i.e. identifying oneself, explaining procedures, confirming patient ID and checking correctness of the order.

  • Prepares room and equipment. Troubleshoots equipment failures and reports problems to the appropriate individual.

  • Processes identification data onto the exposed imaging plate and prepares the image for reading by the radiologist using image processing film or Picture Archive Communication System (PACS).

  • Produces quality images following established departmental and QA (Quality Assurance) protocols to include technique, views, position, proper labeling and patient ID (Identification).

  • Properly prepares contrast media under direction of a radiologist. Recognizes and responds to allergic reactions to contrast media.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.Education: Requirement met by License/Certification RequirementLicense/Certification: Certified by the State of California Department of Health Services in Diagnostic Radiology (CRT)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to perform general and specialized radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures which meet the departments standard of quality.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to troubleshoot the equipment including RIS, PACS as well as x-ray equipment.

  • Ability to troubleshoot, document and communicate equipment problems.

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of Imaging processes and fluoroscopic techniques, methods and equipment.

  • Knowledge of methods of positioning patients.

  • Knowledge of principles of image processing and development applicable to diagnostic imaging.

  • Knowledge of radiation production, positioning and radiation safety.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. REQNUMBER: 7003-1A