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CT Technologist PRN

Twin Cities Hospital is a 65 bed general acute care facility that provides exceptional quality healthcare in a warm and inviting environment. Our facility has earned ""Top Performer on Key Quality Measures"" from the Joint Commission for the 5 th consecutive year and we are pleased to provide our community outstanding services with our Joint Commission Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery programs. Our employees are proud to work at our facility and to be part of an organization that places such importance on quality care. In addition, our healthy work environment fosters a culture of warmth and teamwork where everyone works together to achieve our mission and goals. Our employee engagement scores are consistently high and reflect our leader's commitment to providing a healthy and engaging work environment.
Twin Cities Hospital is located in Niceville, Florida on the gorgeous Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast is known world-wide for our sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water. Our community is a strong supporter of our local military with both Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Air Force Base located here in Okaloosa County. Our schools are consistently rated the best in the state with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. Our local state and community colleges offer educational programs specifically designed to foster career growth or start and create new careers. And yes, Niceville really is a nice place to live and work!
Instead of just vacationing on some of the best beaches in the world, why not consider living on them? Come join us at Twin Cities Hospital and have the best of all worlds - a great place to work with a group of individuals who genuinely care about every patient that walks through our doors and the best community to live, work and play in!
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POSITION SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, operates Cat Scan equipment, positions patients to produce diagnostic radiographs in a safe manner and performs related duties.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Operates CT equipment to make radiographs, scans of designated portions of body. Adjusts equipment and patient to correct positions for each examination. Instructs and explains procedures to patients. Selects proper technical factors, on an individual patient basis.
2. Performs reconstruction and special processing (CT Angio) of data. Evaluates completed radiographs/scans for positioning, technique and adequacy of examination.
3. Closely observes patients, performs first aid, as necessary, confers with physician when requested exams appear at odds with the patient's condition, and generally, maintains an acute awareness of any patient under his/her control.
4. Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include; pulling jackets, inputting/editing exams, ensuring that the previous report is printed and in the radiology chart and completion of requisition (taken status) prior to setting films to be read.
5. Records and maintains data on magnetic disc, tape and hard copies, and logs. Responsible for correct identification of film, including side and radiological factors to include numbering of films for Radiologist.
6. Demonstrates Customer principles and behaviors appropriately.
7. Keeps current regarding developments in trends and techniques of diagnostic CT by reading technical journals, participating in in-service education programs, attending conferences, etc.
8. Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
9. Reviews the patient's chart to obtain pertinent clinical history, correlative test results, and laboratory data and documents this information for the Radiologist.
10. Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety; participates in the Quality Improvement and safety programs.
11. Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
12. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
13. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
14. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.
15. Attends inservice presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
???16. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
17. Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
18. Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
??? Associate Degree or equivalent in Radiological Technology required
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
??? ARRT(R) registry required
??? ARRT(CT) certification required within one year of hire
??? State of Florida General Radiographer license required
??? BLS required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
??? Knowledge of axial anatomy and background in special procedures, E.I. biopsies, and basic knowledge of catheter and biopsy needles, etc.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:


  • ??? Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, positioning, radiographic techniques, and radiation protection concepts and techniques

  • ??? Knowledge of radiographic physics

  • ??? Knowledge of medical terminology

  • ??? Ability to determine exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic images with a minimum exposure to patients

  • ??? Ability to examine radiographs for the purpose of evaluation techniques, positions, and other related qualities

  • ??? Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment with patients during radiographic procedures

  • ??? Ability to position patient and adjust equipment to produce desired radiographic

  • ??? Skill in safe and efficient operation of CT equipment

  • ??? Ability to deviate from normal techniques when necessary to develop new and better techniques to keep the department up to date

  • ??? Venipuncture


Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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