Radiologist Assistant

Location
California, United States
Posted
23 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2019
Ref
84417
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Radiology in the Stanford School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking a Radiologist Assistant 1 to work under the moderate supervision of a radiologist or physician to provide diagnostic information that assists in diagnoses and therapies. Enhance patient care and research goals by assisting the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. Provide support for implementation and execution of research studies. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is able to problem solve and work well independently. The shift that will need to be covered is Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

The people and programs comprising Stanford Radiology are world-renowned. Stanford Radiology continues to push the boundaries of innovation in physics and engineering to develop cutting-edge methods for enhanced anatomic and functional imaging. Our diverse multidisciplinary teams of scientists, together with industry collaborators, are creating new methods for the early detection of cancer using molecular imaging, nanotechnology, and systems biology. They also continue to develop improved and more targeted methods for least-invasive, and compassionate cancer patient care.

Duties include:

  • Work closely with the physician on complex medical imaging procedures, 3D reformations, and post processing procedures.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and execution of multiple research studies involving medical imaging systems; use product, research software and hardware, and/or computer systems to generate clinical images and data to assist in diagnoses and therapies.
  • Operate medical imaging systems to obtain images for use in the research of pathologies and development of clinical imaging procedures; operate computer systems to generate images for use in clinical diagnoses and therapies and in the development of research projects.
  • Transfer, position and instruct patients regarding procedures; instruct researchers, technologists, and physicians regarding procedures.
  • Provide technical, scientific, and educational consultation to researchers, technologists, and physicians.
  • Test new products involving medical imaging and/or 3D reformations and post-processing.
  • Post-process volumetric digital image data on 3D workstations; produce and track quantitative measurements; ensure the post-processed images are of maximal clinical value.
  • Accurately record all procedures performed and maintain necessary paperwork and/or database for scheduling and billing purposes.
  • Provide support by assisting with preparation of interesting cases for publication and development of standard operating procedures, quality assurance programs, and departmental safety policies and procedures.

* Other duties may also be assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Two year degree and one year of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of judgment and skill.
  • Reliable self-starting and self-directed nature, exhibiting initiative and focused work ethic.
  • Basic knowledge in cross-sectional anatomy and physiology, sterile technique, patient relations, medical imaging examination preparation, and medical imaging safety and screening procedures.
  • Basic knowledge and skills in the operation of medical imaging systems, 3D reformations, and post-processing procedures.
  • Basic working knowledge of medical imaging physics, principles, tissue contrast, and applications.
  • Familiarity with Unix, Windows, Mac, and/or Linux computer operating systems; experience in MR system operation and troubleshooting system and computer issues.
  • Ability to identify images for post-processing and/or artifacts in the images; ability to respond to detailed requests for views and/or images depicting certain anatomy and/or pathology.
  • Experience in teaching and instruction of technologists, researchers, and/or physicians.
  • Ability to collaborate with other professional colleagues.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

  • Must hold one of the following certifications: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), California Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist (ARMRIT).
  • Advanced ARRT registry (e.g. CT, MR, etc.) desired.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • No heart implants.
  • Requires good fitness/aerobic capacity and visual/auditory acuity including color vision.
  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently grasp forcefully, operate foot and/or hand controls.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull patients or equipment that weigh 11 to >40 pounds.
  • Rarely stand/walk, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • 'Medical imaging' in this document includes but is not limited to X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine, CT, PET, and/or Magnetic Resonance. Individuals are exposed to these forms of imaging and associated high magnetic fields and noise at greater than80dB TWA on a regular basis.
  • May be exposed to allergens from animal models, patients and human scan subjects.

WORK STANDARDS:

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4581
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I
  • Requisition ID: 84417