*IMAGING SPECIALISTS (KAUAI-KR336) ***Continuous Recruitment***

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: IMAGING SPECIALISTS (X-RAY, COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST, ULTRASOUND. ECHO, etc.)

The Imaging Specialists perform, advise on, supervise, evaluate and/or manage operation of ionizing radiation producing equipment for diagnostic imaging purposes in accordance with physician’s orders, protocols and quality standards and/or specialized imaging procedures utilizing specialized imaging equipment in accordance with policies and procedures, protocols and quality standards. The Imaging Specialists report directly to the Regional Director of Imaging, position no. 20896, or its designee.

Candidates must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, standby and call back duty based on hospital/clinic operations. Services are provided 24/7.

LOCATIONS: These positions are located in the Imaging Services/Radiology departments at HHSC Kaua’i Region. Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH), Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and the Kaua’i Region Clinics, which include: The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipu, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Imaging Services/Radiology departments provides diagnostic imaging services, scheduled, or on an emergency basis, as required for the care and treatment of inpatients and outpatients, aged birth to death. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following procedures: diagnostic radiography, computed tomography, tele-radiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography.

***IMMEDIATE VACANCIES IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS – CONTINOUS RECRUITMENT UNTIL NEEDS ARE MET***

Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital – Waimea, Kaua’i, HI

  • #55850 – Imaging Specialist IV (X-Ray/CT) – Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 07/07/2020 Revised 7/1/2022

  • #55851 – Imaging Multi Modality Specialist (Ultrasound/Echo) – Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 12/07/2021 Revised 7/1/2022

Kaua’i Region Clinics

Urgent Care at Po’ipu

  • #59051 – Imaging Specialist II (X-Ray) – Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE) – posted on 07/14/2020 Revised 7/1/2022

SALARIES:  *Rates based at 1.0 FTE and includes shortage differentials*

  • Imaging Specialist II – $4,012 + $668 per month | SR18 | BU13
  • Imaging Specialist III – $4,337 + $863 per month | SR20 | BU13
  • Imaging Specialist IV – $4,692 + $1,548 per month | SR22 | BU13
  • Imaging Multi Modality Specialist – $4,881 + $2,052 per month | SR23 | BU13

BENEFITS: 

  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS 

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. Also, please see below additional requirements according to the level of the position.

***Possession of specific certifications and level of experience may be required for certain positions. See below additional minimum qualification requirements based on positions***

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an approved program recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Excess work experience as described below in the experience requirement section which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licensure: Current State of Hawai’i Radiologic Technologist license as a radiographer. Evidence of licensure is required with the application.

Certification: Current certification from the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Workers. See below for additional certification requirements. Evidence of certifications are required with the application. 

Experience: See below for additional experience requirements.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of operation of imaging equipment, radiation safety, and departmental protocols, standard precautions, hospital policies and procedures, rules and regulations, government regulatory requirements and accrediting standards, perform the full range of services to the patients of the work site, independently. Basic knowledge of specialized imaging equipment and physics of specialized imaging procedures, safety, medical terminology and department protocols. Thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and work rules of the work site; basic knowledge of Cross Sectional Anatomy required.

Ability to: Perform a full range of diagnostic imaging procedures utilizing ionizing radiation equipment independently and provide instruction regarding imaging procedures and radiation safety to subordinates and others. Apply the principles, methods and techniques of specialized imaging equipment/procedures; deal effectively with patients and other individuals; operate specialized imaging equipment; keep records and prepare reports and instruct patients and others in the specialized imaging procedures. Ability to interpret and formulate operating policies and procedures, direct the work of others and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.

Code of Ethics: Ability to meet the specific needs of patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability and maturity despite emotional and physical pressures; demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative. Ability to promote a positive, collaborative practice atmosphere.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.

Hazards: May be exposed to infectious diseases or hazardous substances. Exposure to radiation hazards on a daily basis

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.

***Please see below additional requirements based on the position level***


IMAGING SPECIALIST II (X-RAY)

Experience RequirementSix (6) months of progressively responsible professional imaging technologist/specialist experience which demonstrated a thorough knowledge of imaging procedures and/or techniques such as myelograms, discograms, arthrograms, etc., including the X-raying of such areas of the human anatomy as the chest, skull, gastro-intestinal tract, urinary tract, and vascular system.

Certifications: Current ARRT (R) American Registry of Radiologic Technologist certification in Radiography. Evidence of certification is required. 


IMAGING SPECIALIST III (X-RAY & COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY)

Imaging ExperienceOne (1) year of progressively responsible professional imaging technologist experience which demonstrated a thorough knowledge of imaging procedures and/or techniques such as myelograms, discograms, arthrograms, etc., including the X-raying of such areas of the human anatomy as the chest, skull, gastro-intestinal tract, urinary tract, and vascular system.

Specialized Experience: One-half (1/2) year of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in computed tomography in a clinical or hospital environment.

Certifications: Current ARRT (R) American Registry of Radiologic Technologist certification in Radiography. Evidence of certification is required. 

Substitution of Experience for Education:

1. Successful completion of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology with a certificate or associate degree and two (2) years of professional radiologic experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree.

2. Excess work experience as described under the Imaging which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

*Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must possess supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.


IMAGING SPECIALIST IV (X-RAY & COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY)

Imaging Experience: One-and-one-half (1 ½) years of progressively responsible professional imaging technologist/specialist experience which demonstrated a thorough knowledge of imaging procedures and/or techniques such as myelograms, discograms, arthrograms, etc., including the X-raying of such areas of the human anatomy as the chest, skull, gastro-intestinal tract, urinary tract, and vascular system.

Specialized Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in computed tomography in a clinical or hospital environment.

Certifications: Advanced Certification – Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Computed Tomography (CT). Evidence of certification is required. 

*Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must possess supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.


IMAGING MULTI MODALITY SPECIALIST (GENERAL, ULTRASOUND, ECHO, etc.)

Imaging Experience: One (1) year of experience as a staff Ultra sonographer in a clinical or hospital environment. One (1) year of work experience as a staff Echo Tech/Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer performing diagnostic cardiac examinations in a clinical or hospital environment.

Specialized Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience as a specialist of which at least a minimum of one (1) year of work experience must have been gained in each of two (2) or more of the following modalities: echocardiography and ultrasound in a clinical or hospital environment.

Certifications: Registered American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). Evidence of certifications are required. 

*Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must possess supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

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To apply for this job email your details to cguirao@hhsc.org