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CT Tech

Company: Riverside Healthcare
Location: Kankakee
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Summary
The CT Tech provides healthcare services applying x-ray energy and computer processing techniques to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of disease in humans. Performs Computer Tomography and related procedures to demonstrate sectional anatomic images for interpretation by a Radiologist or licensed practitioner. Directs human and physical resources to achieve an established standard of care in radiologic sciences. Assures appropriate patient care management and adjusts daily operations to meet the needs of a changing working environment. Exercises professional judgment in the performance of services and maintains a demeanor complementary to medical ethics. Under the direction of the Medical Director, performs those duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures in the application of x-ray energy and computer processing techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans. Under the direction of the Administrative Director, supervises technologist(s) and ancillary personnel assigned. Under the direction of the Radiologists administers contrast media.

Experience/Education Requirements
Should be experienced in medical imaging technology demonstrating competency to successfully complete computer tomography procedures and maintain additional education in sectional anatomy.

License or Certification Requirements
Registered in the state of Illinois, IEMA as a Radiologic Technologist
ARRT registry preferred

Responsibilities:
Applies principles of radiation protection to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
Assumes responsibility for the provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures.
Attends monthly department meetings.
Controls inventory, recommends procurement of supplies, equipment, and modifications necessary for practical economical operation.
Corroborates the patient's clinical history with the procedure.
Dose Increase Verbal Read Back Evaluates images for technical quality, manipulates display parameters, and provides hard copy records of the procedure.
Gathers data and participates in the department's quality assurance and improvement plan.
Immobilizes patients as required for appropriate examination.
Verifies informed consent.
Is responsible for all safety regulations in assigned areas.
Lockout for Dose Threshold Maintains archival storage of digitized information as appropriate.
Monitors the status of equipment repairs and preventative maintenance.
Positions patient and equipment for the procedure to best demonstrate the anatomic area of interest.
Practices aseptic technique when necessary.
Prepares patient for procedures.
Provides practical instructions and participates in teaching programs for students and healthcare professionals.
Provides patient education and counseling when necessary.
Selects and operates computer tomography equipment using established protocols and other factors.
Applies principles of radiation safety to minimize risk to the patient, self, and others.
Understands methods and is capable of performing venipunctures.
Prepares identifies and/or administers contrast media and/or medications as prescribed.
POCT for urine HCG
Satisfactorily complete all required continuing education hours regarding the care of acute stroke patients.

Credentials:
Essential:
* AART
* IEMA

Riverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients. We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals - by Truven Health Analytics/IBM Watson Health over 10 times. Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety. We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.

Riverside Medical Center proves that truly progressive medicine is being delivered in Chicago's southwest suburbs and East-Central Illinois. Join a team that is not only concerned with providing the best care possible but also with offering a work environment of advancement and growth. Riverside is a place that embraces a culture where opinions count and dedication is respected, where superior performance is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Keywords: Riverside Healthcare, Joliet , CT Tech, Other , Kankakee, Illinois

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