The Advanced DRT (CT) performs computerized tomography of the head, neck, spine, chest, and body with and without the use of contrast material. He/she explains the procedure to each patient and gives instructions for successful completion of the exam, confers with the radiologist on establishing requirements of non-standard procedures, assists in determining proper CT protocols for various disease processes, and assists in performing needle biopsies and other invasive procedures. The Advanced DRT (CT) will be responsible for:-Maintaining patient records and preparing the administration of oral and intravenous contrast media; Performing 3-dimensional reconstructions of CT images and sending the acquired information to PACS; PACS and its interface with the CT system is necessary; Independently performing head and body Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) scans using standard and non-standard procedures to include CT Angiography and Cardiac studies; Ensuring all supplies are available to complete requested examinations;-Determining technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning; Accurately administering oral, rectal and injectable contrast material according to established sterile techniques and procedures to include performing all IV injections; Monitoring patient condition as required and taking appropriate action in emergent situations and alerts the Radiologist for assistance and guidance; Advising the Radiologists or referring physicians of examination results and notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention;-Performing daily calibrations on the CT scanner; Ensuring cleanliness of the CT room, as well as stocking CT supplies and linen; Inputting data into the computer to ensure proper registration, patient date, and workload statistics; Maintaining permanent storage of scans on optical disks and transporting all lab work with proper documentation to the lab area;-Scheduling patients for examinations by maintaining the flexibility to rearrange the schedule to accommodate critically ill and emergency patients; Assisting the Radiologist and Supervisor DRT (CT) Assistant Chief with developing new protocols and updating previous/outdated protocols to maintain state-of-the-art technology; and-Performing IV injections using proper sterile techniques; Assisting the Radiologists with using sterile operating room procedures i.e. (scrub in) during all invasive procedures; Utilizing appropriate radiation protection safety standards devices and techniques according to policy; CT Technologist may be required to perform other duties common to the Radiology Service as assigned by administration. Work Schedule: Saturday and Sunday 8p-8a & Monday & Tuesday 9:30-6p Saturday and Sunday 8a-8p, Monday & Tuesday 8a-4:30p Saturday and Sunday 8p-8a, Thursday & Friday 8a-4:30p M-F 2:30p - 11p M-F 8a-4:30a Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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