CT Tech I - Per Diem Varies

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Jun 11, 2021
Medical Imaging

Job Description

Under general supervision, prepares patients for and performs CT examination. Core Competencies Uses ALARA and safety principle at all times. Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, politeness and accountability when dealing with customers. Provides healthcare services in own job category to all age groups. Demonstrates awareness of and sensitivity for patients’ rights in all interactions with patients. Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS. Answers telephone inquiries of a technical nature from physicians or hospital personnel in other area of the hospital while maintaining good phone etiquette Maintains a safe working environment: Keeps work area clean and free of hazards. Alerts appropriate resource of faulty or broken equipment. Observes all safety guidelines. Recognizes and reports unsafe acts Maintains appropriate quantities of medical stock for the department. Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice including maintaining current licensure and completing educational requirements. Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Adheres to infection prevention guidelines: uses good hand washing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleans equipment between patients, helps keep patient rooms and units clean, follows aseptic technique when opening sterile supplies, setting-up and doing procedures, disposes of infectious waste properly. Assists student technologists who may rotate through the department. Transports and moves patients using appropriate body mechanics and safety precautions. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of safe patient handling devices. Provides patient and family with information/instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding. Evaluates patients medical histories and clinical data. Completes the necessary paperwork and notes discrepancies according to departmental procedure. Determines need for translation services or communication aides and arranges for the appropriate resources to meet these needs. Department Specific Competencies Works cooperatively with all members of the department to resolve problems expediently. Chooses, prepares and administers intravenous contrast media under supervision of the radiologist using proper protocols. Administers oral contract to patients as needed. Asks patient if they could be pregnant prior to starting exam. Adheres to the Radiation Safety, Material Safety Data Sheet and Fire/Safety policies and procedures. Able to identify where information manuals are located. Follows Universal Protocol by using two patient identifiers prior to performing the exam, using pre-op/pre procedure verification check list, site marked with the physician’s initials (physician performing procedure) and using “Time Out”. Calibrates equipment for quality control. Follows Lean principles and creates SOPs for the Department as needed. Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call. Assists in training and orienting new employees. Education Degree Program N/A N/A Additional Information Graduate of AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience N/A Additional Information N/A License / Certification Requirements Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) ARRT License for Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy License - New hires have 6 months from date of hire to obtain BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association