CT Technologist-Lakeside Diagnostic Imaging (Nights) PRN

CHI St. Luke’s Health - The Woodlands, TX (30+ days ago)3.2


Lakeside
Hospital

A collaboration between CHI St. Luke’s Health and a team of
specialized physicians— focused on cardiology and interventional cardiology,
sports medicine, orthopedics, including total joint replacement, and spine
care—in The Woodlands community. As the only hospital in Montgomery County to
offer sports medicine as a major service line, Lakeside Hospital provides
inpatient and outpatient care including diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT
and nuclear medicine.

Position Summary:
Operates diagnostic equipment and Performs a variety of technical
diagnostic imaging procedures related to CT. Provides patient orientation,
procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test.
Performs complete diagnostic imaging tests inclusive of positioning patient, calibration
of equipment, and documentation of findings, with the direction of the imaging
supervisor/manager. Assists patients with basic patient care needs.

Position Responsibilities:
Performs CT exams on
patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the
direction of the Medical Director.

Prepares equipment
ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to
diagnostic standards

Problem-solves equipment
failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative or CES
regarding equipment problems

Ensures that daily
equipment and room maintenance are performed during/ after each procedure, and
that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control
standards.

Completes all quality
checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained

Completes all clinical
supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the
necessary supplies required to perform the procedure

Actively Participates
with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent
patient requests

Reviews the physician
orders to verify the type of diagnostic test requested and that the indication
for the procedure is consistent

Communicates with
Radiologist to obtain proper exam protocol/test design.

Provides specific
diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware
of the diagnostic test involvement.

Performs Point of Care
testing for lab tests according to hospital guidelines.

Effectively starts IVs
following hospital guidelines.

Completes the diagnostic
examination and all image post processing.

Demonstrates competency
in PACS process and Performs daily QA process

Completes image
processing, including supporting documentation of logs, demographic and diagnostic
information required for departmental, hospital and patient record
documentation.

Responsible for
monitoring and recording radiation dose levels.

Notifies Radiologist
with any diagnostic findings, which warrant communication.

Education:
Associate’s
Degree Required

Licensure/Certification:
Registered
by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (CT); must maintain
current

Certified
by Texas Department of Health as Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist –
MRT; must maintain current

CPR/BLS
certification

Minimum Experience:
One
(1) year of experience

Minimum Knowledge,

Skills, and Abilities:
Good alpha/numerical
dexterity and handwriting skills

Interpersonal skills for
communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel

Must have good written and
oral communication skills