JOB SUMMARY: Responsible the operation of the CT department, overseeing and performing procedures, quality assurance, and supervising CT staff.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for maintaining a day book, recording the proper charges and dosages to patient, retrieve prior films and reports; including reports and films from area health care facilities before consulting with radiologist on patient procedure. Assist with administration of IV Contrast, position patient and set proper injection code to power injector. Actually perform CT exam, then do all necessary filming including prospective images that would assist Radiologist in actual diagnosis; develop, sort, and load film. Perform weekly QA testing on CT machine.
Scheduling appointments; answering incoming phone calls; consulting with physicians, nurse practitioners, and/or other medical assistants concerning emergency CT Scans; greeting patients and checking the waiting area for arrivals; prepare patients for exams by changing their clothes and giving them the oral contrast media if needed; patients instructions about their exam and obtaining signature on IV contrast consent form; drawing up and mixing IV contrast media; clean, stock, and maintain exam room, order supplies and other duties as needed with the Radiology Department. Utilizes RIS/PACS System to enter, retrieve, and maintain data. May be exposed to hazardous drugs. Other duties as assigned. Attends OSHA training upon initial employee orientation and annually completes an OSHA competency.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS (MANAGERIAL DUTIES): Communicating with vendors, placing orders, handling P.O. requisitions. Assisting Radiologist with teaching files; setting up protocols for CT procedures. Overseeing service maintenance on machine; review service invoices; initiate service calls – consult with in-site service. Obtain monthly patient count and yearly objective report. Set-up, perform, and supervise all QA on CT machine from fellow technicians and service technicians. Answer to state inspector on a yearly basis. Take complaints from Radiologist, physicians, clinical staff, patients, and etc. – try to rectify. Schedule time-off between CT personnel; writing yearly evaluations and employee conferences. Assist in hiring CT personnel. Check charge tickets for proper charges, history and dosages daily.
KNOWLEDGE SKILL & ABILITY: The ability to work quickly and astutely in dealing with patients that have had reactions to the iodine contrast material. The ability to generate a feeling of caring, consideration, accommodation and empathy in dealing with the patients. The ability to deal effectively with peers, associates, and medical staff. Ability to work closely with physicians and radiologists in dealing with CT Scan procedures. The ability to distinguish normal from abnormal CT Scans in order to assist the Radiologist.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Graduation from high school and graduation from a two year accredited school of radiography with an ARRT certificate. A valid New York State license in radiography and at least two years experience working within the field of CT.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires sitting, standing bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 20 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment such as computer, fax, calculators and telephone. Requires normal hearing and vision.
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