The CT Technologist is responsible for providing courteous and professional delivery of CT technical procedures/exams to all incoming patients. The person in this position responds to patient questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and process, while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding personal health information, including but not limited to, patient diagnosis, health history, demographics, and referral information. The CT Technologist is responsible for all paperwork associated with technical procedures and responds to physician's questions and needs regarding patient procedures. Some technologists may work under the direct medical supervision of a physician during certain procedures.
Monday-Friday 10:00am - 6:30pm
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Performs complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of CT scanners and related equipment in accordance with prescribed radiation safety procedures.
* Positions patients for CT scans using immobilization and protective equipment as necessary.
* Assists radiologist with imaging and interventional procedures, starting IV's, and injecting contrast if needed.
* Evaluates CT scans for technical quality, collates processed images in sequence of exposure and appropriately labels film/transmit to PACS.
* Administers contrast as needed, in a safe and effective manner.
* Loads and operates power injections for contrast media administration.
* Maintains accurate patient records.
* Provides orientation and training to new CT technologists.
* Provides care for the psychological and physical needs of patients for CT scans.
* Performs other related duties incidental to the work therein.
* Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner while providing excellent patient care.
* Treats patients and customers, including family members or care providers that may accompany the patient with courtesy, professionalism and respect.
* Monitors patient's well being during scans; recognizes patient discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
* Understands and uses field of view, kVp, mAs and other adjustments and factors on the equipment in order to produce high quality images.
* Uses ALARA concept to minimize patient radiation doses. Documents and reports any over-exposures and advises management immediately.
* Checks patient history, and obtains appropriate waivers and forms, if applicable.
* Screens patients for contraindications to iodinated contrast injection.
* Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate scanning procedure.
* Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with technical procedures.
* Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient history.
* Keeps CT exam rooms and dressing booths clean and properly stocked with supplies.
* Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (i.e. equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available, and has been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
* Handles delicate situations (tumors, cancerous pathology, etc.) in a supportive and empathetic manner ("good bedside manners") while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential issues.
* Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when requested.
* Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate person(s).
* Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; seeks guidance from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and obtains prior approval before doing additional scans/views in order to better diagnose the patient's possible pathology.
* Releases patient with proper follow-up information, including forms, when applicable.
* Monitors Patient Library and print films as needed.
* Conducts daily, weekly and monthly QC testing.
* Guides patients through a sometimes difficult process by kindly talking them through the steps and answering their questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and processes.
* Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures.
* Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned by management.
* Reports CT overexposure using RadNet Applications QA Tracker CT Exposure Incident report.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of the position described above. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience
* Must have current ARRT(R) and State License in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology (CRT).
* Must have training and certification in venipuncture for the injection of contrast media via butterfly needle and IV catheter.
* Requires a high school diploma or GED.
* CPR certification required.
* Maintain license and continuing education in accordance with state, federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and regulations.
* Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous manner, understanding the objectives of the organization, regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender, mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
* Familiarity with and ability to use specialized equipment.
* Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and appropriate fashion.
* The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited radiology program; state and federal licenses (as applicable); and appropriate registrations and/or certifications.
* Possesses and utilizes excellent customer service skills, strong written and verbal communications skills, and other medical related skills/knowledge.
* Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to interact effectively with doctors, patients, vendors, peers, staff and management.
* Communicates, cooperates and consistently functions professionally and harmoniously with all levels of supervision, co-workers, patients, visitors, and vendors.
* Maintains CEUs and licensing as needed in order to maintain a high level of skill in technical capabilities.
* Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies and procedures.
* Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety and confidentiality standards at all times.
* Practices universal safety precautions.
* Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.
* Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods, and systems.
This position often requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching with hands and arms, using hands and fingers, handling or palpating, speaking, listening, and high-level cognition. Also, must be able to lift over 50 pounds, occasionally. All employees are to assist and
participate as members of a lift assistance team (for special accommodation patients or any patient requiring assistance onto a table or equipment placement) to initiate or complete an exam or procedure.
Technologists work in an outpatient medical office setting with low to moderate noise level.
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