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Medical Imag Tech IV-CT (Entry-Level)

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Rensselaer
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Department/Unit:C.T. ScanWork Shift:Night (United States of America)The Medical Imaging Technologist under the direction of the Medical Director and/or Section Head, the manager, and Radiologist performs technical procedures and assists in the clinical evaluation and care of the patients. The Medical Imaging Technologist utilizes their specific modality to create diagnostic images and provide their patients with a safe positive experience. In radiation producing modalities technologists' practice and enforce the radiation safety measures in New York State Department of health code part 16. Technologists support teaching and continue learning as the technology changes for both themselves and others.Job Title: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CT Scan technologist (computed tomography technologist: (I-IV) Department: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Computed Tomography (CT scan)Division: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Imaging & Related Services - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Grade: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MIT I (Job Code: MO461, Job Grade: 58) MIT II (Job Code: MO462, JobGrade: 59), MIT III (Job - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Code: MO463, Job Grade: 60), MIT IV (Job Code: MO464, Job Grade: 61)Reports to: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CT Scan ManagerRevised: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8/5/21Minimum Qualifications: Education:

  • Must be a graduate of an approved two-year AMA Radiologic Technology School and a high school graduate (high school +1).Licensure, Certification & Registration:
    • New York State Registration in Diagnostic Radiography or possess a limited permit to practice in the State of New York
    • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
    • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider, CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificationExperience:
      • Entry Level: Limited or no experience; MIT Level assigned based on skill set and experience.Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
        • Those as referenced below in greater detail.Position Summary: -The Computed Tomography (CT scan) Technologist under the direction of the Medical Director and/or Section Head, the Clinical Specialist, the Manager, and the Radiologist performs technical procedures and assists in the clinical evaluation and care of the patients in a fast-paced, Level I Trauma and Academic Medical Center. - The Computed Tomography (CT scan) Technologist utilizes their specific modality to create diagnostic images and provide their patients with a safe and positive experience. - Technologists support teaching and continue learning as the technology changes for both themselves and others. - In addition to trauma and emergency room scanning, Technologists perform CT exams on outpatients, inpatients (both stable and those receiving intensive care), research patients and those patients requiring specialized CT scan-guided procedures. - The Computed Tomography (CT scan) Technologists practice and enforce the radiation safety measures in New York State Department of Health code part 16. -Essential Duties & Responsibilities, including but not limited to:Mission, Core Values and Service Excellence: Contributes to the creation of a compassionate and caring environment for patients, families, and colleagues through displays of kindness and active listening. Recognizes and appreciates that each employee's work is valuable and contributes to the success of the Mission. Demonstrates excellence in daily work. Actively participates in performance and quality improvement activities and works toward enhancing customer/patient satisfaction. Exhibits positive service excellence skills to patients, visitors, and coworkers by greeting others in a friendly manner, keeping customers/patients/colleagues informed about progress, delays, and changes. Demonstrates effective teamwork by interacting in a positive manner with colleagues and creating a collaborative work environment. Initiates open communication, conveys positive intent, and offers assistance. Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, colleagues by following established procedures and protocols, which address the needs of a diverse patient population and workforce. Demonstrates stewardship by thoughtful and responsible use of resources including maintaining a clean and hospitable environment, starting work on time, displaying a consciousness regarding costs, supplies and department finances. Demonstrates respect for individual differences of each person by acknowledging the essence of each person, appreciating and responding to unique spiritual, personal and cultural backgrounds of patients, families and colleagues. - - -Essential Duties and Responsibility - Include but not limited to the following: Maintains competent imaging skills in practicing modality. Strives to grow and develop, creating a professional, progressive Imaging department with a positive atmosphere. Practices in compliance with Hospital /department policy as well as New York state and accrediting agency's standards. Assists Physicians in all aspects of procedures in their assigned area. Provides a safe and positive experience for the patient. On-call responsibility, if applicable. Rotates through Main Department and all satellite areas. Acts as a mentor and preceptor to new staff and students. Actively supports AMCH and the imaging department in maintaining proper accreditations. Enters patient data into computer systems accurately. QA's images and patient information for accuracy prior to sending to PACS. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age and special characteristics of the patient. Obtains peripheral IV access and injects contrast material, where required. Maintains stock supply and linen in exam room. Completes light housekeeping duties, as needed. Demonstrates knowledge of the patient BILL of RIGHTS, HIPPA, by incorporating them into their practice. Participates in development and attainment of unit, department, and divisional goals. Demonstrates commitment to unit and human resource policies. Recognizes mission, vision, values, and strategic direction of the institution. Establishes and maintain maintains direct, honest, open professional relationships with all health care team members, patients. and families. Practices effective problem solving and resolution skills. Actively supports Joint Commission standards. Pursues validation of knowledge base, skill level, and decision making and seeks guidance in areas of question. Completes hospital and departmental required education. Other duties may be assigned. - - - - - - -Communication Skills Communicates cooperatively and effectively to patients, family members, employees, and others. - Engages in interactive dialogues with the multidisciplinary team. Seeks out the input of others to achieve consensus. Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Documents patient care on established forms. Problem-solves, performs exams, and interprets data.Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent. - - - - - - - - -Professional Skills Ability to be honest, to be punctual, and to perform the job in adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct as defined by AMC and the tenets of the profession. - Ability to be accurate in such matters as data entry, exam documentation, and to use good judgment when performing the functions of the job or when interacting with others. - - Ability to accept direction, carry out orders, to work cooperatively with others and to avoid the creation of unnecessary conflict. - Ability to adhere to AMC's policies, procedures, and practices, and to utilize AMC's problem-solving processes for resolving grievances or disagreements. - Ability to anticipate and resolve potential problems to ensure the continuity of appropriate patient care. - - - - - - - -Reasoning Ability - Ability to: Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. - Ability to improve job performance through continuing education.Organizational Requirements:
          • Maintain strict adherence to the Albany Medical Center Confidentiality policy.
          • Incorporate Albany Medical Center Behavioral Standards and Guiding Principles into daily activities.
          • Comply with all Albany Medical Center Policies.
          • Comply with behavioral expectations of the department.
          • Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues.
          • Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
          • Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
          • Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities. -
          • Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
          • Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.Supervisory Responsibilities: Please check all that apply.? No supervisory responsibility? Assigns job duties to others while performing similar or related tasks. More than 80% of time spent on own tasks.? Immediate supervision over a small group of assigned employees that perform similar tasks. More than 20% of time is spent assigning, reviewing, or checking staff work.? Supervises a small group of employees while assigning, checking, and maintaining workflow. Makes recommendations as to employment and evaluation of others.? Assists other supervisors in an advisory capacity? Instructs and/or trains other employees. May assign, check, and evaluate performance during training period.? Supervises large groups in complex tasks, while providing discipline and enforcement of policies/procedures.? Manages through others with full responsibility for quality of work, financial considerations, and personnel decisions.? Manages operations via other supervisors or leaders who report to him/her. Full responsibility for all personnel and financial decisions.Key Relationships:1. CT Scan Clinical Specialists2. CT Scan Manager3. Radiology Quality Manager4. Director of Imaging & Related Services5. Resident Radiology Physicians6. Attending Radiology Physicians7. Medical Imaging Care Associates8. Medical Imaging Nursing StaffScope/Impact Statement:Work Schedule: - Weekend hours dependent on position hired for.Indicate either Yes or No as appropriate. - Hours of work may be subject to change based upon the needs of the business/department. - -On Call: - -? Yes ? No -Shift Rotation: -? Yes -? No -Weekends: -? Yes -? No -Travel: -? Yes - -? No -Location Details: Employee may work in AMC Main Department CT Scan, SCC CT Scan, or both locations. -Is access to reliable transportation required? ? Yes - ? NoPhysical Requirements & Environment: RequiredFor each category, select ONE option from choices below by checking the box at the left of the entry.Mental and Visual Attention Requireda) -? The position requires basic mental and visual attention much or all of the timeb) ? The position requires periods of concentrated mental and visual attention.c) ? The position requires a high degree of mental and visual concentration.Physical ExertionWeightd) ? Nature of work requires lifting or moving light weight (up to 20 pounds).e) ? Nature of work requires lifting or moving medium weight (over 20 and up to 75 pounds).f) ? Nature of work requires lifting or moving heavy weight (over 75 pounds).Dexterityg) ? Flow of work and character of duties require average manual coordination.h) ? Flow of work and character of duties require above average manual coordination.i) ? Flow of work and character of duties require high manual coordination.Range of Motionj) ? Duties require average range of motion.k) ? Duties require above average range of motion.l) ? Duties require high range of motion.Physical Conditionsm) ? Performance of duties allows for variation in positioning and tasks.n) ? Performance of duties requires remaining in position for prolonged periods of time.Repetitive Motiono) ? Assignments require occasional repetitive motion.p) ? Assignments require frequent repetitive motion.q) ? Assignments require constant repetitive motion.Working Conditionsr) ? Working conditions include minimal exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes or airborne pathogens.s) ? Working conditions include occasional exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes or airborne pathogens.t) ? Working conditions include continuous exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, chemicals, temperature extremes or airborne pathogens.Exposure to Hazardous Materialsu) ? -Performance of duties generally does not involve exposure to hazardous materials.v) ? Performance of duties occasionally involves exposure to hazardous materials.w) ? Performance of duties frequently involves exposure to hazardous materials.Patient Care Conditions (select ALL that are applicable)x) ? Position entails exposure to blood and body fluids, standard precautions must be used.y) ? Assignments include transporting, transfer and positioning of patients.z) ? Incumbent must be continuously prepared to prevent a patient fall.Sensory Requirements (select ALL that are applicable)aa) ? Performance of duties requires the ability to discern and identify colorsbb) ? Performance of duties requires the ability to discern sharp from dull and hot from coldcc) ? Performance of duties requires the ability to hear soft and loud noisesPatient Care/Patient Contact Designation (check only one of the items listed below)? Position has a direct impact upon health outcomes of the patient.? Position facilitates the process that may impact patient access to services.? No patient care/contact and does not facilitate the patient care process or directly impact health outcomes.This Job Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. - It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, requirements, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. - Additional duties and responsibilities that are specific to the Department or Unit are identified and maintained by the Manager as an Addendum to the Job Description.. Authorization:Executive Sponsor AuthorizationTitleDateDepartment Head AuthorizationTitleDateHuman Resources/Compensation AuthorizationTitleDateSummary for Job Posting: (For Human Resources Use Only)Enter position summary details here.Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!?Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , Medical Imag Tech IV-CT (Entry-Level), Healthcare , Rensselaer, New York

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