CT Technologist WOW
Byron, GA, United States
Job ID: 72849
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Full Time
Department Name: 12021053239243-Radiology - Diagnostics
Under indirect supervision of radiologists, performs computerized tomography (CT) procedures and, consistent with training and competency, other procedures required by area of assignment. Prior to performing radiographic images, reviews physician orders for appropriateness. Produces quality images while maintaining radiation exposure using ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principles. Reviews all images for diagnostic quality prior to radiologist interpretation; records and includes all pertinent patient history with submitted images in PACS (picture archiving and communication system). Enters exam and supply charges upon completion of procedure. Responsible for the care of the patient while in the Radiology Department
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
- Demonstrates competency in positioning and techniques for all radiologic procedures performed to demonstrate anatomy of area of interest based on sound radiologic principles using ALARA. Reviews diagnostic quality of finished medical images prior to submission for radiologists’ interpretation. Assist radiologist with procedures as needed.
- Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge with ability to determine appropriateness of exam based on clinical information provided. Inappropriate exams are discussed with radiologist and communicated to the ordering physician for final decision. For order changes, technologist receives a new verbal and/or telephone order with read back and verifies and enters appropriately to route to physician’s computerized provider order entry (CPOE) mailbox for signature. New written order is required for non CPOE.
- Provides patient safety by using double identifiers for all exams and completing medication reconciliation and site verification forms when applicable. Provides fluoroscopy dose and/or time for patient records. Understands CT dose provided by CT scanner and tracked per patient. Understands patient dose for all other radiographic exams performed including mammography, Digital Radiography.
- Performs clerical responsibilities associated with acquisition, processing, archiving of patient records and charging exams and supplies. Identifies and corrects problems as appropriate with all critical issues reported to the next level of authority for corrective action.
- Responsible for coordination of multiple diagnostic procedures in appropriate sequence and time frame to provide quality patient care with no delays.
- Skilled in identification of complex patient problems related to symptoms, behavioral changes, abnormal diagnostic data, learning needs and the common interrelationships among them.
- Provides guidance, direction and mentoring, for other personnel, including student radiographers, new hires, and Radiological Technologist Assistants.
- May perform general radiology and/or mammography procedures consistent with training and competency.
- Furnishes detailed explanation of procedures to patients, giving any pre or post procedure instructions and answers any questions.
- Maintains all required continuing education and applicable certifications for modality
Education, Training, and Experience
- Associate degree from an American Medical Association (AMA) or Joint Review Committee (JRC) approved or regionally accredited school of Radiologic Technology.
- Registered through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- ARRT CT registry required.
- Other ARRT registry in other modalities may be required based on assignments