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CT Technician - Diagnostic

Company: Argent Technologies, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

The Diagnostic CT Radiology Technician will provide services on an as needed basis at the Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System, located at 6900 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89086 in the radiology department. Scheduling: Scheduling will be done by the VA and will be done with 24 hour notice. Actual workdays will be scheduled according to staffing needs and are subject to change at short notice, but advance notice will be given when possible. On-Call: All on-call is scheduled by management. All contracted staff are entitled to overtime but it must be pre-approved by the department manager and by Argent Technologies, LLC. Assigned Shifts: Shifts may consist of 4, 10 or 12 hours- not to exceed 40 hours per week. Shifts include weekends weekdays, swings and graveyard shifts. Specific Tasks: The services to be provided to the Radiology Service are to include intermittent staffing support for CT, MRI, US, and Administrative MSA. Each modality listed have differing requirements and may need to be filled on an immediate basis. The contractor shall provide services for. Specific Tasks: Basic Services: The services to be provided to the Radiology Service are to include intermittent staffing support for CT, MRI, US, and Administrative MSA. Each modality listed have differing requirements and may need to be filled on an immediate basis. The contractor shall provide services for. --- Balances the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. --- Demonstrates appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers. --- Access factors that may contraindicate the procedure. --- Maintains knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills, and universal precautions. --- Knowledgeable in pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients. --- Maintains specific knowledge of cross-sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. --- Maintains specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination. --- Interprets the examination request accurately and understands the functioning and inter--- --- relationship of the various organs. --- Uses methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and emphasizes the aspects of particular interest to the physician. --- Performs technical work in support of diagnostic radiology under the direction of a Radiologist. Operates computerized radiology/imaging equipment as part of the diagnostic plan for patients. --- Receives requests or instructions for procedures. Interprets requests or instructions from radiologist. Employee understands and carries out the requests made by physicians or seeks assistance of the supervisor or a higher graded technologist when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is required. Independently interprets and carries out the requests made by physicians. As Diagnostic Radiology technologist (CT), interprets and directs the accomplishment of the most difficult requests. Carries out and oversees the work of lower--- grade technologists to accommodate requests. --- Performs computed axial tomography (CT) scanning of head and/or body, to perform a variety of complex diagnostic examinations. Performs a variety of specialized CT examinations through experience obtained from in-house training and additional outside training should the individual require said training. Familiarity with CT cross-sectional anatomy and computerized technical factors as well as the ability to recognize abnormalities and masses in CT studies, as well as, the ability to determine their consistency (region of interest - ROI) and their relationship to adjacent structures is basic. The acquisition of CT images requires that the Medical Instrument technologist continues her maintenance of up- dating new technological advances, for this technology is constantly evolving, thus the complexity is always changing --- Performs all aspects of CT-Scan. Function as expert regarding software and hardware capabilities in the performance of the instrument and advices the radiologist on which pulse sequence are available and which selection of acquisitions parameters are necessary to produce optimum images and generate efficiency in data collection. --- Image and assist with invasive studies to include needle localizations, biopsy procedures, and, CT angiography studies. Monitor and maintain an emergency crash cart, oxygen, and suction --- apparatus and assist emergency teams with utilization in clinical and emergency settings. Monitor and safeguard sedation and emergency drugs. --- Selects and sets technical factors for very difficult examinations. Sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required and makes exposures necessary for requested procedures. --- Sets up the CT room. Assures that contrast material or other required equipment and supplies are present. Obtains and monitors vital signs and notifies radiologist of significant changes. --- Responsible for furthering the goals of equal opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices regarding race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. --- Plans and carries out the procedures necessary to complete the work assignment and handles problems and corrects errors in accordance with established protocols or accepted Imaging Service practices. --- Performs technical work in support of general diagnostic radiology under the direction of a Radiologist. Operates computerized radiology/imaging equipment as part of the diagnostic plan for patients. --- The incumbent utilizes computed and/or Digital and/or Direct Radiography and imaging network (PACS) equipment to perform a variety of routine, as well as complex X-ray examinations. --- The technologist must meet and maintain the criteria for American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) registration or be ARRT registered, and/or meet the standards to comply with the established HRMS requirements for the position. --- Supports radiologist or other medical officers to produce general radiographic studies used to diagnose medical conditions. --- Employee understands and carries out the requests made by physicians or seeks assistance of the supervisor or a higher graded technologist when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is required. --- Independently interprets and carries out the requests made by physicians. As higher skilled radiologic technologist, interprets and directs the accomplishment of the most difficult requests. Confers with radiologist or a more senior technologist to establish requirements of non-standard examinations. --- Employee understands, carries out or oversees the work of lower-grade employees to accommodate departmental goals. --- Secures the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedures. Explains procedures, positions patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate. Varies procedures or positions to adjust for patients' medical conditions. --- Properly identifies the patient, and the images. This is essential so that mistaken identity of images to patients does not occur. The technologist must be certain that patient identification and the requests are identical. --- Reviews radiology requests for technical soundness, accuracy, and conformity to policy and established requirements. Uses left and right markers and use appropriate patient identifiers before performing the procedures. Properly identifies patient and images upon completion of procedure. --- Selects and sets technical factors for very difficult radiographic examinations. Sets up the general X-ray room. Assures that contrast materials, or other required equipment and supplies are present and labeled appropriately. Sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required and makes exposures necessary for requested procedures. As required by procedure or patient's condition, monitors vital signs and notifies radiologist of significant changes. Administers first aid and basic life support (BLS) commensurate with skill level and/or training. --- Sets up the X-ray room and prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring injectable solutions such as urethrograms, IVP, cystogram, cholangiograms, fistulagrams, myelography and arthrography and G.I. series, and barium and air contrast barium enemas for the purpose of performing oral and rectal exams of the GI tract. In the case of injected media, a patient consent form may need to be obtained. --- Independently performs general and specialized diagnostic radiologic procedures in advanced levels of complex treatment situations. --- Administers contrast materials orally, by enema, or, in some circumstances, intravenously. --- Maintains competency and accomplishes venipuncture and Point-of-Care Testing (example: --- iStat) when directed by the Chief of radiology. --- Performs radiographic exams at the bedside and in the operating rooms providing diagnostic x--- rays to the surgeons and professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed in the Radiology Service. Using portable x-ray units and or mobile intensifier to achieve these exams. Upon request, operates the fluoro unit for endoscopic and urology exams. --- Determines technical factors, sets controls and operates equipment ensuring that the portion of the body specified receives the correct calculated exposure. Operates radiographic equipment to produce dexa scans and X-rays of chest, joints, feet, hands, long bones of arms and legs, and other routine views of other parts of the body. Perform X-rays of the skull, chest, pelvis, extremities, spine, and abdomen for purposes such as routine industrial health examinations, pre-employment physicals, and diagnosis of injuries and illnesses. --- The incumbent utilizes and operates all the Radiography Computerized Systems to include: Computed and/or Digital and/or Direct Radiography and all computerized/digital equipment that feeds the Imaging Network structure (PACS, i.e. Picture Archiving Computerized System), to perform all routine and complex x-ray examinations. --- Works independently, operating all equipment assigned, which includes general diagnostic equipment, portable units, C-arm units, bone density equipment, computed tomography, and mammography units. Computed Radiography (CR) is utilized to perform examinations such as examinations of the head, trunk and extremities for routine physical examinations and for diagnostic illness or injuries from accident. Utilizes Digital Radiography and/or Direct Radiography (DR) and Computed Radiography to perform such procedures as: upper and lower GI studies as well as other unique fluoroscopic examinations. Incumbent is responsible for application of proper patient identification and examination demographics through the VISTA, CPRS, and modality computerized station. --- Practices radiation and MRI safety in order to reduce exposure to patient, staff and self. This is achieved using lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead-lined walls and collimation and following radiation and MRI safety standards. The technologists to assure compliance to radiation regulations governing wear of film badges. The incumbent must also be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the medical center and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. Ensures ALARA principle is applied. (As low as reasonably achievable). --- Participates in yearly visual and fluoroscopic inspections of Lead Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the entire VA Medical Center, VA Clinics, and VA Dental Services. Practices radiation and MRI safety in order to reduce exposure and ensure safety to patient, staff and self. This is achieved by the use of lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead-lined walls, collimation and following radiation and MRI safety standards. --- Utilizing the PCR Reader (computerized image reader) enters procedure images into the Imaging Network (PACS) and validates its accuracy. Through the Easy Vision workstation (a computerized post-processing terminal), manipulates images/processes raw data to finely- tune quality. Upon completion of post-processing and quality control process, transmits completed studies to archive via the imaging network (PACS) for subsequent interpretation by the radiologist(s). Qualifications: Possess and evidence of ARRT registration or be ARRT registered Speak, read and write English fluently Ability to complete all required paperwork and provide copies when requested Ability to complete VA orientation Ability to complete favorable Background and Drug Screening Ability to adhere to VA healthcare systems policies and procedures Ability to work as scheduled by supervisor Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Argent Technologies, LLC, North Las Vegas , CT Technician - Diagnostic, Professions , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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