Part Time Cat Scan Technologist- Peconic Bay Medical Center

Req Number 001NGK
Job Category Nursing Support
Job Description
Operates Computed Tomography equipment, prepares for examination, and ensures proper information has been obtained for the physician to make a diagnosis. Assists in the management of patient flow and presents images mounted for physicians diagnosis

1. Prepares patient for examination.
+ Explains procedure in layman terms to relieve patient of pretesting anxiety.
+ Administers oral contrast material for abdominal scans.
+ Sets-up equipment to administer the procedure.
+ Ensures patient is screened according to protocol, and assures consent for the procedure has been obtained, when necessary.
1. Performs CT procedures to include: abdominal, thoracic, all neuro exams, extremities, sub-periosteal implant planning, radiation therapy treatment planning, biopsies etc.
+ Places patient on the exam table and positions within the gantry.
+ Keys in patient history data and other pertinent information obtained from a requisition including anatomical area of interest, slice thickness and pulse sequences.
+ Calculates the number of scans to be obtained based on patient size and operates the equipment ensuring the required images were obtained as ordered by the Radiologist.
+ Contacts Radiologist to review and ascertain whether additional scanning is required. Transmits cases to NSLIJHS Internal Nighthawk services as well as External Nighthawk vendor for interpretation and final reads.
+ Operates equipment for the transfer of computed images to film and/or PACS system.
+ Assists with administration of I.V. contrast.
1. Monitors patient condition.
+ Maintains observation of the patient during the entire examination.
+ Recognizes and reports to the physician, changes in the patient?s condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: fainting, discoloration, etc.
1. Operates Radiology Information System (RIS) to assure procedures are ordered correctly and information is accurate.
2. Completes all necessary steps in PACS which allows Radiologists to review and read procedures.
3. Performs related duties, as required.
ADA Essential Functions
+ Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program, required.
+ New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist, required.
+ American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist (R.T.), required and registration in Computed Tomography (CT) required within eighteen (18) months of entry date into position, required
+ Previous experience as a Radiology Technologist, required. Previous CT experience, preferred.

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