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Ventura County RADIOLOGIC SPECIALIST II - Interventional Radiology in Ventura, California

RADIOLOGIC SPECIALIST II - Interventional Radiology

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RADIOLOGIC SPECIALIST II - Interventional Radiology

Salary

$86,474.61 - $105,110.87 Annually

Location

Ventura & Santa Paula, CA

Job Type

Full-Time Temporary

Department

Health Care Agency

Job Number

0332HCA-22AA(TEM)

Closing

Continuous

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Description

Under general supervision, prepares and positions patients for a variety of medical imaging procedures ranging from routine diagnostic x-rays to highly-specialized diagnostic tests and the operational network management of the acquisition and electronic archiving of all modality image studies to produce diagnostic images for interpretation by a Radiologist.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

As a vascular interventional radiographer, you’ll assist physicians with minimally invasive, image-guided vascular procedures, including angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, and more. Using sophisticated fluoroscopic equipment, you’ll be responsible for capturing images of the blood vessels.

Ideal Candidate

Interventional Radiology Technologist functions independently as a member of the vascular interventional radiology (VIR) team. This position acts as the principal Interventional Radiologic Technologist overseeing the technical operations required for the performance of advanced procedures. The Radiologic Technologist develops and implements systems to assure a smooth and efficient flow of patients for procedures. Technologist duties include but not limited to: circulating and scrubbing roles during procedures, patient teaching, assisting with patient care within the scope of practice, inventory management, and schedule coordination. This position requires the individual to be flexible in their work schedule to take calls. This individual is considered an expert-level IR tech. The ability to self-direct and organize a varied workflow is required. The incumbent must demonstrate competency in assisting with vascular interventional radiology (VIR).

Radiologic Specialist II is the journey level of the Radiologic Specialist series. Incumbents have a minimum of two (2) years of experience and perform their duties more independently in their respective specialty areas. Radiologic Specialist II will also assist in the training of student technologists and other imaging staff members as needed.

PAYROLL TITLE: Radiologic Specialist II

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.

BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination.

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency - Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital

Radiologic Specialist II is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future regular, temporary, fixed-term, intermittent, or extra help vacancies. This is currently one (1) Regular vacancy at Ventura County Medical Center, and Santa Paula Hospital.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

OPENING DATE: August 5, 2022

CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Schedules patients and coordinates examinations;

  • Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPAA regulations;

  • Prepares and positions patients for imaging;

  • Shields patients according to radiation safety procedures;

  • Cleans and maintains modality-specific equipment, including routine preventative maintenance, minor repairs and adjustments;

  • Evaluates projected cross-sectional images for clarity, content and scope of examination;

  • Completes documentation required for examination and billing processes;

  • Assesses and responds rapidly to emergency situations;

  • Assists physicians during procedures (i.e., biopsies, drainages, needle localizations, etc.);

  • Assists in maintaining inventory and orders pharmaceuticals and supplies;

  • Prepares and administers contrast agents;

  • Recognizes and provides measurements of normal and abnormal pathology;

  • Provides detailed anatomical statistics for interpretation by department physicians;

  • Assists Radiologist (MD) with changing out catheters and various guidewires while maintaining sterile field integrity during procedures;

  • Works in conjunction with RN to monitor patient vital signs during procedures; will alert MD and nursing staff to any change in patient status during the exam;

  • Processes biopsy specimens for delivery to lab for analysis;

  • Assists Radiologist (MD) with PICC line placements; and

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from a single two-year allied health education program that is patient-care related; OR

  • Graduation from a program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professionals (CAAHEP) that specifically conducts programmatic accreditation for diagnostic medical sonography/diagnostic cardiac sonography/vascular technology OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in sonography or vascular technology OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in any major and the equivalent of one (1) year of full-time clinical ultrasound/vascular experience. (NOTE: this experience cannot be used to satisfy the experience required below).

AND

Minimum one (2) year of experience performing the duties in:

A. Two (2) of the following modalities/essential area of expertise: X-Ray/Fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography, Electronic Medical Record, Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and PACS Administrator.

  • OR -

B. One (1) of the following modalities/essential area of expertise: Echocardiography or Ultrasound.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid CPR certification

  • Must possess a valid Radiologic Technologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Public Health/Radiologic Health Branch

  • Must possess a valid Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health/Radiologic Health Branch

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates or this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of:

  • Anatomy, physiology, physics and medical terminology as it relates to each imaging modality

  • Exam specific requirements when imaging neonates, pediatric and adult patients.

  • Adherence to HIPAA regulations

  • Documentation required for exam billing processes

  • General imaging patient care practices/operations utilized in a hospital setting.

Skill in:

  • Positioning patients for image acquisition

  • Shielding patients per ALARA

  • Recognizing and evaluating projected images for clarity, content and scope of examination

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Perform routing and complex and/or specialty imaging services studies to include measurements of normal and abnormal pathology and detailed anatomical statistics.

  • Proficiently perform exams requiring sterile field set-up and maintenance

  • Exercise a high degree of tact, courtesy, poise, sensitivity and respect when explaining procedures to patients

  • Provide clear and concise explanations to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation

  • Establish effective working relationships with patients, physicians, and staff.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: Applications must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m.

To apply online, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (http://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/HR/docs/Lateral_Transfer.pdf) for additional information.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.

APPLICATION EVALUATION – qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.

WRITTEN EXAM – 100%: A job-related written exam will be administered to test applicants' knowledge of Radiological Knowledge, General Medical Knowledge, and Interpersonal Relationships

Applicants must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

Applicants successfully completing the exam process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, and driving record may be required for this position.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Tania Menard by e-mail at tania.menard@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5192.

YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE

Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)

(SEIU)

To learn more about Benefits, Retirement, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), see links below.

  • Benefits website (https://hr.ventura.org/benefits) or you may call (805) 654-2570.

  • Retirement FAQ's (https://vcportal.ventura.org/CEO/benefits/docs/RETIREMENT%20-%20FAQs.pdf)

  • Memorandum of Agreement

Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS

01

Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question thoroughly and accurately. Your responses will be evaluated for the purpose of determining who will receive initial consideration by the hiring authority. Do NOT answer any questions with "refer to resume" as that answer will not be considered. Do you fully understand the above information?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    These positions require the performance of duties in an acute health care setting which include frequent lifting and/or transportation of patents by wheelchair or gurney/stretcher. Are you able and willing to perform such functions to meet the demands of this position?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Shift assignments may include day, evening, night, weekend, and holiday hours at either the Ventura County Medical Center or Santa Paula Hospital. Standby/Callback shift assignments are a requirement. Are you able and willing to work such a schedule to meet the demands of this position?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    Have you graduated from a single two-year allied health education program that is patient-care-related? (If yes, please be sure the institution from which you graduated is listed in the education section of your application.

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Do you possess a valid Radiologic Technologist Certificate issued by the State of California Department of Public health/Radiologic Health Branch? If yes, you MUST include your date of licensure and a current valid license number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    Do you possess a valid Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health/Radiologic Health Branch? If yes, you MUST include your date of licensure and a current valid license number in the Certificates and Licenses section of your application. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    Do you possess valid CPR Certification?

  • Yes

  • No

    08

    Which option below best describes your full-time professional Interventional Radiology experience? NOTE: Full time is considered 40 hours per week; anything less than that must be prorated.

  • None

  • 0 to less than 1 year

  • 1 to less than 2 years

  • 2 to less than 3 years

  • 3 to less than 4 years

  • 4 to less than 5 years

  • 5 or more years

    09

    Name the employer(s) where you acquired your full-time professional Interventional Radiology experience. This experience MUST be included in the Work Experience section of your application for you to receive credit for it. If you do not have any Interventional Radiology experience, please state, "None".

    10

    Describe at least one example which demonstrates your skill and experience with evaluating, producing, and manipulating angiographic imaging

    11

    Describe at least one example of an interaction you have had with a patient which demonstrates your ability to exercise tact, courtesy, sensitivity, and/or respect.

    Required Question

Agency

Ventura County

Address

800 S. Victoria Avenue LOC. #1970 Ventura, California, 93009

Phone

(805) 654-5129

Website

http://hr.ventura.org

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