CT Tech WOW Nightshift Fri-Sun (7p-730a)
Company: Atrium Health
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Job SummaryThe CT Technologist I perform procedures in
accordance with departmental protocols and standards. Operates CT
Scanners and associated equipment with a high level of proficiency.
This equipment includes scanner, post processing stations/programs,
IV contrast injectors, O2 and suction equipment, patient transport
and patient monitoring equipment.Essential Functions* Examines
requests and verifies orders on each assigned patient. Refers and
questions orders to the Radiologist before performing exam.
Contacts ordering provider when there are discrepancies.* Properly
identify (Using two patient identifiers) and assist patients while
offering a brief explanation of the procedures. Prepares patients
for the procedure with a full explanation and documents on
appropriate worksheets.* Interviews patients for a complete medical
history. Reviews in-patients, ER, and outpatients EMR's to obtain
pertinent clinical history. Records medical history on
requisitions. Correlates other test results and laboratory data
with exam being performed.* Assumes responsibility for the exam
from beginning of exam until completion of dictated results.*
Prepares and administers IV contrast according to departmental
protocols. On request, records contrast type and amount.* Evaluates
technical quality of images and consults with a Radiologist if
needed. Recognizes abnormal anatomy and processes any additional,
reconstructed images, and/or measurements as instructed.* Performs
basic patient care functions. Informs appropriate nursing personnel
of any changes in the patient's condition. Initiates life support
measures for patients when necessary. Assists in "code blue"
procedures during medical emergencies.* Performs CT scanning and
assists Radiologist/PA during invasive procedures. Practices proper
sterile technique in the preparation of necessary supplies.
Performs all invasive procedures in accordance with bloodborne
pathogens, isolation, and infection control policies and
procedures.* Is authorized to obtain medication or contrast
material as directed for administration by a licensed
practitioner.* Practices principle of radiation safety for self,
employees, patients and family members. Follows appropriate
radiation safety standards* Reports malfunctioning equipment to the
department director/manager/supervisor and clinical
engineering/radiology engineer.* Maintains knowledge and skills
required to work safely in an environment that can create
significant exposure to bloodborne pathogens and infectious
disease.* Adheres to the hospital fire and safety procedures.
Attends all in-service classes and completes all required safety
modules.* Performs work in an accurate and timely manner in periods
of crisis and emergency situations where time is critical. Rotates
shifts as required including call back, holidays, and weekends.
Adheres to the Atrium Health attendance policy by being punctual
and taking measures to prevent absences.* Operates radiology
computer system to include entering orders and charging
procedures/supplies. Documents contrast administration in the MAR.*
Maintains assigned work area in a neat and orderly fashion. Keeps
area completely stocked. Cleans all work areas to promote
cleanliness in the workplace.* Assists other medical personnel,
such as anesthesia, when performing exams or services in
conjunction with a CT scan.Physical RequirementsRequires moderate
to heavy physical efforts in lifting and moving patients, equipment
and supplies. Occasional standing, walking, and sitting during
normal operation. Frequently may be required to stretch, bend
twist, squat or kneel in the daily operation of the CT department.
May be exposed to various physical conditions throughout the day
such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs, being near
moving equipment. Required to use radiation safety guidelines to
prevent exposure to ionizing radiation.Education, Experience and
CertificationsGraduate of an accredited two-year AMA program in
Radiologic or Nuclear Medicine Technology required. ARRT
certification in Radiology or NMTCB for Nuclear Medicine and
advanced registry from the ARRT in CT scanning within one year of
hire required in addition to current CPR certification.
Keywords: Atrium Health, Macon , CT Tech WOW Nightshift Fri-Sun (7p-730a), Other , Macon, Georgia
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