Computed Tomography Tech - 25039

Berkeley Medical Center
 Martinsburg, WV

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Form Updated: September 2014Job Title: CT Technologist Position number: 3608FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Director/or designee POSITION SUMMARY: Under the medical direction of a radiologist, performs computerized tomography (CT) procedures on a technical level without constant supervision of technical detail; performs a variety of technical procedures for both adult and pediatric patients requiring independent judgment to apply prescribed andappropriate CT scanning techniques and protocols for diagnosis; assumes responsibility for the area andprocedures as required. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an approved two year program for radiologic technology. Must possess additional training and experience in CT scanning. ARRT registered radiographer. Prefer ARRT registry in CT. Current West Virginia license or eligible to apply for license. CPR certification or eligible. Demonstrates current knowledge of CT scanning practices. Demonstrates good customer service skills and teamwork attitude. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Able to wear latex or vinyl gloves, with frequent changes and hand washing. Use a computer keyboard, monitor and mouse. Answer telephones and transcribe messages. Communicate verbally, written and electronically with healthcare personnel, families and patients.May be scheduled to work various shifts based on departmental and patient needs.May be required to travel between facilities/buildings. May be exposed to virus, disease, and infection from patients and specimens in working environment.May be exposed to traumatic situations including psychiatric crisis, physical injuries and death.Must meet Department of Labors MEDIUM duty standard (MEDIUM WORK- exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly)Able to bend, stoop, reach and be capable of normal rotation, standing and walking for an 11-12 hour shift.Able to lift 40 pounds from floor to waist. Able to ambulate, position, turn and pull up self-assisting adult patients. Possible exposure to: ionizing radiation and sharps. OSHA EXPOSURE CLASSIFICATION ITB EXPOSURE I STAFF RIGHTS:I am aware of any potentially conflicting situations and I request not to participate in the following aspects of a patients care or treatment because of cultural values, ethics or religious beliefs (Specify any staff rights or indicate NONE; initial) I request the following reasonable accommodations (special equipment, etc) in order to perform the functions of this position (Specify accommodations or indicate NONE; initial) Disclaimer Statement:The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The organization reserves the right to alter working hours, based on needs. Employee

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A. CT Technologist Duties and Responsibilities 1. Explains procedures at a level the patient will understand (i.e. using a storybook for pediatric patients, speaking slowly and at a level that can be heard by geriatric patients, and displaying compassion, empathy and concern for adult, young adult, geriatric, neonatal and pediatric patients). Displays compassion, empathy and concern for adult, young adult, geriatric, neonate and pediatric patients. 2. Produces images of diagnostic quality by properly positioning adult and pediatric patients. Selects appropriate equipment and technical factors by age group to assure good radiation protection practices. Forwards completed exams to radiologist for evaluation and dictation. 3. Provides appropriate patient care as required. Practices sterile techniques and universal precautions. Administers first aid and CPR as required. Assists with administration of contrast media injections and with cases of adverse reactions to drugs and contrast media. Follows radiation safety procedures in the selection of technical factors and shielding of patients. 4. Performs all general radiology, fluoroscopy, including portable and OR procedures according to established protocols and procedures based on the customers clinical condition and age specific groupings. (JMC Only) 5. Maintains adequate and appropriate records as directed. Responsible for documentation of clinical and technical history on patient. Responsible for accurate utilization of the computer to document patient and exam information and charging functions. 6. Assures that all required consent, history and screening forms are completed and verified by signature of customer and/or legal guardian and/or physician, and/or technologist prior to performing procedure. 7. Communicates with other health care professionals, including patient referral sources, verbally and in writing. B. Financial Management 1. Demonstrates good organizational and time management skills to effectively balance patient treatment needs, documentation, and educational requirements. Manages time effectively to maximize the volume of patients. C. Legal Standards and Safety Requirements 1. Follows hospital, state and federal guidelines for ensuring safe environment for workers, patients and public. Maintains and monitors staff compliance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures for safety, security, and infection control. Including privacy, patient confidentiality and HIPAA.2. Ensures the facilities and equipment for patient services are maintained to promote comfort, efficiency and safety for patients and staff. Documents and reports malfunctioning equipment immediately to appropriate management staff. 3. Wears and maintains radiation monitoring device according to departmental specifications. Always follows the ALARA principle when utilizing ionizing radiation. ALARA (As Low As Reasonable Achievable). Always utilizes protective shielding appropriate to ordered exam on all customers.4. Prepares and administers contrast media according to established guidelines and procedures under the supervision of the Radiologist or Emergency Department Physician.5. Obtains work related continuing education as required for professional licensureD. Service and Communication 1. Communicates and interacts with patients, families, visitors, physicians, departmental and hospital staff and the public in general in a manner that demonstrates professionalism and concern for the individuals' need(s).E. Education 1. Obtains work related continuing education on a yearly basis. Utilizes that knowledge in the development and improvement of staff and treatments, promoting high standards of Radiology Services as required by WV Board of Radiology.2. Remains current and responsive to changes in healthcare delivery, standards established by professional organizations, regulatory and accrediting bodies and the needs of the organization. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and current professional literature.3. Actively participates in in-services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, rehab team meetings, clinics, hospital wide committees and other meetings as needed or required.4. Maintains and applies working knowledge of Hospital and Radiology information systems. Maintains and applies working knowledge of Picture Archive and Communication (PACS) system. Maintains and applies working knowledge of Computed Radiography (CR) system.5. Assists in the Clinical Education and training of Radiologic Technology Students.F. Quality Assessment and Improvement 1. Participates in Quality initiatives to help assess and improve the services provided and compliance with regulatory requirements. Reports results to appropriate administrative levels.2. Maintains a 95% lead marker utilization rate. (JMC Only)3. Assists Department Manager in assessing, maintaining, and improving a film repeat rate or no greater than 5% and a film reject rate of no greater than 7%. (JMC Only) G. Performs other duties as assigned which support the mission and values of the organization 1. Willingly accepts assignments within scope of practice, skill set and level of competence. Please click on the link below to open and review the detailed job description and minimum qualifications:CT Technologist

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