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CT Technologist- Fulltime Nights

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: To perform radiographic exams to include all modalities covered under the staff radiographer's license. To monitor and evaluate patient care quality and efficiency as part of a multi-disciplinary team and appropriate for the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service.
CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1. Performs radiologic procedures in accordance with unit-based standards of practice.
* Moves X-ray equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
* Demonstrates effective knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques and protocols.
* Transfers, positions and instructs patients regarding the procedure.
* Consistently produces film of high technical quality.
* Positions patients and operates equipment to produce most reliable and informational data.
* Transports patient to radiographic room; prepares and maintains room following BRGMC Safety Guidelines.
* Utilizes immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specific areas of the body while maintaining patient safety and comfort.
* Assesses data reflective of each patient's status and interprets information needed in order to identify each patient's age requirements relative to his or her age specific health care needs.
2. Demonstrates correct and safe operation of radiographic equipment.
* Demonstrates compliance with radiation safety procedures - correctly shields patient/techs/visitors.
* Correctly uses monitoring devices.
* Complies with room technique.
* Demonstrates correct preparation and use of contrast media (Oral contrast, IV administration, Lower GI contrast, Retrograde Administration).
3. Practices effective communication that enhances teamwork and quality of care.
* Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
* Recognizes adverse reactions and responds appropriately through action and communication with other staff and physicians.
* Demonstrates age specific care awareness by communicating at appropriate level of complexity and word choice for the age of patient undergoing procedure.

4. Conducts CT Scans under the direction of Radiologist.
Performance Standards:
* Demonstrates correct technique in positioning patients and preparing patients for scan.
* Correctly sets scanning equipment and operates to produce high quality diagnostic data.
* Maintains CT room and equipment.
* Monitors supply inventories and ensures adequate supplies are on hand for upcoming shift.
5. Maintains standards in accordance with radiation protection.
Performance Standards:
* Demonstrates capability to perform daily quality control measures and testing
* Maintains proper documentation of quality control measures.

Approved training in computerized tomography preferred.
Current Louisiana licensure to perform in the capacity of radiographer. CT Certification Preferred. National Certification Preferred.

Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records w/o limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, information related to patient location, religious beliefs and/or public health records, medical records related to quality/data, patient financial information and/or 3rd party billing, patient-related complaints.
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, administers/receives/collects meds/blood, orders or products, validates, transports, monitors or observes patients for procedures including infusion pumps, monitors clinical alarms for all ages.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS- Reference DOT 078.362-026 - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST (medical serv.) alternate titles: radiographer; x-ray technologist - 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 exits 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 walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling or far 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.

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