|CaT Scan Technician
The CT Technician will provide services to the medical staff, support staff, inpatients and outpatients to the assigned MTF. All services shall be performed in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics of the medical, and specialty professions/organizations. The standards of performance shall reflect the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent CT Technician.
- Graduate of an accredited Tomography Training program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Education (JCERT)..
- Basic Life Support (Provider) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- Current registration as a Radiologic Technologist or Radiation Therapist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Possess a minimum of 24 months of experience as a CT Technologist within the preceding 40 months.
- Posses a minimum of 12 months experience in a leadership position with oversight of at least one other CT technologist.
- Valid unrestricted medical license in at least one state, territory or commonwealth of the US
- Shall be able to read, write, speak, and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.
- Shall be knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members.
- Shall be sufficiently skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing.
- Shall be knowledgeable and possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. The CT Technician shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (>65).
- Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients using the nursing process.
- Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments related to prevention, and detection of illnesses in adults, is desirable.
- The CT Technician will be knowledgeable in professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty and experience in assessing adult and geriatric patients, as appropriate.
- Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
- Be a U.S citizen.
Staffing and Scheduling:
The HCW shall work no more than 40 hours in a one week period. Your schedule will be provided by the hospital leadership. Planned absences from assigned duties shall be requested 30 working days in advance notice and in writing to the supervisor.
Job Responsibilities. The CT Technician will provide the following services and in strict compliance with standing orders and protocols set forth by the MTF, and IAW JC guidelines to include, but will not necessarily be limited to the following:
1) Coordinate and set the schedule of all contract CT technologists and assign daily work assignments. In addition, the CT Technologist shall offer guidance to the staff CT Technologists as needed.
2) Recognize need for, and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person required resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
3) Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infections. Comply with specified infection control guidelines.
4) Complete time sheets as required by the Commanding Officer and submit them to the Head, Radiology Department by close of business each Friday. A copy of the time sheet shall be submitted with the invoice.
5) Receive patients and explain procedures, providing appropriate care and communicate to alleviate fear of examination.
6) Correctly position the patient for the examination and make adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.
7) Operate facility provided CT scanner and auto or manual injector according to MTF policy and procedures, and IAW JC guidelines.
8) Perform a full range of CT examinations including but not limited to; contrast and non-contrast, angiography, 2/3D reconstruction head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.
9) Receive and interpret requests or instruction for CT scans. Perform daily warm up and assigned quality control checks of the CT scanner.
10) Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area. Notify physician of significant scans requiring immediate attention.
11) Maintain and clean CT equipment on a regular basis in accordance to MTF policy and procedures, and IAW JC guidelines.
12) Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required to perform CT examinations. Recommend necessary monthly repairs when diagnostic quality is degraded.
13) Differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognize electronic equipment limitations.
14) Program the examination equipment. Set up the machine and scanning techniques to be employed.
15) Perform all CT examinations according to MTF policy and procedures, and IAW JC guidelines.
16) Perform procedures to include, but not limited to, the following: Operate or direct operations of radiological equipment for computerized tomography to include GE High Speed CT, MEDRAD Front Load Injector, Imation Dry View Laser Imager, and application devices used for quality control procedures. Become proficient with and adhere to the Imaging Division standards operating procedures (SOP) for the correct conduct of CT procedures.
17) Perform other administrative duties, including: initiate SecuReach calls; assist in the scheduling of patients for Clinic appointments; receive general inbound calls to the Gastro Dept main number; and other patient related support for the Gastroenterology Department, as required. Estimated patient-care related and administrative workload will be distributed at: about 50-60% focused on pure VC-related functions; about 30-40% on other patient services related responsibilities (making-receiving calls with patients, etc); and 10-20% on other patient administration related responsibilities.
OTHER TASK AND RESPONSIBLITIES THE MRI TECHNICIAN SHALL PERFORM BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
- Ensure compliance with standard of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment MTF and IAW JC guidelines. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
- Complete orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with unit guidelines.
- When assigned, will serve and participate in committees, functions and other meetings. Provide relevant and timely information, and assists with decision-making and process improvement.
- Will report to the Director of Radiology.
- Also may serve as preceptor for CT Technician preceptorship programs.
- As required, participate in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.