- Purpose of Job
- To produce images of the human body for medical diagnostic purposes.
Performs diagnostic and Computed Tomography (CT) imaging examinations
- Job Requirements
- Graduate of an approved American Medical Association (AMA) School of Radiologic Technology required.
- One year experience in CT or a graduate from an approved CT/MRI program required.
- 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.
- Must participate in mandatory in services and continuing education as mandated by policies & procedures, external agencies and as directed by supervisors.
- 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.
- Required to perform venipuncture for injections and IV management for power injector use.
- 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.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- 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%):
- 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
Smart Growth-Provides care for the optimal patient experience.
- Service oriented – Actively looking for ways to help people to optimize the customer experience.
- Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively with empathy, compassion, and respect.
- Active Listening – Gives full attention to what other people are saying, asking questions as appropriate to understand any points being made.
Quality & Safety-Provides appropriate patient care as outlined in the "Age specific criteria".
- Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.
- Provides appropriate patient care.
- Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories.
Quality & Safety-Exam performance.
- Time out performed prior to procedure start.
- Assisting surgeon/radiologist with surgery/special procedures.
- Ensures optimal visualization of anatomy by directing radiographic equipment.
- Assist staff in room with procedure set-up.
- Responds to pages in a timely manner.
Heightened Focus on Efficiency-RIS/Cerner/Navicare/ PACS/Outlook/Intranet/Powerscribe.
- Ensures Powerchart is available to the performing physician prior to start of case.
- Knowledge of order entry and ability to order correct exams and proper indications.
- Matches digital images to Radiology Information System (RIS) orders, for viewing in Picture Archival Communication System (PACS).
- Starts and completes exams performed.
- Consistently uses Exam Management.
- Document Medications and Allergies
- Consistently uses Powerscribe.
Quality & Safety-QA.
- Assists in maintaining appropriate par levels of supplies and communicates to appropriate ordering personnel.
- Patient identification accurately verified.
- Properly identify anatomical orientation on all films. Clean and disinfect equipment at the conclusion of each case.
Partnerships & Collaboration-Department teamwork.
- Maintains positive and respectful relationship with team members.
- Understands and supports the direction and workflow of the department.
- Available at the start of scheduled shift and appropriately manages completion of shift.
- Relieves coworkers during cases as needed.
- Performs job duties as assigned.
- Maintains communication/coordination w/pertinent areas.
- Demonstrates ability to manage department workflow as needed.
- Maintains awareness of ongoing procedures and assists co-workers in unassigned areas when available.
- Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
People-Clinical Instruction of Students.
- Provides and monitors “on the job training” per Methodist College Standards.
- Maintains professional and courteous relationship w/students and instructors.
Partnerships & Collaboration-Department policy and procedures.
- Effectively demonstrates MHS and Imaging Behavior Standards.
- Shows knowledge by following department Policy & Procedures Manual.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Function Skills
Aware of and able to follow all departmental policies.
Correctly identifies patients by using at least two identifiers.
Accurately explains all procedures to patients/family members.
Aware of Contrast Reaction protocol, and other contrast related protocols.
Exhibits competency in use of all equipment.
Performs QC on equipment as needed, aware of how to call for service and communicates problems/errors to proper personnel.
Assists with procedures that require sterile technique.
Performs medication administration and documents in EMR.
Able to verbalize appropriate technique for O2 Tank exchange, tubing/wall connection, & regulator reading.
Aware of emergency and evacuation policies on the MHS Intranet.
Correctly utilizes the Cerner/RIS system for proper documentation, image matching and billing.
Able to find needed supplies for room stocking.
Transmits images to appropriate network location (ex PACS, AW, DynaCad, etc.)
Demonstrates and practices the principles of “Image Wisely/Image Gently”.
Ability to perform all CT procedures.
Aware of and able to follow all CT imaging protocols.
Operates injector equipment for administering contrast.
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