CT Technologist - FT- Days (Brownsville)

Allied Health Brownsville, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

 

Job Description:

CT Technologist II

 

Formulated: 

05-2019

Department:

Radiology

Reviewed by Senior Human Resources Business Partner:

(Date Reviewed)

Reports To:

Assistant Director of Radiology

 

Approved by Director of Human Resources:

(Date Approved)

 

 

EMPLOYEE’S FULL NAME: ________________________

 

FLSA STATUS: Exempt Non-Exempt

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.

 

VISION:

Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for performing CT procedures in a timely manner.  Performs procedures according to the physician’s orders.  As a member of the Radiology team, the CT Technologist is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurately delivery of patient care. 

 

POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS­:

  • Graduate of an accredited radiology program required.
  • Current state certification (i.e.Texas Medical Board) required.
  • Current American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) general certification required within six (6) months of hire required.
  • American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) CT certification within twelve (12) months of hire required.
  • American Heart Association BLS certification required.
  • American Heart Association ACLS and PALS recommended.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Secretarial experience and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English required.  Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians.
  • Computer knowledge required.

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

  • At least two (2) years of hospital experience as a Radiologic Technologist or CT Technologist preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate high degree of competency and experience with CT procedures.
  • Demonstrates accuracy, and the ability to closely follow established procedures.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions. 
  • Must project a professional image. 

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others.
  • Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • Prepares necessary supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures.
  • Performs necessary quality control and maintenance on equipment.
  • Responsible for the care and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and work area.
  • Responsible for performing all CT radiological procedures in a timely manner.  
  • Performs all CT procedures as per procedure protocols, optimizing imaging examinations to use only the radiation necessary to produce diagnostic-quality images.             
  • Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and directions.
  • Assumes responsibility for the collection and processing of patient specimens.
  • Completes accurate documentation on patient records according to policy.
  • Able to perform the necessary functions on the facility's computer systems.
  • Insures exams are verified and completed in PACS and RIS systems.
  • Responsible for training CT technologists with the appropriate procedure protocols.
  • Maintain Texas Department of Health (TDH), American College of Radiology (ACR), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Joint Commission standards.
  • Maintain equipment and procedure competencies.
  • Able to operate all appropriate clinical equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Complete and update all employment requirements, including Health.edu, Employee Health, and Radiology Competencies, and Credentials.
  • Responsible for earning and submitting 10 Category A credits of continuing education related to CT annually.
  • Passing of a registry does not constitute CE credits.
  • Call is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

LINES OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. CT Coordinator/Tech Supervisor2. Radiology Supervisor3. Radiology Manager             
  1. Asst. Director of Radiology5. Director of Radiology6. VP of Imaging Services             

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience.

 

AGE SPECIFIC:

Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.  

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA)

 

A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.

 

The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:               

Light/moderate lifting up to 20 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. 

Yes

Kneeling

Yes

Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 20 lbs.

Yes

Walking

Yes

Light/moderate carrying up to 20 lbs.

Yes

Standing/Squatting

Yes

Straight pulling

Yes

Sitting

Yes

Pulling hand over hand

Yes

Pushing

Yes

Repeated bending

Yes

Stooping/Bending

Yes

Reaching above shoulder

Yes

Climbing Stairs

Yes

Simple grasping

Yes

Climbing Ladders

No

Dual simultaneous grasping

Yes

Depth Perceptions needed

Yes

Ability to see

Yes

Identify Colors

Yes

Operating office equipment

Yes

Twisting

Yes

Operating mechanical equipment

Yes

Crawling

No

Ability to read and write

Yes

Ability to Count

Yes

Ability to hear verbal communication without aid

Yes

Operating Personal Vehicle

Yes

Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication

Yes

Other:  Ability to deal with stress

Yes

OSHA Category

III

 

 

 

B.Working Conditions:  The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. 

 

C.Occupational Exposure:  This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids).  Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.    

D.Aptitudes:HIGH123456LOW

 

Intelligence:  General learning ability:  The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles.  Ability to reason and make judgments. 3

 

Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively.  To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly.              3

 

Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.   2

 

Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects.  Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms.  2

Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.   3

 

Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2

 

Motor Coordination:  Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly.               3

 

Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with fingers in placing and turning motions.              3

 

Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with hands in placing and turning motions.              3

 

Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli.              3

 

Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color.  To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately.              3

 

I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.

 

TMB certification will be completed within _________ time frame of hire/transfer date.

ARRT certification will be completed within _________ time frame of hire/transfer date.

ARRT in CT certification will be completed within _________ time frame of hire/transfer date.

 

Employee Signature:________________________________Date:____________________

 

Transfer/Hire Date Effective: ________________________.

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.