University Health Care System CT Tlgst in Augusta, Georgia
The CT technologist performs highly technical CT and radiographic procedures on patients of all ages to include neonatal, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. The CT technologist assures that the needs of the patients and physicians are met while performing these procedures and other related tasks. He/she participates in the training of students and new employees, Quality Improvement and safety programs to meet the goals and purposes of the Radiology Department.Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, culturalsensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.
EducationMust have knowledge of principles and procedures of diagnostic radiology and operation of radiographic equipment normally acquired through completion of 2 years post high school training in an approved School of Radiography.Licensure/CertificationCurrent ARRT national certification, CT certification preferred. Must be BLS certified.ExperienceRequires a level of knowledge of principals and procedures of general diagnostic radiology, usually acquired through 1 year of experience.Must have experience which is received from specialized training through an accredited Radiology Technology program.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesMust be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients, all health care team members, visitors and significant others (15% of time).Must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of radiology and CT procedures, cross-section anatomy and equipment usage, apply new radiology and CT concepts and initiate change (30% of time).Must have substantial analytical abilities necessary to determine method of providing the requested radiographs based on the patient's age and condition, remaining optimistic and adapting to stressful situations (30% of time).Must have substantial physical capabilities in order to transport, lift and position patients and operate radiographic equipment (20% of time).Must have radiology specific knowledge of growth and development relevant to the ages of all the patient population served.Must have imaging specific knowledge of diseases and healthcare needs of the patient population served.Physical DemandsStanding for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as neededSitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your headSight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditionsOlfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smellsHCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies
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Job ID 2017-5774
Category Allied Health
Department 7330 - CT Imaging
Shift Day Shift, Holidays, On-Call, Weekends
Pay Grade 19
FT/PT/PRN Full Time
Recruiter Allyson Wise
Recruiter Email email@example.com