Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$78,624.00 - $98,300.80 Annually
San Mateo County, CA
Job Type
Extra Help
San Mateo Medical Center
Job Number
10/17/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on October 3, 2018.  The final filing date was extended to October 17, 2018.

San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) is looking for Radiologic Technologists with the ability to perform all standard/routine radiographic procedures and procedures in at least two specialized diagnostic areas in an efficient manner. The successful hires must be able to gain cooperation of patients in order to obtain high quality films and work with patients of varying ages. CT scanning and/or Mammography experience strongly preferred.

There are currently 3 extra-help vacancies and 2 relief vacancies for all shifts.

Radiologic Technologist I is the entry level class of this series performing all standard and routine radiographic procedures and may be trained in more complex procedures and specialized functional areas. Incumbents may promote to the II level upon demonstrated competence in either mammography or fluoroscopy.

For the Extra Help positions: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

Note: The salary range for Radiologic Technologist I is $37.80 - $47.26 hourly and the salary range for Radiologic Technologist I - Relief is $39.68 - $49.59 hourly.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Examples Of Duties

Note: Duties are listed by functional area. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Perform radiographic examinations of varying difficulty by positioning the patient and programming proper exposure factors and table movements.
  • Select proper techniques and film to reduce secondary radiation and fogging.
  • Provide radiation protection in accordance with prescribed standards.
  • Does portable radiographic work in Surgery, Intensive Care, Emergency Department and the morgue.

CT Scanning
  • Perform various CT scans following set protocols or radiologist instructions and instruct patients in preparation for the procedure.
  • Perform patient positioning and table movement.
  • Identify anatomies and produce images of pathologies.
  • Select appropriate equipment for various types of procedures.
  • Administer oral and rectal contrast media for enhancement of scan.
  • Prepare contrast media for injection.
  • Assist in CT guided biopsies.

Interventional Procedures
  • Prepare examination room for type of examination scheduled and ensure all necessary equipment and supplies are readily available.
  • Prepare patient for examination and coordinate with nursing duty station on patient preparation.
  • Maintain established aseptic procedure protocols.
  • Assist physicians in performing head, body, leg, gastrointestinal and renal angiographic and vascular procedures.
  • Respond to emergencies as needed.
  • Schedule and instruct patients in angiographic and interventional procedures.

  • Perform quality, routine and specialty mammographic views.
  • Perform daily mandated quality controls and record results.
  • Maintain infection control standards.
  • Provide patient education/instruction and scheduling.

All Assignments
  • Assist in training Radiologic Technology students in various diagnostic procedures in specialty areas.
  • Assume responsibility for accurate data collection for quality assurance procedures.
  • Administer CPR to patients in emergencies.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Note: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to job duties as defined under Distinguishing Characteristics.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable X-ray and imaging equipment and techniques.
  • Regional and gross anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Trans-sectional anatomy of the human body.
  • Principles, methods and techniques and equipment associated with the two other specialized areas of competence.
  • X-ray occupational radiation hazards.
  • Procedures and use of pressure injectors, monitoring equipment, automatic film changers, aseptic techniques and contrast media.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Deal tactfully with patients and physicians.
  • Assisting in instructing and training others.
  • Administering first aid and CPR.
  • Positioning patients and making sharp, clear images of designated areas.
  • Performing darkroom duties.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. 
  • Certification as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the State of California (CRT).
  • Licensure as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).


This is an extra-help recruitment. Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.


Recruitment Opens: September 26, 2018
Final Filing Date: October 17, 2018
Application Screening: Week of October 22, 2018
Panel Interview:  Week of October 29, 2018


At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HR Contact: Wendy Young (09272018) (Radiologic Technologist I - F075)

Application Instructions

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