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Cedars-Sinai Imaging Specialist MRI/US Core - Imaging Pt Support - Part-Time (Day Shift) in Los Angeles, California

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters.

This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

What will you be doing in this role?

Under general supervision, the Imaging Specialist is responsible for all aspects of processing inpatient Imaging orders and coordinating patient flow.

The Imaging Specialist is expected to organize, prioritize and perform work in a timely and efficient manner, within established guides, practices and procedures. Using critical thinking skills, make judgment calls and involve the radiologist, nurse, technologist and AOC when necessary. The Imaging Specialist coordinates multiple inpatient procedures, with a focus on MRI exams. He/she schedules, modifies, reschedules, and cancels anesthesia requests and coordinates inter/intra department to assist with patient flow.

He/she dispatches transportation staff, and coordinates radiologist-assisted procedures and those requiring speech therapists. He/she monitors incoming orders and the Inpatient worklist throughout the day for new orders, makes calls to nursing floors regarding exam time estimates, and provides exam-specific information. This position also dispatches the portable technologists and keeps them informed of new requests, verifies inpatient orders, and obtains exam specific lab results. He/she assists the technologists in maintaining the RIS open orders, using PACS as a checkpoint.

Telephone duties include taking incoming calls; triaging, screening, and forwarding calls to appropriate areas.

She/he also participates in collecting data for process improvement projects. Because the Command Center is a primary department contact during afterhours and weekends, staff are expected to maintain a general knowledge of the entire department, and should be able to make judgment calls and involve the Imaging Administrator on Call (AOC) and RIS/PACS AOC when needed. After hours, staff identify department-wide STAT requests, and notify the appropriate on-call staff.

Qualifications we are looking for:

  • High School diploma orGED required

  • Two years of college orcomparable level of education and experience

  • College diplomapreferred

  • Minimum two years ofexperience in a fast-paced and complex environment where critical thinkingskills are necessary

  • Previous experience in amedical environment is desirable

  • Medical terminologyknowledge is preferred

  • Strong interpersonalskills for interacting with physicians, nurses, technologists, patientsand other customers and personnel of the Medical Center

  • Experience demonstratingthe ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to prioritize and organizework, and complete assignments timely and accurately

  • Windows based PCexperience

  • Ability to type aminimum of 35 WPM

Physical demands:

Frequent sitting and standing; occasional walking and

bending; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds.

Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices

including: telephones, beepers, and all alarms.

Visual acuity acceptable for performing duties of this

position.

Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients, and other

customers.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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