About Children's

Frequently Asked Questions

Careers in Radiology

Do you need pediatric experience to work here?
No. Whether you are interested in working as a radiologic technologist or a radiology Nurse, pediatric experience is not required. You are given extensive training and tools to make the transition to pediatrics as smooth as possible.

Do I have to deal with critically sick children all the time?
No. It is a common misconception that by working at Children's Hospital, you are constantly surrounded by critically ill children. This is not the case. Certainly, assisting sick kids will be a very important part of your job, but you will also assist children who are not in critical danger and simply need normal diagnostic scans and treatment.

What makes Radiology unique at Children's?
As an employee of the Pediatric Radiology Department at Children's Hospital, you will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the art diagnostic and imaging equipment. You will be surrounded by a team of individuals dedicated to the care of the children and the support of their families. You also will be exposed to learning and educational opportunities while working with many of the departments throughout the hospital.

What is the work schedule like?
We recognize the importance of a positive work-life balance for every employee. Every consideration is given to balancing lifestyles and the operational needs of the department. The majority of our staff works three to four days per week. There is a mix of 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts available.

What is the environment like? 
The environment is kept child friendly with a focus on family-centered care. The employees function as a team to support one another to meet the needs of the children and their families.

Are paid overtime and on-call hours available?
Yes. Paid overtime and on-call hours are available to meet the needs of volume fluctuations.

What are some of the learning opportunities?
Children's is dedicated to maintaining its status as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation. Our commitment to education is important step toward achieving that goal. Our technologists remain skilled in all of the cutting-edge technology as it becomes available. We are always striving for growth and improvement in our services.

How will the move to the new hospital impact the Pediatric Radiology Department?
The new hospital campus in Lawrenceville will expand our Radiology Department to more than 47,000 square feet.  In addition, the new space and services will continue to provide the Radiology department the opportunity to purchase more state-of-the-art equipment and provide our patients with the most advanced imaging technology available. Work and patient flow will be enhanced using the latest DR technology and the design of our new floor plan.

Last Update
August 11, 2008
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