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City of Hope

Radiology Technologist Educator (Orange County, Irvine, CA)

Irvine, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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Position Summary

The Clinical Educator is a fully licensed technologist who provides staff development expertise as an educator, consultant, facilitator, and change agent. The Clinical Educator maintains licensure in the modalities for which they completed an approved program, for example ARRT, NMTCB, and/or RDMS. Functions as advisor and subject matter expert to technologist staff members, clinical units, nurse educators and administration. Facilitates the educational process through assessment, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of competency assessments and continuing education. Provides leadership development, incorporating adult learning theory and age-appropriate guidelines. The Clinical Educator manages and analyzes monthly operational and quality metrics/statistics and assures internal and external quality standards are met. They manage the department safety program and are integral during regulatory surveys.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Expert Clinical Practice - Serves as an expert resource, consultant and role model to health care providers and provides direction to imaging staff.
    • Fosters empowerment through knowledge by encouraging/supporting the development of continuing education, leadership, teaching, and coaching skills to achieve excellence and innovation
    • Stays current with and supports the integration of research and evidence-based practice into patient care. Interprets, communicates, and incorporates research findings into program planning. Conducts and/or contributes to research in imaging. Attends conferences and seminars as appropriate
    • Performs clinical duties as assigned
  • Education - In collaboration with department leadership, assists employees in the assessment of learning needs and identification of outcomes
    • Develops, implements, evaluates, and maintains effective and cost efficient Educational/Professional Development programs, including but not limited to Clinical Orientation, Professional Students, Professional Development, and Continuing Education to address patient population specific clinical care
    • Coordinates/oversight orientation and integration of new associates with preceptors and in the provision of orientation content.
    • Identifies educational needs for the hospital utilizing annual needs assessments, Performance Improvement initiatives, evidence-based practice guidelines, revisions to policies and procedures, area-based research, new technologies and early trend identification from recommendations from RCAs. Develops, coordinates, and maintains required learning and initial/on-going competency validation and records.
    • Develops individualized education plan and provides opportunity for Associate's professional performance/development in collaboration with department leadership including performance appraisal and performance plan.
  • Leadership
    • Consistently represents City of Hope to patients/families, internal and external customers and healthcare providers in a manner that exemplifies the mission, vision, and values of the hospital
    • As a role model, promotes a professional environment conducive to positive and collaborative working relationships by building and fostering open communication and facilitating conflict resolution. Participates, as appropriate, in leadership decisions. Represents unit/department at unit-based and hospital-wide meetings as appropriate
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures
    • Follows and advocates for the use of established radiation, MR, and patient safety guidelines
    • Adheres to established professional standards of ethics, scopes of practice, and performance standards
  • Information Management
    • Demonstrates competency in department systems and related downtime procedures
    • Maintains and analyzes department metrics and statistics
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the Incident Reporting System
    • Utilizes hospital/department computer for hospital business only and logs off computers upon completion of tasks
  • Development
    • Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice. Attends assigned staff development activities
    • Participates in cross training activities when necessary
    • Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned
  • Performance Improvement
    • Utilizes performance indicators to assess and improve important functions and processes of patient care
    • Maintains and organizes key performance indicators for the department and can speak to performance with leaders and surveyors
    • Leads/facilitates/coordinates performance improvement task forces or teams. Oversight/participates in performance improvement initiatives related to regulatory agencies such as but not limited to ACR, TJC, CDPH, DHS, Magnet and Leapfrog
    • Monitor quality improvement indicators related to regulatory agencies such as but not limited to ACR, TJC, CDPH, DHS, Magnet and Leapfrog.
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of education by measuring collecting data for CHCA, CALNOC, and other Performance Improvement Initiatives and staff education evaluations.
    • Leads and encourages staff participation in the department's Performance Improvement activities
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
Education:
      • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program
      • Associate degree or equivalent experience

Minimum Experiences
  • Three years' experience in Radiology

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • BLS
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technology certification(s) (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB) or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
  • California Radiologic Technology Certification (CRT) or California Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification (CNMT) as indicated by area in which the employee was trained

Additional Information:

To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

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.

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  • Posting Date: Dec 7, 2021
  • Job Field: Allied Health
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10014470
Employment Type: Other