HCA, Hospital Corporation of America CT/Rad Technician/PRN/Per Diem in Tallahassee, Florida
Capital Regional Medical Center is a fully-accredited healthcare facility with more than 1,100 employees and 500 physicians.
A 266-bed, acute-care hospital that offers 24/7 Emergency Services in Leon and Gadsden Counties including; aPediatric ER,Senior Care ERand anExpress Care ER. We also offer aBariatric Center,Behavioral Health Center,Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center w/PCI,Comprehensive Breast Center,Family Center,Heart & Vascular Center,Orthopedic Center,Physical Therapy Services,Senior First,Sleep Center, Stroke Center,Surgical Services,Wound Healing Center,Network-of-Care Affiliated Physician Practices, and more.
2626 Capital Medical Blvd Tallahassee, FL 32308
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision, operates computed tomography equipment, positions patients to produce diagnostic images in a safe manner and also performs related duties.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Operates CT equipment to produce images, scans of designated portions of body. Adjusts equipment and patient to correct positions for each examination. Instructs and explains procedures to patients. Selects proper technical factors, on an individual patient basis according to established protocols.
Performs reconstruction and special processing (CT Angio) of data. Evaluates completed scans for positioning, technique and adequacy of examination.
Closely observes patients, performs first aid, as necessary, confers with physician when requested examinations do not appear to be clinically appropriate with the patient’s condition, and generally, maintains an acute awareness of any patient under his/her control.
Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include inputting/editing exams, ensuring that the previous report is printed and in the imaging chart and completion of requisition (taken status) prior to sending images to be read.
Records and maintains data on appropriate media and electronic storage, and logs. Responsible for correct identification of images.
Demonstrates customer service principles and behaviors appropriately.
Keeps current regarding developments in trends and techniques of CT by reading technical journals, participating in in-service education programs, attending conferences, etc.
Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
Reviews the patient’s chart to obtain pertinent clinical history, correlative test results, and laboratory data and documents this information for the radiologist.
Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety; participates in the Quality Improvement and safety programs.
Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
- Associate Degree or equivalent in Radiological Technology required
ARRT registry required
State of Florida license required
BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required
ARRT registry in CT within 6 months of hire or transfer into CT required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
- Knowledge of cross sectional anatomy Required
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, positioning, imaging techniques, and radiation protection (ALARA) concepts and techniques
Knowledge of radiographic physics
Knowledge of medical terminology
Ability to determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic images with a minimum exposure to patients
Ability to examine images for the purpose of evaluating technique, positioning, and other related qualities
Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment with patients during procedures
Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired results.
Skill in safe and efficient operation of CT equipment and power injectors.
Ability to deviate from normal techniques when necessary to develop new and better techniques to keep the department up to date
Title: CT/Rad Technician/PRN/Per Diem
Location: Florida-Tallahassee-Capital Regional Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00355-7379