CT Technologist
UCLA Health
 Los Angeles, CA

Under direct supervision of the CT Manager and CT Medical Director, and on a continuing and assigned basis, incumbent performs complex Computed Tomography imaging procedures at least 90% of the time, to include production of diagnostic images of the human anatomy and vascular structures following prescribed protocols. Incumbent to perform accurate image archival via appropriate local archival media & Verification & Archival of complete studies on the PACS System, operate post processing/3D Work Stations, operate Power Injectors in preparation and administration of IV Contrast material under direct supervision of a physician in accordance with department/hospital policies as well as State and Federal regulations, maintain accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed, ensure accurate processing of Radiology requisitions in the Radiology Information System, practice sterile techniques as needed, maintain aseptic conditions and use universal precautions at all times, coordinate exams with other services, coordinate patient transportation to the appropriate areas, communicate pertinent patient information with Nursing units, exercise strict patient confidentiality, monitor patient's comfort while in the CT section, participate in departmental In-Service training programs, demonstrate a professional attitude by being courteous towards patients, co-workers, and physicians. The Technologist must also demonstrate: knowledge of Radiation Safety, an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology and a high degree of accuracy in patient positioning / image acquisition, must remain sensitive to his/her patients' physical and emotional condition through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills, act as the primary liaison between patients and section radiologists / other members of the support team, use professional, ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing all duties, perform first aid on patients as needed until further assistance can be obtained to maintain patient's health. Technologist to float between various UCLA Radiology scanning areas, adhere to on-call, holiday, and weekend work schedules as prepared by the manager, participate in rotating shifts as required. The CT Technologist may be assigned Alternate Lead responsibilities in the absence of the CT Manager and/or the Lead CT Technologist.

Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the CT Manager and CT Medical Director, and on a continuing and assigned basis, incumbent performs complex Computed Tomography imaging procedures at least 90% of the time, to include production of diagnostic images of the human anatomy and vascular structures following prescribed protocols. Incumbent to perform accurate image archival via appropriate local archival media & Verification & Archival of complete studies on the PACS System, operate post processing/3D Work Stations, operate Power Injectors in preparation and administration of IV Contrast material under direct supervision of a physician in accordance with department/hospital policies as well as State and Federal regulations, maintain accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed, ensure accurate processing of Radiology requisitions in the Radiology Information System, practice sterile techniques as needed, maintain aseptic conditions and use universal precautions at all times, coordinate exams with other services, coordinate patient transportation to the appropriate areas, communicate pertinent patient information with Nursing units, exercise strict patient confidentiality, monitor patient's comfort while in the CT section, participate in departmental In-Service training programs, demonstrate a professional attitude by being courteous towards patients, co-workers, and physicians. The Technologist must also demonstrate: knowledge of Radiation Safety, an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology and a high degree of accuracy in patient positioning / image acquisition, must remain sensitive to his/her patients' physical and emotional condition through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills, act as the primary liaison between patients and section radiologists / other members of the support team, use professional, ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing all duties, perform first aid on patients as needed until further assistance can be obtained to maintain patient's health. Technologist to float between various UCLA Radiology scanning areas, adhere to on-call, holiday, and weekend work schedules as prepared by the manager, participate in rotating shifts as required. The CT Technologist may be assigned Alternate Lead responsibilities in the absence of the CT Manager and/or the Lead CT Technologist.

The Technologist is to follow departmental and hospital policies and procedures, comply with Medical Center health and infection control policies, initiate proper requests for required maintenance or repair of equipment, inspect all devices for damage and ensure they are operating within accepted parameters, maintain accurate record of all supplies used and initiate orders to maintain supply par levels, maintain a clean and orderly work area. Adhere to departmental attendance and tardiness standards. Must maintain Active CRT, ARRT (R) (CT), and CPR certification/Licenses.

The CT Technologist will also be assigned to the Mobile Stroke Unit on a regular basis, working alongside the mobile stroke team during the dispatch, assessment, treatment and transport of acute stroke patients in the local community. During dispatch activities, the CT Technologist will be responsible for the image acquisition of patients placed in the mobile stroke unit, along with the related image transmission and documentation activities via telehealth and the electronic medical record. The CT Technologist will also perform CT unit routine checks and calibrations, as well as participate in mobile-stroke-related study and research activity such as protocol review, compliance, patient information gathering, patient follow-up, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and diplomatically with patients, visitors, hospital staff, physicians, scientists and other outside departments both in person and over the telephone. Ability to accept and carry out oral and written instructions accurately. Skill in performing all daily tasks independently, while working as part of a team, within a demanding environment. Skill in employing independent decision making while performing various job functions. Ability to prioritize work, handling multiple tasks to completion, within time allotted and meet deadlines. Communication skills both verbal and written with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds in order to obtain necessary information accurately and explain clinical procedures and practices. Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly in English, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar. Skill in providing a language interpreter if appropriate. Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, with the ability to distinguish between types of medical procedures and knowledge of human anatomy and pathology. Knowledge of cross-platform computers, application and peripherals, as well as general office equipment. Demonstrated knowledge of clinical billing (RIS codes) to ensure appropriate accounting and reimbursement of services rendered.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.