The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computed Tomography) operates independently and without direct supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of all Diagnostic Radiography examinations and Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scan) examinations and reconstructions of raw data associated with the CAT Scan examinations. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs all manner of general radiographic examinations. These may include general radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremity, pelvis, spine, chest, and skull. Performs many Fluoroscopic radiographic examinations to include but not limit to: Upper GI's, Modified Barium Swallows, esophagrams, Barium enemas IVP's , Cystograms, Cholangiograms, Fistulagrams, arthrograms, Myelograms, enterocolysis's, PTC's, and Tomography. In the O.R .the Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist performs retrograde cystourethrograms, orthopedic hip pinnings and ORIFs, kyphoplasty, Digital Subtraction Angiography and arthrectomy , Cholangiograms, Pacer Implants and other studies as needed with the use of C-Arms and the Cysto Unit. A thorough knowledge of radiographic positioning and anatomy must be possessed by the Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. Performs all manner of CT examinations. These include routine CT examinations of Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis, and extremities, more complex examinations such as Liver protocols, pancreatic protocols, Lung nodule protocols, PE protocols and extremely complicated CTA's of the heart, Brain, Pulmonary Arteries and extremities, with multiplanar, 3D, and MIP(Maximum Intensity Projection) reconstructions. The CT Technologist must possess knowledge of anatomy and physiology in order to produce the more complex and complicated CT examinations. Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing CT examinations and radiographic examinations requiring injectable contrast and enteric contrast. These procedures require the use of needles, syringes, power injectors, contrast media, and enema bags. The radiographer must know the effects and adverse reactions of contrast media. Improper use or administration of the contrast materials run the risk of patient mortality, therefore, it is essential that a thorough understanding of usage be possessed by those who prepare it and they must be continuously on the alert to the patient's condition and other disorders. Adverse reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient or equipment. Maintains effective control of Radiology and CT area by coordinating, planning, organizing and executing the daily work potential to expedite workflow patterns within the departments on the wards, ER, and in surgery. Works independently in Surgery, MPU, Pain clinic, and while doing portable examinations. Schedules patient for exams and maintains daily log of patients and procedures to be incorporated into statistical management workload profiles. Enters patients into the Computerized Patient Record System. Performs all manner of general radiographic examinations. These may include general radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremity, pelvis, spine, chest, and skull. Performs many Fluoroscopic radiographic examinations toe. Performs Quality Control procedures, which may include (but not exclusively) the following: 1)Daily tube warm up and calibration 2)Lead apron & glove radiation attenuation/penetration survey 3)Daily computer file maintenance 4)Reject/repeat film analysis 5)Radiographic equipment mA linearity and reproducibility 6)CT air calibrations7)CT phantom scan for ring artifact A thorough knowledge of all radiographic, fluoroscopic, and CT examinations and protocols Keeps abreast of technological advances in the fields of Radiology and CT and incorporates these advances into in-service educational programs for the nursing and physician staff and other technologists on procedures, operation and/or maintenance of new and existing medical equipment. Stays up to date on all Joint Commission Patient Safety goals and how they apply to Radiology. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with some weekends, various shifts TBD Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
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