CT Technologist Reg
Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Posted on: May 28, 2023
ResponsibilitiesCore Responsibilites and Essential Functions
- Equipment Demonstrates the ability to adjust technique so that
patient receives the lowest possible dose of ionizing radiation and
that image quality is maintained. Reports problems regarding
malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or service provider, so that
problem can be corrected in a timely manner. Cleans, disinfects and
maintains equipment in accordance with infection control policy and
department cleaning schedule.
- Patient Care Verifies proper clinician order for procedure.
Obtains complete clinical history, gathers examination data and
assesses for contraindicating conditions. Follows established
procedures for the administration of contrast medias so that no
patient condition deteriorates, and no patient suffers undue pain,
due to error or poor technique. Ensures that all studies have
proper patient identification and right and left marker are
utilized appropriately. Reviews CT/radiographic images for
clinically acceptable results and releases patients. Responds to
emergency situations and provides for the restocking of the crash
cart and maintenance of life support equipment. Assists other
technologists in all modalities when needed. Observes patient
condition and properly evaluates situations when physician
intervention is necessary so that no patient condition
deteriorates. Verifies correct identity of patient using 2 unique
identifiers prior to performing a procedure per hospital policy and
procedure. Ensures patient's privacy and comfort is accommodated.
Maintains patient?s dignity throughout the exam/procedure.
Demonstrates competence in the determination and application of
appropriate procedures, equipment, supplies and techniques based on
the age of patients. Organizes schedule, time and priorities so
that required activities are accomplished within designated time
frames. Follows physician?s instructions when assisting with
procedures and exams. Demonstrates proficiency with loading and
operating power injection. Uses critical thinking skills. Dialogs
with patient/family Asks clarifying questions. Seeks clarification
on ambiguous orders. Understands, demonstrates and documents
preprocedural verification and Time Out process when appropriate.
Demonstrates and understands pre-and-post procedural care. Preps
the patient for the procedure. Demonstrates and understands sterile
technique Maintains competency with venipuncture.
- Education and Communication Patiently and clearly explains
purpose and nature of exam to patient prior to starting of
procedure, so as to minimize anxiety and facilitate cooperation
using AIDET; Acknowledge, Introduce, Discuss, Explain, and Thank
you of all patients and family members. Ensures that patient's
questions, concerns or contraindications are satisfactorily
addressed, notifying physician when this cannot be accomplished,
prior to the initiation of the procedure. Participates in the
orientation and training of departmental employees. Provides
patients with preparatory instruction and explanation of
procedures. Required documentation is concise, legible and includes
precise terminology. Reads email each day scheduled to work and
follows through with assignment. Completes mandatory departmental
and Hospital-wide education without prompting.
- Quality Control Consistently produces acceptable images, as
evidenced by radiologist feedback and quality audits Ensures that
equipment is fully operational prior to each use, by checking for
proper calibration and operating deficiencies. Sends all studies to
PACS immediately after completion, prints CD?s as needed. Studies
that have been reported after hours by teleradiography are printed
and scanned into PACS, if applicable. Completes all studies in RIS
before completing in PACS. Prints completed log sheet from
teleradiography and submits to Radiologist, if applicable
- Operations Restocks linens and supplies, and maintains the
department in clean and orderly condition. Transports patients,
positions patients, and helps them on and off procedure table.
Performs patient charging activities on the day the service is
rendered. Applies shielding, supportive and immobilization devices
and equipment. Willingly lends knowledge and assistance to others
upon request as needed and routinely as time is available, without
prompting, so that all working time is used for departmental
advantage. Performs routine duties of clerical and support
personnel in accordance with procedure when warranted to ensure
continuity and quality of services. Keeps supervisor informed on
all responsibilities on an ongoing basis, ensuring prompt
notification in the event of problems or potential problems.
Maintains an individual productivity rate equal to other
co-workers. Ability to operate all work stations associated with
the CT department. Ability to push / retrieve images from the CT
console to PACS. Maintain Joint Commission standards and any other
regulatory agency standards. Takes call when necessary Any other
duties as assigned.Required for All Jobs
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of
work, and code of conduct. QualificationsRequired Minimum Education
- Graduate of AMA approved School of Radiology
Technology.RequiredRequired Minimum Experience
- minimum 1 year experience in Radiology. Required and
- Less than 1 year experience in CT PreferredRequired Minimum
- Must exhibit excellent communication skills because this
position requires frequent verbal and written communications with:
physicians, patients, visitors, departmental staff and nursing
- The employee obtains, presents and discusses clinical
information regarding job responsibilities on a routine basis.
- Candidate must be able to explain or give directions to
maintain goodwill, and obtain cooperation with all contacts.
- Must possess the ability to function independently and under
pressure while still actively participating in a team
- Position requires the employee to exhibit excellent customer
service skills at all times.
- Must be able to perform effectively in a stressful and fast
paced work environment.
- Must have the ability to prioritize appropriately.
- Must be detail oriented and have the capacity to effectively
multitask throughout the work shift.
- Must have excellent communication skills and the capacity to
interact professionally with a variety of ?customers?, including
but not limited to patients, families, co-workers, volunteers, and
physicians throughout the work shift.
- Must possess the ability to function independently, yet
productively as a cooperative team member with various work teams
associated with the position. Must be compliant, with a willingness
to follow all Hospital policies as well as the established
practices, protocols and procedures of the position, department and
applicable professional standards.
- Competent in all aspects of CT, patient positioning, exposure
factors and radiation protection.
- Must have an understanding of anatomy and pathology as to how
they affect the quality of a procedure. Competent to perform all
ACR and manufacturer recommended Quality Control tests.Required
Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)
- ARRT Radiography 1.00 Required 1.00
- ARRT Computed Tomography 2.00 Required 2.00
- Basic Life Support 3.00 Required 3.00Additional Licenses and
Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Atlanta , CT Technologist Reg, Other , Clarkston, Georgia
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