Your calm presence and expert knowledge of the human body eases patient anxiety; your attention to detail and patient safety are critical to providing diagnostic imaging that contributes to the best possible patient outcomes. If you see your role as a CT Technologist as more than performing imaging procedures; if you view your work as an important part of making life better for others, you may be a perfect fit for this opportunity within the Legacy community.
The CT Technologist performs imaging procedures according to physician's orders, utilizing knowledge and judgment in regard to exposure factors, imaging technique, and patient treatment.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland plays a vital role as a local and regional leader in serious clinical illness or injury. With around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues, including experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds, stroke, brain surgery and more, Legacy Emanuel is central to the health of our community and critical to the care of the Northwest.
IMAGING: Provides quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment.
Competency in the field of CT.
Positions patient for diagnostic imaging according to department procedures, training, and machine requirements.
Operates imaging equipment, determines and sets exposure factors, sets technique utilizing all relevant factors to ensure accurate and quality images with minimal and acceptable repeat rates.
Uses computer image processing to select and optimize images.
Processes and presents images and related patient information to radiologist for diagnosis.
Assists with patient transport by moving patients using standard procedures.
DOCUMENTATION: Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
Identifies patient by checking patient's I.D., full name and medical record number according to department procedure.
Reviews patient chart and orders to insure correct examination.
Labels images completely with demographic, position and other needed
Logs activities, gathers charging information and charges exams as required.
Follows department and hospital procedures and policies.
Performs quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function.
Performs medication reconciliation on patients receiving IV contrast media.
PERSONAL & PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY: Provides for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with written standards so there is no injury to self or others.
Protects patients and others in the area by using proper machine settings and radiation safety standards.
Practices universal and blood and body fluid precautions, and sterile practices according to procedures.
Communicates and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to insure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Maintains awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs.
Starts IV’s using proper technique and administers medications under the direction of the LIP.
PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR: Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence.
Informs and educates patient and/or family of all needed information concerning the exam performed.
Uses professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customer and staff.
Maintains professional appearance, punctuality, flexibility, confidentiality and guest relations.
Handles stressful situations in ways that promote positive outcomes.
Takes personal initiative to maintain current in education (journals, books, inservices seminars, etc.) in all specialty areas assigned.
Participates in presenting professional information to colleagues.
As required to obtain ARRT.
One year previous experience in the field of CT preferred.
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.
LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
National registration with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiology (ARRT-R) or Nuclear Medicine (ARRT-N) required. CT certification (ARRT-CT) required within six months of job placement. Current state license in Radiography or Nuclear Medicine required for all employees who perform this job in the state of Oregon. Current Radiologic Technologist Certification required for all employees who perform this job in the state of Washington. AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.