CT Technologist
Location:
Salem , Virginia
Posted:
December 15, 2017
Reference:
00005-18055
Our Mission and Vision at LewisGale above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. The vision of LewisGale is to be recognized as the healthcare provider and the employer of choice in Southwest Virginia.

Job Duties
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Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with infection control procedures, rules, and regulations.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.
Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors. Practices radiation safety as described in Federal standards, utilizing ALARA policy.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media.
Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Understands and operates electronic information systems.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and adheres to all aspects of our facilities Code of Conduct.
Prepares and identifies patients, collects relevant information for completion of procedures.

Performs all CT procedures.

Observant of patients' conditions.

Practices radiation safety as described in federal standards, utilizing ALARA policy.

Understands and operates electronic information systems.

Compiles appropriate records to expedite results.

Administers contrast media as required. If a RN is not available, certified technologists may have access to the emergency medications at the direction of the attending physician

Participates in continuing education activities to expand/enhance knowledge of CT and to meet the continuing education requirements of the ARRT. Maintains current CPR-BLS certification

Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE
Required: Successful completion of accredited school of Radiologic Technology. ARRT Registered in CT and Radiology
Preferred: ARRT registered RT (R)

EDUCATION

Required: Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology. BLS.

At HCA, we believe our success is dependent on a Healthy Work Environment where caregivers, staff, administrators, physicians and volunteers are at the core of a patients-first culture. At the heart of everything we do is applying the same compassion and commitment we have for our patients to our co-workers and colleagues. We work hard to create a place where employees feel empowered to provide the best care possible and experience a rewarding career.

Our commitment to a Healthy Work Environment includes a focus on five key areas - Culture, Leadership, Voice, Compensation/Rewards and Staffing. We know if we do well in each of these areas, our employees will be able to provide the safest, highest-quality and most compassionate service to our patients.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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