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PER DIEM CT Technologist - Registered (Huntington) more...
Location:Huntington, NY
Company:Northwell Health
First posted:October 14, 2016 (last updated 30+ days ago)
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Job Description

  • Operates Computed Tomography equipment, prepares for examination, and ensures proper information has been obtained for the physician to make a diagnosis. Assists in the management of patient flow and presents images mounted for physicians diagnosis
  • Prepares patient for examination.
  • Explains procedure in layman terms to relieve patient of pretesting anxiety.
  • Administers oral contrast material for abdominal scans.
  • Sets-up equipment to administer the procedure.
  • Ensures patient is screened according to protocol, and assures consent for the procedure has been obtained, when necessary.
  • Performs CT procedures to include: abdominal, thoracic, all neuro exams, extremities, sub-periosteal implant planning, radiation therapy treatment planning, biopsies etc.
  • Places patient on the exam table and positions within the gantry.
  • Keys in patient history data and other pertinent information obtained from a requisition including anatomical area of interest, slice thickness and pulse sequences.
  • Calculates the number of scans to be obtained based on patient size and operates the equipment ensuring the required images were obtained as ordered by the Radiologist.
  • Contacts Radiologist to review and ascertain whether additional scanning is required. Transmits cases to NSLIJHS Internal Nighthawk services as well as External Nighthawk vendor for interpretation and final reads.
  • Operates equipment for the transfer of computed images to film and/or PACS system.
  • Assists with administration of I.V. contrast.
  • Monitors patient condition.
  • Maintains observation of the patient during the entire examination.
  • Recognizes and reports to the physician, changes in the patient's condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: fainting, discoloration, etc.
  • Operates Radiology Information System (RIS) to assure procedures are ordered correctly and information is accurate.
  • Completes all necessary steps in PACS which allows Radiologists to review and read procedures.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

*ADA Essential Functions

  • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program, required.
  • New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist, required.
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist (R.T.), required and registration in Computed Tomography (CT) required within eighteen (18) months of entry date into position, required
  • Previous experience as a Radiology Technologist, required. Previous CT experience, preferred.
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