Cedar Rapids, IA
CT Technologist Full time, 2nd shift position, Monday Friday
•This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing computed tomography procedures, including CT procedures of an invasive nature.
Job/Position Specific Duties
•Ensure that all accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
•Performs CT exams according to established protocol and with the least amount of radiation needed to obtain a quality image
•Explains and prepares the patient for all CT exams
•Demonstrates a working knowledge of RIS, PACS, Laborworkx and other computer software as assigned
•Identifies each patient correctly verifying the exam to be performed.
•Reviews each patient's medical history and clinical diagnosis for appropriateness of exam.
•Reviews CT images for technique, positioning, laterality, patient demographics and image quality and repeats images of poor quality.
•Establishes intravenous access, using sterile technique, to inject contrast media.
•Supports the School of Radiology educational process
•Supervises students as outlined in the Student Supervision policy..
•Trains radiography students and new employees while providing quality patient care.
•Complies with taking CT call.
•Adheres to the Iowa Department of Public Health Radiation Safety Regulations as it applies to worker and patient safety in the CT department.
•Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Ability to operate CT equipment.
•Competent with Computed Tomography scanning, department information system and PACS.
•One year experience in CT preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
•American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) or (CT) certificate required.
•Iowa Department of Public Health State Permit to Practice Diagnostic Radiography required.
•Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.