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Providence Health & Services Per Diem Department Assistant - Radiology/Imaging Services in San Pedro, California


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Providence is calling a Department Assistant - Radiology/Imaging Services (Per-diem/Variable-shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all professional experience.

We are seeking a Department Assistant - Radiology/Imaging Services who will be accountable to and work under the direct supervision of the Imaging Services Lead Technologist to implement delegated aspects of care, and assist in direct and indirect patient care. May include some clerical duties.

Provide patient transport to the following age group: Pediatrics to older adults.

In this position you will:

  • Transportation:

  • Assist the staff in the Imaging Department by transporting patients to and from the following areas: Diagnostic Radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.

  • Assist in moving all patients’ on and off the x-ray tables.

  • Assure patients are signed on and off of the unit, checks armbands and brings chart to the unit.

  • Assure gurneys and wheelchairs are cleaned between patients and stored in an orderly manner.

  • Rotate shifts, weekends, holidays as needed or required. Floats to other areas, as needed.

  • Under the direction of the Imaging Services Lead Technologist, implements interventions to promote optimum patient outcomes. Understands limitations and seeks appropriate assistance, as needed. Provides both direct and indirect patient care by safely performing the following:

  • Escort outpatients to and from MRI and dressing rooms.

  • Prepare patient for examination, assures history sheets are completed.

  • Assist with procedures under the direct supervision of a technologist or physician.

  • Retrieve supplies from supply areas.

  • Run errands for the Director and Imaging staff, as requested.

  • Clerical/Secretarial Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones promptly, courteously and by identifying department and self.

  • Properly routes all incoming calls or takes messages effectively.

  • Assist with the file room duties, filing reports, order entry, physician orders, and history sheets.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Prepare paperwork, questionnaires and charts for next day appointments.

  • Maintain a Safe and Clean Environment:

  • Understand and utilize standard precautions.

  • Possess a basic knowledge of asepsis and properly disposes of bio hazardous waste.

  • Notify nursing and technical staff regarding isolation needs of the patients being transported.

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and in-services relevant to position.

  • Assist technologists in maintaining full O2 tanks and in an orderly manner.

  • Clean gurney and wheelchairs in between each patient.


  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System.

  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues and compliance in respect to patient care. Maintains complete confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information. Secures and handles patient records maintaining patient confidentiality with respect to patient and family rights.

  • Retrieve reports and is proficient in the use of copier, fax and printer.


  • Lead by example in demonstrated work ethic.

  • Attendance: report to work each regularly scheduled workday. Accurately records all work time including meal periods.

  • Punctuality: Ready for work at precise starting time and continues working until scheduled departure time. Returns on time from all meal periods.

  • Appearance: Project a professional image, follows the hospital dress code policy and/or department requirements. Wears hospital name badge at all times on duty.

  • General Work Habits: Readily accepts work assignments in a positive manner. Performs work that is accurate, neat and consistent. Documentation is legible.

  • Assist and provides orientation/training of new employees and students.


  • Attend all assigned staff development activities including minimum attendance at all scheduled staff and hospital meetings.

  • Participate in all in-services and cross training activities as necessary.

  • Assume responsibility for own professional growth and practice.


  • Actively participate in the performance improvement process.

  • Offer suggestions for departmental and/or hospital-wide Performance/Process Improvement.


  • Maintain a knowledge base of the unit's budgetary constraints in regards to staffing, supplies, and equipment.

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings. Reports to supervisor any suggestions to increase productivity or quality of work.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • Current BCLS certification

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families, visitors, hospital staff and co-workers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Medical terminology.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 332229