CT Technologist

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing computed tomography procedures, including CT procedures of an invasive nature.
 
Job Duties
  • Adheres to the Iowa Department of Public Health Radiation Safety Regulations as it applies to worker and patient safety in the CT department.
  • Complies with taking CT call.
  • Trains radiography students and new employees while providing quality patient care.
  • Supervises students as outlined in the Student Supervision policy.
  • Supports the School of Radiology educational process
  • Establishes intravenous access, using sterile technique, to inject contrast media.
  • Reviews CT images for technique, positioning, laterality, patient demographics and image quality and repeats images of poor quality.
  • Reviews each patient's medical history and clinical diagnosis for appropriateness of exam.
  • Identifies each patient correctly verifying the exam to be performed.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of RIS, PACS, Laborworkx and other computer software as assigned
  • Explains and prepares the patient for all CT exams
  • Performs CT exams according to established protocol and with the least amount of radiation needed to obtain a quality image
  • 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to operate CT equipment.
  • Competent with Computed Tomography scanning, department information system and PACS.
Professional Experience
  • One year experience in CT preferred.
Education

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 Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit verification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Cat Scan (CT)
Schedule: PRN, Variable/Rotating Shifts, fill in where needed based on vacancies, time off @ MMC &/or HIC

Job ID: 80850

Posted 12 days ago

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