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CT Technologist

Company: Tufts Medicine
Location: Lowell
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Eligible for sign on bonus of up to $5,000! Lowell General Hospital is hiring a CT Technologist to come and join our friendly, flexible and supportive team as we provide Complete Connected Care! Work on state-of-the-art equipment in a fast-paced, highly technical environment. Build upon your current skillset in Computed Tomography while you also build lifelong relationships with colleagues. We are a team of strong believers in the proper work-life balance and employ technologists who both want and support the same!CT Technologists report into our CT Manager and follow the following responsibilities:+ Maintain current knowledge in areas of Computed Tomography.+ Positions and prepares patients for routine and emergent CT procedures according to set hospital protocols+ Uses techniques which best demonstrate illness or injury while maintaining image quality and abiding by the ALARA principle; performs multi-plane reconstructions and archives data+ Performs and documents patient assessment/history related to procedures and provides quality patient care+ Provides clear and accurate instructions to patients regarding procedures which improves the quality of the CT exam being performed+ Applies knowledge and safety principles to ensure patient and staff safety+ Applies knowledge and principles of Universal Precautions, septic and sterile techniques, to minimize exposure to/spread of infectious organisms+ Possesses knowledge of department workflow+ Can successfully triage the order of patients into exam rooms based on acuity and availability+ Communicates well with other staff/departments to coordinate care of patients+ Administers contrast material; competent with IV skills whether using an existing IV line or performing venipuncture; knows when to ask for assistance.+ Demonstrate proficiency in use of both point of care lab device (I-STAT) and lab results+ Can successfully use results to calculate estimated creatinine clearance value for use in determining type and amount of intravenous iodinated contrast to be administered (or not) per department protocol+ Can easily identify lab values out of the recommended ranges per CT department protocol and communicate that to Radiologist and/or ordering physician for use in determining appropriate next steps and/ or testing.+ Proficient at performing quality control on POC device (I- STAT) as required+ Performs CAP proficiency testing on the point of care lab device (I-STAT) with successful results.+ Demonstrate competency in the use of all aspects of the RIS and PACS systems+ Easily identifies errors that need correction and fix them and/ or notify appropriate personnel to ensure it gets fixed+ Proficient and knowledgeable on the Philips Extended Brilliance Workspace and Portal Performs advanced post-processing for routine exams such as CTA Head and CTA Neck+ Supervises students, directly and indirectly, in clinical procedures pursuant to terms of any clinical affiliation agreement+ Communicates well with other staff/departments to coordinate care of patients+ Employee has taken the pledge to Image Gently at http://www.imagegently.org; Acknowledges the published ACR CT Accreditation Dose pass/fail criteria and reference levels and is able to actively apply this knowledge in CT scanning all patients, especially pediatric patients, while abiding by the ALARA principle Qualifications:+ High School Diploma required, Some College or Associate's Degree Preferred+ Possession of R.T.(R), ARRT, and MA DPH Radiation Control Program state license with one year or more of experience in radiology strongly preferred.+ Will also consider candidates who are recent graduates of an approved Nuclear Medicine Technology program and who are CT registry-eligible.What We Offer: + Competitive salaries & benefits from day one!+ 403(b) retirement plan with company match+ Tuition reimbursement+ Free on-campus parking.About Lowell General Hospital: Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with Complete connected care SM Circle Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Tufts Medicine, Lowell , CT Technologist, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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