Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Saturday & Sunday + Additional Shift(s) Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 72 Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
Performs computed tomography procedures, reformats the computed tomography data that creates images needed for diagnosis and performed interventional and therapeutic procedures related techniques, producing data at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Recognize patient conditions essential for the successful completion of the procedure. Prepare, administer and document activities related to medications and radiation exposure in accordance with federal and state laws or lawful institutional policy.
- Perform computed tomography procedures as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Assist a licensed independent practitioner with interventional computed tomography procedures. - Select appropriate technical factors with consideration given to established protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition. - Manipulating and reconstructing data for interpretation. Archive data as appropriate and documenting patient exposures - Verifies patient identification and the procedure requested or prescribed and that the patient has consented to the procedure. Reviews all available patient medical record information to verify the appropriateness of the procedure requested or prescribed. Assess factors that may negatively affect the procedure. - Assesses patient for renal function prior to contrast media administration. Assess patient risk for allergic reaction to contrast media prior to administration. Determines the appropriate type and dose of contrast media to be administered, based on established protocols - Determines the need for and selects supplies, accessory equipment, shielding, positioning, and immobilization devices. - Provides an accurate explanation and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the patient and their care providers can understand. Address questions and concerns regarding the procedure. - Uses a power injector for administration of medication when through PICC line catheter or port specifically for power injectors is available following manufacturer guidelines regarding infusion rate and pressure. Use radiation shielding devices. Use technical factors according to equipment specifications to minimize radiation exposure to the patient while maintaining image quality. Confirms patient position matches the selected scanning orientation parameters. Determine optimum placement of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes and correctly identifies ECG wave trigger. - Maintains current information on equipment, materials and processes. Perform ongoing quality assurance activities. Perform quality control testing of equipment. When appropriate, wears one or more personal radiation monitoring devices at the location indicated on the personal radiation monitoring device or as indicated by the radiation safety officer or designee. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory and accreditation standards as published by the Joint Commission, CMS, ACR and the Florida DOH. - Performs other related duties as assigned.