CT Technologist

Beacon Health System Elkhart , IN 46516

Posted 3 months ago

Full-time

600 East Boulevard

Technical

Night

24.97---32.46---39.94

$15,000 Sign-On Bonus Available!

10% Night Shift Differential Premium Pay!

New Grads Welcome; Student Loan Repayment Offered!

Relocation Assistance Available!

Reports to the Coordinator/Director. Performs computerized tomography (CT) scans and procedures that require independent judgment and a high degree of precision and skill in the application of high technology computerized CT equipment. Follows protocols and procedures as directed by the radiologist and/or supervising technologist.

MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS

  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.

CT Technical

  • Obtains patient history to ensure proper procedure is performed.

  • Selects technical factors to optimize image quality.

  • Evaluates images for technical quality and make adjustments as necessary.

  • Reports any malfunctions of equipment to supervisor.

  • Cleans and maintain equipment.

  • Performs equipment calibration and warm-up as needed.

  • Be able to load and select technical factors for Power Injections.

  • Recognition of pathology and adjusts scanning as necessary.

  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.

Department Function

  • Assumes responsibility for schedule management/patient flow.

  • Follows established department protocols. If necessary, protocol exam with reading Radiologist.

  • Explains the steps of the CT procedure to the patient.

  • Identifies patients with contrast allergies and pre-medicates according to department policy.

  • Starts IV for contrast media injection.

  • Monitors IV site during Power Injection.

  • Reports any IV infiltrations to EMS HITS.

  • Orients and train new CT staff.

  • Work with Job Shadow, students, etc. to familiarize them with CT.

  • Includes patient in decisions about their treatment.

  • Responsible for wearing radiation badge and reviewing Landauer.

  • Reports when posted.

  • Coordinates flow of patients in department when necessary.

  • Keeps room adequately stocked with linens and supplies.

Patient Data / Image Movement

  • Verifies all written orders prior to beginning procedure to ensure proper diagnosis is included.

  • Obtains patient history so that proper procedure may be performed.

  • Completes all steps to ensure that images are on the PACS and ready to read.

  • Enters accurate exam codes so proper charging is accomplished.

  • Is familiar with splitting exams into separate folders.

  • Scans all pertinent documents into patient file in PACS.

  • Films images as requested and ensure quality.

  • Burns images to CDs as requested and verify that images are viewable.

  • Enters accurate exam information into Radiology Information System.

  • Familiar with Vital/AW workstations functions.

Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department

  • Completes other job-related duties and projects as assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:

  • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.

  • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.

  • Complete s annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.

  • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.

  • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.

  • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.

  • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.

  • Complies with established organization and department policies.

  • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.

Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:

  • Leverage innovation everywhere.

  • Cultivate human talent.

  • Embrace performance improvement.

  • Build greatness through accountability.

  • Use information to improve and advance.

  • Communicate clearly and continuously.

Education and Experience

  • The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an Associate's Degree or Professional Training via an accredited Radiography program. ARRT certification, Indiana State X-Ray License, and current CPR certification required and must be maintained. Registered in CT Scan with ARRT (required within 6 months of eligibility to maintain position). A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is required: 1-2 years previous experience as a radiographer required. Six months CT experience preferred.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires current registry with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

  • Requires a current license from the State.

  • Familiarity with CT equipment.

  • Familiarity with cross-section anatomy is a must.

  • Limited nursing skills and sterile techniques, including intravenous catheter administrations.

Working Conditions

  • Works in a hospital and patient care environment.

Physical Demands

  • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.
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