FULL TIME BENEFITED
The CT Technologist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. This individual, under indirect supervision, is responsible for performing and assisting with advanced computer tomography (CT) applications for medical cross-sectional imaging for interpretation by a Radiologist. (S)he provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure.
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin.
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and WE CARE Values of Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Prepares patient for procedures, providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.
Selects proper technical factors and operates equipment and accessories as directed.
Positions patient and equipment to best demonstrate the anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort.
Assesses, plans, provides intervention and evaluates care for each patient based on their ages to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure.
Obtains and verifies patient's clinical history, ensuring that information is documented and readily available to the interpreting physician in an accurate and timely manner.
Prepares and administers contrast media per department protocol.
Evaluates images and data for technical quality, manipulates display parameters assuring proper identification is evident.
Provide appropriate interpretive worksheets for applicable examinations and perform a variety of post processing applications on CT data sets.
Operates computer software for production of 3-D CTA images and reconstructions from CT data sets for optimal visualization of patient's anatomic structures.
Works in conjunction with radiologists and other clinicians to ensure that the post processed images are of maximal clinical value.
Perform and assist with advanced CTA applications including but not limited to cardiac analysis, and /or 3-D CTA renderings in head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.
Produces quantitative measurements when indicated.
Ensures that images requiring post processing or manipulation are networked to appropriate workstations, and processed images are networked to PACS and other viewing or archival systems in a timely manner.
Uses RIS (radiology information system) to update scheduling and billing records, indicating that a 3-D procedure was performed, and linked to the correct exam.
Maintains flexibility to ensure department workload consistency.
Demonstrates knowledge of radiation safety, hospital safety and infection control policies and procedures, maintaining a safe and clean environment.
Maintains the professional competence, knowledge, and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements.
Preserves patients' privacy and maintains confidentiality of patients' information.
Ensures that services are provided in accordance with state and Federal regulations, organizational policy, and accreditation / compliance requirements.
Anticipates customer needs and provides services to all customers, including patients, physicians, hospital departments, and staff.
Coordinates requests for services, information, records, and data on a timely basis.
Researches and resolves problems.
Ensures that patients, their families, visitors, and employees are treated with kindness and respect.
Demonstrates teamwork and integrity in all work-related activities.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within the organization.
Attends mandatory internal and external meetings and in-services as required.
Maintains proficiency in all computer functionally necessary to perform job duties (RIS, PACS, QC, email, etc.) Performs other duties as assigned.
Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography required with a modality specific registry preferred.
Current BCLS certification
Preferred: Three years of current CT experience.
Experience in post-processing including 3-D CTA.
Required: At least two years of current radiography experience in a hospital setting.
Well versed in anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Documented evidence of education based on observation, hands-on experience, and/or didactic instruction with CT scanners and workstations.
Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), and a proven ability to work effectively with a diverse audience.
Time management and organizational skills.
Ability to make quality, independent decisions.
Analytical and strong problem solving skills.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs.
Frequent walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling.
Frequent balancing, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking.
Frequent hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision.
Frequent depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision.
Frequent field of vision.
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasional standing, stooping, crouching, squatting.
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
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