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CT Scan Technologist

Cape Cod Healthcare


Location:
Hyannis, MA
Date:
08/16/2017
2017-08-162017-09-14
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Job Details

Cape Cod Healthcare

Department: CT Scan
Schedule: (SUMMER ONLY) 16 Hours per week
Shift: Day/Evening Shift
Hours: 12p-8p, Monday & Friday, Occ W/E, Occ Hol.
Job Details:

 

Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.  With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs.  We are currently seeking a dedicated CT Scan Technologist to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Manager, perform computerized tomographic procedures of designated anatomical areas as requested by physicians, by applying ionizing radiation to patients according to established practices and procedures in a manner consistent with prescribed radiation protection safety standards.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Perform computed tomography scanning procedures at a technical level requiring constant attention to technical detail, requiring independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiologic diagnosis.

·         Operates control console for patient's scan.

·         Selects proper imaging techniques.

·         Operates various peripheral hardware and equipment.

 

2.      Maintain, set-up and adjust equipment, checking calibration and recalibrating as necessary.

 

3.      Positions patient on examination table and adjusts immobilization devices as required to obtain optimum views of specified area of the body requested by physician as determined by department policy and procedure observing all health and safety precautions, quality assurance and infection control standards.

 

4.      Receive and review requests for radiologic studies.  Provide explanation of procedures and answer pertinent questions of patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation.

·         Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of patients during examinations and procedures to insure safety and comfort while preparing for and while undergoing computerized tomography procedures..

·         Assist physician and/or nurse with monitoring and treatment of patients during procedures.

·         Record all required information to provide permanent records of significant and/or functional anatomical or pathologic data obtained.

 

5.      Apply principles of radiographic protection using beam restriction devices, patient shielding skills, and knowledge of applicable exposure factors, to minimize radiation to patients and staff.

 

6.      Coordinate work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency using and/or modifying established procedures, to assure timely completion of work in conformance with department policies and procedures.

·         Evaluates images for technical quality.

·         Maintain adequate radiology records to assure proper identification.

·         Assist physician with administration of radiographic contrast media or its direct administration if trained and sanctioned by the radiologist.

 

7.      Maintain a thorough knowledge of departmental and Hospital policies and Procedures as they pertain to the job, including the fire and disaster plans.  Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.

 

8.      Participates in activities which promote professional self-growth and development; meeting minimum requirements for continuing education as directed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Massachusetts State Licensing.

 

9.      Maintain an ethical relationship with patients, physicians, personnel and guests and insures patient confidentiality at all times.

 

10.  Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested.

 

Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Healthcare's commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

·         Ability to read, write and communicate in English.

·         High school graduate or GED.

·         Graduate an American Medical Association (AMA) Accredited Radiography Program.

·         Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 

·         Valid Massachusetts State License in Radiation Control.

·         Must have certification from an accredited CT program or currently registered in CT by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  

·         3 years experience as a Radiologic Technologist OR 1 year experience as a Radiologic Technologist at CCH OR 1 year current (within the last 5 years) CT Tech experience.

·         Current BLS.

 

*Workers who enter into a traineeship are not eligible to bid on vacancies in positions within the bargaining unit for 12 months except to add hours in the same classification.

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Zip Code: 02601
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