Catholic Health Initiatives CT Technologist in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa
Position Type: PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB
CT Technologist, PRN, CHI Health Mercy, Council Bluffs, IA
Key Job Responsibilities:
SHIFT : PRN
Proper assessment of the patient and their abilities to participate in ordered procedure. Provides a clear explanation of the procedure including; duration, process, and what to expect following completion. Verifies informed consent for and assists physician with interventional procedures; needle localization, aspiration, biopsies, and other invasive procedures. Practices aseptic and sterile techniques as necessary and observes universal precautions. Provides patient education as appropriate.
Selection of the proper equipment, setting correct technical factors, procedure protocols and gathers proper supplies prior to performance of the procedure. Recognizes all radiation safety standards including “Image Gently” and “Image Wisely” and MR safety standards. Understands and follows all rules around radiation protection including wearing of lead protection when utilizing fluoroscopy or when there is a possibility of exposure i.e. CT room, performing portable exams etc.
Obtains clear and complete history from the patient and or patient record and records that data into patient record to assist in image interpretation and future patient encounters
Is able to perform quality assessment of images obtained and is able to evaluate equipment issues and reports assessment to supervisor, manager or director.
Ensures all equipment is in working order at the beginning of the day and prior to starting of a procedure. Performs any performance and quality tests on equipment as required including ACR quality requirements. Checks all supplies for outdates prior to use and reports any shortages, variations or failures of equipment to supervisor, manager or director for follow-up. Uses CHI incident reporting system to report any patient injuries or concerns, equipment or supply failures or malfunctions, medication reaction or errors, and visitor or personal injury or exposure.
Responsible to participate in and have a good understanding of all department, campus and system quality improvement projects, the ACR accreditation process, Radiation Safety, ALARA, MQSA, and State Regulations as they apply to staffs license or certifications. Be familiar with the requirements of CMS and Joint Commission and be able to speak to all department processes around quality and environment of care.
Required Education for Staff Job Levels:
Graduate of a Radiologist Technology Program
Required Licensure and Certifications:
BLS required upon hire. Please refer to policy “Licensed, Certified, and Registered Employees” for acceptable Life Support cards.
ARRT Board Certified in Radiology
Must hold a valid Medical Radiography or General Radiology Technologist Permit to Practice license in Nebraska or Iowa depending on work state.
ARRT Board Certified in CT within 1 year of hire
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Understands methods and is capable of performing venipuncture’s as required for position
Demonstrated ability to set and maintain multiple priorities in an environment
Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health
Primary Location IOWA-COUNCIL BLUFFS-MERCY CB
Daily Schedule PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0198585
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.