Billings Clinic Per Diem CT/RAD Tech (Townsend) in TOWNSEND, Montana
The incumbent in this position is responsible for performing diagnostic imaging services in the specialty of Computed Tomography. The technologist is responsible for the safe operation of a variety of equipment to produce images of the patient's body for diagnostic purposes. The technologist is responsible for providing exposure in the modality of Computed Tomography to the Radiologic Technologist program students and may provide instruction to interns. Interviews patients, explains procedures, performs venipuncture and assists in positioning the patient for procedures. Reviews test results with radiologists/referring physicians.
Essential Job Functions
Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission and philosophy of Billings Clinic and department/service.
Calibrates equipment and reviews general maintenance needs.
Performs clinical assessment and computed tomography exams as ordered by the physician. Interviews patient, explains examination procedures and process and assists in positioning patient for procedures.
Reviews patient history and previous scans (if applicable) with the radiologists.
Uses cognitive CT skills to identify, record and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. Coordinates with other staff to ensure appropriate patient care is provided. Performs CT scans entering data such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time, other technical data.
Analyzes exams, synthesizes CT information, medical history, and utilizes independent judgment during the CT exam to accurately differentiate between nor mal and pathologic findings. Prepares preliminary reports and checklist for the radiologist. Reviews exam with the radiologist when appropriate. Communicates with attending and/or referring physicians as appropriate.
Maintains CT scan records and patient records in accordance with Billings Clinic policies, procedures and standards.
Assists physicians with cyst aspirations, biopsies and abscess drainages.
Coordinates scheduling, transportation and scanning of patients.
Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance. Complies with general training required by Billings Clinic as well as specific training requirements of the position.
Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.