CT TECH - contingent

Trinity Health Corporation Chelsea, MI
Department:

16201_21750 CT - CH

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Job Description Details:

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit hospital established in 1970. Located in Chelsea, Michigan, SJMC is a member of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey. SJMC is consistently ranked in the top five percent of hospitals in the country for inpatient satisfaction, employee engagement, and physician satisfaction. SJMC has been recognized for two consecutive years as one of the "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare Magazine and the Studer Group.

SJMC attracts more than 300 physicians in most disciplines, with leading edge technology, including the largest and strongest MRI in Michigan. As a not-for-profit hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea reinvests its profits back into the community through programs to serve the poor and uninsured, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, health education and promotion initiatives, and outreach for the elderly.

General Summary: The CT Technologist is responsible for reviewing the Physician Order and reason for exam, preparing the patient, positioning, and performing CT imaging of patients. The CT Technologist works closely with CT leadership and the Radiologist to produce the most diagnostic images possible in accordance with the department protocols. Operates diagnostic imaging equipment to obtain images of the designated body portions for interpretation by physicians, with attention to As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) techniques. Administers contrast media required per specific diagnostic protocols. The CT Technologist may also assist the physician/Advanced Practice Professionals (APP; AKA PA & NP) with the performance of CT-guided invasive procedures. Performs a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment, with integrity and initiative.

Functions:

Transfers patients to CT table, assists patients with positioning and applies immobilization and support devices as necessary. Explains procedure, instructs and reassures the patients, using care, courtesy and tact.

Reviews patient history sheets with patient, clarifying any questionable entries and completing any areas left blank by the patient.

Administers contrast media, per protocol, and radiologists and or referring physician orders, for CT examinations following established sterile techniques and methods. Monitors patient for adverse reactions to contrast media. Observes case progress and patient condition before and during performance of diagnostic procedures, recognizing changes that may require emergency actions and initiating appropriate responses.

Demonstrates knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and practices with respect to sterile, isolation and aseptic techniques to prevent contamination, and maintains documentation of infection control procedures and activities.

Applies knowledge of potential radiation hazards and observes appropriate radiation safety regulations.

Assists others in maintaining cleanliness of patient and staff areas.

Demonstrates proven competencies in operating the scanner controls/table and peripheral devices including, manipulation of techniques, tube warm up and calibration, remote access to applications and service, EKG machine and contrast power injector.

Documents reactions, complications and follows up with phone call to the patient's referring

physician and/or nursing unit as required by departmental policy.

Burns CD's as required and requested by departments, patients and physicians using the PACS and or PACS Cube devices.

Maintains required files and records for equipment and patients.

Notifies appropriate personnel immediately when the equipment malfunctions and/or needs repair. Ensures necessary maintenance and repairs are completed in efficient and timely manner. Notifies manager and department lead or coordinator immediately in the event of a machine failure or downtime.

Schedules CT examinations in order to ensure smooth flow and optimal utilization of equipment.

Maintains competency in all CT specific procedures and protocols, other than those listed

below. If a specific procedure is not performed routinely at the technologist's home site, annual or semi-annual schedule modifications may be required as determined by the manager.

Cardiac CTA Colonography Advanced Post Processing on Vitrea Quality Control (site specific)

Requirements:

Required Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure

Completion of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program and registered as a Radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Advanced certification in CT; OR CT registry-eligible, with completion of advanced certification in CT within one year of date of hire. Maintain Continuing Education credits (24 CEU in two year period) and other requirements to maintain ARRT certification.

Per Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (MDLRA) , 11 of the 24 CME must be CT-related and 2 of the 24 CME must be Radiation Safety-related

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Two years as a Radiologic Technologist preferred One year CT experience preferred

Required Skills and Abilities

Must have good working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy Must be proficient in venipuncture Must know methods to set up and operate CT equipment, with an emphasis on reduction in patient radiation dose (ALARA – As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Must be very conscientious and detail oriented person with excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to deal effectively with patients, and various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers, and community groups

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea enjoy…

* Competitive compensation

* Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

* Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

* Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American's with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper's Act, or SJMHS's Return to Work Program.

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