Duke University Health System Job Description
|Job Title: CT TECHNOLOGIST|
|Job Code: 4042|
|Job Level: F2|
|Revised Date: 05/01/2016|
|Supervisory Responsibility: No|
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
Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of CT scanners, power injectors, and related equipment in accordance with prescribed radiation safety procedures. Position patients for CT scans using patient positioning devices and protective equipment as necessary.
Perform exams accurately per established protocols, policy, and patient safety standards.
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 Image Archival System.
Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.
Charge procedures and supplies in EHR.
Dispense and or order oral contrast to patients for CT scans.
Maintain accurate patient records.
Provide orientation and training to new CT technologists.
Provide care for the psychological and physical needs of patients and their families for CT scans.
Provide education and training to student technologists.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.
Coordinate scheduling and patient flow
Demonstrate proficiency in IV placement for contrast administration.
Demonstrate proficiency and accuracy in performance of all exam protocols.
Assist with the education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, fellows, and attending?s). If applicable.
Assist radiologists and PhD's in developing new protocols and CT imaging techniques that are unique to facility.
Perform CT specific technical assistance with projects assigned by supervisor including but not limited to: Team lead, R & D, protocol development, charge reconciliation and demonstration of equipment.
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of an 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 an AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology with two years of DUHS Radiology experience
Level I must obtain ARRT certification within one year of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a CT technologist.
Level III A minimum of 4 years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
|Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:||
ARRT certification in Radiography
CT certification within 18 months of employment
|Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:||
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
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.
Essential Physical Job Functions
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.