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Position title: CT Technologist
Clinic: NCMA Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery / Ear, Nose & Throat
Location: Santa Rosa, Calif.
Schedule: Monday–Wednesday, 12 –2 p.m.
Operates equipment to make clinical diagnostic CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) scan as directed by physicians and performs routine diagnostic procedures.
Duties and responsibilities
(includes, but is not limited to the following):
- Position patients and adjust equipment for taking CAT scan following established procedures.
- Instruct patients regarding procedures.
- Observe patients for vital signs during examination.
- Follow prescribed safety standards in operating CAT equipment.
- Determine and set appropriate technical parameters to accurately demonstrate anatomy and pathology.
- Examine CAT scan for properties such as density and contrast, definition, magnification and distortion.
- Authorize release of patients upon completion of CAT examination.
- Deliver CAT scan to Physician for reading/interpretation.
- Maintain examination rooms. Stocks necessary medical and CAT supplies.
- Apply and removes casting as directed.
- Provide patient education on cast care as needed.
- Clean and make minor adjustments to CAT equipment.
- Aid physician in contrast studies.
- Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
- Enhance professional growth through education programs, conferences and workshops.
- Maintain patient confidentiality.
- Perform related work as required.
- This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Education, licensure and/or certifications
- Completion of course in radiologic technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic
- One year of experience as a radiologic technologist preferred.
- Current certification (ARRT) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
- Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology to sufficiently pinpoint area for radiography.
- Knowledge of radiology equipment and testing.
- Knowledge of safety hazards common to radiology including equipment, body mechanics, and patient movement. Skill in properly positioning patients to provide quality imaging.
- Skill in training coworkers in equipment operation and procedures.
- Skill in trouble shooting equipment operation and performing simple adjustments.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and to the public. Ability to communicate clearly.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Requires manual finger dexterity and eye hand coordination for operation and repair of all department equipment.
- Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Lifts patients weighing up to 300 pounds, and places them in appropriate positions for operation of equipment.
- Requires eye sight correctable to 20/20 to operate equipment and review developed films.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions in common to a clinic environment.