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Duke University Health System Job Description


DUHS

CT TECHNOLOGIST


Job Title: CT TECHNOLOGIST
Job Code: 4042
FLSA: N
Job Level: F2
Revised Date: 04/01/2011
Supervisory Responsibility: No

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General Description of the Job Class

Perform a variety of specialized tasks involved in the performance of CT scans.

 

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Level I

Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of CT scanners and related equipment in accordance with prescribed radiation safety procedures. Position patients for CT scans using immobilization and protective equipment as necessary.

Assist radiologist with imaging procedures, starting IV's, and injecting contrast, if applicable.

Assist radiologist with interventional CT procedures.

Evaluate CT scans for technical quality, collate processed images in sequence of exposure and appropriately label. Film/transmit to PACS.

Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.

Charge procedures and supplies in QuadRIS.

Dispense oral contrast to patients for CT scans.

Load and operate power injections for contrast media administration.

Maintain accurate patient records.

Provide orientation and training to new CT technologists.

Provide care for the psychological and physical needs of patients for CT scans.

Provide education and training to student technologists.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.

Level II

Perform all of the duties and responsibilities of level 1.

Coordinate scheduling and patient flow for multiple CT sites.

Manage scheduling and patient flow on multiple interventional CT scanners.

Assist with the education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, fellows, attendings).

Assist with R&D with CT equipment manufacturer to develop new CT software and new technologies.

Assist radiologists and PhD's in developing new protocols and CT imaging techniques that are unique to facility.

Participate in research initiatives and development of research protocols.

Demonstrate proficiency in the 100+ study protocols at Duke.

Act in a team leader capacity on a routine basis.

Monitor charging of CT procedures and supplies daily to ensure correctness.

Demonstrate CT equipment for 'site visits' for visiting physicians and administrators. Provide in-service classes in section. Performs other related duties incidental to the work therein.

 

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education:

Completion of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology plus completion of an accredited CT program

OR

Graduate of a bachelor's degree program in Radiology, with two semesters of clinical rotation in CT

OR

Completion of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology with two years of DUHS Radiology experience and currently classified as a Radiology Technologist II or higher.

 

Experience:

Level I

With completion of accredited CT program or bachelor's degree program in Radiology, no experience required beyond education/certification requirements. Otherwise, two years of DUHS Radiology experience required.

Level II

Three years previous experience in the CT division at Duke.

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Level I

ARRT certification in Radiography

CT certification within 18 months of employment

Level II

All requirements in Level I

ARRT certification in CT Technology

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

BLS certification

Demonstrate proficiency in all study protocols at facility.

Ability to effectively serve as team leader capacity on a routine basis.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

Level I

Perform some patient care activities with direct and/or indirect supervision.

Level II

Aids with more complex therapy procedures, including independent performance of some treatment techniques with on-site supervision.

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


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