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Cat Scan Tech/Xray

at Steward Health Care System

Posted: 3/18/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 24761
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Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 3/18/2020
internal posting 3.17-24

POSITION SUMMARY:

(Briefly describe the overall purpose of this position - Why does it exist and how does it contribute to the overall organization?)

Questions physicians or secretaries regarding exam, patient history, and or relevant information required to determine the correct level(s) for scanning and for determination of contrast administration, if indicated.

Instructs schedulers/physicians on specific instructions for the patient to include preparation and expected waiting times. The instructions and/or waiting times are specified per departmental procedures.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)

Responsibilities & Standards

  1. Pre-exam responsibilities:

  • Greet patient courteously within specified time of patient presentation of requisition by receptionist with less than two legitimate (as determined by Director of Diagnostic Imaging) complaints in a six month period.
  • Introduce self to patient and instruct the patient regarding your role, the exam they are having and answer any questions relevant to that exam.
  • Review patient's requisition and/or history, determining the appropriate supplies needed and/or direction given to patient for appropriate undressing. Prepare patient and assist in removing obstructing clothing and opaque objects.
  • Prepare room and/or equipment per departmental procedure per exam.

  1. Performance of exam and provides care to patients ranging in age from childhood, through adolescence, adulthood and geriatrics. The technologist must possess the ability to assess the requirements of the patients as they pertain to age, and must perform examinations as defined in Department Policies, in a manner consistent with the patient's age.

  • Assist patient on or off scanning table in accordance with departmental safety guidelines and/or correct utilization of body mechanics.
  • Position patient appropriately for adequate scanning, utilizing appropriate restraining devices if required.
  • Select proper technical factors on individual patient basis; select appropriate computerized parameters and radiation imaging levels after consultation with radiologist.
  • Operates the equipment as directed with proper care to minimize equipment breakdown, delivering proper radiation protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • In the performance of exams requiring contrast media, intravenously, arterially, orally or by other method, the preparation and administration of these materials should be by departmental prescribed standards and/or safety standards with 100% accuracy.
  • During examination, observe patient's condition and if unusual, report to attending physician, radiologist or other appropriate personnel. In the event that the patient experiences crisis, summon the nearest available help or initiate emergency medical procedures without fail.
  • Practice sterile technique and/or be cognizant of infection control practices at all times, as instructed by departmental prescribed standards and/or safety standards.
  • Upon completion of exams, dismiss patient or provide for transportation to assigned ward or unit.

  1. Quality Control/record keeping/Quality Assurance:

  • Scan, store and prepare images for transferal to PACS or reconstruction/enhancement for radiologist.
  • Process or transport CR cassettes for processing.
  • Perform all related data collection and entry functions as directed by Departmental Policy.
  • Assist or provide for the permanent recording of significant functional and/or anatomical or pathologic data obtained or any pertinent information, which may be used for utilization review or state request.
  • Perform final check of all images for quality and completeness of requested exam as specified by departmental procedure.
  • Check all exams with radiologist as specified by departmental procedure.
  • Obtain and call out wet readings as specified by request and/or departmental procedure.
  • Arrange for transportation of patient to appropriate location.

  1. Equipment maintenance and surveillance:

  • Maintain and utilize CT scan equipment or x-ray equipment as instructed or for its intended purpose, per departmental guidelines, manufacturers' instructions and departmental procedure manual.
  • Performs cleaning procedures on x-ray and CT equipment between patient exams as required per departmental and/or hospital infection control guidelines.
  • Inform director of the department of diagnostic imaging of any malfunctions in the equipment to minimize any potential accidents, as required by the departmental safety procedures, as well as to prevent voiding of current service contracts.

  1. Maintain adequate stock of pertinent supplies:

  • Establish needs for daily assignment, per departmental procedure guidelines.
  • Notify director of diagnostic imaging of impending supply shortages.
  • Maintain adequate supply of markers, cassettes, gloves, or other shielding/protection devices as required, specified or discussed at departmental safety, infection control, or inservice education meetings.

  1. Other radiologic exam requirements:

  • In the event or occasion where lengthy downtime of equipment exists or for extended preventive maintenance, the CT/X-ray technologist where trained or licensed, may be utilized in other areas of the department of diagnostic imaging.
  • Is responsible for on-call responsibilities as assigned per departmental policy.

Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

  1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

(Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)

  • Good patient care skill and training a must
  • Able to work independently.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Minimum Requirement. Accredited 2 year Radiology Program
  2. Experience : 1 year CT experience preferred
  3. Certification/Licensure: ARRT , State License Semiannual BLS, CT certification preferred.
  4. Software/Hardware: Meditech and PACS preferred
  5. Other:

Application Instructions

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