• CT Technologist

    Job Locations US-NV-Reno
    Posted Date 8 months ago(3/14/2019 11:17 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1331
    Category
    Healthcare
    Overseas Travel Required
    No
    Security Level
    Background Investigation
  • Overview

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently recruiting multiple CT Technologists to support a hospital-level healthcare facility in Reno, NV. Coverage required is normally Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, with on call service.

     

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers’ success as if it is their own.

    Responsibilities

    • The Diagnostic Radiology Technologist/Computerized Tomography Technologist performs computerized tomography of the head, neck spine, chest and body. These exams are performed with and the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to bring about proper diagnosis and treatment. The incumbent is required to perform radiographic examinations in three areas: (1) general radiography, (2) Operating room radiography (3) Cat scan. Technologist will be responsible for clinical and educational duties in all three areas.
    • Schedules add-on exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc.
    • Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. Schedules add-on patients for examinations. Advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention.
    • Proficiently manipulates image data, utilizes multi-slice technology, generates diagnostic CTA, and multi-planar exams for interpretation.
      Performs peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities. These angiographic studies include renal, hepatic, mesenteric, aortic, femoral, etc. The exams involve the use of highly sophisticated x-ray equipment such as computerized fluoroscopy, pressure injectors, portable fluoroscopic units. Such procedures may be performed in the operating room. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic or therapeutic studies of the vascular systems.
    • Performs myelography of the spine when required. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies of the spinal canal. Assists radiologists performing biopsies in Cat Scan.
    • Performs most exams utilizing surgical sterile techniques. This requires "scrub-in technique," preparation of surgical trays, preparation of contrast, supplying of catheters and guide wires, sterile assurance of the patient and equipment that may come in contact with the sterile field with the purpose of assuring that all preventive measures have been taken to prevent contamination of the patient. This is done to minimize hazards associated with invasive procedures and involves the use of sterile packs, gloves, syringes, guide wires, catheters, cleanup trays, etc., after exam is completed. Adheres to hospital infection control and safety policies/techniques with emphasis on sterile technique; the storage of sterile supplies; the disposal of body fluids and sharps ; proper attire; hand washing practices; and continuing education.
    • Works with the radiologist as a member of the surgical/radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam. Must be continuously on the alert for the patient's condition, sterile field, catheter and guide wire sizes and configurations, etc. The alertness of the individual is essential to prevent contamination, recognize patient reactions, anticipate technique factor difficulties, etc.
    • Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT/angiography and other exams. Improper use or administration of the contrast materials run the risk of patient mortality and, therefore, it is essential that a thorough understanding of the contrast material usage is possessed by those who prepare it. In addition, must be continuously on the alert to the patient's condition and other disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient. Is certified to insert IV needles for administration of contrast material when necessary. Technologist will obtain I.V. consents on all patients as required and provide instruction to Metform inpatients.
    • Practices radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patients, staff and self. This is achieved by the use of lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead lined walls and collimation. Film badge will be worn on duty to assure compliance to radiation safety policy. 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.
    • Performs reconstructions of CT and angiographic studies when requested or when part of a standard procedure. Follows department protocol for studies as requested.
    • Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients. This includes the maintenance of patient logbooks registration and editing of patient exams in the computerized information system. All complications during exams will be logged and entered into the RIS. Transmits patient exams archived on Stentor PACS system to teleradiology providers and faxes patient data sheets to providers.
    • Properly identifies patient images. This is essential so that mistaken identity of patient images does not occur. The technician must be certain that the patient I.D. band and the information on the request are identical. Technologist confirms patient identity by verbally confirming two identifiers- patient name and social security number.
    • Responsible for explaining exams to competent patients in terms the patient will comprehend as well as understanding potential hazards that may occur as a result of the exam. May be required by procedure or patient s condition to monitor vital signs, recognize allergic reactions and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    • Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT supplies and related materials. Confers with radiologists to ensure that specific procedural supplies are stocked. Notifies supervisor of inventory levels.
    • Assists and trains less experienced technologist and radiology students. May be required to perform diagnostic radiographic examinations. Provides assistance to new medical clerks and volunteers in the service.
    • Continually reviews new developments in the field of angiography and computerized tomography. Is continually on the alert to improve quality of exams utilizing the new technologies available. The purpose of this review is to provide the patients with the best possible scans for diagnostic purposes.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate of Completion from a Radiologic Technologist training program accredited by an institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and/or the JCERT
    • Advanced certification in Computed Tomography (ARRT-CT) is required
    • A minimum of one (1) year of proven clinical experience in CT imaging in a Level 1 hospital setting is preferred
    • Previous Siemens equipment experience is preferred

    EEO Statement

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. Ansible will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person’s race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, medical/physical status or disability, or military status.

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