CT Tech PDM
Promotes quality patient care through the performance of diagnostic and invasive CT scan procedures utilizes appropriate technique, established protocols, physician direction, and age specific guidelines. Maintains thorough knowledge of contrast agents, CT scanners, injector systems, supplies, radiation safety and quality assurance guidelines and applies such knowledge in day-to-day performance of duties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Service: Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center. Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Prepares patient for procedure by noting appropriate medical history, carefully screening patients for contrast reactions, noting the correct physician order, and maintaining rigid adherence to department safety standards. Performs daily calibrations of CT scanners, cleans scanning area before and after each patient and at shift breaks, adheres to infection control practices pre and post patient care, stocks supplies and routinely exams stock to make sure no expired items are in the department. Provides Radiologist/Physician with assistance during complex, invasive, and therapeutic procedures, including room and supply preparation. Able to adjust to high volume situations and critical needs without sacrificing accuracy/quality. Follows policy and procedures when preforming CT scans. Completes order entry and exam data entry in a timely manner that allowing for images to be viewed and reported on by radiologist.
People: Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance. Collaborates with inter and intraprofessional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.
Quality: Completes annual education requirements. Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency validation requirements. Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices. Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional standards of care. Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogens and communicable conditions. Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm. Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent, or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments. Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving patient satisfaction results. Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Education: Graduate from an approved/accredited School of Radiologic Technology required. Certification : ARRT ( R) (CT) Required Licensed: Texas Medical Board Medical Radiologic Technologist Technical, clerical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area. Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required. Other certification requirements as defined by the certification policy. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.