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CT Simulation Technologist

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: The CT Simulation Technologist is responsible for performing CT simulations and treatment setups for various treatment techniques. Under the direction of the Radiation Therapist, Dosimetrist, Medical Radiation Physicist or Radiation Oncologist, operates the CT Simulation according to department polices and procedures. This role will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will provide input to the continuity of patient care





PERFORMANCE CRITERIA



CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.



PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

* Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and their families, physicians, and the community.

* Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and vital signs.

* Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the customer asks.

* Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.

* Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of customers through personal action and attention to the environment of care.

* Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and anticipates information needs of customers.





CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, and the GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.



PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal requirements of the position and department.

* Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational records.

* Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.





CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.



PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments. Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even when workload and demands are high.

* Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity, and fairness.

* Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.





CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.



PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

* Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work processes.

* Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work processes.

* Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality initiatives.





CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost management practices.



PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Effectively manages time and resources

* Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of the organization - material, human, and financial.

* Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.





CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.



PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

* Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and emphasizes patient and employee safety.

* Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries or potential injuries.

* Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee safety standards at all times.

* Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques, equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and plans.





JOB FUNCTIONS



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:



  • Demonstrates the ability to create patient treatment setups based off physician orders according to department policies.



    PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

    * Maintain necessary documentation in patients' charts

    * Ability to administer contrast for scans (oral/intravenous).

    * Demonstrates the ability to verify the daily and weekly procedure charges.

    * Demonstrates ability to simulate patient for treatment planning using 3-D CT and gating technology.



  • Assists Radiation Therapists with setups, charting and patient care.



    PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

    * Demonstrates knowledge of applied radiation physics and human anatomy.

    * Demonstrates ability construct patient immobilization equipment based off patient diagnosis and physician orders.

    *



  • Demonstrates correct and safe operation of equipment.



    PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

    * Demonstrates knowledge of radiation safety.

    * Demonstrates the ability to safely operate CT scanners.

    * Demonstrates ability for daily QA of CT scanners.

    * Maintains inventory of necessary patient supplies (masks/needles/etc.)

    * Cleaning and maintaining items in between patient use as required by department policies.



    4. Practices effective communication that enhances teamwork and quality of care.



    PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

    * Under a wide variety of circumstances, establishes contact with patients and their families.

    * Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxiety and to obtain patient cooperation.

    * Demonstrates age specific care awareness by communicating at appropriate level of complexity and word choice for the age of patient undergoing procedures.]

    * Communicates clearly and concisely with all members of the health care team.





  • Performs all other duties as assigned.





    SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

    Holds current Louisiana State license to perform in the capacity of Radiologic Technologist with certification in CT.

    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers



    HIPAA REQUIREMENTS:

    Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records without limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, medical records related to quality data, patient financial information, patient billing 3rd party, patient

    related complaints, information related to patient location, patients' religious beliefs and/or research information.



    SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

    Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification, receives orders for patients, validates patients for any procedure/surgery, transports patients, monitors clinical alarms, and radiation safety.



    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Reference DOT 078.361-034 RADIATION-THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST (medical ser.) STRENGTH: L - Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires waling or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , CT Simulation Technologist, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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