Work requires knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a two-year Radiologic Technology training program approved by the AMA
- Licensure: CRT and ARRT certificates are required. Basic Life Support (BLS) is required.
- Experience: At least one year of experience as a licensed technologist. Ability to perform specialized CT procedures.
- Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Knowledge of radiographic equipment and radiation safety (patient and operator). The ability to assist with patient injections and changing dressings requires the use of fine motor skills and precise hand/eye coordination.
- Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, public and co-workers. Work requires ability to communicate effectively about complex matters with others who have varying levels of comprehension and knowledge (written and oral).
- Essential Physical Requirements: See attached “Physical Requirements Sheet”
- Essential Mental Abilities: The ability to evaluate a patient's condition such as respiratory, cardio-pulmonary or neurological, and be able to respond to changes due to contrast reactions.
- Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense. Must be able to visually evaluate patient conditions, such as redness of skin, hives, etc.
- Performance Improvement: Assumes active role in the department’s Continuous Performance Improvement Program. Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned.
- Under minimal supervision, performs diagnostic computerized tomography (CT) procedures as requested by a physician to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- Performs daily QA’s and weekly QA’s on CT equipment as suggested by manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Starts intravenous lines (IV’s).
- Administers contrast media orally, rectally, and/or intravenously.
- Enters data such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time, and other technical data into computer.
- Starts CT scanner to scan designated anatomical area of patient.
- Views images of organs on CT display console to ensure quality of images.
- Should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit.
- Performs any combination of the following duties depending on the area of assignment.
- Performs diagnostic CT procedures such as head, chest, spine, abdomen, pelvis, etc.
- Assists physicians in performing other CT procedures such as biopsies, etc., as needed. Cardiac, vascular studies, bone density and 3-D reconstructions.
- Pulls contrast from Pyxis per protocol and documents contrast in eMar per protocol.
- Mixes oral and rectal contrast per protocol for pertinent exams.
- Loads the power injector for contrast studies proficiently
- Performs data entry in computers necessary for work flow and patient care, such as: ITS, Meditech, PACS, eMar and Pyxis.
- Prepares patient for their exam by consenting, explaining exam and answering patient questions.
- Starts intravenous lines and administers contrast and other preparations as to complete exam in a timely fashion.
- Cares for patient during procedures by assisting them to rest rooms, providing blankets, etc.
- Evaluates patient condition pre and post-procedure and reports changes in the patient's condition to nurses or Radiologist for follow-up.
- Transports patients by stretcher, bed, wheelchair, or walking. Provides care for patients during transportation and in the department, if necessary.
- Assists patients by lifting and moving them on and off the CT table. Provides bed pans and urinals as needed. Assures that patients are properly dressed for their procedures.
- Performs related duties such as reporting equipment malfunctions, assists others, and special assignments. Cleans work area and replenishes supplies.
- Assists with emergency medical treatment under physician direction.
- Assists with the scheduling of patient exams to maintain timely patient flow.
- Attends regularly scheduled department meetings and in-services to maintain working knowledge of changes in machines, protocols, radiation therapy planning, 3D work station, stealth and CT angiography exams. Maintains CEU’s and CPR for license.
- Performs other duties as assigned.