CT Technologist

  • The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • 2139 AUBURN AVENUE CINCINNATI Ohio 45219 United States
  • Jan 11, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Title:  CT Technologist
 
Shift:  Full-Time,

The earlist start time will be 7:30am and the latest start time is 2:30pm.
This poisiiton rotates every 5th weekend on 3rd shift.
 
This position will be located in the CT Scanning Department at The Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

We are willing to train Radiology Technologists in this role. Experienced CT Technologists are preferred, but is not a requirement for this position.
 
Job Overview:  To operate CT scanners, obtaining diagnostic images of specified body part as requested.  The technologist must be able to produce quality images to present to the radiologist for interpretation and be able to function independently with minimal supervision.
 
The CT Technologist may perform the following duties:
  • Communication/Customer Service Responsibility:
    • Greets patient by introducing self and asking patient to verify their name and birthdate.
    • Takes pertinent patient history. Reviews order for procedure and any other documentation, current meds, allergy information and completed questionnaire.
    • Explain procedure to the patient and solicits questions to assure understanding.
    • Is proactive in anticipating needs of the patient, keeps patient and family informed of delays, answers questions and responds appropriately to concerns following up on issues or contacting someone who can.
    • Communicates with all customers, coworkers, physicians and their office staff in a professional manner respecting differences.
    • Adheres to all hospital/imaging center policies and Excel core values striving to exceed expectations.
  • Clinical Responsibility:
    • Positions patient, scans, and archives procedures according to established protocol producing diagnostic images within quality control parameters.
    • Utilizes proper venipuncture techniques to prepare patient for contrast media administration as necessary. Administers contrast media for the proper completion of CT scans according to established protocol or as directed by a physician. Labels syringes appropriately according to policy.
    • Properly identify, prepare, administer and document various medications used during procedures.
    • Reconcile patient medications to ensure the patients' current medications will not interact with the contrast media used.
    • Completes all work in a timely, efficient, productive manner.
    • Assists coworkers in other modalities as appropriate, starting IV's, completing computer functions, preparation of patients.
  • Patient Safety Responsibility: Radiation and General Safety
    • Utilizes appropriate radiation reducing techniques that do not compromise high quality images.
    • Protects patients, self and all other personnel from radiation exposure.
    • Wears and stores dosimeter appropriately, switching out monthly and in a timely manner.
    • Uses appropriate devices for moving patients to protect the patient as well as yourself.
    • Observe patient and assists as necessary to minimize risk of falls or other injury.
    • Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals including but not limited to appropriate hand washing, proper identification of patients, labeling containers, meds administration etc.
    • Complies with all HIPAA requirements, maintaining privacy and confidentiality.
    • Understands and could execute policies and procedures in cases of medical emergency, fire, tornado's and other emergency situations.
  • Information Systems Responsibility:
    • Verifies all images are matched and linked in PACS.
    • Verifies completion of all documents, questionnaires, histories pertinent to the CT study being performed.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of all Information Systems, including but not limited to RIS and PACS.  Scans documents, enters data correctly, including contrast information when appropriate, charges, tracks data correctly and in a timely manner.
    • Knows process and can perform task of burning images to a CD.
  • General Department Accountability:
    • Maintains knowledge and skills to perform duties and stay current with changes as they occur by attending 75% of all department and technical meetings.  Participates in department in-services and reviews memos, emails and bulletins for areas of responsibility.
    • Works to accommodate patients scheduling needs; to best to utilize personnel and equipment while maintaining quality. Works cooperatively with reception staff in all modalities assisting as needed. Works cooperatively with reception staff to assist when needed. Is willing to become multi-modality trained.
    • Keeps rooms stocked and equipment cleaned according to department standards.  Performs other duties as required or directed.
    • Reports all equipment problems to manager and keeps coworkers informed of status. Properly uses and maintains equipment utilizing safety techniques. Is proactive in identifying issues and works to get them resolved in a timely manner.
    • Adheres to time and attendance policy and discusses any variation from the schedule with manager.
    • Maintains appropriate credentials (ODH and ARRT) and submits within 30 days of expiration.
    • Demonstrates willingness to assist in departmental changes to improve workflow and learn new functions and duties as needed to keep department viable.
    • Performs other duties within scope of practice as assigned.
  • Additional Clinical Duties:
    • Performs routine x-ray exams according to the Imaging Services protocols.
  • Access to patient records in course of normal operations to conduct the business of medical imaging is a responsibility of all designated personnel. Access of records is limited only to records that are pertinent to the patients care or regulatory requirements and only occur when necessary to carry out duties as part of the imaging team.  Confidentiality and protection of all records is the responsibility of each individual. This access may occur for the reasons stated below:
    • Pre procedure in preparation for the scheduled exam
    • During the procedures in care of the patient
    • Post procedure to follow up on care,
    • To QA processes to insure data is correct
    • To conduct retrospective reviews for the purpose of education, research or for compliance to ODH, MQSA, ACR  or other regulatory requirements
    • To respond to daily calls from patients, other departments, physicians or Physician’s offices requesting us to access records to review historical procedure record.
  • Documentation of access must occur where appropriate and feasible in log form, comments in EPIC, HIM or McKesson or other available media/format.
  • For further guidance, refer to the following TCH Policies.
  • Policy Number 2.26.153 Access to Protected Health Information.
  • Policy Number 2.26.133 Employee Access to his or Her Own Protected Health Information   
 
Education:  Graduate from ARRT accredited Radiologic Technology program at a minimum.
 
License & Certification:  Technologists must be board certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography and must obtain advanced credentials in CT within 2 years of employment if do not already possess.  They must also hold a valid Ohio license as Radiographer.  CPR certification is required.
 
Required Skills & Knowledge:  Knowledge of medical terminology including 3D anatomy. Good computer skills.

There are many ways to define excellence.  For us at The Christ Hospital, it’s all about our patients...And making healthcare what they want it to be.  Accessible.  Personal.  Affordable.
 

Our commitment to exceptional outcomes, affordable care and the finest patient experiences is recognized yearly with numerous awards from leading healthcare organizations and publications.  At the top of our list of honors are the 17 consecutive years that we’ve been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Hospitals and being named the Most Preferred Hospital by the Greater Cincinnati community for 21 consecutive years (National Research Corporation).
 
What does this mean for you?
 
GROWTH- opportunities to learn, develop, and impact.
 
VALUE- a robust employee package that provides you the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive compensation, flexible and meaningful benefits, development opportunities so you can be your best self, and a culture of compassion.
 
PRIDE- from all that we have accomplished in our past, and all that we’re positioned for in the future.
 
CHALLENGE- we are in one of the most competitive markets in the nation, yet continue to rise to the top through our incredible employees and transformational results. We seek individuals motivated by what it takes to be a part of a winning team.
 
Named #24 on Forbes 500 America’s Best Employers for 2017, we are transforming care…inspired by you.