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CT Technologist - CT Scanning - FT Nights

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80 Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registry eligible or Registered Radiographic Technologist certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). Must be ARRT certified within one (1) year of hire date. Licensure for the State of Arkansas. Preferred registry eligible or registered in CT by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).. Education: Graduate of a program of Radiologic Technology accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or a graduate of a military program accredited by JRCERT. Preferred: registered, certified or licensed in multimodalities such as Angio, NM, PET, MRI, US or routine radiography. Experience: Prefer one (1) year experience as a Radiologic Technologist and must complete ninety (90) day on-the-job training. Encouraged to take CT registry within two (2) years of hire date. Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve balancing, climbing, crawling, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping and use of fingers and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to fifty (50) pounds and push/pull one hundred/one hundred-fifty 100-150 pounds. The sensory and communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling and speaking. Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards. Skills: Able to use complex imaging equipment and computers. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and readily adapts to changing events in the radiographic environment. Ability to understand cross sectional anatomy. Good knowledge of computer equipment, terminology and ability to manipulate software menus. PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Patients, physicians and employees. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Be effective team member with Radiology, CT and MRI Departments. AGE GROUPS:___Neonate/Infant (Birth - 1 mo) ___Infant (1 mo - 1 yr) ___Toddler (1 yr - 3 yrs) ___Preschool (3 yrs - 6 yrs) ___School Age (6 yrs - 13 yrs) ___Adolescent (13 yrs - 18 yrs) ___Adult (18 yrs - 64 yrs) ___Older Adult (65 + yrs) CORE COMPETENCIES & PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 1. Patient Assessment: Completes a comprehensive assessment on patients of all ages including patient screening and contraindications. Obtains pertinent medical history from patient by observation or with oral communication. Performs patient assessment to determine: a) Patient's physical ability to undergo the imaging procedure as needed. b) What patient care is needed during the procedure. c) What modification of the procedure may be required by the age of the patient. d) If there are contraindications to performing the procedure as ordered. Confirms pregnancy status on appropriate patients. Confirms patients allergy status and renal functions prior to contrast administration. 2. Documentation: Records patient clinical history and patient assessment. Capable of using EHR Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics. Documents pertinent medical history from patient on radiology request form. Completes appropriate forms correctly: a) Time Out b) Pregnancy Statement c) Medication Reconciliation Uses immobilizing devices as required by the patient's age, condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment. Using professional judgment: a) Performs the procedure as ordered with proper and appropriate indications for procedure. b) Modifies procedure as required through knowledge gained by patient assessment without compromising diagnostic or therapeutic outcome. 3. Communication: Ensures that communication supports the plan of patient care. Communicates clearly with patients of all ages, peers and others in order to complete the hospital/physician plan of patient care. Notifies the patient's attending physician or Radiologist of any patient issues that affect the plan of patient care as directed within the time frames identified in the Radiology Policy Manual. a) Or notifies the nurse on the patient's unit or the physician's office nurse if the physician is not available. Explains procedure to patient in detail. 4. Procedures: Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance of radiologic procedures. Performs appropriate patient care conditions essential for completion of the procedure for patients of all ages. Performs CT radiologic procedures on patients of all ages properly, according to the Radiology Procedure Manual standard of obtaining diagnostic images. Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory patients as needed. Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon completion of the procedure. Performs venipuncture under the supervision of a physician on patients of all ages. Performs clerical tasks to support the patient plan of care. Assist the Radiologist within the radiographers scope of practice as directed by the physician. Assist with Quality Improvement. Promptly responds to on-call procedures (30 minutes). 5. Education: Provides education for students, patients, self and others appropriate for the age that is being served. Provides clinical supervision for student Radiographers. Participates in student clinical competency evaluation by completing : a) Weekly student evaluations. b) Evaluates student clinical competency by observing student clinical performance and documenting their competence. Pursues educational self development in order to maintain ARRT certification. Maintains self education for Arkansas State license. Completes mandatory in-services. Attends school faculty meetings or monthly department meetings. Strives for self-improvement through continuing education per specialty area. Has passed the CT registry. 6. Environment: Maintains a safe environment for patients, self and others. Ensure that all radiation safety standards are met for all age groups. Documents patient pregnancy statements. a) Notifies attending physician immediately if patient is pregnant or suspects pregnancy before performing the procedure. Modifies the procedure for pregnant patients as directed by physician using the Radiology Safety Manual Guidelines to include the use of: a) lead shielding. b) performing different or fewer images that still support the patient plan of care. Avoid any mechanical, biological, radiation or electrical hazard and report potential hazards immediately. a) Minimizes patient radiation exposure by proper performance and avoiding repeat radiographs. Maintains clean, well-stocked, prepared room. Additional Information * Requisition ID: 2019-R0259293 * Schedule: Full-time * Shift: Night Job * Market: CHI St. Vincent

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