Lead CT Technologist / Computed Tomography / Sharp Memorial Hospital / Evening Shift / Full-Time / $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
What You Will Do
Under the direction of the Manager/Supervisor , the Lead CT Technologist is responsible for directing day-to-day activities of the department; supervision of the technical and support staff. To perform a wide variety of technical procedures with quality patient care, assisting Physicians as needed. Assisting with day to day activities, supervision of the staff and provide input with evaluations, competencies and orientation for CT technologist. The Lead shall provide technical support, expertise and professional judgment required to support the mission and goal of Sharp HealthCare. Our mission is to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost effective and accessible manner.
- Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an AMA approved school.
- Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
- IV Certification (NPTA Sterile Product Certification) - Various-Employee provides certificate
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health
- Proven leadership skills to lead and direct a dynamic team of professional staff and technologists
- Certified Computed Tomography (CT)(ARRT) - ARRT
- Assures and produce high quality exams
Ensures optimal image QA, performs procedures according to department protocol.
Understands and applies appropriate imaging techniques and demonstrates specified annual competencies.
Positions according to department imaging protocols.
Labels and identifies studies correctly using legal documentation.
Uses imaging equipment proficiently.
Uses imaging agents (contrast) according to protocol.
- Daily operations
Assures daily staffing levels are appropriate for workload and quality patient care needs.
Supervision of day-to-day activities of Radiology Personnel to ensure efficient staff productivity.
Ensures that patient flow within the department is constant and organized.
Problem solves to promote positive relationships with internal and external customers.
Facilitates referring physician's requests.
Ensures adequate inventory and equipment maintenance in the department.
Maintains professional and positive atmosphere in the department.
Ensures adherence to departmental Policy, Procedure, and guidelines (i.e.: dress code, radiation safety, standard precautions).
- Human resource management
Timely completion of staff schedules.
Provides input to manager/supervisor/ops coordinator on hiring and promotion decisions, corrective actions, coaching and counseling.
Provides input for performance appraisals and competencies (new hire and annual/ongoing).
Ensures lunch and break relief is provided to all staff.
Communicates pertinent issues to the manager/ops coordinator/supervisor on a timely basis.
Supports development of technical/student staff.
Acts as a resource to staff and physicians.
- Patient and family education
Provides pre and post procedure education and reassurance to include but not limited to: what the procedure is, how long it is going to take, physician involved, contrast administration and mode of delivery, positioning, instructions related to procedure, the report, patient satisfaction form, etc.
Interacts and communicates in a manner to reflect an understanding of the patient's age, culture, state of health, level of comprehension.
Communicates and interacts with the patient's family in a way that is perceived positive and supportive while maintaining patient confidentiality.
- Quality assurance
Verifies patient identification and pregnancy status.
Implements safe, efficient and therapeutic care.
Performs proper procedure on proper patient.
Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions.
Observes the patient, reports any changes in status, and initiates appropriate action to ensure a positive outcome. Follows patient's Advanced Directive.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality, keeps work discussion professional and limited to private areas.
- Regulatory compliance
Stay current on regulatory requirements, gather information and assists inspector.
Ensures all exams are completed properly and all images are accounted for by the end of the shift.
Verify physician's written order and assures appropriate clinical indication of ordered exams.
Begin exams in IDX/RAD.
Accurately complete exams in IDX/RAD, filling out appropriate information (contrast, fluoroscopy time, QC, resource, technical modifiers, technologist/student/RN/Radiologist).
Provide correct coding of exams, billing modifiers, and supplies.
Depart patient in IDX/RAD when appropriate.
Ensure film jacket is properly labeled.
Ensure paperwork is filed appropriately.
- Regulatory requirements
Manage IDX/RAD ensuring that all follow up is completed.
Prepare for annul inspection of CT equipment, power injector and processing, reporting any variance.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class. #FJAHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; IV Certification (NPTA Sterile Product Certification) - Various-Employee provides certificate; Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health; Certified Computed Tomography (CT)(ARRT) - ARRT; Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health
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