At the direction of a qualified physician the technologist performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement with ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiologic diagnosis.Performs computed tomography procedures utilizing established scan protocols, including contrast administration without requiring constant supervisionPerforms a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement to adjust protocols, and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic CT purposes.Utilizes complex imaging equipment for the acquisition, analysis, reconstruction and documentation of image data and completes procedures according to protocol.Administers PO, rectal and IV contrast per physician orders/department policy and assess patients for potential risk factors prior to the administration of the contrast media required for the imaging procedure.Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
- Education: Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
- License/Certifications: Must be a Licensed Radiology Technologist in NY State certified to do IV injections for CT exams (current BLS CPR certification is necessary to be certified to do injections per NYS). Will consider candidates who are Licensed Radiology Technologists in NY State and become certified to do IV injections for CT exams within 6 months of hire, including obtaining or maintaining a current BLS CPR certification. ARRT certification in Radiology required. ARRT Advanced Certification in CT preferred. BLS required.
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