CT Technologist

Employer
Waterbury Health Network
Location
Meriden
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 27, 2018
Closes
Mar 27, 2018
Role
Research
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CT Technologist
Department: CT Scan Req Num: 7454 Schedule: Full Time Shift: Rotating Hours: 32 hr/week, days and evenings includes rotating weekends Hours Per Pay Period: 32 Job Details:
  • SCOPE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Senior C.T. Technologist and/or Assistant Director of Radiology, performs a variety of diagnostic Computerized Tomography (CT) procedures.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Interviews patients, explains procedures and risks, prepares patient and sets up for examination.
    • Schedules tests, determines appropriate protocol through patient's history and conferring with patient's physician and/or radiologist. Integrates with HIS, RIS, and PACS systems for patient updates.
    • Conducts appropriate procedure utilizing the predetermined protocol. Acquires images, reviews, and sends to PACS with final verification of images.
    • Maintains accreditation status with ACR standards.
    • Chooses appropriate computer functions for post-processing of images.
    • Maintains a clean and safe patient care area and working environment.
    • Completes general, unit, department specifics, competencies including age specific competencies.
    • Responsible for patient's well-being before, during, and/or after scan.
    • Proficient in the appropriate use of the power injector for the time delivery of contrast during the acquisition of images.
    • Assists radiologist in specialized procedures such as tumor localization and guided biopsies.
    • Responsible for adhering to all radiation protection standards and for donning all radiation protection apparel inclusive of wearing and changing of current monitoring devices.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Knowledge of C.T. technology, procedures, and tests.
    • Operating knowledge of high resolution C.T. system and C.T. power injector.
    • Ability to interact and effectively communicate with patients, staff, and Hospital personnel.
    • Ability to make technical decisions to obtain most accurate information for diagnosis.
    • Knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and universal precautions.
    • Ability to lift and pull patients, push stretchers, and able to stand and walk.
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Knowledge of radiation protection.
    • Graduate of accredited program of radiologic technology approved by the American College of Radiology, and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and/or accredited State/Federal licensing program.
    • One (1) year experience in computerized tomography preferred.
    • Connecticut State license as radiographer.
    • Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures.
    • Perform automated functions that fall within job responsibility.