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CT/Diagnostic Tech Advanced

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

Purpose of Job

  • To produce images of the human body for medical diagnostic purposes.
  • Performs diagnostic and Computed Tomography (CT) imaging examinations

Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Graduate of an approved American Medical Association (AMA) School of Radiologic Technology required.

  • Experience
    • One year experience in CT or a graduate from an approved CT/MRI program required.

  • License/Certifications
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for Radiography (ARRT) registered in Radiologic Technology required.
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for Radiography (ARRT) registered in Computed Tomography required. Technologists who are Computed Tomography (CT) Board eligible will be considered with the understanding that the registry will be passed within 6 months of hire.
    • Current Radiologic Technologist Permit to Practice from the Iowa Department of Health required.
    • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
    • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as hospital personnel and coworkers.
    • Must have analytical skills necessary to computate exposure factors and the ability to perform numerous tasks at once.
    • Adept at working with pediatric patients.
    • Strong knowledge in cross sectional anatomy for CT exams and abnormalities of exams is essential.

Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands
    • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity
    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
      • Climbing
      • Crawling
      • Keyboarding/typing
      • Sitting
    • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
      • Balancing
      • Carrying
      • Crouching
      • Distinguish colors
      • Fingering/Touching
      • Grasping
      • Keyboarding/typing
      • Lifting
      • Pulling/Pushing
      • Reaching
      • Repetitive Motions
      • Speaking/talking
      • Standing
      • Stooping/bending
      • Twisting
      • Walking
    • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
      • Hearing
      • Seeing/Visual

  • Job Hazards
    • Rare (1-33%):
      • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
      • Explosives (pressurized gas)
      • Electrical Shock/Static
      • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
    • Occasionally (34%-66%):
      • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
      • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Frequent (67%-100%):
      • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
      • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations


Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

SmartGrowth-Provides care for the optimal patient experience.

score: N/A

Service oriented Actively looking for ways to help people to optimize thecustomer experience.

Speaking Talking to others toconvey information effectively with empathy, compassion, and respect.

Active Listening Gives fullattention to what other people are saying, asking questions as appropriate tounderstand any points being made.


Quality &Safety-Provides appropriate patient care as outlined in the "Age specificcriteria".

score: N/A

Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.

Provides appropriate patient care.

Shows confidence and competency inall age specific categories.


Quality &Safety-Exam performance.

score: N/A

Time out performed prior to procedure start.

Assisting surgeon/radiologist withsurgery/special procedures.

Ensures optimal visualization ofanatomy by directing radiographic equipment.

Assist staff in room with procedureset-up.

Responds to pages in a timelymanner.


HeightenedFocus on Efficiency-RIS/Cerner/Navicare/ PACS/Outlook/Intranet/Powerscribe.

score: N/A

Ensures Powerchart is available to the performing physician prior to start ofcase.

Knowledge of order entry and abilityto order correct exams and proper indications.

Matches digital images to RadiologyInformation System (RIS) orders, for viewing in Picture Archival CommunicationSystem (PACS).

Starts and completes examsperformed.

Consistently uses Exam Management.

Document Medications and Allergies

Consistently uses Powerscribe.


Quality &Safety-QA.

score: N/A

Assists in maintaining appropriate par levels of supplies and communicates toappropriate ordering personnel.

Patient identification accuratelyverified.

Properly identify anatomicalorientation on all films. Clean and disinfect equipment at the conclusion ofeach case.


Partnerships& Collaboration-Department teamwork.

score: N/A

Maintains positive and respectful relationship with team members.

Understands and supports thedirection and workflow of the department.

Available at the start of scheduledshift and appropriately manages completion of shift.

Relieves coworkers during cases asneeded.

Performs job duties as assigned.

Maintains communication/coordinationw/pertinent areas.

Demonstrates ability to managedepartment workflow as needed.

Maintains awareness of ongoingprocedures and assists co-workers in unassigned areas when available.

Willingly seeks opportunity to providepatient care, or assist others as needed.


People-ClinicalInstruction of Students.

score: N/A

Provides and monitors "on the job training" per Methodist College Standards.

Maintains professional and courteousrelationship w/students and instructors.


Partnerships& Collaboration-Department policy and procedures.

score: N/A

Effectively demonstrates MHS and Imaging Behavior Standards.

Shows knowledge by followingdepartment Policy & Procedures Manual.


  • Essential Functions II


Participates inmandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies andprocedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

Follows andunderstands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards ofCompassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

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Job Details

Date Posted November 20, 2018
Date Closes January 19, 2019
Requisition 11527
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Department Radiology Diagnostic
Shift Nighttime
Hours 11p-7a hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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