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CT Technologist - Night Program

Company: UPMC
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

UPMC offers a $10,000 sign on bonus with a 2-year commitment for new hires.
Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.
This position is part of our night program and is scheduled to work from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Participants of the night program must have 6 months of experience and will receive an additional $2 per hour night program differential, on top of their hospital's current off-shift differential, for night hours worked as part of the program.

  • Performs computed tomography procedures utilizing established scan protocols, including contrast administration without requiring constant supervision.

  • Utilizes complex imaging equipment for the acquisition, analysis, reconstruction and documentation of image data and completes procedures according to protocol.

  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.

  • Administers PO, rectal and IV contrast per physician orders/department policy and assess patients for potential risk factors prior to the administration of the contrast media required for the imaging procedure.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patients fears and solicit their cooperation.

  • Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgement to adjust protocols, and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation appropriately for diagnostic CT purposes.

  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.

  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. Documents patient history in electronic record as required.

  • Demonstrates proper technique in venipuncture; demonstrates proper use of power injector according to set protocols set by department and/or manufacturer.

    Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology or completion of accredited CNMT program.
    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    ARRT certified as a Radiologic Technologist is required or certified by a CNMT program. Must obtain CT Board Certification within 18 months of hire date. CPR or BLS Required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.

    • ARRT Certificate OR Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification (NMTC)

    • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

    • Computed Tomography (CT) Technician

    • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal

    • Act 33 with renewal

    • Act 34 with renewal

    • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

    • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

      Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Keywords: UPMC, Harrisburg , CT Technologist - Night Program, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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