CT Technologist

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University of MD Capital Region Health
Published
July 11, 2019
Location
Cheverly, Maryland
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  • CT Technologist

    Job ID 2019-5751 Shift Evenings FTE 1 Start/End of Daily Work Schedule Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 12:00am w/ weekend rotation Type Full Time Facility Prince George's Hospital Center Department 136730-Cat Scan

Overview

This position exists to perform a variety of radiographic procedures under general supervision of departmental supervisor and Radiologist to assist in a diagnosis of disease and/or injury.  Performs in either all or one of the following sub-specialties, Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Angiography/Interventional or Ultrasound (Sonography). Requires ARRT certification and Maryland licensure as a Radiologic Technologist.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a point of contact for referring physicians and patients to resolve delays in care and expedite service
  • Adheres to and supports Imaging Services for Staffing, Supplies and Equipment/supplies.
  • Identifies, reports, and takes corrective action for Equipment malfunctions, Quality issues and Adverse events.
  • Explains process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.  Responds to patient's concerns and questions.
  • Utilizes appropriate assessment skills prior to performing the Nuclear Medicine procedure and notifies the Physician/Radiologist, when appropriate:
  • Patient identification
  • Clinical condition (i.e., pregnant, isolation, risk to fall, etc.)
  • Special needs (i.e., blind, hard of hearing, limited English speaking)
  • Correct patient position to obtain the proper view of affected area.
  • Patient’s understanding of process
  • Obtains informed consent, when appropriate
  • Completes worksheet appropriately for all exams.
  • Performs radiographic and subspecialty procedures as prescribed by a Physician.
  • Seeks clarification when test request is not clear with the department head and/or physician before tests are administered.
  • Obtains patient history prior to exam
  • Selects correct technical factors to obtain optimal film diagnostics.
    • Performs duties specific to the subspecialty area:
      • Ultrasound/Sonographer
      • CT (Computed Tomography) Technologist
      • Mammographer
      • Angiographer/Interventional Technologist
  • Operates equipment to perform procedures
  • Utilizes hospital and radiology order entry software
  • Follows patient and employee radiation safety procedures.
  • Safely transports patients to and from Imaging Services.
  • Documents performance of radiographic procedures in accordance with department policies
  • Repeat rate for x-ray exams is within department standards.  No more than 10% retakes allowed.
  • Image Management
    • Processes film digitally, CR, and wet film processor
    • Follows procedures to label and store images and film
    • Ability to locate and view images from PACS
    • Skills to locate and scan films into PACS system
    • Follows file room processes
  • Assists with general clerical duties, phones, scheduling, appointments, patient.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of a program of radiologic tecnology approved by the Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist; and must be licensed by the State of Maryland as a Medical Radiation Techology.
  • One (1) year experience as a radiographer.
  • Must have one year experience as a multi credentialed or multi-modality radiologic science professional.
  • Must support the second or additional modalities on a routine basis by being available to work in the modiality no less than one tenth (1/10) of the time worked; and must be able to provide on -call coverage for these modalities. The second modality must be recognize through the credentialing process of th A.R.R.T. or equivalent national certifying organization.
  • Must have the ability to demostrate knowledge and skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients seved on the assigned unit.
  • Ability to establish and maintian positive interpersonal relationships at all levels of staff an to function in a highly confidential environment .
  • Excellent organizational skills requried.
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