SCL Health System Wheat Ridge , CO 80034
CT Technologist will, in collaboration with the team lead, practice and promote The Best in the Nation Service Behaviors, Strategies and Priorities. Performs computerized tomography procedures. Selects appropriate imaging techniques and protocols to complete the exam. Receives patients, explains method of examination, and positions patient, performs IV puncture, and administers IV contrast agent when indicated. Independently performs and completes routine examinations. Meets the needs of the patient, family and multi-disciplinary team through effective communication, coordination and documentation ensuring safety, care, courtesy and efficiency. Actively participates in quality initiatives to ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction, highest level of patient care and workflow efficiencies.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Orders and stocks supplies, cleans rooms, and equipment to maintain work environment.
Competent with all equipment related to patient care including the CT scanner, patient monitors, and all patient records management systems.
Prepares exam room, communicates with patient, obtains informed consent, and requests an accurate clinical history as necessary for the exam.
Reviews patient history and determines proper selection of protocols.
Performs a variety of CT procedures with minimal guidance.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
Attends meetings as required.
Monitors equipment reliability and safety.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, healthcare team members, and physicians both in-person and via telephone.
Actively participates in quality initiatives, including patient satisfaction, patient care, and workflow.
Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and interdepartmentally to facilitate that department's ability to meet its goals and objective.
Reviews and evaluates completed tests for quality, completeness, and type of test ordered; ensures quality images.
Coordinates the preparation of films/exams and needed documentation for physician partners.
Requests and orders supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times.
Actively participates in problem solving and empowered to expedite decisions relating to patient safety, care and service
Establishes a positive and professional working environment for staff and physicians in the department
Start IV's, perform IV contrast injections, and monitor patients receiving an injection per hospital policy.
Transports patients as needed.
Coordinates care with other departments to promote the highest level of patient care and satisfaction
Monitors employee productivity with charting and maintains employee documentation
Is able to adjust care given based on changing volume, acuity, cases, census, and department needs without jeopardizing patient safety or satisfaction
Communicates effectively with the oncoming shift in regard to work completed and work left to be done
Promotes patient safety and prioritizes daily operations accordingly
Is open to new ideas and changing polices
Knows when to seek help, consultation and guidance from lead
Contributes to containing healthcare costs by effectively utilizing supply management techniques and protocols, identifying practice protocols with the highest level of patient safety and lowest cost, identifies alternative processes that enhances patient care and satisfaction
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
In addition to the responsibilities described above, the role may include such other responsibilities and duties as assigned from time to time, based upon SCL Health needs or requirements
ARRT (R) registration is required
ARRT (R) (CT) registration is required
American Heart Association - Basic Cardiac Life Support certification required
1 year diagnostic experience required
Thorough knowledge of radiation safety
One year previous CT experience, preferred
Organization: Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: LMC-CT Scan
Shift: Evening Shift
Job Number: 17007284