Under the supervision of the Diagnostic Radiology Manager and/or Assistant Chief Technologist, performs a wide variety of technical and professional duties utilizing complex imaging equipment to produce quality CT images as requested for subsequent interpretation by the radiologist. All duties are performed according to departmental and organizational policies and procedures. Promotes service excellence in all interactions as outlined in the Key Behaviors in the YNHH Core Success Factors. To meet the staffing needs of the department, as necessary, CT staff may be assigned at any of the YNHH CT locations, regardless of your regularly assigned work location.
- 1. High Reliability Organization (HRO) and work practices as documented with scanning errors.
- 1.1 Uses technical skill and knowledge of cross-section anatomy to perform CT exams using appropriate imaging protocols, independently and efficiently. .
- 2. Actively participates in workflow activities in order to ensure the goals of the department are met and runs efficiently.
- 2.1 Assists CSA, schedulers, PFAS staff, physicians, secretaries, nursing, etc with scheduling, obtaining requisitions or pre-authorization, patient preparation instructions, and other exam-related communications.
- 3. Performs quality and compassionate patient care in order to ensure patient cooperation, safety and satisfaction.
- 3.1 Thoroughly explains the procedure and ensures patient physical and emotional comfort as observed by supervisor/manager or noted by patient comments or surveys.
- 4. Performs various record keeping, communication and customer service functions in order to ensure goals of the department are met and operations run efficiently.
- 4.1 Relays pertinent information to radiologists or other technical staff to minimize errors due to lack of communication, especially during change of shift, as noted by supervisor.
- 5. Operates CT scanners using age and dose appropriate protocols and related medical equipment necessary to produce quality CT images for diagnosis or treatment safely and efficiently.
- 5.1 Performs tube warm up and calibrations daily and when prompted as described in the department quality assurance program and documented by the CT scanner event log.
- 6. Participates in various teaching, learning, and research opportunities in order to further professional knowledge and expertise or to assist in expanding the knowledge of others.
- 6.1 Is receptive to teaching CT technologists, student technologists, radiology residents and fellows, as observed by supervisor or input from staff or students.
- 7. To enhance the patient experience in Diagnostic Radiology, all staff will be responsible to achieve patient satisfaction scores set by the department on the Test & Treatment section of our Press Ganey Survey.
- 7.1 Staff will present themselves in a friendly and courteous manner; Staff will identify themselves and their role while encouraging a Patient and Family Center experience.
Graduation from an A.M.A. approved Radiologic Technology program. AS degree required, BS degree preferred.
One (1) to three (3) years of CT, experience with routine imaging techniques. Demonstrated technical skills to meet entry level standards of routine CT imaging.
RT(R) certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), required. CT certification preferred. Connecticut State License required. CPR Certification required.
Proficient in advanced CT imaging techniques, above average knowledge of cross section anatomy, computer/Pacs applications, and good organizational and communication / customer service skills.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds to assist with patient transfers.