HCA, Hospital Corporation of America CT Technologist/PRN/Per Diem in Pensacola, Florida
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
Title: CT Technologist/PRN/Per Diem
Location: Florida-Pensacola-West Florida Hospital
Requisition ID: 00060-6157