Performs a variety of Computed Tomography procedures and duties under the direction of a qualified physician, technical specialist, and CT Operations Manager using prescribed levels of ionizing radiation.Performs all activities according to federal, state, local, and hospital policies and procedures to a variety of patients ranging from newborn to geriatric in age.Operates imaging equipment to produce quality diagnostic images of specified body parts.Able to insert and remove IV's.
Adheres to department/hospital policies and procedures in performing duties and assignments
Performs daily quality control of equipment.Reports any malfunction to appropriate supervisor.
Transports patients and helps with lifting of patients as needed. Safely transfer patients to and from imaging table
Performs computer reconstructions accurately and in a timely manner
Records patient exams in electronic medical record (EMR).
Cleans and stocks imaging rooms and other areas as assigned.
Draws up, measures and prepares contrast medium for administration, as directed.Administers contrast media in accordance with policies.
Obtains patients history by personal interview and chart review.
Provides emergency "on-call" coverage twenty-four hours per days, as assigned.
Performs venous punctures and starts IV lines in patients as necessary.
Verifies patient identification by arm bands or outpatient requisitions and Date of Birth.
Verifies appropriateness of ordered exam by requisition, chart, attending physician and radiologist, when necessary.
Prepares rooms for procedures. Prepares patient for procedures practicing infection control techniques and sterile techniques, as needed. Assists radiologist during procedures.
Educates patient about procedure to be performed and keeps patient informed throughout procedure.
Performs patient procedures in a manner which assures the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient and employee in accordance with the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) standards set by the radiation safety committee and observed by the RSA, health physicist, and/or supervisor
Attends to the physical, emotional and educational needs of the patient within the technologist's scope of care.Provides bedpans, urinals, emesis basis, mobility assistance and other support as needed.
Answers patient, physician, nurse and family members' questions and solves scheduling and other problems, as required.
Performs imaging exams on inpatient and outpatient, adult, pediatric and geriatric populations within the Main department and Emergency department.
Makes independent decisions within the scope of defined job description
Seeks guidance as necessary for performance of duties
Identifies a situation, opportunity, problem, or issue; alternatives; chooses appropriate course of action when presented with non-routine situations
Prioritizes work to meet department/hospital needs, standards, and deadlines
Identifies and responds appropriately to needs of patients and others
Communicates pertinent information to appropriate persons in a timely manner
Graduated from an accredited school of Radiologic Technology.
Minimum of 1- Year of CTTechnologist experience required.
Knowledge of the special needs and behaviors of adult and older adult patients preferred
Lisensed by the State of Mass radiation Control Board
ARRT Registered- RT (R) or RT (N)
ARRT Registry in Computed Tomography- preferred
If no CT License at time of hire, Technologist has one year to obtain CT License
Job Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of radiolgraphic positioning and radiolgraphic equipment.
Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Effective interpersonal and communications skills both verbal and written.
Maintains a high standard of professionalism at all times.
Operates all equipment according to appropriate operating manuals and department policies and procedures
Demonstrates knowledge and proper utilization of all imaging support equipment
Obtains pertinent history verbally and/or from patient chart or requisition
Maintains patient safety at all time while in department
Assures adequate supervision and assistance when necessary, does not leave patient alone on table
Operates EMR systems accurately and completely, avoiding documentation error
Operates pressure injector accurately and safely
Participates in continuing education programs as dictated by Joint Commission, MA licensing board and hospital/department policy.
Adheres to "Code of Ethics" for radiologic technologists as defined by ARRT.
Duties may involve general cleaning with exposure to dirt, odors, cramped quarters, etc.; or include patient care responsibilities with subsequent exposure to human waste, or other unpleasant elements.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran or active military status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.