Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Cat Scan Technician/IV Cert.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the performance of medically prescribed radiographs and interventional procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates skill in setup and administration of IV contrast media. Explains CT or IR procedure andprocess of administration of contrast to patient and engages radiologist and/or LIPas appropriate per policy. Assess any existing intravenous line or selects appropriate venipuncture site and attaches injector tubing to patients intravenous line. Loads and programs contrast media power injector according to established departmental procedures or as directed by the radiologist, and assigns appropriate injection rates based on access and protocol. Ensures that all emergency equipment is readily available. Injects intravenous contrast using the power injector and monitors patient for signs of contrast media reaction and/or evidence of extravasation. Notifies radiologist or LIP in case of reaction or extravasation.
Demonstrates skill in equipment set-up, utilization and proper maintenance procedure. Performs visual and manual quality control checks of radiographic equipment. Uses radiographic equipment in a safe and productive manner. Observes and reports any malfunctioning of the equipment and notifies appropriate persons in case of missing or damaged equipment. Demonstrates knowledge of proper use of computer product printers, i.e. label printers, report printers, etc, and minor adjustments to correct malfunctions.
Performs transmission and/or segmentation for transmission to PACS in a complete and proper anatomic display. Generates high quality hard copies of images when necessary.Uses efficient methods and completes examinations assigned in reasonable amount of time. Maintains cleanliness of radiographic area. Prepares equipment and supplies in advance for future exams. Makes alterations in work schedule for STAT and emergency cases. Is able to alter work patterns to satisfy the needs of the patient and medical staff. Is able to recognize a medical emergency and notifies nurse, PA and/or MD immediately. Assists in emergency by retrieving crash cart and getting supplies needed. Demonstrates knowledge of proper radiation safety procedures and incorporates them into the performance of all radiographic procedures. Uses gonadal shielding on all patients when ever possible. Restricts beam to the smallest possible area, ensuring the least possible exposure to the patient without compromising quality. Eliminates the possibility of accidental exposures to x-ray by all persons. Maintains radiation detection badges and rings appropriately andreturns them asrequired.
Implements patient procedures in accordance with departmental protocols and standards. Explains the procedure and equipment to the patient clearly. Provides for patient comfort before, during and after procedure, and maintains an ongoing rapport with the patient throughout the procedure to ease any anxiety the patient may have. Provides for patient privacy at all times. Positions patient and radiographic equipment appropriate to the body part(s) to be radiographed and adjust equipment settings accordingly to insure maximum information is obtained. Uses lead markers appropriately. Follows accepted radiologic procedures. Ensures that all x-rays completed are of high quality. Uses positioning and immobilizing devices to improve radiographic quality. Considers variety of protocols and rationale in determining radiographic positioning and technique. Follows special instructions indicated on radiographic requisition. Solves problems that arise during patient examinations using both technical knowledge and innovation. Alters examination to maximize information in response to patients condition. Confers with other technologists concerning previous approaches utilized. Assists physicians as needed during the course of the procedure.
Effectively assessespatients informationand status, andfollows appropriateprocedure(s)accordingly. Uses standard proceduresto identify thecorrect patient.Checks patientswristband by name,unit, and roomnumber to ensurepatients ID matchesexaminationrequisition. OR Callspatient by last name,asking patient toconfirm their identityby stating their firstname and also theirdate of birth.Introduces self to thepatient. Reviewspatients requisitionand understands thetype of examrequired by eachrequisition andconfers with medicalstaff regardingclarification whennecessary. Seeksinformation or asksfor assistance fromsupervisor regardingdifficult orquestionable results.Follows acceptedradiologic proceduresand uses medicalinformation todetermine type ofprotocol required forradiographicexamination.Consults policy andprocedure manualsand/or otherreference materialsas necessary toensure actionsconform to established protocols. Follows special instructions indicated on radiographic requisition. Recognizes need for and follows isolation precautions.
Demonstrates knowledge of the hospital and radiology information systems as they relate to radiology. Correctly chooses appropriate patient information from HIS/RIS system in accordance with HIPPA regulations. Demonstrates ability to access patient information such as appointment times, type of exam, and patient reports. Is knowledgeable of the total cycle of RIS patient tracking. Follows departmental policy of documenting begin, complete and departure times, when appropriate, in the RIS. Has working knowledge of film library functions. Demonstrates knowledge of the HIS and is able to access patient data for verification of orders. Competent in scheduling exams in RIS from the order entry queue and/or demonstrates the ability to modify exams when necessary.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a certificate from accredited School of Radiologic Technology. New York State license with IV Contrast Certification. Five years experience as an X-ray Technologist. Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).
Required Licenses: Am Registry Of Radiologic Tech
Preferred Qualifications: Registered Technologist-American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Experience in interventional radiology. College graduate
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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