Richard La Roche

Richard La Roche

Summary

I am a passionate and well-versed, ARRT registered, Naval Advanced Radiologic Technologist with over 10 years of medical experience and 7 years of experience as a radiographer performing CT's as well as film radiographs. I am experienced in the use of hospital/radiology information systems and digital processing systems including RIS, RMS, MEDITECH, DICOM, PACS, and MRMS. I have excellent customer service, interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. I hold a California State license and National license, as well as a CRT Fluoro Permit and I am CPR certified. I am seeking a position with a health care team as a Radiologic Technologist to utilize my skills in your diagnostic imaging department.

Objective

To join a health care team that is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic imaging services to meet the healthcare needs of our community.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

CT/ Radiologic Technologist

  • Perform radiographic studies. Perform all CT studies (contrast enhanced and non-contrast including CTA's), C-arm, mobile and fixed radiographs, at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.
  • Proficient in the department databases and systems.
  • Worked independently covering all general diagnostic imaging needs from the ER and inpatients, as well as all CT studies needed.
Nov 1998 - Jul 2009

Radiologic Technologist/ Hospital Corpsman

United States Navy
  • Perform X-ray imaging, CT scans, portable radiographic studies, fluoroscopic studies, quality control, C-arm and forensic radiographic studies.
  • Leading Petty Officer of the treatment room. 
  • Provide basic nursing care to patients, administer medications intramuscularly, IV, and intradermally. Perform EKG’s, cast application and removal, assist in command medical readiness, health and safety inspections, relationship building, and staff management.

Other duties and accomplishments included:

  • Program Manager of Temporarily Not Physically Qualified/Not Physically Qualified (TNPQ/NPQ) Program from 2003-2004.
  • Medical Department Representative, coordinator of REDCOM’s established medical policies and standards for reservist from 1999-2003.  Counsel patients regarding treatment plans, provide career mentorship to 15 subordinate hospital corpsman, and improved medical programs and readiness for over 4,200 reservists.
  • Personal efforts resulted in a flawless MDR conference for two REDCOM regions comprised of 40 Hospital Corpsman from 32 different activities.
  • Assist with physical examinations and basic clinical assessments. Collection of routine laboratory specimens.
  • Supervisory duties in sick call, health care inspections, preventative medicine and various medical departments.
Sep 2008 - Jul 2009

Radiologic Technologist/ Medical Department Representative

Naval Operational Support Center
  • Perform X-ray imaging, CT scans, portable radiographic studies, fluoroscopic studies, quality control, C-arm and forensic radiographic studies.
  • Manage the (RWVCP) Returning Wounded Veterans Claim Program, reducing the command's outstanding claims by over 75%.
  • Provide basic nursing care to patients, administer medications intramuscularly, IV, and intradermally.
  • Assist with physical examinations and basic clinical assessments, counsel patients regarding treatment plans and collect routine laboratory specimens.
2005 - 2008

Radiologic Technologist

Parkview Adventist Medical Center
  • Performed radiographic studies, including fluoroscopy. Performed all CT studies, C-arm, mobile and fixed radiographs, at Parkview, an acute care facility.
  • Proficient in the department databases and systems.
  • Worked independently covering all general diagnostic imaging needs from the ER as well as all CT studies needed.
2002 - 2005

Hospital Corpsman/ Radiologic Technologist Student

Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Completed all radiographic studies in the Diagnostic Imaging department at Balboa Hospital, a 475 bed research and teaching hospital and their Branch Medical Clinic in North Island.
  • Performed X-ray imaging, CT scans, MRI’s, portable radiographic studies, fluoroscopic studies, quality control, C-arm and forensic radiographic studies.
1999 - 2002

Medical Assistant

http://www.ghc.org/about_gh/co-op_overview/index.jhtml
  • I interviewed patients, took  S.O.A.P. notes, measured vital signs, venipuncture for lab specimens, and venipuncture for IV therapy.
  • Cast removal, crutch fitting, and splinting.
  • Wound cleaning and debreeding.
  • Assisting Physicians with minor wound treatment.

Education

Education
2002 - 2005

Radiographer

Naval School of Health and Science

GPA 3.8

Honor Guard

Graduated with Honors and Distinction

Revieved the Roentgen Award- "Unrelenting quest for knowledge and continuing to strive for new information and ways to improve personal skills"

Skills

Skills

Hospital and Imaging Department Databases

PACS RIS RMS MEDITECH 64-slice GE CT SYSTEMS SEIMENS CT SYSTEMS MICROSOFT WORD DICOM DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY PROCESSING SYSTEM DINPACS DIGITAL ARCHIVE SYSTEM MRMS  

Interpersonal Skills

In my 10+ years of experience working with various kinds of people I have learned how to read a situation or the "mood" of a conversation and bring balance to the conversation no matter what the issue may be. I believe it is important for a person to be able to communicate without allowing one's emotions to get in the way.

Critical thinking

Utilizing the information in front of me in a given situation, I can use my experiences and observations to determine the best course of action to take to allow the best possible outcome.

Problem-solving

Analytical

I can visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts, and make decisions that make sense based on available information.    

Technical (Radiology)

General radiography, primarily CT.

Customer Service

I have been in the healthcare industry for my entire working life. I have learned that to provide quality customer service one must put the customer first. In this field there is a lot of situations encountered where people are upset and pleasing them can seem impossible. I, however, have mastered the technique of reading a person and using active listening skills to calm them and applying lessons learned from past experiences coupled with accessable resources to accomidate them.

Certifications

Certifications
May 2008 - May 2010

Radiologic Technologist

California Department of Public Health (Radiation Health Branch)
May 2008 - May 2010

California Fluoroscopy Permit

California Department of Public Health (Radiation Health Branch)
May 2010

Basic Life Support (Health Care Providers)

American Heart Association
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

Registered Technologist

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists