CT Technologist - Full Time - Rotating Up to $30,000 Sign On Bonus

Job Description

Candidates may be eligible for at $30,000 hiring bonus!!

To operate CT scanners, obtaining diagnostic images of specified body part as requested. The technologist must be able to produce quality images to present to the radiologist for interpretation and able to function independently with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

Communication/Customer Service Responsibility:

1. Greets patient by introducing self and asking patient to verify their name and birthdate.

2. Takes pertinent patient history. Reviews order for procedure and any other documentation, current medications, allergy information and completed questionnaire.

3. Explain procedure to the patient and solicits questions to assure understanding.

4. Is proactive in anticipating needs of the patient, keeps patient and family informed of delays, answers questions and responds appropriately to concerns following up on issues or contacting someone who can.

5. Communicates with all customers, co workers, physicians and their office staff in a professional manner respecting differences.

6. Adheres to all hospital/Imaging Center policies and Excel core values striving to exceed expectations.

Clinical Responsibility:

1. Positions patient, scans, and archives procedures according to established protocol producing diagnostic images within quality control parameters.

2. Utilizes proper venipuncture techniques to prepare patient for contrast media administration as necessary. Administers contrast media for the proper completion of CT scans according to established protocol or as directed by a physician. Labels syringes appropriately according to policy.

3. Properly identify, prepare, administer and document various medications used during procedures.

4. Reconcile patient medications to ensure the patients' current medications will not interact with the contrast media used.

5. Completes all work in a timely, efficient, productive manner.

6. Assists co workers in other modalities as appropriate, starting IV's, completing computer functions, preparation of patients.

7. Assist physician with invasive procedures as applicable.

8. Verify physician orders for accuracy and act upon appropriately.

Patient Safety Responsibility: Radiation and General Safety

1. Utilizes appropriate radiation reducing techniques that do not compromise high quality images.

2. Protects patients, self and all other personnel from radiation exposure.

3. Wears and stores dosimeter appropriately, switching out monthly and in a timely manner.

4. Uses appropriate devices for moving patients to protect the patient as well as self.

5. Observe patient and assists as necessary to minimize risk of falls or other injury.

6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals including but not limited to appropriate hand washing, proper identification of patients, labeling containers, meds administration etc.

7. Complies with all HIPAA requirements, maintaining privacy and confidentiality

8. Understands and could execute policies and procedures in cases of medical emergency, fire, tornado's and other emergency situations.

Information Systems Responsibility:

1. Verifies all images are matched and linked in PACS.

2. Verifies completion of all documents, questionnaires, histories pertinent to the CT study being performed.

3. Maintains a working knowledge of all Information Systems, including but not limited to RIS and PACS. Scans documents, enters data correctly, including contrast information when appropriate, charges, tracks data correctly and in a timely manner.

4. Knows process and can perform task of burning images to a CD.

General Department Accountability:

1. Maintains knowledge and skills to perform duties and stay current with changes as they occur by attending 75% of all department and technical meetings. Participates in department in-services and reviews memos, emails and bulletins for areas of responsibility.

2. Works to accommodate patients scheduling needs; to best to utilize personnel and equipment while maintaining quality. Works cooperatively with reception staff in all modalities assisting as needed. Works cooperatively with reception staff to assist when needed. Is willing to become multi modality trained.

3. Keeps rooms stocked and equipment cleaned according to department standards. Performs other duties as required or directed.

4. Reports all equipment problems to manager and keeps co workers informed of status. Properly uses and maintains equipment utilizing safety techniques. Is proactive in identifying issues and works to get them resolved in a timely manner.

5. Adheres to time and attendance policy and discuses any variation from the schedule with manager.

6. Maintains appropriate active credentials (ODH and ARRT) and submits within established requirements by Imaging Services.

7. Demonstrates willingness to assist in departmental changes to improve workflow and learn new functions and duties as needed to keep department viable.

Job Description additional task/responsibility:

Access to patient records in course of normal operations to conduct the business of medical imaging is a responsibility of all designated personnel. Access of records is limited only to records that are pertinent to the patients care or regulatory requirements and only occur when necessary to carry out duties as part of the imaging team. Confidentiality and protection of all records is the responsibility of each individual. This access may occur for the reasons stated below:

• Pre procedure in preparation for the scheduled exam

• During the procedures in care of the patient

• Post procedure to follow up on care

• To QA processes to insure data is correct

• To conduct retrospective reviews for the purpose of education, research or for compliance to ODH, MQSA, ACR or other regulatory requirement

• To respond to daily calls from patients, other departments, physicians or physician offices requesting us to access records to review historical procedure record

Documentation of access must occur where appropriate and feasible in log form, comments in EPIC, HIM or McKesson or other available media/format.

For further guidance, refer to the following TCH Policie

Policy Number 2.47.102 Access to Protected Health Information.

Policy Number 2.47.109 Employee Access to his or Her Own Protected Health Information.

Performs other duties within scope of practice as assigned.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Please describe any specialized knowledge or skills, which are REQUIRED to perform the position duties. Do not personalize the job description, credentials, or knowledge and skills based on the current associate. List any special education required for this position.

EDUCATION: Graduation from ARRT accredited Radioloigic Technology school required.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years related experience preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of medical terminology, isolation and sterile techniques/procedures. Patient positioning and equipment operation (x-ray machines and printers).

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

Technologists must be board certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. They must also hold an active, valid Ohio license as Radiographer. CPR certification is also preferred.