Works closely with radiologist to perform Computerized Tomography patient examinations, contributing to the efficient operation of the department and promoting the philosophy, to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care. Maintains the standard of care delivered to infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Essential Functions and Job Duties
- Performs all computerized tomography studies in accordance with established standards and procedures.
- Checks all CT equipment for quality control.
- Injects contrast media under the supervision of the Radiologist.
- Consults with Radiologist and ordering physician to provide appropriate patient care.
- Adheres to all safety precautions for patients and self.
- Remains flexible in accepting rotating schedules as requested.
- Maintains IDNS license and ARRT registrations as required; remains current in developing trends in the field of diagnostic radiology. Current CPR certification and has had IV certification.
- Maintains clean, neat, and orderly work area; maintains appropriate supply levels.
- Works well with employees; treats patients with respect and confidentiality.
- Identifies life-threatening conditions; implements life-sustaining actions.
- Processes patients and coordinates multiple examinations with other sections of the department.
- Enters patient data and charges.
- Assists in coordinating the performance of routine radiology on CT patients.
- Assists in the instruction of student technologists in CT scanning.
- Performs other duties as assigned. Is authorized to access contrast media.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.
- Knowledge of federal and state regulations applicable to contrast media and medication.
- Knowledge of radiation protection and safety.
- Ability to speak with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
- Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Ability to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a scanner is working properly.
- Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Education, Experience and/or Other Requirements
Must be a graduate of approved School of Radiologic Technology with ARRT registration and State of Illinois License plus one year’s experience as staff technologist. The employee must receive ongoing formalized educational program for maintaining competency. Current CPR certification and IV certification required.