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Computer Tomography Tech

Location: San Diego, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 759503 Date posted: 01/07/2019
Description:
Under indirect supervision, provides patient services using imaging modalities. Performs a variety of Computed Tomography procedures on patients of all age categories.  Evaluates images for technical quality. Exercises professional attitude & judgment in the performance of duties. Provides patient care essential to Computed Tomography procedures. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action & initiates life support measures.


Essential Functions:
- Upholds KP's policies & procedures, principles of responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws.
- Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members & coworkers.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Exercises clinical judgement that conforms to established standards.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area & Diagnostic Imaging department policies & procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.
- Utilizes effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates professional behavior/ conduct in all interactions w/ patients & staff.
- Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the department.
- Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/ department guidelines.
- Essential Clinical Duties & Responsibilities: Explains procedure to the patient , verifies patient history & confirms appropriateness of ordered exam/procedure.
- Selects appropriate software for the exam, utilizing a variety of software programs ;  based on imaging principles, area of interest to be demonstrated & patient conditions,  enters data such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time & other technical factors into computer.
- Positions & immobilizes patient in order to obtain diagnostic image(s) of area of interest; may administer contrast media orally or assist radiologist in intravenous administration.
- Recognizes adverse reactions or changes in patient condition & reacts appropriately.
- Observes all standards for radiation safety/protection in order to minimize dose.
- Utilizes scanning techniques, selects best plane, acquisition method (eg:  spiral, dynamic, multi-row detector), parameters (e.g.:  slice thickness, mA, time, algorithm, pitch) to best demonstrate anatomy & pathology in studies such as those performed for the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis & musculoskeletal.
- Modifies protocols as indicated by presence of pathology or trauma.
- May perform special procedures such as - but not limited to - 3-D studies, biopsies, drainage & aspiration, post myelography, CT arthrography, CT angiography, cardiac gating  & interventional CT.
- Evaluates images on video display screen for diagnostic quality & presence of artifacts; evaluates videotapes & computer generated information for technical quality; takes corrective action as indicated to ensure image quality.
- Photographs/films images / scans utilizing appropriate window/level settings & formats; archives images & data.

Basic Qualifications:



- One (1) year experience as a CT technologist within the past 2 years or Two years experience as a staff technologist w/ successful completion of the department CT training program.
- Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Computed Tomography Technologist, preferably in an acute care medical center, preferred.
- Experience w/ GE CT scanners, preferred.
- Experience w/ 3D post processing, preferred.
- Experience with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), preferred.
- Certificate of advanced qualification:  ARRT-CRT.
- Should either be certified with CPR (BLS - C: AHA approved course) or should obtain it during the probationary period.
- Additional training in the use & practices of Computed Tomography, preferred.



Notes:

- This position will encompus the entire San Diego service area with the expectation of working days, evenings, nights, and weekends.
Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Diagnostic Imaging Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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