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CT Technologist (Various Locations)

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Valley City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Provides computed tomography imaging and patient care services at defined levels to patients of all ages. Maintains patient safety.Responsibilities:

  • Checks and prepares patients prior to CT study.
  • Acquires patients chart data/requisition and reviews both to determine correct room set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs.
  • Verifies the patient-'s demographic data is correct in all applicable systems.
  • Assures patient's safety and comfort during procedures.
  • Educates patient regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
  • Performs Daily QA.
  • Assists with scheduling of patients as needed.
  • Prepares and administers contrast media or medications within the accepted scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Performs VNA punctures as necessary and maintains competencies.
  • Maintains all aspects of the CT area including the technical and clerical components to ensure proper quality assurance results and any required documentation.
  • Keeps the area in a state of inspection readiness and compliance (i.e. JCAHO, ODH, etc.)
  • Acquires, archives, transmits, and prints images via PACS.
  • Transmits images and appropriate paperwork after hours.
  • Processes billing via RIS.
  • Observes potential equipment dysfunctions and reports problems to appropriate individuals.
  • Maintains available equipment up-time at the highest level for patient accessibility.
  • Provides coverage as needed and is available to cover shifts as needed.
  • May be assigned to a primary site, but is required to cover other modalities, sites and/or locations as needed.
  • Instructs and mentors new hires and Radiology students.
  • Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.Certifications:
      • Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.
      • Certification in Computed Tomography (CT) required within one year of hire: R.T.(R) (CT) (ARRT).
      • Current state licensure required prior to employment.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.Complexity of Work:
        • Ability to communicate well with Radiologists and Physicians to coordinate proper imaging of patients.
        • Strong communication skills are essential to provide excellent care to patients and families.
        • Ability to work well with minimal or no direct supervision.
        • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and related pathologic processes.Work Experience:
          • Minimum one year experience as a General Radiologic Technologist preferred.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
            • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
                Schedule: Full Time

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , CT Technologist (Various Locations), Other , Valley City, Ohio

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