The PET/CT Simulation Technologist coordinates and produces high quality diagnostic imaging of the radiation oncology patient by utilizing proper equipment, computers, and established techniques in a manner that promotes optimal radiation treatment planning.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review prescription, simulation order, diagnosis, patient chart, and identification before performing CT simulation.
Position patients for CT Simulation with accuracy, according to prescription.
Prepare or construct equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, or protection devices.
Ensure proper and safe use of CT scanning equipment
Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the performance of Computed Axial Tomography
Follow principles of radiation protection for patient, self, and othersALARA.
Follow CT parameters outlined in CT Simulation Protocol book.
Perform simulation of anatomy as requested by physician in CT Simulation Order and prescription
Properly document simulation parameters and complete additional documents per policy in the EMR.
Follows standard safety precautions and maintains cleanliness of equipment
Follows company tattoo policy for placing LAP markings on patient during simulation process
Ensures safe use of needles and proper disposal per OSHA guidelines
Check CT and simulation equipment to ensure proper operation following established quality assurance and warm-up procedures.
Maintains the CT Daily Quality Assurance log book and reports deviations to physics department
Reports machine and equipment problems following the established procedure.
Assist physician in obtaining informed consent from patient or patient representative
Observe and reassure patients during simulation process.
Respond to medical emergencies by calling 911 and notifying the physician, nurse and supervisor on duty immediately. Document the time 911 is called and the time responders arrive.
Educate, prepare, and reassure patients and their families by answering questions, providing physical assistance before and after simulation
Efficiently coordinates and plans patient schedule(s) to optimize resources
Interacts with both internal and external customers professionally
Train or supervise students in proper CT simulation procedures
Assist other departments during down times
Attend and participate in mandatory work related meetings and training sessions
Assigns Tasks using the electronic medical record (EMR) to communicate pending work.
Maintain a productive relationship with Physicians, therapy, physics and dosimetry departments.
Follow established practice patterns to ensure the timely readiness of treatment plans
Follow the code of ethics and practice standards set by the ARRT and ASRT.
Compliant with all licensure and certification requirements to perform job as required by applicable State licensing, ARRT and company policy.
Reports work related injuries to the supervisor immediately.
Reports unsafe equipment or work conditions to supervisor immediately.
Attend and participate in regularly scheduled technical/clinical staff meetings
Acknowledge new or revised policies and procedures through in-service documentation form.
Participates in OSHA related activities, including drills.
Ensure that required competencies and mandatory training and compliance activities are completed as assigned.
Notifies supervisor of sick time before the start of next scheduled shift and days thereafter.
Requests vacation time in advance in order for the supervisor to arrange coverage.
Monitors and stock supply levels of CT scan room and reports to supervisor when supply orders are needed
Review expiration dates of all supplies in CT simulation room monthly and remove expired supplies from service.
Cleans and maintains water bath per manufactures guidelines and company policy.
Able to administer contrast
Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely from location to location.
Exude an attitude of customer service to patients and staff within an office.
Shows empathy and compassion
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an approved School for Radiologic Technology.
Current Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
ARRT Registered and hold a PET Certification
Minimum 2 years clinical experience in PET/CT
State licensed (mandatory where required)
Must be in good standing with all CE and license requirements.
CONFIDENTIAL AND SENSITIVE INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Good organizational skills
Must maintain confidentiality
Must have excellent interpersonal skills
Must ensure positive interactions in dealing with patients and other staff members.
Job Description Clause
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
21St Century Oncology