Rad Tech Extern

Job ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Hours / Pay Period
Mercy Hospital Bakersfield
Standard Hours
varied hours casual
Work Schedule


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910.  Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/mercy-bakersfield.



Position Summary:


Under the supervision of the Diagnostic Radiology Director,Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor and fellow Technologist the Rad Tech Extern performs a variety of duties that assist Radiology Technologist. Transports patients to and from the emergency room/floor as necessary. Assist technologist with patient set up and Hospital Based computer systems. Produces images and makes copies as needed. Able to perform all Radiology Technologist duties. The Radiology Technologist Extern key role is to support Staff Radiology Technologist in preparation, orientation and transitioning into a full time Radiology Technologist. Able to perform all non-Fluoroscopic procedures. May only shadow Diagnostic Radiology Technologist during Fluoroscopy procedures. Rad Tech Extern has 9 months to obtain California State License.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BLS-must be AHA required
  • Board eligible for State and National Licensure.
  • High School graduate or GED.
  • Recently received a certification of completion from a school of Radiologic Technology program, obtained no more than 1 year prior to date of hire.
  • Eligible for the CRT and ARRT certificate.
  • Must have successfully completed an accredited Radiologic Technology training program.

Special Skills:

  • Language Skills: Ability to read an interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and       procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the hospital.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common     fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and how to draw and interpret a bar graph.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only   limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


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