Cleveland Clinic CT-Technologist in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Provides computed tomography imaging and patient care services at defined levels to patients of all ages. Maintains patient safety.

Responsibilities:

  • Checks and prepares patients prior to CT study.

  • Acquires patients chart data/requisition and reviews both to determine correct room set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs.

  • Verifies the patient's demographic data is correct in all applicable systems.

  • Assures patient's safety and comfort during procedures.

  • Educates patient regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.

  • Performs Daily QA.

  • Assists with scheduling of patients as needed.

  • Prepares and administers contrast media or medications within the accepted scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations.

  • Performs VNA punctures as necessary and maintains competencies.

  • Maintains all aspects of the CT area including the technical and clerical components to ensure proper quality assurance results and any required documentation.

  • Keeps the area in a state of inspection readiness and compliance (i.e. JCAHO, ODH, etc.)

  • Acquires, archives, transmits, and prints images via PACS.

  • Transmits images and appropriate paperwork after hours.

  • Processes billing via RIS.

  • Observes potential equipment dysfunctions and reports problems to appropriate individuals.

  • Maintains available equipment up-time at the highest level for patient accessibility.

  • Provides coverage as needed and is available to cover shifts as needed.

  • May be assigned to a primary site, but is required to cover other modalities, sites and/or locations as needed.

  • Instructs and mentors new hires and Radiology students.

  • Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation programs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.

Certifications:

  • Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.

  • Certification in Computed Tomography (CT) required within one year of hire: R.T.(R) (CT) (ARRT).

  • Current state licensure required prior to employment.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Ability to communicate well with Radiologists and Physicians to coordinate proper imaging of patients.

  • Strong communication skills are essential to provide excellent care to patients and families.

  • Ability to work well with minimal or no direct supervision.

  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and related pathologic processes.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a General Radiologic Technologist preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be offered smoking cessation assistance and will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

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