CT Technologist
Location:
Reston , Virginia
Posted:
December 12, 2017
Reference:
08540-13952
Reston Hospital Center offers a full range of medical services, including 24-hour emergency care. Our 187-bed hospital specializes in maternal/child health, surgical services on both an inpatient and extensive outpatient basis, urological services including lithotripsy, cancer care with state-of-the-art radiation therapy, rehabilitation therapy programs and a wide array of diagnostic imaging capabilities. Reston Hospital Center is a certified Stroke Center, certified Total Joint Center and the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Northern Virginia. Reston Hospital is the only Hospital in Northern Virginia to receive Joint Commission designation as a Top Performer on Key Quality measures for 3 consecutive years.

Reston Hospital Center was recognized in 2011, 2012 and now 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. A caring organization, Reston Hospital Center is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life in our community

Why We Like Working for Reston Hospital Center
At our facility, we value teamwork and compassion across the spectrum of care.


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PURPOSE
Performs all duties and responsibilities of a CT Technologist. May perform diagnostic radiology procedures if necessary. Practices radiation safety and observes universal precautions at all times. Performs related work as required.

JOB RELATIONSHIP
Reports to Lead Technologist and/or Assistant Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduate of an AMA approved program.
Experience: Registered with ARRT in Radiography and CT.
Experience: Ability to perform CT procedures following accepted standards and protocols.

HOURS OF WORK
As scheduled by Department Director to ensure appropriate coverage of department services. Must be able to work weekends as scheduled. Participates in on-call requirements as per department policy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Positional tasks may include frequent walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, stooping and dexterity.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This job classification has routine occupational exposure to infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, noxious odors, latex and musculoskeletal injuries.

REQUIRED YEARLY INSERVICES
Fire Safety; Electrical Safety; Hazardous Materials; Infection Control; Body Mechanics.

CORE COMPETENCIES
AGE SPECIFIC CLINICAL COMPETENCY FOR THE FOLLOWING AGE GROUPS
Neonatal - 0 days to 28 days Adult - 18 years to 70 years
Pediatric - 29 days to 12 years Geriatric - 70 years and over
Adolescent -12 years to 18 years

I. Productivity/Fiscal Responsibility
Utilizes appropriate resources to complete assignment within allocated time period.
Adapts to changes in volume/acuity demands. Remains calm in crisis situations.
Adheres to Attendance and Tardiness Policy.
Supports responsible staffing decisions (cancels, places staff on hold/on call, calls in on hold/on call staff appropriately).
Demonstrates efforts to eliminate waste.
Reports to work on time and is ready to start work.
Consistently utilizes Kronos system to document hours of work.
Demonstrates problem solving ability using appropriate resources.
II. Commitment to Team
Serves as a resource as needed in an effective manner to unit and other departments.
Is supportive of administrative decisions.
Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation, works well with others.
Is flexible in meeting staffing and scheduling requirements of the department.
III. Safety
Has working knowledge of the operation of Department or seeks guidance from appropriate personnel.
Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel and correctly completes work order.
Assures safe and clean environment. Keeps hallways clutter free and rooms neat.
Utilizes standard precautions by wearing protective equipment (goggles, gowns, gloves and uses correct handwashing techniques).
IV. Performance Improvement
Consistently strives to improve performance.
Makes suggestions for improvement.
Is receptive to new ideas.
Is cognizant of age specific, cultural and physical needs of customer in providing service.
V. Communications/Customer Service
Maintains confidentiality of all patient/other information.
Gives accurate and concise reports.
Keeps the Department Director informed on reportable situations and department needs.
Interacts with patients, doctors and visitors with grace and tact.
Gains patient/family confidence.
VI. Personal and Professional Growth & Development
Attends and participates in staff meetings or reads minutes.
Participates in unit/department orientation/preceptorships.
Accepts responsibility for assessment of self-learning needs and identifies resources to accomplish continued personal and professional development.
Actively participates in hospital and department committees as assigned.
Attends all mandatory inservices annually.
Makes independent decisions.
Requires minimum supervision.
Displays professional pride.
Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to HCA's Code of Conduct.
Conduct reflects HCA's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct.

VII. Job Functions
Perform all CT procedures in strict accordance with currently approved practices as outlined in department policy and procedure manual and comply with all applicable federal, state, local and other regulatory requirements.
Controls the flow of patients within the section, in an efficient and timely fashion.
Utilizes supportive protective (i.e., radiation shielding) and immobilization devices as required for patient safety and comfort.
Communicate to the patient the nature of the procedure and answer questions clarifying the procedure for the patient.
Demonstrates practical application of age-related factors.
Assures patient rights and privacy are maintained.
Reports any significant problems related to patient, physicians, procedures, housekeeping, maintenance, supplies, or personnel to the Lead Technologist and/or Assistant Director.
Properly wear radiation monitoring devices.
Demonstrates competency in IV access and IV contrast administration.
Cares for patients while they are in Radiology Department by checking IV's, catheters, tubing airways, and patient monitoring equipment.
Utilize proper sterile techniques in setting up and performing interventional procedures
Properly administers oral and rectal preparations to patients for exams per protocol
Performs resconstructions/3-D imaging and CT angiography per protocol.
Maintains continuing education credits for ARRT licensure.
Demonstrates competency in operating the power injector in a safe manner per department protocol.
Works efficiently and performs all exams within allocated timeframe.
Properly enters charges for exams in RIS (Meditech) in a timely manner.
Takes call as assigned by Lead Technologist.

About This Employer:
HCA is a provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people.

HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

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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