Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists perform procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers. The objective of the examinations and procedures is to produce radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of interest to the physician. Incumbent provides radiological technologist services primarily in the area of computerized tomography (CT). The employee must hold the additional appropriate licensure ARRT (CT). This modality employs computerized technology to study the heart, central nervous system, abdominal and retroperitoneal structures using cerebral and whole body techniques and represents state-of the-art in medicine. The duties and responsibilities of the Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist CT Scan include but are not limited to the following: Performs computerized axial tomographic scanning using both cerebral and whole body techniques, both routine and helical computerized tomography technology. Performs difficult and complex computerized axial tomography of the head, abdomen, spine, chest, neck and other areas of interests determined by the physician. Biopsies of the head, neck, chest and abdomen are performed at the direction of the radiologist. Receives patients, explains procedures, positions patients and makes exposures necessary for the examination Schedules patients for examinations Maintain knowledge of physiology and cross sectional anatomy Recognize when additional scans or different positions are needed to fully illustrate the lesion Performs computer applications including operation of teletype keyboard input Enters specific patient data into a computer via the digital keyboard Retrieves patient information from the computer to complete the statistical input Incumbent will also ensure all exams performed will be stored in the current PAC System Incumbent prepares all CT requisitions to be reviewed by a radiologist for appropriateness prior to scanning a patient Retrieves all necessary documentation such as patient history, lab values, patient notes or any other material needed by the radiologist before protocoling each patient. Utilizes quality, control techniques and maintains records for quality control technologist Performs routine cleaning and minor maintenance tasks as required to keep the equipment in optimal condition Monitors the equipment for proper operation, makes minor adjustments on the spot, and reports malfunctions to the supervisor. Performs a variety of tests by way of automatic injector system on x-ray machines and film processors Maintains an adequate stock of supplies and is responsible for cleanliness and a professional appearance of the unit. Maintains a safe working environment by proper use of radiation safety protection, safe working practices, and safety with operating electrical equipment or handling chemicals. Performs file room duties as required Schedules patients for examinations when required Cleans and sterilizes equipment and area after use Night and weekend call back for performance of CT/RAD examinations is shared equally by the persons occupying this position. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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