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Cat Scan Technologist

Company: White Plains Hospital Physician Associates
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

White Plains Hospital Job Description Title: Senior CAT Scan Technologist Job Code: 500050 Department/Location: Radiology- CAT Scan FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports to: Radiology Administrative Director Position Summary: Performs routine and some special procedure imaging. Prepares patient for procedures. Assists radiologists. Prepares, operates and cares for the equipment being used. Develops/processes images /CDs when needed. Adheres to established radiology standards of care. Applies principles of radiation protection, when appropriate to minimize exposure to patient, self and others. Assumes responsibility for assigned area and duties. Adheres to hospital wide customer service programs. Performs other duties as assigned, such as quality assurance. Performs diagnostic and some special procedure medical radiographic images utilizing CAT scan equipment. Exercises professional judgment in performance of procedures. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following: 1. Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors 2. Prepares and positions patients correctly for specific examinations, observing different and special requirements for each protocol including proper documentation on images and required body part questionnaires 3. Assumes responsibilities for designated areas and/ or procedures and produces good technical images, reviewing completed exams for quality, completeness for the type of test ordered 4. Assists physicians during procedures as necessary 5. Performs equipment Quality assurance and calibrations as needed, orders supplies 6. Will be required to work in case of emergency procedures or when situations arise in the department. Works on call, holiday, overtime and/or day, evening and overnight shift coverage to help maintain adequate and safe coverage for the department 7. Maintains the cleanliness of all work areas, equipment and accessories. Reports all malfunctioning equipment to Bio Med or supervisor. 8. Processes images or prints CD's if needed 9. Performs routine office duties, such as answering phones, checking previous reports/ films, documents information on patients' request, Meditech or hospital RIS and PACs digital x-ray system 10. Notifies transport when patients are ready to be picked up or returned to floors 11. Shows radiologist films and calls reports to the attending physician and documents communications if necessary (wet readings) 12. May be assigned as an instructor or preceptor 13. Will treat all people/staff in a professional and courteous manner, upholding the hospitals behavioral standards. 14. Introduces self and educates each patient or family member regarding the examination that is ordered. 15. Knowledgeable and skillful in providing care, based on age, physical and psychosocial needs of different patient populations including neonate/newborn, pediatric/adolescent, adults and geriatric groups 16. Performs other related duties as required, attends staff meetings and in-services 17. Duties and hours may change according to the needs of the department or hospital 18. Prepares schedules 19. Maintains time sheets and prepares payroll 20. Orders supplies 21. In charge of daily patient flow and departmental tasks 22. On standby/ call for emergency department coverage 23. Performs all other related duties as assigned Education& Experience Requirements: The CAT Scan Technologist must be a graduate of an allied health education and accredited radiography school or hospital based program. NY State DOH Licensure or Limited Permit required. ARRT registered (RT) and radiograph (R) and or (CT) certified and / or NMTCB registered (CNMT), and documented training and experience in operating CT equipment and radiation physics and protection. Passing advanced CT examination /certification within 1 year from date of hire. Continuing education requirements need to be upheld to meet the standards set forth by governing bodies. Current standards are 24 ECE credits over a two-year period depending on year of birth. DOH IV certification preferred or by completion of 6 month orientation. BLS certification through the (AHA) American Heart Association is required or must be completed with 90 days of hire. Radiation dose pledge for both Image Gently and Image Wisely through the American College of Radiology (ACR) will be performed during the orientation process and before end of probationary period. Core Competencies: Team work, adaptability, communication skills, problem-solving skills, planning and organizing, attention to detail, judgment and decisions making skills, stress tolerance. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, White Plains , Cat Scan Technologist, Other , White Plains, New York

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