CT Technologist (Part Time W/Benefits, Weekends, Days)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 22135
Utilizes Computerized Tomography Scanners to produce cross-sectional images of patient's internal organs and tissues for diagnosis of medical issues. Responsible for following all departmental Radiation Safety and ALARA policies as well as state and federal regulations to ensure low-dose CT Imaging is an integral part of practice. Collaborates with other departments to coordinate patient work flow.
Minimum Job Requirements:
State of Florida General Radiology Technologist license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
American Registry of Rad Tech (ARRT) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CT Certification - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment and obtained within 12 months in position
American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
1-2 years of experience as a Radiologic Technologist
Job Specific Duties:
Demonstrates knowledge of radiation safety by utilizing dose reduction technology and monitoring to optimize patient dose. Sends dose to Dose Monitoring System upon completion of scan.
Coordinates scheduling, transporting, and scanning of patients. Ensures inpatient patients are transported back to their units.
Ensures correct examination is ordered. Reviews all information prior to initiating exams.
Assists Radiologist in CT guided biopsies, drainages, and CT guided interventions.
Obtains patient history, explains exams/procedures to patients and parents, checks history and previous CT scan (if any) with designated Radiologist, and addresses patient and family concerns.
Follows hospital patient-identification policy prior to performing examination. Utilizes two patient identifiers to ensure accuracy per policy.
Loads and operates power injectors for IV contrast media administration.
Maintains accurate and timely CT scan records. Ensures scanning and contrasts are accurate.
Performs high-quality CT portion of Diagnostic PET Scan as per Radiologists protocol.
Enters and transmits patient information to PACS for interpretation/reading promptly upon completion of examination.
Adjusts equipment, determines proper technique, and arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain correct patient position.
Communicates effectively with hospital employees, physicians, and patients.
Answers phones and problem solves as needed.
Practices radiation safety at all times and adheres to all clean sweep guidelines and infection control standards per policy.
Performs portable examinations in the operating room and critical care units. Knowledge of portal operations and trouble shooting.
Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of equipment, monitoring inventory, and stocking scan room.
Performs QA, completes exam, enters and transmits patient information into PACS in a timely manner.
Problem solves issues with equipment and reports equipment problems/malfunctions to clinical engineering or supervisor on an as needed basis.
Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu, etc.), and education requirements.
Maintains accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance policy and procedures. Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards.
Ensures behavior meets and/or exceeds targeted service scores as measured by the Service Index and/or the internal departmental service survey.
Completed a training program in Computerized Axial Tomography highly preferred.
At least one year experience in high volume pediatric setting is highly preferred.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
Thorough knowledge of radiological and CT terminology, cross-sectional anatomy, practices, procedures, physiology, and human anatomy.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to problem solve and adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's needed.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Ability to communicate within a multi-disciplinary team in order to achieve top quality results.
Ability to work as a team member.
Imaging & Radiology
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.