These employees function as a CT or mammography technologist.
Ensures operation of imaging equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Transfers, positions, and instructs patients regarding the procedure in order to obtain and affect the desired imaging diagnostic results as specified by the physician.
Maintains production and quality of images by following established standards, guidelines, and/or procedures; developing images, observing results; making necessary adjustments.
Works as a member of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in diagnostic testing procedures.
Adheres to medical and surgical asepsis and standard precautions as required per procedure.
Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patient and staff, following established safety protocols.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patient’s status before, during and after procedure.
Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of examinations and procedures, answering questions.
Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.
Performs clerical duties and transports patients as required.
Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, and transport, and radiology information system.
Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required..
Assists in the clinical education of students and peers.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Mammography specific duties:
Perform a variety of tasks involving the operation of mammographic radiographic equipment and other equipment/devices as appropriate. Position patients, using immobilization when necessary. Calculate exposure factors, assist physicians. Performs breast imaging procedures, which may include breast interventional procedures and ultrasound. Perform the quality control functions related to mammography. Assist in maintenance and compilation of statistical data. Evaluates exposed film for technical quality; Processes films and prepares them for reading by the Radiologist.
CT Technologist specific duties:
Performs CT scan studies, obtains patient history, explains procedures, and addresses patient concerns. Performs venipuncture for IV and contrast administration, using aseptic technique.
Performs routine CT computer functions such as archiving, copying, filming and manipulation of image data. Practices radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding skills and knowledge of applicable exposure factors, minimizes radiation to patient and staff. Assumes responsibility for implementing equipment repair/replacement, maintenance, and cleanliness. Observes patients’ status before, during and after procedure; may perform any or all duties of a technical assistant. Ensures accurate maintenance of patients’ medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information. Provides training to students, staff and physicians. Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards. Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related CT or Mammography experience preferred, but not required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: CT Tech - Arizona Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT). American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Mammography Tech - Arizona Certified Mammography Technologist (CMT). Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of regulations regarding patient care, fire safety, infection control, disaster plan and emergency codes and procedures.
Skill in providing computerized tomographic scanner radiographs.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to apply basic algebraic concepts
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.