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Cleveland Clinic CT Technologist in Twinsburg, Ohio

Job ID: 114849

Responsibilities:

  • Checks and prepares patients prior to CT study.

  • Acquires patients chart data/requisition and reviews both to determine correct room set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs.

  • Verifies the patient’s demographic data is correct in all applicable systems.

  • Assures patient's safety and comfort during procedures.

  • Educates patient regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.

  • Performs Daily QA.

  • Assists with scheduling of patients as needed.

  • Prepares and administers contrast media or medications within the accepted scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations.

  • Performs VNA punctures as necessary and maintains competencies.

  • Maintains all aspects of the CT area including the technical and clerical components to ensure proper quality assurance results and any required documentation.

  • Keeps the area in a state of inspection readiness and compliance (i.e. JCAHO, ODH, etc.)

  • Acquires, archives, transmits, and prints images via PACS.

  • Transmits images and appropriate paperwork after hours.

  • Processes billing via RIS.

  • Observes potential equipment dysfunctions and reports problems to appropriate individuals.

  • Maintains available equipment up-time at the highest level for patient accessibility.

  • Provides coverage as needed and is available to cover shifts as needed.

  • May be assigned to a primary site, but is required to cover other modalities, sites and/or locations as needed.

  • Instructs and mentors new hires and Radiology students.

  • Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation programs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.

Certifications:

  • Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.

  • Certification in Computed Tomography (CT) required within one year of hire: R.T.(R) (CT) (ARRT).

  • Current state licensure required prior to employment.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Ability to communicate well with Radiologists and Physicians to coordinate proper imaging of patients.

  • Strong communication skills are essential to provide excellent care to patients and families.

  • Ability to work well with minimal or no direct supervision.

  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and related pathologic processes.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a General Radiologic Technologist preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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