Covenant Health

Job Title
CT TECH
ID
3422843
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
RADIOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC

Overview

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CT Technologist, Radiology Diagnostic

 

Full-Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

On-Call Rotation, Holiday coverage as well as nights as needed

 

LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.lecontemedicalcenter.com/about-leconte-medical-center/.

 

Department Overview:

The Radiology Department at LeConte Medical Center is high volume with full diagnostic imaging services. This department is staffed with multi-modality technologists and RNs who work as a team to provide excellent patient care. The imaging team, while fast-paced, works to create a positive, fun atmosphere for both patients and their staff.

 

Position Summary:

Perform complex tasks associated with the operation of high radiation producing equipment to produce high quality CT images.  The CT technologist is responsible for maintaining a safe CT environment at all times.

Responsibilities

Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria:

  • Performs procedures or examinations under the order of a licensed medical practitioner for diagnostic interpretation or therapeutic intervention.
  • Perform complex tasks associated with the operation of high radiation producing equipment to produce high quality CT images. Selects and operates the computed tomography system, physiologic gating devices and associated equipment to achieve desired results.  Selects appropriate exam parameters with consideration given to established protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition. Evaluates CT scans for technical quality, post processing, completes CT exams in electronic medical record and sends to PACS.   Adjusts protocols and dose as appropriate to maintain established Dose Reference Levels per ACR and AAPM guidelines.  Must obtain high quality CT scans in a timely manner.  Assist radiologist in developing new protocols and CT imaging techniques.
  • Identifies and screens patient and others according to CT guidelines for safety. Obtains patient history, completes and verifies accurate consents, informed consent and/or permits as needed. Provides patient instructions/education to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety, including the monitoring of patients by audio/visual means during exams. Positions patients for CT scans using immobilization and protective equipment to comply with regulations while applying principles of computed tomography safety to minimize risk to patient, self and others. Positions patient and equipment to best demonstrate the anatomic area of interest, respecting the patient’s ability, safety and comfort.  Provides for psychological and physical needs of patients for CT procedures.  Practices aseptic technique and applies universal precautions at all times. Applies appropriate infection prevention techniques and processes. 
  • Identifies, prepares and/or administers medications as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Performs venipuncture for contrast media administration as ordered/per test design as necessary for CT procedure being performed within scope of practice.  Loads and operates pressure/power injector for contrast media injection.  May administer oral and/or rectal contrast as needed.   May perform lab draws as applicable.
  • Assists radiologist with CT procedures (biopsies, etc.). Assures time outs are performed.
  • Coordinates scheduling and patient flow. Proficient in clerical skills.  Assists in inventory control.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Education:   None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:   Must have successfully completed an educational program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT.

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain one of the following:

                Path 1:  American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT (R) and within 1 year ARRT (CT) required.

                Path 2:  Nuclear Medicine Technology certification board certified (NMTCB) and within one year ARRT (CT) required. 

                Path 3:  Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and within one year ARRT (CT) required. 

 

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