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Performs CT procedures and all tasks associated with the safe, effective and efficient delivery of those services. Scheduling exams, appropriate operation of the HIS system, records maintenance and patient transportation as necessary. Functions as the first line interface with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities. Ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from newborn to elderly. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: Professional Requirements: Attends required in-service education. Listens attentively, ask questions if instructions are not clearly understood. Speaks clearly, calmly and professionally even when under pressure. Deals appropriately with all consumers; always professional, doesn t make inappropriate remarks. Understands the importance of the job tasks in the overall diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Makes the correct decisions for patient safety and consumer relations. Helps new employees in the orientation process, teaches duties and responsibilities accurately. Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients. Responsible for safe handling of equipment and films. Performs CT exams in high pressure situations. (Trauma, Biopsy, CTA ) Organizes daily tasks in an appropriate and efficient manner. Safely starts and maintains IV lines and administers contrast material. Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly. Positions patient in manner which effect high quality CT images. Monitors patients who receive contrast material, recognizes early stages of allergic reaction and takes appropriate action in that regard. Shall at all times work under the direction of the medical director, or on duty Radiologist. Consults on duty Radiologist for direction in unusual cases or situations where standard protocols are in question. Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes cleaning and stocking work area, completion of all associated paper work and notification of appropriate personnel. Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc. Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination; documents and deviation. Processes x-ray film, if a darkroom technician is not available. Transports patients to and from radiology department to various locations in the hospital when necessary. Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures. Assists in maintaining files, records, and reports. Assists in training of students and ancillary personnel. Takes CT calls according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours, weekends and holidays. Interacts professionally with patient/family, physicians and co-workers. Has knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of the other departments. Maintains license as required. Maintains emergency equipment in appropriate manner and ready for immediate use. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population. Participates in age-specific competency process. Education/Regulatory Requirements: Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology. Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. (ARRT) Certified by the State of Mississippi to practice and administer radiation. (MRT) CT Certification preferred Current BCLS certification. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Language Skills: Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages may be helpful. Skills: Moderate to advanced computer and data entry skills. Good communication skills; both listening and speaking. Knowledge of cross sectional anatomy. IV skills, start, monitor and discontinue IV s. Specific Age Groups Served: All age groups. Exposure Classifications: Classification I: Jobs in which required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate measures is required for every healthcare provider in these jobs. Professional Expectations: Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification badge while on duty. Attends annual review and department in-services as scheduled. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as well as the focus statement of the department. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and functions well under stressful situations. Answers telephone and greets all patients and family members in a polite and tactful manner. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs to the organization. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Descriptions for Physical Demands: 1-33% - Occasional; 34-67% - Frequent; 68-100% - Continuous Physical Demands On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. This job requires that weight is lifted or force is exerted. Stand - Frequent Walk - Continuous Sit - Frequent Talk or hear - Continuous Use hands to finger, handle or feel - Frequent Push/Pull - Frequent Reach with hands and arms - Continuous Up to 10 pounds - Frequent Up to 25 pounds - Occasional Up to 50 pounds - Occasional Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point) Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships) Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus) Ability to hear alarms on equipment Ability to hear client call Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff Ability to hear overhead paging system and fire alarms Work Environment This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions. Work near moving mechanical parts - Occasional Toxic or caustic chemicals - Occasional Risk of electrical shock - Occasional Risk of radiation - Continuous The typical noise level for the work environment - Moderate Noise Repetitive Motion Actions Repetitive use of hands - Occasional Grasping: simple/light - Frequent Grasping: firm/heavy - Frequent Fine Dexterity - Frequent PERFORMANCE RATINGS KEY Abbrev. Rating Exceeds Expectations EE 3 Meets Expectations ME 2 Needs Improvment NI 1 Unsatisfactory U 0 EMPLOYEE-BASED COMPETENCIES/BEHAVIORS (Part A) Part A of this form has been designed to document the level of performance as measured against the employee-based competencies/behaviors. After each of the competencies/behaviors, senior management has indicated the weighting, giving the highest weighting to those competencies needing the most focus. The Position Questionnaires/Position Descriptions should be used as a reference guide. The total weighting of all competencies/behaviors is 100. The competencies/behaviors support the Anderson Regional Health Systems (ARHS) strategic planning goals which focus on: Safety; Quality; Satisfaction; People and Finance. 15% People and Satisfaction Demonstrates effectiveness and courtesy when interfacing with patients, family members, contributors, healthcare professionals, regulatory agencies, vendors and/or other outside sources.

Shift: 8 Hour Days 8A-16:30P

Specialty Type: Diagnostic Imaging

Sub Specialties: CT Technologist

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