Job Title: CT/Nuclear Tech
Company: St Anthony Community Hospital
City/State: Warwick, NY
Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical
Department: CT Scan
Position: Full Time
Hours: m-f 7a-3p
Req #: 22263
Posted Date: Dec 31, 2020
The CT/Nuclear Tech (Technologist) operates CT, X-ray and Nuclear Medicine equipment to create images of designated portions of the body. Must be aware of the health and welfare of all patients to whom the tests are directed to assure them of the best possible safety program
- Adjusts X-ray equipment to correct setting for each examination. Positions and instructs patients and determines proper voltage, current and desired exposure time for each radiograph.
- Selects appropriate CT protocol for each CT examination.
- Properly screens CT patients prior to administration of intravenous and/or oral contrast media (including investigation of blood results, allergic history, etc.).
- Operates CT intravenous contrast injector with physician supervision (i.e., radiologist, ED MD, etc.).
- Arranges, attaches or adjusts immobilizing and supportive devices such as sandbags, binders and angle boards to obtain the precise position, prevent patients from moving, and lessen discomfort. Adjusts lead shield to protect unaffected parts of the body from exposure to radiation.
- Positions x-ray equipment at proper distance and angle from patient’s body to present clear and undistorted view, adjusting cone to direct concentration of rays on specific areas.
- Steps behind protective enclosure and flips switch to activate machine which automatically cuts off at end of preset exposure time. Repeats exposure from slightly different angles as prescribed by physician.
- Follows same procedure to operate mobile x-ray equipment in the operating room, emergency room or at bedside.
- Prepares and administers mixtures (barium salts or other chemical mixture) to the patient if needed for internal organ images.
- Assists physicians in performance of examinations by preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to patients under the direction of a radiologist.
- Assists in equipment calibration and radioisotope assay operation.
- Maintains adequate records of radioisotope receipts, use, storage, and disposal in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
- Responsible for daily Nuclear Medicine and CT QA/QC functions and maintains department in state of “audit readiness.”
- Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
- Cleans and makes minor adjustments to equipment.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span, possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
- Provides patient care to neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements:
At least one year of full-time experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine, X-ray and CT imaging including didactic experience equivalent to the curriculum recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Verbal ability, spatial perception, form perception, clerical perception and manual dexterity.
Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school. Graduate of program in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Licenses / Certifications:
Licensed by the State of New York in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. ARRT-CT registered or eligible. ARRT-NM registered or eligible OR NMTCB registered or eligible.
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.