Dignity Health Special Procedure Tech (CT) in Grass Valley, California
Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is a 104-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Grass Valley California. The hospital has been providing compassionate quality health care to residents and visitors of western Nevada County since 1958. As an affiliate of the nationally recognized Dignity Health system we ensure the highest standard of health care to our patients and have access to important regional resources throughout the system including the Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute the Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California and the Dignity Health Cancer Institute of Greater Sacramento. With 787 employees 101 active medical staff and 21 Emergency Department beds Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital continually implements and upgrades its technology and recruits employees who understand the vital importance of kindness and compassion in the healing process.
The Special Procedures Technologist I performs general radiographic procedures as well as at least one other imaging modality CT Angiography Mammography Bone Densitometry or MRI.
The Special Procedures Technologist I competently and consistently performs the following the skills to Hospital standard
1.1 Demonstrates competency in patient care while performing a broad range of imaging procedures, maintaining a repeat rate of 4 - 5%.
1.2 Introduces self and verifies patient identification by checking the patient's wrist band.
1.3 Establishes or verifies patient symptoms and conditions through interview or review of medical record, recording information on the exam form while also communicating all pertinent information to the radiologist.
1.4 Maintains and preserves patient privacy, dignity and comfort by using table pads, patient gowns, blankets and sheets to cover the patient during procedures.
1.5 Demonstrates mastery of use of radiographic equipment and accessories, including CT scanner, MRI scanner, angiography equipment, bone densitometry or mammography equipment.
1.6 Assesses film quality for position, artifacts, density and contrast prior to patient leaving department
1.7 Demonstrates ability to trouble-shoot cause of poor quality images and takes corrective measures.
1.8 Reviews difficult or questionable examinations with a radiologist.
1.9 Ensures exam is completed - labeled, dated, all appropriate paperwork and previous exams attached, before turning in to be read.
1.10 Maintains clean, well-stocked work area.
1.11 Maintains sterile technique when applicable.
1.12 Performs darkroom duties as needed.
1.13 Performs Meditech functions - completion of exams - Ordered to Taken Status - and charges for appropriate exams and supplies.
1.14 Provides radiation protection for patients, assistants and self in accordance with all regulations.
1.15 Demonstrates the knowledge of the proper uses and dangers of contrast medias.
1.16 Assures that equipment is clean and in proper working order.
1.17 Performs non-technical functions within the department as appropriate, i.e. clerical tasks, linen and supply stocking, hanging and clearing alternators.
sign on bonus of $5,000.00 offered
One year experience in an Imaging Department.
One year experience in CT
Current California State Department of Health Certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)
Current ARRT registration.
$ 51.3900 - $ 62.5600 /hour
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.