Tech – CT

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6p-6:30a 1. General job duties. Types of procedures required. Ability to start IVs. All CT scans. Example: head, abdomen, CTAs, extremities, run-offs, trauma patients 2. Equipment utilized in the unit/dept. (Is there computerized charting, medication systems, etc.) Meditech. GE EVO 64 slice, GE VCT 64 slice and GE 32 slice scanners 3. Required skills and minimum years of experience. Minimum 2 years experience 4. Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required. (ARRT, CRT, BLS, ACLS, etc) ARRT CT and AZDHS CT. BLS 5. Shift or schedule requirements. (Will the employee ever work alone? Is call required? If so, how often? Are weekends required?) Could be any shift. Days, evenings, weekends, nights and call. Could possible work alone if on the night shift 6. Floating to other units/departments. (If so, to which units/departments?) N/A 7. Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept. 235 bed hospital. 3 CT rooms 8. Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. (nursing only) N/A 9. Dress Code: Ceil blue scrubs 10. Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program. Employee will work with other techs to ensure they are proficient with equipment and protocols and that they know the layout of the hospital. This is a very busy CT department with high volume. Additional Info: Position Purpose: All KHI employees are expected to perform their respective tasks and duties in such a way that supports KHI’s vision of providing the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. Under the direction of the radiologist, performs appropriate diagnostic exams and studies to ensure safe, highquality patient care. Key Responsibilities [List of material responsibilities and essentials duties which must be completed in achieving the objectives of the position] Evaluation and Implementation of Appropriate Care a. Under the direction of the Radiologist and the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), administers ionizing radiation for the purpose of diagnosis which includes positioning the x-ray beam with respect to the patient, anatomically positioning the patient, selecting exposure factors, and initiating exposure. b. Uses professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to ensure quality diagnostic outcomes. c. After reviewing all pertinent data and assessing the patient’s abilities and condition, selects the most appropriate patient care plan. d. Selects appropriate shielding devices and appropriate immobilization devices. e. Evaluates lab values prior to administering contrast media. f. Assesses factors that may contraindicate the procedure, such as medications or insufficient patient preparation. g. Reconfirms patient identification using two unique identifiers (Name and DOB) and verifies procedure requested. Verifies female patient pregnancy status when appropriate. h. Able to recognize significant clinical information and historical facts, from the patient and from the medical record, which may impact the examination. i. Monitors patient and equipment during procedures, accurately documents exam times (start and stop), patient reactions or problems, and reports concerns or issues immediately to supervisor. j. Documents patient and exam occurrences in the appropriate Imaging software database, to include exam start and complete times. Quality of Care a. The technologist provides evidence-based care so as to prevent the development of a Healthcare Acquired Condition and hospital readmissions. b. The technologist practices standard precautions during patient contact and while handling contaminated materials. c. The technologist complies with CDC hand hygiene guidelines and works to reduce hospital acquired infections and other conditions. 5449 (Init: 8/17ms Rev: 2/18sn (Please refer to electronic document management system for the most current revision) 4/18sn; 12/4/18sn) d. Comply with all regulatory, organizational, and departmental statutes, policies, and procedures. Patient Satisfaction: a. Regularly applies AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You) as well as other evidence-based behaviors when taking care of patients. Shows empathy care to patients and family members present. b. Actively helps the department meet the identified Patient Satisfaction goal. c. Demonstrates regular attendance and participation at scheduled department and team meetings. Absences must be communicated as soon as practically possible. d. Ensures all licensure, competencies, training, and education are completed in a timely manner. e. Participates in and encourage continuous process improvement. Qualifications [Statements regarding minimum educational and experience qualifications, required proficiencies with specialized knowledge, computer proficiencies, military service, required certifications, etc.] ? Graduate of Radiologic Technologist program ? Current CT registration and licensure by the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) ? Current registration and licensure by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) ? American Heart Association BLS ? CT certification required within one year of hire Preferences [Preferred attributes for the position which are not absolutely required in the minimum qualifications (i.e., multilingual, master’s degree)] Education preferred from an educational institution approved by ARRT, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT), or the American College of Radiology (ACR). Special Position Requirements [Optional section: any travel, security, risk, hazard or related special conditions which apply to the position] Exposure Category I: Expected duties have routine potential for exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. Other potential hazards: exposure to chemical, biological, and radioactive substances; possible exposure to hostile individuals. Work Requirements [Optional section: work requirements for physical or other important issues which relate to the job] PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK REQUIREMENTS: 1. Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. 2. Effective oral and written communication skills, compliant with KHI vision, mission, and values. 3. Able to manage technical business equipment i.e. phone, fax, computer etc. 4. Able to assist with the movement/manipulation of a patient and equipment weighing up to and over 300 lbs. 5. Able to care for patients with infectious diseases. 6. Able to sit, stand, walk, and bend for the duration of the scheduled shift. 7. Able to demonstrate concentration and visual and auditory acuity to watch monitors and follow instructions during exams.

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