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- Entity: Winchester Medical Center
- Shift: Rotating
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The CT Technologist performs computed tomography (CT), general radiology, and fluoroscopy, including portable procedures, to produce cross-section images of patient’s internal organs and tissues for diagnosis of medical issues, as ordered by physicians. The CT Technologist performs this testing for patients of all ages. This position requires rotating weekends and shifts, holidays, overtime, and on-call as needed to provide 24/7 coverage.
Responsibilities and Duties
Performs accurate CT procedures according to protocol, using optimal techniques and parameters to produce quality images for patients of all ages, including neonates, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Performs exam segmentation as appropriate for PACS archive. Ensures correct positioning of patient, prepares equipment and monitors patient condition before, during and after scanning. Correctly makes modifications for positioning, slice thickness and intravenous contrast administration. Explains procedures, gathers pertinent information, reviews and confirms with patient; patient history and information given by patient on the contrast history questionnaire form. Performs contrast injections as ordered by physician. Reports critical findings and report to appropriate personnel. Assists physicians with invasive procedures as necessary. Accurately enters data into the HIS system to order exams as necessary. Uses the RIS to capture patient visit and charge information, including recording exam time, resource usage, procedural codes, equipment and supplies used. Adheres to radiation safety measures under the supervision of the Radiologist and further ensures safety of patients, hospital employees, and physicians in CT exam room and control areas by following all personnel, safety and infection control policies, National Patient Safety Goals, TJC standards, and proper universal infection control guidelines. Assembles forms, clinical information and paperwork as indicated for interpretation by physician. Assists with transportation arrangements for patients to and from the floor as needed. Supervises radiography students in the clinical setting assisting with education of positioning, anatomy, pathology, application of radiographic principles and patient care. Communicates with manager or department director on issues concerning departmental productivity or performance improvement. Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence. Pulls files for upcoming exams as needed.
What You Will Bring:
Completion of an AMA accredited Radiology Technology program required
2 years clinical experience as a CT Technologist in a hospital setting preferred
Certification & Licensures
ARRT (R) registered required
ARRT (CT) registry certification required within 2 years of hire
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required*
All agency and non-hospital-based applicants must have Virginia Radiologic Technologist license application submitted prior to hire and licensure obtained within 90 days of hire.
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation. Qualifications
Knowledge of human growth and development and competence in providing Radiologic services for patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric required
Knowledge of computer technology required
Knowledge of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and medical terminology required
Excellent communication skills to relate to physician, peers and patients on a professional and technical level required
Ability to perform general diagnostic radiography/fluoroscopy and portable radiography examination and procedures on patients of all ages required
Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and exposure techniques required
Ability to work with Radiography students with varying skill levels required
Ability to work in a stressful environment required
Ability to operate CT scan equipment with attention to detail required
Must be able for on-call rotation and call back to the hospital required
Must be able to work weekends/holidays and available for all shifts as needed
What You Will Get:
At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program
Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.
To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.
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