Computed Tomography Technologist
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Under direct and indirect supervision, performs computerized tomographic (CT) examinations and procedures in the CT service areas.
- Performs computed tomography studies and procedures. Positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling as required. Selects technical factors and protocols that result in optimum imaging for each individual patient. Reviews orders, prepares schedules and consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as needed. Maintains daily records of exams performed.
- Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accruacy of information and data entry, while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS). Prepares, loads, programs and operates the contrast injector. Assists with screening patients for contraindications.
- Prepares sterile fields and contrast agents; prepares floor stock medications; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays and disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate and adequate supplies during the procedures.
- Assists radiologist during procedures; capturing specific interventional CT images and assisting with biopsy specimen collection. Operates and understands all features and performance capabilities of the CT systems.
- Post processes CT images as required (reformatted images, 3D, etc.) Prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, and transmitts images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.
- Maintains working knowledge of all department equipment and devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.
- Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Prepares patient and maintains intravenous (IV) access. Provides service-oriented communication with patient; explaining procedure; answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure.
- Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, and hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Applies appropriate measures (ALARA Principles) for minimizing radiation exposure. Captures and records radiation dose delivered during the procedure.
- Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations.
- Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned.
- Minimum one (1) year general radiology experience plus one year computed tomography experience, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
- Associates degree in radiologic technology or two (2) years experience in a directly related area.
- Basic Life Support OR CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
- Radiographer Certification (Hawaii) required at hire
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certificate - Radiography
- Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist (RT) (CT) Certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest