- Diagnostic Imaging
The Computed Tomography Technologist performs diagnostic imaging examinations on patients with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency. All aspects of the Computed Tomography Technologist job description supports the FRHS mission, vision and values.
- Must be a graduate of an approved, 24-month program in Radiologic Technology accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the United States of Department of Education (USDOE).
- Must complete or have completed, appropriate, documented education, training, and competency in Computed Tomography as required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Certification and Registry
- Certification and Registry by the ARRT in Radiography is required.
- Registry eligible Technologists must attain Certification and Registry in Radiography within 90 days of employment.
- Additional, advanced ARRT Certification in Computed Tomography is preferred.
- Current BLS certification.
- Must possess a Radiologic Technologist License issued by the Indiana State Department of Health.
- Corroborates patient’s clinical history with procedure; ensure information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner.
- Prepare patients for procedures, providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize anxiety.
- Select and operate imaging equipment and associated accessories to successfully perform procedures.
- Select appropriate anatomic program for the desired protocol.
- Positon patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort.
- Immobilize patients as required for appropriate examination.
- Determine computed tomography technique exposure factors and apply radiation protection principles to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
- Evaluate images for technical quality; manipulate display parameters, and provide hard copy and electronic records, ensuring proper identification is recorded.
- Responsible for assigned area and reporting of equipment malfunction; contact appropriate service vendor when having errors and/or issues with any equipment.
- Responsible for provision of the physical and psychological needs of patient during procedures.
- Maintain archival storage of digitized data as appropriate.
- Prepare, identify, and administer contrast media.
- Obtain vital signs (pulse, respiration, and blood pressure) when needed.
- Verify informed consent for, and assist a licensed independent practitioner with, interventional procedures.
- Provide patient education; explain pre and post-procedural instructions to patient and/or patient’s family.
- Provide practical instruction for students and/or healthcare professionals.
- Participate in the department quality assessment and improvement plan.
- Apply principles of patient safety during all procedures, including assisting/transporting patients.
- Provide assistance to office staff with scheduling of exams, answering the phones, and any other office work that is needed
- Make sure each radiology room is clean before bringing a patient into the room; clean daily and stock supplies.
- Complete all paperwork in PACS, CPSI, etc.
- All paperwork is correct and complete when submitting a PACS or CPSI correction to a PACS super user.
- Supervise peers and/or students when applicable.
- Start and maintain intravenous (IV) access per orders when applicable and with appropriate training and competency.
- Clean rooms daily.
- Wipe down equipment after use of each patient with a hospital approved germicide.
- Days vary
- Shifts vary
- Holiday rotation