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CT TECHNOLOGIST-CT Scan - St Joseph Medical Center, Joliet

Company: Presence Health
Location: Joliet
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 54731

Location: Presence St Joseph Med Joliet

Location Address:
333 Madison Street, Joliet, IL 60435-8200 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 0
Employment Status: PRN / Registry
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Rotating
FLSA: N

SUMMARY

The Computerized Tomography (CT) Technologist operates the CT scanner to perform procedures of designated body parts according to physician specifications and/or orders. Assists physicians in carrying out examinations by mixing and preparing contrast media and assisting in sterile procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs CTs, positions patient in order to obtain desired CT procedure results. Instructs patient on proper position for required procedures. Calculates and selects proper technical factors for procedures.

Assists physicians in performance of examinations by administering contrast media, positioning patients, assisting in sterile and other procedures. Assists physicians with scrubbing. Documents administration of IV contrast material in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

Performs equipment warm up, calibration and safety check as needed. Runs hospital computer system. Reports to Supervisor/Manager/Director any equipment malfunctions. Operates equipment in accordance with manufacturer guidelines for appropriate quality control. Implements corrective action plans if needed.

Interviews patient and/or family to obtain brief patient history to determine current health status, identify clinical indications for procedures, ensure patient safety, and identify possible complications. Completes required documentation for each patient. Prepares patient according to established CT procedures. Transports patient between waiting, Emergency Department and CT rooms, ensuring proper identification of patient. Assists patient with dressing and undressing, if needed. Assists patient onto and off procedure table.

Verifies physician orders for instructions from requesting physician and consults with the radiologists as necessary. Consults with physician, nurses and/or other healthcare professionals needed to obtain the highest quality images/diagnostic information. Explains procedure and provides education as appropriate. Communicates reactions, complications, changes in condition etc. to radiologist, physician, supervisor, peers and nursing unit as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Knowledge of CT Radiographic principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of Radiographic equipment as normally acquired through completion of two years post high school training in an approved School of Radiologic Technology is required.

Two years of technical experience preferred.

Computer Skills

Knowledge of Radiology Information Systems and Electronic Medical Record experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Licensed by the State of Illinois of Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (INDS) in Radiology .Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).CPR Certification required. *TK

Business Unit: Presence St Joseph MC Joliet
Department Name: CT Scan PSJMC

Job Segment: Medical, Medical Technologist, Radiology, Information Systems, Radiologist, Healthcare, Technology

Associated topics: arrt, cath, cath laboratory, catheterization, computerized, mri, radiographer, radiology, tomography, x ray

Keywords: Presence Health, Joliet , CT TECHNOLOGIST-CT Scan - St Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, Healthcare , Joliet, Illinois

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