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Medical Imag Tech III-CT (Entry-Level)

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

Job Description:

Department/Unit:C.T. ScanWork Shift:Night (United States of America)Must meet the requirements by the ARRT and be licensed by the NYSDOH; must be injection certified or eligible for injection certification.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 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 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.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 certification
          • Must meet the requirements by the ARRT and be licensed by the NYSDOH; must be injection certified or eligible for injection certification.Experience:
            • Entry Level: Limited or no experience; MIT Level assigned based on skill set and experience.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 III-CT (Entry-Level), Healthcare , Watervliet, New York

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