CT Technologist - Radiology CT (Hourly, Weekends)
Company: Northwest Community Healthcare
Location: Arlington Heights
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Shift: Hourly, Days, Rotating weekend
Reporting to the Director of Radiology/Imaging with
accountability to the Manager and the Team Facilitator and under
the direction of a radiologist, receives and prepares patients and
operates computerized, non-invasive scanning equipment to provide
computerized tomography (CT) radiographic scans for radiologists
and physicians to diagnose patients' injuries and/or study body
Prepares patient for procedures; instructs patient concerning
examination; positions patient according to procedure protocol;
applies immobilization devices as needed.
Explains examination procedure to the patient and responds to
patient's questions. Utilizes and promotes AIDET concepts in all
Obtains and provides clinical information and patient history to
Radiologist for all patient procedures.
Administers radiographic contrast media by intravenous injection
according to infection control/universal precautions guidelines;
administers enteric contrast media as required.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess,
treat, and care for all age groups of patients (neonatal through
geriatric); implements assessment/treatment/care based on the
developmental stages of the patient. Involves family/guardian in
plan of care and conducts patient and family education, as
appropriate, considering the developmental needs of the
Operates CT scanner in a manner that provides Radiologist with
optimum quality images. Communicates Radiologists preliminary
interpretation to appropriate individuals as applicable.
Schedules patients and works at the reception station when
Retrieves medications that are not controlled substances.
Maintains order and sanitary conditions of work environment in
accordance with hospital standards. Checks operating condition of
equipment, ensures cleanliness of exam rooms, stocks and maintains
Supervises the activities of students assigned to the work area;
assists in training and evaluation.
Assumes responsibility for own professional growth by attending
Continuing Education classes, seminars, and by reading professional
Adheres to departmental and hospital safety standards in order
to maintain a safe patient care and/or working environment; attends
all mandatory safety inservice education programs.
Performs on-call duties as scheduled.
Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies,
Graduate of an accredited school in Radiologic Technology.
ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
certification in CT and current ARRT registration.
Current Illinois Emergency Management Agency license.
Knowledge of and/or experience in the correct use of body
Current CPR certification though American Heart Association.
The interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with
patients who may be anxious or confused and to interact with
physicians and other hospital staff.
The analytical ability to determine proper patient positioning
and scanning parameters based on suspected pathology, patient size
and age, and other controlling factors.
The written and verbal communication skills necessary to
document patient procedures, inform patients regarding procedures,
and communicate radiologists' interpretation.
- The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule and fulfill
Moderate physical effort. Requires continuous standing or
walking. Requires frequent lifting or moving of average weight
material (positioning equipment and transporting film) and
occasionally lifting or moving heavy weight material (transferring
patients) in difficult work positions.
- Flow of work and character of duties involves concentrated
mental/visual attention much or all of the time along with manual
- Conditions are acceptable. At least one disagreeable element or
hazard, i.e. risk of exposure to radiation, is frequently present
in the environment and there is occasional exposure to infectious
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