CT Technologist - Cat Scan - Per Diem/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

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Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the direction of Section Supervisor, Assistant Director and Director of Radiology, provides technical skills in the CT Department, Operates CT equipment to produce high quality images.  Provides patient care and assists with invasive and non-invasive procedures. Provides technical skills in the diagnostic modality. Delivery of quality health care and customer service, which meets or exceeds expectations to patients, physicians, office staff and visitors.  Cordially and professionally greets all visitors, hospital and professional staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Operates CT scanner, table and gantry.
  2. Maintains optimal performance and safety of all CT equipment.
  3. Properly positions patients for CT examinations.
  4. Properly uses radiation protection for patients and staff
  5. Follows established protocols and correctly performs ordered exams
  6. Properly assess patients labs, medications and allergy history
  7. Assess patients order and or prescription for proper CT examination
  8. Properly uses barium and iodinated oral contrast.
  9. Properly administers IV contrast including proper assessment of IV site and use of power injector.
  10. Properly uses contrast warmer.
  11. Willing to work in any area and flexible in meeting the needs of the department
  12. Completes examinations and executes PACS and RIS
  13. Properly uses oxygen and suction equipment.
  14. Properly utilize x-ray equipment in diagnostic modality
  15. Properly uses and maintains crash cart including crash cart log.
  16. Assists physicians with invasive and noninvasive procedures.
  17. Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups.
  18. Participates in age specific educational and training programs. 
  19. Performs routine and special image reconstruction as needed.
  20. Utilizes minimizing radiation dose techniques.
  21. Effectively manages patient flow.

Non-Essential Duties:

  1. Schedules patient appointments.
  2. Transports patients as needed.
  3. Orders and stocks supplies.
  4. Answers telephones. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of CT protocols.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic equipment
  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy
  • Knowledge of contrast differences and the ability to identify contrast reactions.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection for patients and staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of duty to report behavior standard, purpose of the Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding possible corporate compliance issue.

Skills

  • Ability to operate CT scanner, table and gantry.
  • Ability to operate PACS and RIS 

Abilities

  • Ability to assess patients lab values, medications and allergy history.
  • Ability to properly position the patient for CT exams.
  • Ability to adjust technical factors relating to the patient’s condition.
  • Ability to recognize and report CT equipment failure.
  • Ability to set up room for and assist physicians with invasive procedures.
  • Ability to use oxygen and suction equipment and maintain crash cart.
  • Ability to utilize x-ray equipment in the diagnostic modality

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Accountability                              

Action Oriented

Customer Focused

Compassion

Effective Communication 

Teamwork

Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust

Education and Experience:

Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Graduate from  ARRT Accredited Radiological Technology Program 

Experience

  • 2 years experience preferred
  • PACS and RIS experience

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • CRT from State of California
  • RT ARRT
  • Fluoroscopy certification
  • ARRT in Computed Tomography
  • BLS certification
  • Venipuncture certification

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate JCAHO requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Compliance & Integrity Program and its requirements; complies with duty to report behavior standard; demonstrates understanding of purpose for a Compliance hotline and the importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor or the Compliance Officer when in doubt regarding a possible compliance issue
  • Ability to follow the Code of Business Conduct (Standards of Business Ethics and Integrity)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work performed in confined area, noisy environment, cool temperature, dim lighting, radiation exposure, chemical handling required, call required and stressful conditions.
  • Able to perform duties in a normal hospital radiology department environment
  • May be required to work in areas that include high noise levels, cool temperatures, dim lighting, and radiation exposure
  • Position requires frequent standing and walking with occasional bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling and lifting as related to patient care.
  • Job requires handling of patients
  • Position requires occasional lifting of 10-25 lbs and pushing/pulling of 21-35 lbs.

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.