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CT Technologist II

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Description Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.This position qualifies for a $15,000 commitment incentive which will be paid over a three (3) year work commitment. Equal installments will be paid after each six (6) months of work completed. Learn more about the incentive program here: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/imaging-commitment-incentive-programSummary:Conducts complex procedures and tests using Computed Tomography (CT) equipment to acquire and analyze patient diagnostic data. Works in collaboration with various teams (Trauma, Stroke, Cardiology) to obtain necessary imaging for advanced diagnoses to aid in treatment options.Schedule: -Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:30pmResponsibilities:1) Conducts complex procedures and tests using Computed Tomography (CT) equipment to acquire and analyze patient diagnostic data. Works in collaboration with various teams (Trauma, Stroke, Cardiology) to obtain necessary imaging for advanced diagnoses to aid in treatment options.2) Assists the radiologist in performing high-risk invasive diagnostic techniques such as needle biopsies, aspirations, CT-guided joing injections, and CT-guided needle-wire placement exams for surgery. Additionally, demonstrating competence by contributing input for alternative approaches and adjustment of scan parameters limiting radiation dosage.3) Evaluates any contra-indications, such as medications, insufficient patient preparation or the patient's inability, or unwillingness to tolerate the procedure, notifying care teams and coordinating appropriate care, prior to the patient's arrival, if possible. Works with Radiologists and other providers to identify patient needs to complete exam or discuss alternative exam.4) Performs CTA perfusion, Code IA/Stroke/Bat, Red Trauma Series, Yellow Trauma Series, ROSC, and Portable CT procedures, as defined by the procedure and/or physician. Demonstrates ability to train CT Tech I team members on these and other high-risk exams/procedures.5) Recognizes diagnostic characteristics of normal and abnormal scans, anatomy, and questionable findings, alerting Radiologist for escalation of and/or additional care.6) Demonstrates ability to manipulate parameters for CT Gated Watchman and Cardiac exams, including but not limited to proper manipulation of monitoring devices and competency manipulating both equipment and computer parameters.7) Analyzes scan data throughout the course of the examination so that a comprehensive exam is completed and sufficient data is provided to the physician; along with any notes regarding complications that may have impacted quality of scan/images.8) Triages care for general anesthesia (adult/pediatric) exams and provides education for care teams, ensures optimal parameters, equipment settings, contrast administration and post-processing of images.9) Obtains images per protocols, manipulates images according to protocols, performs multi-planar and 3D reconstruction of image data, demonstrates a thorough knowledge of CT algorithms, and selects appropriate window and level setting according to anatomy.10) Administers oral and rectal contrast to adult and pediatric patients according to protocols, establishes intravenous lines, administers IV contrast following safe and proper injection procedures, follows correct procedure to determine contrast eligibility, checks appropriate lab values before contrast injection per protocolOther InformationOther information:Education Requirements:--- Completion of an accredited educational program in Radiological Science with an advanced registry in Computed Tomography.Licensure/Certification Requirements:--- Must be registered with the American Registry of Radiological Sciences or registry eligible. For registry eligible candidates: must provide a copy of diploma from accredited program.--- Requires advanced certification in CT.--- Successful candidates must maintain their registry status and continuing education requirements annually.--- All imaging specialists are required to maintain current competency in HCP BLS.Professional Experience Requirements:--- Three (3) years of experience as a CT Technologist.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical CenterOrganization Unit: Computerized Tomography Work Type: Full TimeStandard Hours Per Week: 40.00Salary Range: -$29.98 - $43.10 per hour (Hiring Range)Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equityWork Assignment Type: OnsiteWork Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: NoThis is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email applicant.accommodations@unchealth.unc.edu if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , CT Technologist II, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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