Series established June 15, 1993
This series specification describes classes used in State correctional facilities under the direction of a physician in the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority to perform complete diagnostic radiographic procedures of all body structures; and do other related work. All classes in this series are responsible to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates or youthful offenders and maintain the safety of persons and property; to prevent escapes of and injury by persons committed to the Departments of Corrections and the Youth Authority to themselves or others or to property; to maintain security of working areas and work materials; to inspect premises and search inmates or youthful offenders for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
The Radiologic Technologist, Correctional Facility, series describes positions responsible for making�examinations; selecting techniques to obtain optimum radiographic quality; critiquing film in order to determine whether it should be repeated; being alert to patient crises requiring notification of a physician; and planning and directing the work of lower level technologists in an institution with multifacilities.
The Radiologic Technologist, Correctional Facility, represents the entry and journey level for this series. All levels may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, youthful offenders or resident workers in the performance of a variety of duties.
Level of difficulty, variety and complexity of assigned duties, independence and impact of actions and decisions, supervision received and degree of supervision exercised, and responsibility for decisions differentiate the levels in this series.
This is the entry and journey level in this series. Under direction, incumbents may instruct and prepare patients for radiologic examinations; determine the most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shield patients appropriately; position and operate stationary or portable radiologic machines and take x-rays for a variety of all body structures; process, develop, make copies and fix x-ray films; prepare solutions for processing films; assist in�fluoroscopic work; under supervision, may make copies of unusual cases and retain in a teaching file; maintain equipment and quarters; keep records and files; make reports as needed; and other related duties. Generally, incumbents are supervised by either a Senior Radiologic Technologist, Correctional Facility (Supervisor), or the chief of the medical facility.
This is the advanced journey level in the series, where incumbents perform the full range of�duties as the sole civil service Radiologic Technologist, Correctional Facility, in a State correctional facility or personally perform the most difficult technical work. Incumbents may also instruct or lead other civil service Radiologic Technologists, Correctional Facility, as well as clerical staff, youthful offenders or inmates. Incumbents perform under the direction of the chief of the medical facility. Typical duties may include any or all of the tasks performed by Radiologic Technologists, Correctional Facility; maintaining inventory, ordering required supplies, and having responsibility for storage and dispensing of supplies; maintaining and updating procedures manuals; coordinating maintenance services on machinery; assisting in the preparation of the radiologic department's annual budget; and other related duties.
This is the supervisory level in the series, where incumbents supervise at least three civil service Radiologic Technologists, Correctional Facility, who provide the full range�of radiographic services to State correctional facilities, as well as clerical staff, inmates or youthful offenders. Senior�Radiologic Technologists, Correctional Facility (Supervisor) do not directly supervise Senior Radiologic Technologists, Correctional Facility (Specialist). Incumbents perform under the direction of the chief of the medical facility. Positions allocated to this class direct the radiologic function in either (1) a hospital setting; or (2) a multifacility institution. Typical tasks include directing, assigning and checking the work performed in the radiologic facility; coordinating the radiologic function in conjunction with staff requirements; keeping abreast of current developments in the field of radiologic technology; reviewing, revising and developing procedures as necessary, ensuring compliance with State laws and departmental policies and procedures; instructing and evaluating lower level radiologic personnel and taking appropriate action with respect to their work performance where necessary; preparing the radiologic department's annual budget; and other related duties.
Possession of a current valid certificate as a certified Radiologic Technologist in diagnostic radiologic technology issued by the California State Department of Health Services. (Applicants who are in the process of securing such certification will be admitted to the examination but must possess such certificate before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
Two years of experience, including training in radiologic techniques and methods, under an accredited medical radiologist. (Successful completion of the work required for a graduate nurse may be substituted for one year of this required experience and training.)
Successful completion of a two-year training program in radiologic technology approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, in collaboration with the American College of Radiology.
One year of experience performing the duties of a Radiologic Technologist, Correctional Facility, in the California state service.
Three years of experience, including training in radiologic techniques and methods, under an accredited medical radiologist. (Successful completion of the work required for a graduate nurse may be substituted for one year of this required experience and training.)
One year of experience as a radiologic technologist and successful completion of a two-year training program in radiologic technology approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, in collaboration with the American College of Radiology.
Knowledge of: Modern radiologic equipment and techniques; regional and gross anatomy of the human body; standardized radiologic clinical procedures; thorough knowledge of the hazards of radiologic materials and the safety precautions required; the operation and care of modern radiologic equipment; and the ordering and storing of supplies.
Ability to: Communicate effectively at a level required for successful job performance; administer emergency aid for shock; prepare solution used in processing x-ray film and process film; keep simple records, file film correctly, and compile reports; follow directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Knowledge of: All of the above.
Ability to: All of the above, and formulate and maintain a records system and determine the types of reports to be compiled; and assist with personnel, equipment and supply budgets.
Knowledge of: All of the above, and the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Labor Relations and Affirmative Action Programs and the processes available to meet both these objectives; principles of supervision; and the principles and practices of governmental budgeting.
Ability to: All of the above, and plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate staff and inmates, youthful offenders or resident workers; plan and prepare personnel, equipment and supply budgets; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Tact, alertness, vision sufficient to perform the essential functions of the�job; empathetic understanding of�patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State�correctional facility; emotional stability; patience; and keenness of�observation.
Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates or youthful offenders.
Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates or�youthful offenders and/or the protection of personal and real property.
Education equivalent to graduation from high school. A Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist certificate.