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CT Technologist

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York US

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Requisition Number: 13345

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

Purpose:Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to produce diagnostic CT images of designated anatomic areas as prescribed by established scan protocols, while providing the appropriate care to the age of the patient served by the department of radiology.

Essential Responsibilities

Coordinates timely throughput for CT patients, by prioritizing exams based on priority level. Escalates hurdles to timely completion to Lead CT Technologist or Manager.
Properly identifies patient using two patient identifiers, checks the imaging order for complete information, proper exam and/or procedure and schedules/prioritizes as needed, and assess risk of pregnancy prior to commencing with exam or procedure.
Explains the procedure to the patient with professionalism and compassion.
Performs IV cannulation, as prescribed by Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP), using aseptic technique as per NYS DOH Scope of Practice. Performs iStat testing in accordance with the established policies.
Positions patient ensuring patient comfort and modesty. Selects proper imaging protocol reflective of imaging order, maintains a high degree of accuracy in positioning and adjusts exposure techniques to obtain optimal CT images.
Operates power injectors in preparation for and administration of contrast media under the direct supervision of the supervising physician in accordance with department policy and regulatory standards.
Is proficient in the operation of post processing workstations. Performs critique of exam for completeness and correct labeling. Is responsible for accurate and timely exam verification within the hospital’s RIS system and archival of completed studies to the PACS system.
Follows infection control and safety guidelines, cleans and disinfects scanner and exam rooms. Properly stocks assigned room prior to the start and end of shift.
Protocols exams for the next day to ensure that the examinations were scheduled properly, flag any contraindications and requests revised orders as necessary.
Coordinates all aspects of care for the CT patient to include, but not limited to: coordination, and participation as necessary, of patient transportation to the appropriate areas, communicates pertinent patient information with nursing units, exercises ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing their duties, maintains strict patient confidentiality, monitors patient’s comfort while in the CT department.
Notifies Lead CT Technologist or Manager when equipment malfunctions and places appropriate BioMed ticket.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum Graduate of a School of Radiologic Technology
Preferred Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
Work Experience Minimum License, Registration and Certification Requirements
Preferred One (1) - Two (2) years of clinical experience in CT

License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

American College of Radiology (ARRT) CT Certification
Valid New York State (NYS) Radiological License
New York State (NYS) Injection License
Basic Life support (BLS) Certification


Location: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day/Eve 8 & 12

Work Shift: (1) Day Shift (4) Evening Shifts /per week. Rotating Weekends & Holidays


Org Unit: 1369

Department: CT Scan

 

Exempt: No

 

Grade: U10


Working conditions:
Essential:
* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Some occupational risk
* Medium to Heavy effort. May exert up to 35 lbs. force
* Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.

 

EOE, including disability/vets.


We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Poughkeepsie

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: CT Technologist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Poughkeepsie, New York US

Job Number: 40267