UPMC CT Technologist in Erie, Pennsylvania
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Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.
Performs computed tomography procedures utilizing established scan protocols, including contrast administration without requiring constant supervision.
Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement to adjust protocols, and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic CT purposes.
Utilizes complex imaging equipment for the acquisition, analysis, reconstruction and documentation of image data and completes procedures according to protocol.
Demonstrates proper technique in venipuncture; demonstrates proper use of power injector according to set protocols set by department and/or manufacturer.
Administers PO, rectal and IV contrast per physician orders/department policy and assess patients for potential risk factors prior to the administration of the contrast media required for the imaging procedure.
Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect.
Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.
Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures.
Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data.
Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology or completion of accredited CNMT program.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT certified as a Radiologic Technologist is required or certified by a CNMT program.
Must obtain CT Board Certification within 18 months of hire date.
CPR or BLS Required
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance
American Registered Radiologic Technologists
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Nuclear Medical Technologist Certification
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