Radiologic Technologist / ARRT II CT Technologist

DCH Health System
Job Description
PERFORMANCE PLANNING 
He/she must have an enhanced knowledge in the area of CT. They must have the specific expertise and skills necessary for maintaining a safe CT environment daily. They must know basic anatomy, physiology and physics as it pertains to CT patient care.                                          
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
  1. Provides imaging services and transportation to patients of all ages; including neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.Provides patients and families with thorough explanations and adequate communication.
  2. Upholds all safety standards related to assigned position. Follows the established protocols, practices and guidelines for assigned area of expertise to provide quality service. Observes JCAHO standards.
  3. Prioritizes customer and patient satisfaction and utilizes AIDET principles. Works with other departments, modalities and personnel to provide above average care to patients and families.
  4. Practices good stewardship with supplies, equipment and department resources to assist in maintaining the financial viability of the DCH Health System.
  5. Understands clinical history, supply and exam charges. Follows billing practices.
  6. Correlates clinical history with the exam(s) being performed.
  7. Practices radiation safety and follows dose reduction practices.
  8. Administers contrast/medications to all assigned patients according to policy and procedure.
  9. Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation.
  10. Participates in CT quality control and completes appropriate documentation for all CT equipment.
  11. Understands, utilizes and takes responsibility for the care, cleaning and maintenance of all imaging, transport and office supplies, equipment and software as required by assigned area.
  12. Instructs and supervises student technologists and new employees as assigned.
  13. Staff may be rotated at the discretion of his/her supervisor through any work area/shift and campus where competency has been assessed.
  14. Any job assignment requiring call during off duty hours becomes part of that duty and will be compensated as is customary for the hospital.
  15. A charge tech or lead tech when assigned must facilitate and coordinate services for their area of assignment and serve as a contact person for radiologist, physician’s offices and other departments within the DCH System.Keep other shifts informed of any changes in protocol, equipment issues and other functions that may impact the shift/department.Monitor the functions of the area of expertise and/or imaging department needs as necessary.
  16. Per Diem staff must work one holiday in a calendar year and at least once during a 90 day period.Per Diem staff must notify the person in charge of any unavailability.If after four requests are made with a per diem employee declining work; that employee’s per diem position will be reviewed and removed from payroll.Per Diem staff must submit a two-week notice of resignation.
  17. Functions proficiently in specified area with little or no supervision. 
    CT 3D Technologist – if applicable, training required
  18. Must be able to efficiently use the tools available on the workstation and understand the process for developing images for diagnostic purposes.
  19. Will possess an advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology as it relates to 3D imagery.
  20. Must be able to understand the process for sending images to Synapse.
  21. Must be proficient in processing 3D exams and have documented formal education or on-the-job training.
  22. Will be scheduled to process 3D exams on a regular rotating basis. 
    DCH Standards:
  23. Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  24. Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook.Fulfills education requirements for assigned position including DCH Health System and Imaging required CBT’s, in-services, meetings and educational sessions.
  25. Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  26. Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet. Responds timely to all forms of communication
  27. Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  28. All other duties as assigned.  
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  1. Must be efficient in the use of imaging equipment in the area of expertise, office equipment and related material essential to good patient care, imaging exams and Synapse.
  2. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
  3. Must fulfill the graduation and registration requirements as follows: 
Radiologic (Diagnostic/Fluoroscopy), Computed Tomography (CT), Interventional Radiology (IR), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Technologist). 
Graduate of a JRCERT approved school of radiologic technology.  Must have current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography or be registry eligible.  Registration is required within one year of graduation of a JRCERT approved school of radiologic technology.  
Computed Tomography (CT) – ARRT CT registry eligible or CT registration preferred. Formal education or previous on-the-job training recommended.
KEY WORD SEARCH 
Radiology, CT
 
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