Sign-on bonus available for eligible applicants!
$6/hr weekend diffential for back-to-back Saturday/Sunday
Reporting to the Unit Operations Manager and the Technical
Manager, the C.T. Technologist prepares, sets up and operates the
CT Scanners following specific physician orders. Produces detailed
computer generated scans of patient's head/body for diagnostic and
interventional information. Performs a variety of patient care
tasks; assists patients onto scanner, verifies identification prior
to scan, enters patient information into system from requisitions
and ensures files are archived onto local media and networked to
RELAY/PACS and completed properly in RIS. Maintains facilities in
proper order. Must keep abreast of all new procedures/policies
within the CT Dept.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts computer system warm up and fast calibration and
Quality Control procedures according to operating procedures
established by manufacture's guidelines in order to ensure
effective, calibrated and safe operation. Informs appropriate
personnel when problem in equipment exits, calls service engineers
when repair is indicated.
Acknowledges inpatient units request of patient's CT scan;
coordinates patients' exam screening with the nurse to ensure the
proper IV is placed, oral contrast given when needed, and obtains
any information to ensure a safe quality exam. Arranges for
transport service for patients move from unit to CT scan area and
return escort trip.
Confirms exam requisition orders and consults with Radiologist
for detailed protocols per patient exam indication. Properly
identifies and escorts patient to CT scanner; assists patient onto
scanner; reviews exam screening questionnaire; ensures lab values
are within protocol, completes the Good to Go form, checks for
proper IV placement and patency when indicated, positions patient
for study, explains procedure, ability to answer questions.
The technologist follows exam protocol to match each patient's
age, disease and body habitus. Enters pertinent information
relating to patient and scan specifics into computer, directs
specific operation of scan during procedure. Sets up necessary
supplies/equipment for administration and delivery of I.V. solution
and contrast agents as per departmental policy. Adheres to proper
hand hygiene requirements. Monitors patient condition during and
immediately post scan ability to identify complications. Performs
quality CT Scans for Radiologist review and interpretation.
Assists patient off scanner and arranges transport when
necessary. Networks exam data to the Relay and segments exam when
necessary, completes exam in the RIS, transmits images to PACS.
Completes appropriate notes in patient charts and RIS. Confirms
images are in PACS correctly.
Demonstrates professionalism towards patients and their families
as well as fellow employees at all times.
Maintains patient's dignity and upholds patient's rights and
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology,
- Knowledge of the principles of radiation physics
- Knowledge of radiographic positioning and radiographic
- Acquires and maintains knowledge of related topics to include,
but not limited to radiation safety, universal precaution, disposal
of contaminated material, proper handling of requisitions (both
before and after procedure), interpersonal skills, communications
and dealing with difficult situations, etc.
- Effective interpersonal and communications skills both verbal
- Maintains inventory of exam room, maintains a clean and safe
- Physical ability to assist patients for transfer from
stretcher, wheelchair or in an emergent situation.
- Computer skills for affective patient care and
- Ability to provide compassionate care to patients and
- Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond
appropriately, location of emergency code procedures and
- Must be able to read and write English.
- Must possess the ability to assess patient specific data
relative to age-specific needs and provide appropriate care.
- Maintains a high standard of professionalism at all times.
- Radiography CT license in the state of MA
- R.T(R) or RT (N)
Field of Study/Additional Specialized Training: Successful
completion of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology
Required: Minimum of 1 year of Radiography experience