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ID: 60390995

Shift: Monday – Friday, 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM. Every Other weekend. Monday – Friday, 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM. Eve

Description: Job Summary:The Cat Scan Technologist performs computer tomography procedures and related techniques, producing sectional and three-dimensional images for the interpretation and assists with interventional and therapeutic procedures.Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance):-Performs complex CT procedures.-Uses professional judgment when reviewing and obtaining patient s clinical history for procedures, ensuring information is documented and scanned into PACS.-Prepares, screens and reviews the accuracy of the contrast questionnaire with patient and/or family member and scan into EPIC.-Identifies and/or administers contrast media related to CT exams as prescribed by a licensed practitioner.-Reviews the patient prescription to verify appropriateness of exam and if incorrect, communicates with the Radiologist and Referring Physician to obtain additional clinical information or a new prescription.-Responsible for calling physicians to clarify the prescription in accordance with the appropriate CT protocols.-Responsible for verifying insurance authorized exam script and send exam modification forms to Finance for insurance re-verification.-Responsible for obtaining outside studies (CD) then scheduling them in EPIC so the CD and reports are available in PACS in order to be compared by Radiologists.-Responsible for providing exam copies to the patient and requesting physician and/or family member.-Evaluates radiographs using PACS System to ensure that radiographs contain proper identification and are of diagnostic value.-Uses consistent and appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others and health care providers to prepare protocols for scanning and patient safety.-The collection of information is determined by the patient s needs or condition.-Determines whether the patient has been appropriately prepared for the procedure.-Preps patient for scanning: (i.e. shielding, immobilization devices).-Determines appropriate type and dose of contrast to be administered.-Provides accurate explanations and instructions at any appropriate time and at a level the patient can understand. Addresses and documents patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure when appropriate.-Performs venipuncture, IV patency, and maintenance procedures according to established guidelines.-Monitors the patient s physical condition for any adverse reactions during the procedure.-Responsible for scheduled shifts including holidays and weekends.-Overtime as needed to provide continual quality patients care.-On call assignments as needed per Department of Radiology policy.-Adheres to the policy of Employee ID, Standards of Behavior, Attendance, and Punctuality.-Lifts a minimum of 25 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 50 lbs. and stands a minimum of 6 hours a day.-Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and /or visually impaired, etc.).-This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).-Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center s Organizational Competencies and Standards of Behavior. Schedule Notes:Monday – Friday, 11:00 PM – 7:00 AM. Every Other weekend.Skills: Required Skills & Experience:-Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and radiological positioning of the human body.-Understanding mechanical attributes of CT software and hardware.-Thorough knowledge of PACS system.-Maintains CEU Credits.-Team members must achieve ARRT (CT) certification within the twelve months following their hire date.-American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification within following three months of hire date.Preferred Skills & Experience:-Six months CT experience preferred.-Knowledge of Epic and any HIS/RIS system added by the hospital. RequiredCT TECHCAT SCANAdditionalEducation: Required Education:-Graduate of a Radiologic Technologist program.-High School diploma or equivalent.Preferred Education:-N/ARequired Certifications & Licensure:-NJ DEP Diagnostic Radiography License.-ARRT Certified R.T.(R) license required.-American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.Preferred Certifications & Licensure:-ARRT certified R.T. (CT) license preferred.;Languages: English Read Write Speak English(Speak, Read, Write)Job Category: Clinical-Allied

Guaranteed Hours: 40.00

Contract Weeks:152

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