CT Technologist

Singing River Health System

Job Description

The CT Technologist performs activities of the Radiology Technologist at a technical level. The CT Technologist performs and supervises all activities of Computerized Tomography procedures, including reviewing appointment schedules (suggesting and effecting changes necessary to provide for maximum use of facilities/staff and most efficient service to patients and physicians), and assures accuracy in securing scans ordered by physicians for diagnostic purposes. He/She will assist with the development and revision of policies, procedures, and protocols as requested.

The CT Technologist operates equipment requiring detailed concentration for extended periods of time, stocks an adequate inventory of supplies at all times, and maintains quality control of procedures and quality assurance of equipment. This employee works with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients, exhibits calm and poise during emergencies or disaster conditions, demonstrates appropriate clinical judgment and applies professional skills to a patient population of all ages. The CT Technologist ensures that the Radiology department meets JCAHO/AART/ACR standards and achieves the SRHS objectives. He/She must be proficient in vascular access.

Graduation from an approved School of Radiologic Technologists.

Required to complete and maintain BCLS certification.

Must be currently registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Should have a minimum of six (6) months of experience in Computerized Tomography Scanning. Must maintain a minimum of 24 ECE points in each two (2) year period as required by the AART in Radiology.

Physical Demands
Work involves walking, bending, standing, turning, stooping, lifting and using a great deal of physical motion in performing daily activities. Employee is responsible for safely moving, lifting and handling all supplies, equipment and patients, with assistance, up to 350 pounds. Safe lifting practice is expected in all areas of job performance and employees are responsible to request help whenever needed, regardless of the weight, using available assistance, i.e. lifting devices or additional staff.

Visual acuity required to interpret data and supervise technical operations. Work involves talking with and/or listening to convey or exchange information; includes giving/receiving assignments and/or directions.

Work involves using numerical skills to operate equipment.Work involves exposure to communicable diseases, CRT (computer) equipment, blood and/or body fluids, and electromagnetic energy.