Every Wednesday - alternating 07:30-4:00 and 8:30-5:00 Monday thru Friday.
Presently, no weekends or later hours but if department needs warrant this it would result in later hours and/or weekends.
Performs basic to advanced computed tomography (CT) procedures under the direction of the physician(s).
Competently operates CT equipment to perform basic to advanced diagnostic procedures. Must perform the following procedures if performed at assigned facility which include basic imaging processing, body, head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, contrast, orthopedic, angiography, extremity and 3D reformatting including cardiac, vascular and neurological.
Obtains medical history from patients and compares requisitions to physicians' orders to ensure exam accuracy.
Positions patient and selects proper scanning factors, adjusts factors to attain the appropriate images, and provides radiation protection and safety in accordance with regulatory agencies.
Prepares and administers contrast media under the direction of the physician, and assists in the proper scanning techniques. Provides measurements and additional slices for accurate interpretation.
Post-processes images as directed and accurately identifies and labels images identifying patient name, medical record unit (MRU) number, and location or position of scan on all images.
Maintains records in accordance with various regulatory agencies and enters patient and study information into the radiology information system, and documents billing codes of procedures performed to ensure accurate patient charges.
Identifies equipment performance issues and performs equipment quality assurance tests and calibration procedures. Reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate staff and evaluates new products and equipment.
Serves as a technical resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff. Acts as a resource to staff at own facility and throughout the system. Assists with accreditation efforts.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
Registered Technologist (RT) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and
Computed Tomography (CT) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) needs to be obtained within 18 months, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and radiation safety.Competent in IV and venipuncture (if required by facility).Excellent communication, interpersonal and patient service skills to work effectively with physicians, patients and other staff members.Ability to work independently. Intermediate computer skills.
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