UnityPoint Health Computed Tomography Technologist in Peoria, Illinois

Education: 1. Associate's Degree in the field(s) of Radiologic Technology Required Credentials: 1. CPR 2. Additional Information: The technologist must be registered in Radiologic Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and must have documentation of this registry at the time of employment. Registry eligible incumbents will have one year to produce documentation of this registry. 3. Advanced certification in CT is preferred. 4. The technologist must also be licensed by the State of Illinois and must present documentation at the time of employment. Experience: 1. 1-3 years of experience in/with problem-solving skills, the ability to set priorities, organize work and have excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others are required. Stand-by call also Required.

Assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists/students and uses time, supplies and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost-effective care for our patients 1. Shares knowledge, guides and encourages fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and procedures 2. Displays a professional attitude in the area toward fellow technologist/students, fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment. 3. Completes care while conserving resources, preventing waste of supplies 4. Uses slow time to improve area appearance and accept additional assignments, i.e., cassette cleaning, apron testing Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in all aspects of CT. 1. Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and software, CT 1, CT 2, workstation, printers 2. Performs reasonable trouble shooting 3. Checks and observes equipment for general safety, maintenance, and appropriate operation 4. Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels 5. Maintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that room Performs procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging to assigned patients of all ages. 1. Exhibits competency in performing and filming CT radiographic and specialized procedures 2. Deviates from routines when the patient's condition requires it or at the request of the radiologist 3. Knowledgeable of invasive procedures, sterile tray set up, assisting radiologist, orders labs and pathology tests, and schedules procedures appropriately 4. Obtains and documents accurate pre and post procedure information as applicable 5. Follows JCAHO patient safety goals 6. Maintains quality care throughout the procedure 7. Practices radiation protection through shielding whenever possible 8. Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing. 9. Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and hospital lab procedures/policies. Performs support functions of the Medical Imaging department to ensure patient expectations and needs are met. 1. Promptly processes films and paper work according to proper procedures to ensure timely turn around in providing a report to the physician's office 2. Maintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient care, transporting patients to and from the department as required 3. Promptly and accurately completes all fields in the HIS STAR Radiology system, i.e. number of films repeated, contrast reaction, exam data entry, start and stop times of exam 4. Maintains and ensures a safe environment for patients and personnel and maintenance of the QA, QC, QI programs 5. Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues. 6. Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment.

  1. To perform routine and specialized examinations in the specialty area of CT, adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. This requires independent judgment to adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.

Requisition ID: 2017-37618

Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave

Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center

Name: CT Scanners- MMCI

Posting Minimum: USD $21.33/Hr.

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Variable, as needed

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org