Provides computed tomography imaging in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Competencies and skills:Essential:
- Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
- When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
- Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
- Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes images and identifies issues with the quality of images. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure if clinically appropriate.
- Charges appropriately for all supplies used for procedure and utilizes appropriate exam codes.
- STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
- CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
- RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
- RADIATION PROTECTION: Provides appropriate radiation protection for self and others during all imaging and therapeutic procedures.
- ADMINISTRATION OF CONTRAST MEDIA: Prepares and administers contrast media and monitors patient.
- PATIENT POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES: Performs imaging procedures on all anatomical areas of the body.
- IMAGE PRODUCTION, ANALYSIS AND ARCHIVAL: Applies appropriate imaging factors, conducts image analysis and utilizes archival techniques.
- PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND CARE: Assesses and provides patient care prior to, during and/or after procedures; considering medical condition, age and diversity.
- ACCURACY: Completes work assignments within established quality and/or quantity standards.
- PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
Education equivalent experience:Essential:
- ARRT - American Registry of Radiology Tech
- BLS Certification
- Certified Radiologic Technologist
Complexity of Work:
- Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Required Work Experience:
One (1) year of radiology technologist experience.
••Registered in computed tomography (CT) or be obtained within one year of hire by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Registered as a Technologist (RT) and registered in computed tomography (CT) by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Bending and Stooping 40.00%
- Keyboard Entry 60.00%
- Kneeling 20.00%
- Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 60.00%
- Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
- Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
- Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
- Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
- Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
- Reaching 60.00%
- Repetitive Movement Foot/Leg 20.00%
- Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 60.00%
- Sitting 60.00%
- Squatting 20.00%
- Standing 40.00%
- Walking 60.00%
- Audible Speech 80.00%
- Hearing Acuity 80.00%
- Depth Perception 80.00%
- Distinguish Color 80.00%
- Seeing - Far 80.00%
- Seeing - Near 80.00%
- Bio hazardous Waste 60.00%
- Biological Hazards - Respiratory 60.00%
- Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 60.00%
- Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 60.00%
- Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 60.00%
- Hazardous Chemicals 40.00%
- Hazardous Medication 20.00%
- Latex 20.00%
- Computer Monitor 60.00%
- Fire Risk 20.00%
- Heating Devices 20.00%
- Moving Mechanical Parts 40.00%
- Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%
- Potential Electric Shock 20.00%
- Potential for Physical Assault 20.00%
- Radiation 20.00%
- Wet or Slippery Surfaces 20.00%
When the City of Miramar was founded back in 1955, fewer than 200 people lived there. Today, it’s home to 200,000 residents who can call upon Memorial Hospital Miramar when they need outstanding compassionate care. With 178 beds, Memorial Hospital Miramar includes 162 acute-care beds, a 16-bed Level II NICU, and The Family Birthplace, which has welcomed nearly 30,000 babies into the world since the hospital opened in 2005.
Services also include:
- Cardiac Telemetry Unit
- Imaging Services
- Intensive Care
- Women’s Services
- Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments
- Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Pediatric Therapy Services
- [U18] Sports Medicine for athletes 18 and younger
- Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
Memorial Hospital Miramar has been named by Truven Health Analytics and Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, and has won the Guardian of Excellence Award from HCAHPS Press Ganey every year since 2008.
This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.