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Catholic Health Initiatives CT Technologist in Pendleton, Oregon

CT Technologist

CHI St. Anthony HospitalPendleton, Oregon

Requisition ID 2021-210430 Employment Type Full Time Department Diagnostic Imaging Center Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Evening Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (3:30pm - 12:00am) Remote No Category Imaging / Radiology

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

  1. Executes All Diagnostic CT Studies Operating Equipment to the GE Light speed Scanner And Associated Patient Care Equipment.

  2. Always identifies self to patient, and verifies patient identity along with physicians order for requested exam. For house patients, technologist reviews chart for specific order or contraindication and as a result unnecessary patient radiation can be avoided.

  3. Thoroughly explains procedure to patient in a manner to put the patient at ease. Always allows patient the opportunity for questions concerning procedure and as a result patient compliance and corporation is gained.

  4. Uses sound judgment in obtaining additional views, or consulting a radiologist if unusual findings are noted on scan and as a result saving the patient a return visit to the CT suite.

  5. Completes assigned exam to include all filming, jacket retrieval, close exam in Meditech, and the location of old films before handing in for reading. In the case of outside films, always makes the necessary communication to secure these films.

  6. Always logs patient data. Occasionally may need to relay to director and/or supervisors details concerning any machine failure, and possible assist in the repair process.

  7. Recognizes that patient flow is critical to the efficient operation of the scanning suite, by always consulting with fellow staff members before calling for patients. Always shows good judgment and perception in determining priorities of patient flow, and as a result, patients are not allowed to wait for unexplainable length of time.

  8. Delivers Patient Care For All Age Groups Of Patients Requiring CT Services, Acting As A Liaison Between The Patient And The Radiologist.

  9. Always explains informed consent to patient and as a result the patient is given the opportunity for questions.

  10. Always uses universal precautions in the handling of any body fluids.

  11. Always is prepared to respond to emergency situations while delivering patient care. Always has suction and emergency drugs available, and knows how to respond to emergency drug reactions and as a result unexpected outcomes can be minimized.

  12. Rarely fails to document in patients chart any pertinent notes concerning patient care while in the CT suite, and as a result, patient care is not compromised.

  13. Always consults with nursing floors any significant changes in patient condition while patient is under care of the CT department.

  14. Never fails to record any unexpected outcomes concerning patient care by utilizing the incident forms.

  15. Utilizes Accessories Necessary To Provide Patient Comfort/And Protection From Radiation Sources.

  16. Always offers any sponges, kneepads, blankets to the patient as a result, the patient will be comfortable which will enhance his cooperation with the CT scan process.

  17. Always questions female patients in the childbearing years they could be pregnant.

  18. Always uses lead protection to those patients within the childbearing years if needed.

  19. Always consults protocol manual for scanning parameters and as a result unnecessary exposures will be reduced and patient dose will be kept as low as possible.

  20. Performs Office Duties Necessary In Maintaining Complete Patient Record

  21. Always enters patient data in the computer recording all fields within the database, and as a result a complete patient profile database is maintained.

  22. Takes responsibility to see that all exams and supplies are filled during that day of service.

  23. Occasionally records and maintains teaching file database if needed.

  24. Keeps CT Skills Current, Demonstrating Evidence Of Continuing Education To Include Department Meetings, Individualized Learning Opportunities From Radiologist And Related Classes.

  25. Always technically demonstrates competency in current CT technology and techniques.

  26. Always performs efficiently and effectively in emergency scanning situations following established protocols, informing emergency personnel of radiation exposure, and as a result critical time spent in the CT suite will be kept at a minimum, and patient care will not be compromised.

  27. Always seeks validation of knowledge base, skill level and decision making and assertively seeks guidance in areas of question.

  28. Recognizes that learning opportunities can be had "at the moment" from professionals within our department, makes and takes the time to involve self in these learning opportunities.

  29. Willingly participates in staff development activities according to the CT department needs.

  30. Assists in the orientation of new staff by sharing knowledge, experience, positive reinforcement and constructive criticism, and as a result new staff is given every opportunity to succeed.

  31. Identifies and communicates to director personal learning needs and seeks opportunities to meet them.

  32. Attends mandatory annual update to include but not limited to:

(1.) CPR

(2.) Mandatory Education

  1. Adheres To Diagnostic Imaging's Policy And Procedures, Safety, Risk Management And Uses Universal Precautions Including Personal Protective Equipment For Anticipated Contact With Blood Or Other Potentially Infectious Materials.

  2. Consistently demonstrates awareness of risk sensitive issues and reports them appropriately to the director or supervisors,

  3. Always demonstrates awareness of and applies safety standards to include but not limited to:

  4. Fire Plan

  5. Disaster Plan

  6. Hazardous Material Protocol

  7. Back Safety

  8. Infection control

  9. Always reports defective equipment and safety hazards to the director or supervisors so that patient and staff safety is maintained.

  10. Always adheres to those policies and procedures that are inherent to Diagnostic Imaging.

  11. Demonstrates competency in adjusting the delivery of care and/or clinical techniques as appropriate to address the age specific needs of the patient.

  12. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned area(s).

  13. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed.

  14. Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by administration.

  15. Usually perceives when non-routine activities are needed and offers to perform without asking.

  16. Never fails to comply with assignment without justifiable and verifiable reason.

  17. Never acts less than additively when doing similar and incidental duties.

  18. Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Required Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Radiological Technology. Must have completed coursework in cross-sectional anatomy or demonstrated skill/knowledge in cross-sectional anatomy. Successful employment as a CT technologist for 1 year. Must have knowledge and experience in current technical aspects of patient care in the CT Department, to include IV sites, suction equipment and medical injectors

Required Licensure and Certifications: State of Oregon LicenseCurrent BCLS certification required. ARRT Certification

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Computer knowledge to include keyboarding skills, computer applications, such as database used for patient logging procedures and word processing. Must be able to prioritize daily activities to assure efficient operation of patient flow. Must possess skills in oral communication between staff, physicians, visitors and other hospital departments

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

pleaseclick here. (https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/35300/img/v1_0/EEOLawPoster.pdf)

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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