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  • Lead CT Technologist

    Job Locations US-PA-Coatesville
    Requisition ID
    2018-22136
    Hospital
    Brandywine Hospital
    Shift
    Day shift - with rotation if needed
    Department
    CT Scanner
    Category
    Allied Health
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Responsible for the operations of the CT department including daily functions, staffing, equipment and supply maintenance, reconciliation of patient records, and training and evaluation of staff. Ensures patient comfort and safety during procedures. Maintains a high quality of images produced.  Responsible for availability and sterility of equipment and supplies used for assigned areas.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Responsibilities

    Coordinates the CT scanning examinations to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care.
    Ably assists in staff scheduling and performance evaluations.
    Completes annually defined position competencies, and helps to “comp” others.
    Assists with scheduling and KRONOS timekeeping system.
    Is responsible for inventory and control of specific CT supply items such as biopsy needles, pressure injector syringes, interventional sets, etc. in work area; may purchase supplies for the area of responsibility. Uses supplies cost effectively
    Works with the radiologist to set standards for CT to ensure quality in techniques, procedures and patient care.
    Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examinations to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of
    the patient following the procedure
    Knowledge of reconstruction protocols (ie: 3D, angio, image fusion, etc.)
    Performs procedures according to departmental protocol as established by Radiologist(s); understands procedure preparation for general radiology
    Utilizes shielding /collimation to minimize patient radiation exposure, complies with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles; monitors own radiation exposure
     Assists the Radiology manager with departmental Quality Assurance.
    Demonstrates ability to properly administer oxygen as appropriate
    Checks BUN/Creatinine values per departmental protocol
    Is able to identify and respond to a contrast reaction; is familiar with drug box, location of crash carts and intubation equipment; is familiar with procedure for calling a “code
    Initiates applicable Risk Identification Reports and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure proper patient charges and continuity of patient care
    Assists with orientation of new employees and students
    Has knowledge of institutional conscious sedation policy
    Performs all other duties and responsibilities as necessary

    Qualifications

     Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology with Advanced Registry in CT           

    AHA BLS or equivalent

    Experience/certification in CT. Five (5) years experience as a staff technologist and one to two years of supervisory experience required.

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