CT Tech - Charlotte, NC
Location Highlights: Known as Queen City, Charlotte has four beautiful seasons; a reasonable cost of living; gorgeous East Coast nature; and a friendly, small(er)-town feel with a big-city skyline. It's a dynamic city, with a wide variety of amenities, activities, and a thriving cultural scene!
Shift Options: 5x8's, 4x9's, or 3x12's (Mon - Fri and/or Weekend options) Days & Nights available!
Salary Range: Great compensation package! Ask about the amazing $15k Sign - on Bonus, $5k Relocation Bonus, and high OT pay! Call: (704) 343 - 6536 for more details*
Benefits: Offering a Total Rewards package. The "Culture of Caring" is something every employee contributes to. A few key components of your Total Rewards include:
- Competitive merit increases
- Contributions to your 401(k) Retirement Plan savings
- Maternity Benefits, Short/Long-term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D
- Annual Performance Plus Incentive - exceptional performance-based program rewarding success in Quality/Safety, Patient Satisfaction, Financial Outcomes, and Teammate Engagement
- LiveWELL Wellness Program and Incentives
- 1+ year of experience in Diagnostic Radiology or 1+ year of experience in CT scanning or equivalent applicable experience
Education, License & Certifications:
- Graduate of an accredited two (2) year AMA and ARRT approved program in Radiologic Technology required.
- ARRT certification in Radiology or NMTCB for Nuclear Medicine and advanced registry from the ARRT in CT scanning within one year of hire required
- IV and contrast administration certification required before performing venous contrast administration.
- BLS / CPR
- Operates CT Scanners and associated equipment with a high level of proficiency. This equipment includes scanner, post processing stations/programs, IV contrast injectors, O2 and suction equipment, patient transport and patient monitoring equipment.
- Essential Functions Examines requests and verifies orders on each assigned patient. Refers and questions orders to the Radiologist before performing exam. Contacts ordering provider when there are discrepancies.
- Prepares patients for the procedure with a full explanation and documents on appropriate worksheets.
- Interviews patients for a complete medical history. Reviews in-patients, ER, and outpatients EMR's to obtain pertinent clinical history. Records medical history on requisitions. Correlates other test results and laboratory data with exam being performed. Assumes responsibility for the exam from beginning of exam until completion of dictated results.
- Prepares and administers IV contrast according to departmental protocols. On request, records contrast type and amount. Evaluates technical quality of images and consults with a Radiologist if needed. Recognizes abnormal anatomy and processes any additional, reconstructed images, and/or measurements as instructed.
- Informs appropriate nursing personnel of any changes in the patient's condition. Initiates life support measures for patients when necessary. Assists in "code blue" procedures during medical emergencies.
- Performs CT scanning and assists Radiologist/PA during invasive procedures.
- Practices proper sterile technique in the preparation of necessary supplies. Performs all invasive procedures in accordance with bloodborne pathogens, isolation, and infection control policies and procedures. Is authorized to obtain medication or contrast material as directed for administration by a licensed practitioner.
- Practices principle of radiation safety for self, employees, patients and family members.
- Reports malfunctioning equipment to the department director/manager/supervisor and clinical engineering/radiology engineer.
- Operates radiology computer system to include entering orders and charging procedures/supplies. Documents contrast administration in the MAR.
- Assists other medical personnel, such as anesthesia, when performing exams or services in conjunction with a CT scan.
- Requires moderate to heavy physical efforts in lifting and moving patients, equipment and supplies. Occasional standing, walking, and sitting during normal operation. Frequently may be required to stretch, bend twist, squat or kneel in the daily operation of the CT department. May be exposed to various physical conditions throughout the day such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs, being near moving equipment. Required to use radiation safety guidelines to prevent exposure to ionizing radiation