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CT Technologist Full Time

Company: Trinity Health Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:**CT Tech/ CT Technologist/ Computed Tomography Full Time 32- 40hrs Per Week**Shifts Available: Days, Afternoons, NightsLocation: Ann Arbor/ YpsilantiPOSITION PURPOSEOperates computerized tomographic (CT) scanners to obtain images for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies and disease.--- Prepares patients for procedures, administers oral and intravenous contrast media, operates scanners according to protocol using ALARA techniques.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESUsing department guidelines/protocols, physician recommendations and personal judgment , technologists shall review patient charts and radiological history for each individual patient to determine proper protocol based on the physician's order, patient history, and to identify any contraindications to oral and or intravenous preps. Adheres to department policy for identifying patients before beginning any diagnostic or interventional procedure. Transfers patients to CT table, assists patients with positioning and applies immobilization and support devices as necessary. Explains procedure, instructs and reassures the patients, using care, courtesy and tact. Reviews patient history sheets with patient, clarifying any questionable entries and completing any areas left blank by the patient. Applies knowledge of human anatomy and understanding of patient's condition to determine appropriate CT Scanning techniques and to assure accurate, high quality images for diagnostic interpretation. Administers contrast media, per protocol, and radiologists and or referring physician orders, for CT examinations following established sterile techniques and methods. Monitors patient for adverse reactions to contrast media.Observes case progress and patient condition before and during performance of diagnostic procedures, recognizing changes that may require emergency actions and initiating appropriate responses.Demonstrates knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and practices with respect to sterile, isolation and aseptic techniques to prevent contamination, and maintains documentation of infection control procedures and activities. Applies knowledge of potential radiation hazards and observes appropriate radiation safety regulations. Assists other in maintaining cleanliness of patient and staff areas. Demonstrates proven competencies in operating the scanner controls/table and peripheral devices including, manipulation of techniques, tube warm up and calibration,--- remote access to applications and service, EKG machine and contrast power injector. Documents reactions, complications and follows up with phone calls to the patient's referring physician and nursing unit as as required by departmental policy.Burns CD's as required and requested by departments, patients and physicians using the PACS and or PACS Cube devices. Maintains required files and records for equipment and patients. Notifies appropriate personnel immediately when the equipment malfunctions and/or needs repair (ie I-Link). Ensures necessary maintenance and repairs are completed in efficient and timely manner.---Notifies manager and department lead or coordinator immediately in the event of a machine failure or downtime. Schedules CT examinations in order to ensure smooth flow and optimal utilization of equipment. Performs the duties of a general diagnostic radiologic technologist as required for their site, shift (eg; Livingston, Saline) and/or assignment.CT Technologist will maintain ARRT registry by obtaining necessary continuing education credits. Maintains BLS competency as evidenced by attendance at an annual BLS review. Demonstrates proficiency in veinpucture policies and techniques.---Maintains competency in all CT specific procedures and protocols,other than those listed below.--- If a specific procedure is not performed routinely at the technologist's home site, annual or semi-annual schedule modifications may be required (e.g assignment to the AA campus) as determined by the SDL.

  • Cardiac CTA
  • Colonography
  • Advanced Post Processing on Vitrea
  • Quality Control (site specific)Rotates shifts, weekends, and holidays as deemed appropriate by management, including assignments to other campuses.Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Assists in transporting patients when necessary. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. Provides quality patient care by considering the age specific, developmental and cultural needs through competent clinical practice. Demonstrates unit/area competencies.OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESCT Tech's performs other duties as assigned.---REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSUREEducation:Requires Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience.Licensure:Registered as a Radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT(R)(CT) Licensure Required.Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association.Experience:Prefer 6 months of CT and or diagnostic imaging experience.---REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • CT Technologists must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with all patients.
    • Analytical skills necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of computerized tomography techniques and methods, and of cross sectional anatomy in order to obtain quality images.
    • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail at all times when operating equipment, manipulating and reproducing images.
    • Ability to lift and position patients for up to thirty percent of work time.
    • Ability to recognize pathology and tailor examination to provide a complete diagnosis.Employees of Trinity Health Michigan enjoy---
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      • Competitive compensation
      • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability
      • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
      • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout Trinity HealthVisitto learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Trinity Health Michigan.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Michigan, Ann Arbor , CT Technologist Full Time, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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