Carle Foundation Hospital CT Technologist in Urbana, Illinois
Department: Radiology - Main
Job Category: Allied Health
Employment Type: Full - Time
Job ID: 16370
Experience Required: None
Education Required: Associates Degree
Location: Urbana, IL
Usual Schedule: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 930a-8p
On Call Requirements: Y
Work Location: Main Campus
Weekend Requirements: N
Other Posting Information: CT/ X-ray dual modality position
Holiday Requirements: Y
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$2,500 sign on bonus (1 or more years of experience)* or
$1,500 sign on bonus (less than 1 year of experience)* and
$2,500 relocation with 1 or more years of experience (for greater than 50 miles)*
with 1 or more years of experience - External Applicants only
The CT Technologist performs computerized axial tomography procedures utilizing various imaging equipment and contrast material. Prepares and administers contrast material based on Carle policies and procedures.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS College Diploma Related Field or Certificate Radiologic Technology CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Radiography License Illinois and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography Registry and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT Registry and Basic Life Support (BLS). ARRT CT Registry and ARRT Radiography Registry must be obtained within one (1) year of start date in position. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Demonstrated technical expertise in radiology. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Positive attitude and demonstrated willingness to assess and improve work environment. Ability to perform multiple tasks while coordinating patient flow and a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment and initiative.
Performs computerized axial tomography procedures and assigned invasive procedures by acquiring and processing patient exams in accordance with accreting bodies and/or manufacturer guidelines and as outlined in department protocols. This includes performing multiplanar reformats and/or 3D rendered images independently. Reviews cases with the radiologist when appropriate. Reviews labs and patient history to perform correct exam. Administers IV contrast, and oral/rectal contrast when appropriate. Recognizes and responds to any adverse reactions or allergic reactions.Sceens the patient for possibility of pregnancy and performs pregnancy testing if applicable.
Ensures patient, visitor and environmental safety. Reports safety events immediately including those that are a near miss.
Assists in instruction of students and new staff as necessary. May perform duties of CT Lead or Imaging Coordinator in his/her absence.
Meets productivity levels as established by department benchmarking. Assists other areas during downtimes so to maintain productivity.
May be required to perform duties of other modalities within the department to which licensers are held by the technologist/sonographer.
Complies with other job descriptions of cross-trained modalities also performed within the department.
Required secondary registries are not required for cross trained modalities at HRHC unless otherwise required by specific compliance, licensure, or accrediting bodies.
Performs computerized axial tomography procedures and assigned invasive procedures by acquiring and processing patient exams as outlined in department protocols including performing multi-planar reformats and/or 3D rendered images independently. Reviews case with the radiologist when appropriate.
Administers IV contrast syringes, and oral/rectal contrasts when appropriate and recognizes and responds to any adverse reactions or allergic reactions. Administers IV contrast material by means of existing IV line or by performing veni-puncture and placing IV line.
Responsible to review radiology orders for completeness and accuracy. Reviews patient history and supporting clinical data for medical necessity. Takes steps to acquire additional information if needed from the patient, ordering provider and/or Radiologist.
Demonstrates acceptable imaging quality standards by critiquing positioning, technical factors and alignment. Reviews patient data for accuracy, quality and completeness.
Transfers and verifies image data in PACS and provides necessary medical history and information for Radiologist interpretation. Utilizes the web server/EA viewer and email system to send exams for preliminary readings after hours.
Responsible for maintaining imaging equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.
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