CT Technologist

Requisition ID
2021-164361
Employment Type
Part Time w/o Benefits
Department
CT Scanner
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
various shifts
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital
Location
TX-HOUSTON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

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
 
  
 
1. Performs CT exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the direction of the Medical Director.
2. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards
3. Problem-solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative or CES regarding equipment problems
4. 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.
5. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained
6. Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure
7. Actively Participates with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient requests
8. Reviews the physician orders to verify the type of diagnostic test requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent
9. Communicates with Radiologist to obtain proper exam protocol/test design.
10. Provides specific diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware of the diagnostic test involvement.
11.  Performs Point of Care testing for lab tests according to hospital guidelines.
12.  Effectively starts IVs following hospital guidelines.
13. Completes the diagnostic examination and all image post processing.
14. Demonstrates competency in PACS process and Performs daily QA process
15. Completes image processing, including supporting documentation of logs, demographic and diagnostic information required for departmental, hospital and patient record documentation.
16. Responsible for monitoring and recording radiation dose levels.
17. Notifies Radiologist with any diagnostic findings, which warrant communication.
 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
  
  
Education and Licensure Required:
*Associate’s Degree preferred
*Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – ARRT (R ) (CT); must maintain current
*Certified by the state of Texas - MRT
*CPR/BLS certification
  
  
Minimum Experience:
*One (1) year experience as a Radiographer
  
  
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*Good alpha/numeric dexterity and handwriting skills
*Interpersonal skills for communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel.
*Must have good written and oral communication skills
  
  
Physical Requirements:
Sitting, climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling – Up to 30% of time
Standing, pushing, pulling, twisting, stooping, and bending – 30% - 50% of time
Walking, reaching, grasping, and repetitive movements – More than 50% of time
Lifting up to 10 lbs – More than 50% of time
Lifting between 11 lbs – 100 lbs – Up to 30% of time
Carrying up to 10 lbs – More than 50% of time
Carrying between 11 lbs – 50 lbs  - Up to 30% of time
Work near moving parts – More than 50% of time
Risk of electrical shock – Up to 30% of time
Exposure to radiation – More than 50% of time
Exposure to chemicals and toxic waste – Up to 30% of time
 
 

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