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CT Technologist

Company: Harlingen Medical Center
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING1. One year of acute, clinical radiology experience is preferred.2. Knowledge of mobile and stationary Radiographic / Fluoroscopic equipment is required.3. Extensive knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology is required.4. Graduate of a program accredited by JRCERT.5. Radiology license and fluoroscopy permit as required by State.6. Effective 07/01/2015, CT ARRT Certification is required.7. Must maintain BCLS (AHA) upon hire..8. Proficient computer skills.KNOWLEDGE OF WORK1. Employee demonstrates continued interest in the profession by independently learning or teaching new procedures.2. Knowledge of department exam protocols.3. Knowledge of HFAP/TJC/local regulatory/CMS, ACR, State and Federal Regulations.4. Employee continues to participate in professional organizations pertinent to our profession.5. Takes active role in educating and mentoring our students.6. Knowledge of hospital policies on reducing risk of wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure occurrences.7. Understands Emergency Codes, how to call a code and their response to them.8. Aware of location and usage of MSDS Manual, EOC Manual, Infection Control Manual.9. Employee has taken responsibility for a Department function by agreement with the Manager. Follows the project through completion.10. Employee demonstrates competency in venipuncture within 60 days and maintains.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Positions patients and sets technical factors for all diagnostic procedures. Sets high personal standards for film and image quality.2. Follows department exam protocols.3. Completes all ordered exams as per department protocol- documents why exam is not completed per protocol.4. Modifies patient protocols negative to the patient, physical and cognitive abilities. Discuss these issues with the Radiologist and properly document patient information.5. Ensures all exams are accurately labeled with patient ID, date, technologist ID and time of exam.6. Covers patients during transportation and while performing procedures.7. Ensures compliance with HFAP/TJC/local regulatory/CMS, ACR, State and Federal Regulations.8. Maintains medical and surgical aseptic procedures. Practices good infection control techniques, can fully explain universal pre-caution principle.9. Able to assess pain interfering with imaging procedure- makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.10. Has understanding and participates in PI process.11. All QC is done at required intervals and appropriately logged- Service calls are placed if QC is out of controls.12. Consistently maintains neat & clean workplace appropriate to hospital standards.13. Work pace is consistent with the standards of other workers. Able to assist Radiologist with therapeutic procedures by having all supplies and techniques ready.14. Sets technical factors accurately to minimize patient dose.15. Utilizes Radiations Safety Techniques while performing radiographic procedures and properly shields patients when appropriate.16. Follows all radiation safety standards for patients, employees & family members. Consistently determines pregnancy status of women of child bearing age, before performing exam.17. Wears radiation badge as per protocol.18. Uses personal protective equipment appropriately and regularly.19. Informs and educates patients and families regarding procedure to be performed.20. Ascertains patient understanding of process and informed consent.21. Ensures consent is signed prior to examination.22. Checks patients' identification before exams by at least two methods.23. Reduces risk of health care acquired infections through proper hand washing and equipment disinfecting.24. Follows hospital policies to reduce risk of wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure occurrences.25. Documents all medication reactions/infiltrations on appropriate form.26. Works to improve effectiveness of communication among caregivers by; communicating and documenting patients condition/history for Radiologist, Sends all applicable results of prior examinations with telerad examinations and has all abnormal results that are given verbally read back to ensure accuracy.27. Checks and logs crash cart, med box and refrigerator on each shift or as required.28. Demonstrates safe/ careful use of all equipment.29. Reports all equipment malfunctions and call for service immediately using department protocol.30. May be required to participate in after hours uncontrolled standby and call back. Position may require use of a pager while on duty and while on standby.31. Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1. Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.32. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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