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CT Tech Weekend Program

Company: CARLE
Location: Bethany
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

$5,000 sign on bonus and - $2,500 relocation with 1 or more years of experience (for greater than 50 miles)* -- - External Applicants only Weekend incentive/differential - To provide diagnostic Computed Tomography Services to inpatients, outpatients, and Emergency Department patients under the direction of the supervising radiologist in accordance with established operating procedures and clinical protocols. To provide safe, prompt, efficient, and cost effective CT Services Use correct technical factors in accordance with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to use the lowest amount of radiation to get a diagnostic scan. Performs CT angiography, 3D, MIPS, VR, Vessel Analysis, and MPR's, post processing of computer data to enhance exams for radiologist interpretation, using reconstruction software appropriate to the pathology or region of interest. Follows correct CT Department Technologist workflow ( select correct scan room, identifies and documents two forms of identification on each patient, acquire history, verify orders, scan patient, send images to PACS, scan all paperwork and data sheets (eg. history sheet, med-reconciliation sheets), complete the case in Meditech, address Q A issues, charge for contrast media and supplies, Verify that all images, series and data sheets have been sent to PACS make sure the number of images is correct, verify exams with images and archive images on scanner Operates support equipment for CT such as: Independent workstation, pressure injector, PACS and Epic system. Initiates IV for administration of contrast media for CT in accordance with department policy and utilizing standard precautions. Prepares patient for exams by explaining procedure and by encouraging questions and answering any questions the patient may have Works with radiologist in the tailoring of protocols to meet patient exam requirements. Positions patients correctly, using proper immobilization techniques Performs optimal scans using correct technical factors, shielding and protocols, based on the patient diagnosis, history and other relevant clinical information. Refers difficult complaints or sensitive issues to department management Obtains and documents, confidential history (eg. lab values - BUN/Creatinine, allergy screening, surgical and dialysis history, etc), from patient, EMR or family member, to ensure the appropriateness of the exam as well as administration of contrast media Accountable for documentation of and charging for supplies used during the performance of exams or procedures. Documents any allergic reaction, iv extravasations or unusual occurences. Initiates incident report regarding staff or patient situations

Keywords: CARLE, Decatur , CT Tech Weekend Program, Other , Bethany, Illinois

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