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University of Rochester CT Technologist - 236395 in Rochester, New York

CT Technologist Job ID 236395

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Part-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Part Time 25 hours Grade 094 UR Imaging @UMI

Schedule

4:30 PM-9:30 PM

Responsibilities

Position Summary

Performs CT exams by following and verifying referring providers’ orders and remaining in compliance with the Imaging Sciences department and all governing bodies.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of formal training in an approved School of Radiologic Technology. Maintains current NYS licensure and ARRT certification with CE credits as required.

Systems and Equipment Used

Systems: Medical record (eRecord), PACS, Radiology Information System (RIS), patient transport, communication systems, post processing software, web paging, telephone/fax, printers.

Equipment: Wheelchairs, Stretchers, Patient beds, CT scanners of various platforms, Medrad Injector, patient transfer assist devices (slider boards, lifts, hover mats), Point of Care Testing (POCT), where appropriate.

Typical Assignments and Responsibilities

30% Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements. Educates patients/families regarding procedure to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes. Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties, providing explanations of procedures and answering questions.

25% Prepares patient for radiological/CT procedures by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring provider’s orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.

20% Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation. Maintains production and quality of CT images by following established standards, orders, protocols and procedures.

15% Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques (ALARA), using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors and automatic exposure controls.

10% Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to safety policies.

Expectations

  • Demonstrates the Strong Commitment, ICARE values, and Global Behaviors in accordance with Patient Family Centered Care.

  • Communicates with patients, co-workers and families in a professional manner. Is reassuring and supportive using sincere words and appropriate body language.

  • Maintains NYS licensure, ARRT, and CPR/BLS certifications.

  • Adheres to all Imaging Sciences and University policies including but not limited to Attendance, Dress Code, Patient identification, Confidentiality/HIPPA, infection control, and Hazardous materials and safety policies.

  • Independently completes all required hospital mandatories including Health update, Fluoroscopy refresher, online courses and Mandatory in-service test.

  • Adheres to ALARA principles and radiation safe practices at all times.

  • Is aware of on-call schedule and obligations to provide coverage when necessary.

  • Must be aware of the presence of electrical and radiant energy hazards and intermittent exposure to unpleasant physical conditions. Must be able to stand most of the day regularly handling light to heavy weights.

  • Works independently and as a team. Knows when to ask a senior technologist for assistance.

  • Must have well developed verbal and written communication skills being able to interpret and provide clear instructions to the patient so that they understand the procedure.

  • Must create a positive interface between Imaging Sciences and all of its internal and external customers.

  • Practices appropriate infection control techniques before and after each patient exam.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

Career Ladder :

The three bands within this position are differentiated by level of independence, supervision required, certification, ability to precept new employees in the use of all equipment, and the ability to lead and meet established departmental goals.

Band One: Non-Certified CT Technologist – Technologists new to the CT Department who require training as well as regular direct supervision or guidance from a more senior technologist. This generally involves orientation to the Departments infrastructure, policies, protocols, workflows, procedures and routines. Is responsible for performing I-stats, pregnancy tests, starting IV’s, scanning patients in a safe and efficient manner, Injecting IV contrast, preparing oral contrast, completing all associated paper and computer work, and discharging the patient from the CT department with appropriate post CT instructions.

Band Two: Certified CT Technologist – With minimal supervision is responsible for performing I-stats, pregnancy tests, starting IV’s, scanning patients in a safe and efficient manner, Injecting IV contrast, preparing oral contrast, completing all associated paperwork and computer work, and discharging the patient from the CT department with appropriate post CT instructions.

Additional duties may include working on special projects , such as new equipment evaluations and assisting in the design of areas where clinical equipment will be installed, or assignment to departmental committees.

Band Two requires a minimum of 18 months of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in Computed Tomography in a clinical or hospital environment with at least 6 months dedicated to the URMC Imaging Sciences Department, certification in Computed Tomography, and capable of performing all CT related duties.

Band Three: Advanced CT Technologist – In addition to the responsibilities of Band Two, serves as a preceptor in the on-boarding of newly hired Technologists directly orienting to equipment, imaging routines and procedures, computer programs and software, as well as departmental and hospital policies. A Band Three technologist is considered a subject matter expert in downtime procedures and acts as super-user when new equipment or programs are introduced to the department. Directly assists in the mentoring of existent employees by providing one-on-one assistance in conjunction with the Supervisor. Independently is responsible for performing I-stats, pregnancy tests, starting IV’s, scanning patients in a safe and efficient manner, Injecting IV contrast, preparing oral contrast, completing all associated paperwork and computer work, and discharging the patient from the CT department with appropriate post CT instructions.

Select Band Three Technologists may be designated as Leads to support operations on various shifts. Leads may either assist their shift supervisor, or in the absence of a supervisor, determine workflow and staff schedule/assignments. Leads may also provide performance evaluation input to the section supervisor as well as input to CT Management to develop departmental goals and objectives .

Band Three requires a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in Computed Tomography in a clinical or hospital environment with 1 year dedicated to the URMC Imaging Sciences Department preferred. Technologist must be certified in Computed Tomography, and must satisfy the requirements and be capable of performing all duties of a Band Two Certified CT Technologist. Band Three Technologists should also be comfortable operating many of the various platforms that exist within the UR CT environment.

To be eligible for advancement consideration, technologist must be in good standing. Readiness for movement in the bands is assessed by the CT manager and CT supervisor upon successful demonstration of knowledge and task proficiency as defined in the career ladder. Movement to a higher band is based on departmental need requires final approval from the Imaging Sciences Clinical Director of Operations in collaboration with Human Resources. Employees hired externally with appropriate credentials and relevant experience may enter the career bands as a Band Three to serve in a Lead role if the need exists within the department.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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