CT Technologist--3rd shift

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

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Job Description

This is a 3rd shift position.

Job Summary: Performs diagnostic radiology and CT procedures by utilizing equipment and employing techniques and procedures which are appropriate to the entire span of ages served in accordance with accepted standards of practice, and demonstrating expertise in limiting radiation exposure to patients and other members of the health care team.

Education / Experience: Graduate of an approved school of Radiologic Technology

Reports To: Chief Technologist

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration:

  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography and CT
  • Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography and CT
  • Registry eligible for CT allowed and must become registered within 12 months of employment
  • BLS (CPR) Certification
  • Essential Functions :

    1.

    Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building. Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures. Participates in departmental in-service and educational offerings. Contributes to the overall quality of services.

    2.

    Performs or assists in performing quality CT and diagnostic and interventional procedures as applicable, on all equipment utilized by work assignment. Communicates non-standard patient positioning and other complications to acquiring optimal imaging to the radiologist via the Memo option in PACS. Prepares power injector and IV contrast for administration and administers contrast according to protocol and contrast administration guidelines. Maintains appropriate education and credentials.

    3.

    Maintains coordination of activities with others to accomplish work objectives.

    4.

    Ensures readiness of emergency equipment and supplies; recognizes and reacts appropriately to potential emergency situations.

    5.

    Maintains knowledge of procedures, equipment and systems used to perform job functions. Ensures availability of supplies and readiness of equipment.

    6.

    Ensures accurate patient records via correct data entry, validation and archival of images.

    7.

    Provides instruction, education and consultation to health care personnel and patients to promote improved quality of patient care.

    8.

    Provides emergency on-call coverage after normal working hours as required.

    9.

    Provides age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with Age/Development Specific Guidelines for the age groups served when participating in patient care.

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Able to maintain daily schedules
  • Certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
  • Able to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses and other ancillary professional staff when discussing procedures and patient's care.
  • Clinical skills to enable recognition and to function accordingly in relation to priorities of patient needs.
  • Physical Requirements:

    Amount of time spent performing the following activities:

    0%

    35%

    65%

    to

    to

    to

    35%

    65%

    100%

    N/A

    Activity

    X

    Standing

    X

    Walking

    X

    Sitting

    X

    Bending

    X

    Reaching with arms

    X

    Finger and hand dexterity

    X

    Talking

    X

    Hearing

    X

    Seeing

    Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:

    X

    20 lbs. maximum

    X

    50 lbs. maximum

    X

    100 lbs. maximum

    Work Environment:

  • Exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.
  • Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes.
  • Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards.
  • Frequently exposed to radiation hazards.
  • Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical/power equipment.
  • Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens.
  • Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals.
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases.
  • Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment.
  • Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness).
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • Subject to long irregular hours.
  • Handles absentee replacement on short notice.
  • Clean work area.
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
    Original Date: July 1992
    Last Revision: March 2018

    JOB SUMMARY: Assists the radiologists and other staff physicians with invasive procedures, patient scheduling, clerical and image processing functions, participating in the CT call plan, managing the flow of patients and processes, and working in general diagnostic radiology when needed. Performs diagnostic radiology and CT procedures by utilizing equipment and employing techniques and procedures that are appropriate to the entire span of ages served in accordance with accepted standards of practice, and demonstrating expertise in limiting radiation exposure to patients and other members of the health care team.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an approved school of Radiologic Technology or CT Scanning. Minimum of six months experience as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist or CT Technologist.

    LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Registered and certified with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography. BLS (CPR) certification. Registry eligible for CT allowed and must become registered within 12 months of hire.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Performs or assists in performing quality CT and diagnostic and interventional procedures as applicable, on all equipment utilized by work assignment. Prepares power injector and IV contrast for administration and administers contrast according to protocol and contrast administration guidelines. Maintains appropriate education and credentials.
    2. Maintains coordination of activities with others to accomplish work objectives.
    3. Ensures readiness of emergency equipment and supplies; recognizes and reacts appropriately to potential emergency situations.
    4. Maintains knowledge of procedures, equipment and systems used to perform job functions. Confirms availability of supplies and readiness of equipment.
    5. Ensures accurate patient records via correct data entry, validation and archival of images.
    6. Provides instruction, education and consultation to health care personnel and patients to promote improved quality of patient care.
    7. Provides emergency on-call coverage after normal working hours as required.
    8. Provides age/developmentally appropriate care in accordance with Age/Development Specific Guidelines for the age groups served when participating in patient care.
    9. Ensures readiness of emergency equipment and supplies and recognizes and reacts appropriately to potential emergency situations and provides on-call coverage after normal working hours as required.
    10. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building. Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures. Participates in departmental in-service and educational offerings. Contributes to the overall quality of services.

    SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
    Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses and other ancillary professional staff when discussing procedures and patient's care
    Ability to maintain daily schedules
    Clinical skills to enable recognition and to function accordingly in relation to priorities of patient needs
    Good oral and written communication skills
    Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy
    Completes 24 hours of required continuing educations every two years

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    Potential exposure to infections, contagious diseases, and the risk of bloodborne diseases
    Exposure to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes
    Subject to electrical, radiant energy, and radiation hazards
    Exposure to a variety of electro-mechanical/power equipment
    Possible exposure to odorous chemicals, specimens, housekeeping cleaning agents, and chemicals
    Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
    Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment
    Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
    Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
    Handles emergency or crisis situations
    Subject to long, irregular hours
    Handles absentee replacement on short notice
    Clean work area

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    0% 35% 65%
    to to to
    35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
    X Standing
    X Walking
    X Sitting
    X Bending
    X Reaching with arms
    X Finger and hand dexterity
    X Talking
    X Hearing
    X Seeing
    Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
    X 20 lbs. maximum
    X 50 lbs. maximum
    X 100 lbs. maximum



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