CT Technologist, Diagnostic Imaging

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Responsibilities

To assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients by producing diagnostic CT scans of various organs and structures of the human body. Operates with minimal supervision, uses independent judgment to determine quality of radiographs, and compliance with established protocols.

General:

Performs diagnostic procedures in accordance with established protocols, which includes, but is not limited to, reviewing for appropriateness and completeness of patient histories and requested services.

Clinical:

Performs all tasks in the CT area, including, but not limited to: reviewing patient histories for completeness and assuring appropriateness of exams; positioning patients and providing them protection from ionizing radiation; appropriately uses immobilization devices to ensure patient safety and quality images; performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination/protocol for all CT exams; manipulates reconstructed images using a wide variety of available computer functions to optimally visualize desired anatomy; correctly loads and programs injectors to deliver IV contrast appropriate for each protocol.

Performs all aspects of patient care, including, but not limited to: greet patients; provide care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including test explanation; verify medication reconciliation for all patients receiving IV contrast; evaluate patients for possible contraindications to contrast use; prepare and administer contrast orally, intravenously and rectally; practice a sceptic and sterile technique during procedures; administer or assist in administering CPR and other emergency procedures as needed.

Follows standard safety protocols for personnel using radiation producing equipment. Properly screens all females in childbearing years as to possible pregnancy. Regulates technical factors on individual patients in order to reduce radiation exposure while ensuring diagnostic quality images. Wears dosimeters correctly. Acquainted with hospital policies regarding fire safety and infection control.

Qualifications

Minimum Education Required:

Associate degree - Radiologic Technology

License and Certification:

Completion of JRCERT approved program in Radiologic Technology or an Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. Must be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Successfully completed and passed CT registry. Must participate in continuing education activities in accordance to the ARRT guidelines. Valid Ohio radiologic license. Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association must be held.

Years of Experience:

Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience