JOB DESCRIPTION : Operates CT equipment, power injectors, and other medical equipment to produce high quality diagnostic scans, and performs invasive CT procedures.
Provides quality care to the patients receiving diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures. Communicates patient needs and responses through appropriate verbal and written correspondence.
Prepares patients having CT invasive procedures with proper sterile technique. Ensures documentation is complete and accurate regarding all aspects of patient care.
Responsible for proper operation of imaging and specialty equipment as well as keeps abreast of uses of medical devices.
Takes precautions to minimize patient and staff exposure to x-radiation. Assumes responsibility and provides direct care for all procedures performed in this area.
Ensures that patients have been prepared for procedures. Assists with patient and family education. May support or assist in research and related activities.
Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and physiology. Provides more complex technical care necessary to meet identified patient needs.
Assists with performing and planning multiple diagnostic procedures in appropriate time sequence. Acts as a resource for students and junior techs.
Regularly assumes responsibility and provides direct care for the more complex patients. Can coordinate in the Level IV's absence.
Provides assistance to colleagues in recognizing, interpreting, and managing unstable patient care situations. Functions independently with little guidance from supervisor needed.
Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology and at a minimum be registered with the ARRT.
CPR certification required. Also must have a minimum of three (3) years experience with one (1) year in CT. Advanced certification in CT is required.
01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS : Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.
Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to : Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals / gases / fumes / vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot / Cold Temperatures, Indoor / Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care / handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required.
Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks