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CT Radiographer - Radiology, Registry in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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Job Description

General Summary

The CT Radiographer will perform computed tomography and related procedures according to established protocols to demonstrate sectional anatomic images for interpretation by or at the request of a licensed practitioner.

The CT Radiographer will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The CT Radiographer will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The CT Radiographer will:

  1. Performs computed tomography and related procedures according to established protocols to demonstrate sectional anatomic images for interpretation by or at the request of a licensed practitioner.  
  2. Provides appropriate patient care in accordance with industry standards, department protocols and hospital policies and procedures, recognizing patient's conditions essential for successful completion of the procedures.  
  3. Performs POC Creatinine testing prior to any contrast studies, if warranted.
  4. Evaluates the request for procedures and assesses the patient to determine the appropriate procedure protocol and method of application.  
  5. Cares for the patient throughout the procedure according to department and hospital standards of patient care, age-specific sensitivities, and 'patients first' guidelines.  
  6. Evaluates the resultant images in comparison with industry standards referring to appropriate reference materials for clarification when needed.  
  7. Provides patient education in the form of written material and/or verbal explanation prior to, during and subsequent to the procedure in order to reduce patient anxiety and enhance to comfort zone with and tolerance of the procedure.  
  8. Performs imaging procedures in accordance with safe radiation safety practices as determined by the Illinois Emergency Management Administration to limit radiation exposure to patient, self and other members of the healthcare team.  
  9. Performs preliminary interpretation by applying independent judgment, customizing the procedure accordingly, and expediting intervention by the radiologist, if necessary.  
  10. Notifies physicians as required of changes in the condition of the patients or regarding unique imaging characteristics. 
  11. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships

  1. Reports directly to the Manager, Diagnostic and Support Services


Job Requirements

  1. Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology from an accredited Radiologic Technology program or equivalent work experience of five years or more
  2. Certification in Radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology
  3. Certification or certification eligible ARRT (CT)
  4. Active license with Illinois Emergency Management Department of Nuclear Safety Administration
  5. CPR certification
  6. Excellent interpersonal verbal communication skills.
  7. Demonstrates a level of flexibility to accommodate daily schedules and high level of productivity. 

Working Conditions

  1. Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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