Under the direction of the Imaging Lead, performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment and initiative.
Accountabilities/Essential Job Functions:
Education/Training: Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree or Hospital - based certificate program. Bachelor of Science preferred. Training will be reinforced by the following methods, continuing education required for licensure, video presentation (swank), seminars and conferences.
Experience: A minimum of 2 years of hospital - based experience with CT procedures.
Certification by the State Department of Licensing and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (A.R.R.T. and CRT). CT certification is preferred but not required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (CT ARRT). CPR certification by the American Heart Association must be maintained throughout employment.
Skills: A CT job skills checklist will be completed at the time of hire.
Environmental and Job Hazards: Occasional exposure to chemicals and odors. Exposure to bodily fluids while assisting physician with biopsy procedures. Exposure to blood is possible when starting an IV or when removing IV. When administering rectal contrast, bodily fluid exposure is possible. It is the CT technologist responsibility to protect themselves with appropriate precautions. Each employee is expected to use universal precautions when interacting with patients.
Physical and Mental Demands: Ability to grasp firmly with both hands and lift up to twenty (20) pounds routinely throughout the shift. Standing, walking, sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, twisting, reaching, handling, kneeling, and wrist and digital dexterity. Patient lifting, ambulating, and transfer of patients in wheelchairs, on gurneys and beds, and use of mechanical lifts. Concentration, attention to detail, and corrected vision are needed to produce the best possible images.