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CT Technologist at Roseland Community Hospital

CT Technologist

Roseland Community Hospital Chicago, IL Full-Time
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The CT technologist reports directly to the Radiology Supervisor.   CT Technologist Responsibilities: 
  • Using computerized tomography equipment to capture diagnostic images of patients’ internal organs and tissues. 
  • Appropriately positioning patients to scan specific areas of their bodies. 
  • Performing regular warm-up sequences on the CT scanner to prolong the life of the X-ray tubes. 
  • Sterilizing radiologic equipment to ensure the safety of patients. 
  • Correctly interpreting doctors' written scanning instructions. 
  • Administering radiocontrast agents to patients to enhance the visibility of internal organs and tissues. 
  • Evaluating CT scans to determine whether they are of good technical quality. 
  • Explaining scanning procedures to patients and providing reassurance and support as required. 
  • Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.  
  • Ensures operation of radiology and computerized tomography equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.  
  • Maintains radiology and CT supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.  
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.  
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge and continuing education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.  
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.  
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.  
  • Prepares patient for radiological/CT procedures by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.  
  • Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors.  
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.  
  • Maintains production and quality of radiographic and/or CT images by following established standards and procedures. Develops radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.  
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.  
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.  
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 

CT Technologist Requirements: 

  • State license to work as a CT technologist. 
  • Certified by the American Registry of radiologic technologists (ARRT). 
  • Proven experience working as a CT technologist. 
  • CPR and BLS certification. 
  • Sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology. 
  • The ability to stand for extended periods. Overall dexterity is required frequently, including handling, reaching, grasping, bending, and feeling. 
  • Strong technical skills. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills required  
  • Must be able to listen and communicate verbally in person, and on the phone.  

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES REQUIRED: 
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in radiography, equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • 5-7 years of experience in clinical radiology. 
  • 5-7 years of hands-on hospital experience. 

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