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CT Tech/Rad Tech - CPRH Cat Scan

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
To perform routine and specialized examinations in the specialty area of CT and diagnostic radiology, adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. This requires independent judgment to adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree in Radiologic Technology Certificate in Radiologic Technology

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Radiography (R)(ARRT) New graduates, who are registry eligible, will have one year to produce this registry documentation of successful completion of the registry exam. upon hire and IEMA Radiography License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Computed Tomography (CT)(ARRT) within 1 year.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Basic reading, writing, oral English skillsAccountabilityMulticultural sensitivityCustomer/patient focusedBasic computer knowledgeCritical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisionsAbility to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Clinical ExcellencePerforms procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging to assigned patients of all ages.Exhibits competency in performing and filming CT and radiographic proceduresDeviates from routines when the patient's condition requires it or at the request of the radiologistKnowledgeable of procedures and assist radiologist, orders labs and pathology tests, and schedules procedures appropriatelyKnowledgeable of invasive procedures, sterile tray set up , assisting radiologist, catheter and guidewires, orders labs and pathology test, and schedules procedures appropriatelyObtains and documents accurate pre and post procedure information as applicableFollows JCAHO patient safety goalsMaintains quality care throughout the procedurePossesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.
  • Quality ImprovementMaintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in all aspects of CT and Diagnostic Radiology.Performs support functions of the Medical Imaging department to ensure patient expectations and needs are met.Technically knowledgeable of CT and diagnostic equipment operationPerforms reasonable trouble shootingChecks and observes equipment for general safety, maintenance, and appropriate operationReports equipment problems through appropriate channelsMaintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that roomPromptly processes images and paper work according to proper procedures to ensure timely turn around in providing a report to the physician's officeMaintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient care, transporting patients to and from the department as requiredPromptly and accurately completes all fields in the PACS, Radiology system, i.e. number of images repeated, contrast reaction, exam data entry, start and stop times of examMaintains and ensures a safe environment for patients and personnel and maintenance of the QA, QC, QI programs
  • Departmental SupportAssumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists/students and uses time, supplies and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost effective care for our patients.Shares knowledge, guides and encourages fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and proceduresDisplays a professional attitude in the area toward fellow technologists/students, fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environmentCompletes care while conserving resources, preventing waste of suppliesUses slow time to improve area appearance and accept additional assignments such as cassette cleaning, apron testing and film file duties