Ct Tech Trainee

New Haven, CT
Apr 5, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Performs Computed Tomography procedures under the direction of a radiologist using appropriate professional and technical skills to produce quality images for medical diagnosis or treatment. May assist the CT technologist but does not actual scan patients except under direct supervision.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. High Reliability Organization (HRO) and work practices as documented with scanning errors.
  • 1.1. Uses technical skill and knowledge of cross- section anatomy to perform CT exams using appropriate imaging protocols.
  • 1.2. Review requisitions and RIS orders, contrast questionnaires and prescribed scan protocols to ensure that each patient is scanned appropriately, without needed repeat studies due to technologist error.
  • 1.3. Identifies patients accurately 100% of the time using designated scripts for communication as directed according to departmental policy as observed by supervisor or other hospital staff.
  • 1.4. Reports and documents designated quality assurance responsibilities such as:
    - Patient contrast reactions or extravasations
    - Patient injures or complaints
    - Equipment malfunctions
    - Procedure time - out
    - Missing or inappropriate exam requisitions
    - Enters initials into scanner as per ACR guidelines
  • 2. Actively participate in workflow activities in order to ensure the goals of the department are meet and runs efficiently.
  • 2.1. Has minimal inactive scanner time between patients n order to maximize the section's efficiency and minimize patient delays as observed by supervisor or physician.
  • 2.2. Assists the physician/ radiologist as needed with CT guided medical procedures.
  • 2.3. Proactively assumes responsibility to monitor patient exam RIS worklist i.e. review lab values, patient allergies, pregnancy test, obtains IV access, orders and sends contrast to patient area's, acquires protocols for exams within 15 min. of the exam order.
  • 2.4. Operates the scanner using age and dose appropriate protocols and related medical equipment necessary to produce quality CT images for diagnosis or treatment safely and efficiently.
  • 3. Performs quality and compassionate patient care in order to ensure patient cooperation, safety and satisfaction.
  • 3.1. Identifies patient accurately and consistently uses connect point scripts according to departmental policy as observed by supervisor or other Hospital staff.
  • 3.2. Thoroughly explains the procedure and ensures patient physical and emotional comfort as observed by supervisor/manager, and noted by patient comments or surveys.
  • 3.3. Is attentive to patient care needs and expediently calls for nursing and/or physician medical support, as required, as evidenced by incident reports and employee, physician and nursing input.
  • 3.4. Is attentive and responsive to the concerns of all patients and their families, as noted by supervisor/manager, and evidenced by no more than one patient complaint.
  • 3.5. Ensures a Clean and Safe environment through daily exam room inspections. Recognize and perform tasks needed to foster good patient care sure as room preparation, restocking supplies, and offering assistance to others when possible on a daily basis.
  • 3.6. Performs IV insertion using aseptic techniques and administer IV and or Oral contrast media under the direction of a CT Technologist and Radiologist
  • 4. Performs various record keeping, communication and QA functions in order to ensure goals of the section are met and operation runs efficiently.
  • 4.1. Relays pertinent info. to the radiologists or RTR to minimize errors due to lack of communication, especially during change of shift, (no more than 4 complaints /quarter), of communication not passed on.
  • 4.2. Under the direction of the RT performs network PACS and RIS functions, especially editing and completing exams appropriately, to ensure the accuracy of patient billing and medical records, with no more than 3 variances per review period.
  • 4.3. Retrieves and enters patient data into the Scanning console, RIS, PACS with accuracy as observed and reviewed in error reports.
  • 4.4. Assists CSA, scheduler, PFAS, MDs, secretaries and RNs with scheduling, pre-auth. and patient prep. instruction to ensure appropriate exam.
  • 4.5. Maximize team effort and patient throughput, ex.s room prep, restocking supplies, and offering assistance to others when own assignments are completed, as observed by supervisor or others, with no more than 3/quarter.
  • 4.6. Reports/ records QA initiatives such as: patient contrast reactions /extravasations, injuries /complaints, Equipment malfunctions, radiation dose, time-outs, Missing/ inappropriate exam reqs. (described in the department QA program), with no more than 4 variances per year as noted by supervisor and QA recording forms.
  • 5. Participates in various teaching, learning, and research opportunities in order to further professional knowledge and expertise to assist in expanding the knowledge of others.
  • 5.1. Is receptive to teaching C.T. technologist, student technologists, radiology residents and fellows, as observed by the supervisor, and from input provided from these students.
  • 5.2. Keeps current with mandated hospital, Healthstream, CBT, and other department required training program each year, as recorded by supervisor/manager.
  • 5.3. Maintains active professional registration/certification and state licensure and provides documentation, as recorded by supervisor/manager.
  • 5.4. Keeps current of technical field through reading reference journals and materials or in-services provided by department as observed by supervisor.
  • 6. To enhance the patient experience in Diagnostic radiology all staff will be responsible to achieve patient satisfaction scores set by the department on the Test & Treatment section of our Press Ganey Survery.
  • 6.1. Is receptive to teaching Radiology Students, residents, and other employees as observed by the supervisor, and from input provided from these professionals.
  • 6.2. Staff will fully explain procedure and ask if the patient has any additional questions about the procedure.
  • 6.3. Staff will address any comfort issues a patient may have prior to starting procedure.
  • 6.4. Staff will thank patient once procedure is completed and ask the patient if they have any additional questions.
  • 6.5. Staff must meet the above goals and fiscal year threshold value, which was last fiscal year actual for a 2 rating on review.
  • 6.6. Staff must meet the above goals and exceed fiscal year threshold value by + .02 for a 3 rating on review.
  • 6.7. Staff must meet the above goals and exceed fiscal year threshold value by + .04 for a 4 rating on review.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Satisfactory completion of an A.M.A. approved program in Radiologic Technology. ARRT Certified and licensed by the state CT in radiologic technology.(Courses in cross-section anatomy preferred.) Must pursue A.R.R.T. certification in computed tomography. AS degree required, BS degree preferred.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum of one (1) year full-time experience as a Radiologic Technologist and must demonstrate competency performing routine CT exams within six (6) months of commencement of CT training program.

    LICENSURE:

    R.T.R and Connecticut License required
    CPR certification perfered

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Familiar with general PC applications and basic cross section anatomy. Must have demonstrated exceptional ability with radiographic imaging, customer service, and teamwork.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Must meet expectations of job responsibilities and performance standards as stated in the criteria based job description, and as stated in the performance appraisal supplement. Performance will be assessed continually and reviewed after six (6) months by supervisor.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Uses technical skills, independent judgment, and team work to ensure efficient use of C.T. scanner, and imaging protocols to maximize patient throughput and achieve patient satisfaction. Assists in clinical research. Provides instruction to residents, students, etc. in C.T. technology. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. to assist with patient transfers.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. to assist with patient transfers.

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    Job Info

    Job: 6691

    Department: Diagnostic Image Cat Scan
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: DIAG IMAGING
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 40.00

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