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UCLA Health CT Technologist in Los Angeles, California

Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the CT Manager and CT Medical Director, and on a continuing and assigned basis, incumbent performs complex Computed Tomography imaging procedures at least 90% of the time, to include production of diagnostic images of the human anatomy and vascular structures following prescribed protocols.

Incumbent to perform accurate image archival via appropriate local archival media & Verification & Archival of complete studies on the PACS System, operate post processing/3D Work Stations, operate Power Injectors in preparation and administration of IV Contrast material under direct supervision of a physician in accordance with department/hospital policies as well as State and Federal regulations, maintain accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed, ensure accurate processing of Radiology requisitions in the Radiology Information System, practice sterile techniques as needed, maintain aseptic conditions and use universal precautions at all times, coordinate exams with other services, coordinate patient transportation to the appropriate areas, communicate pertinent patient information with Nursing units, exercise strict patient confidentiality, monitor patient's comfort while in the CT section, participate in departmental In-Service training programs, demonstrate a professional attitude by being courteous towards patients, co-workers, and physicians.

The Technologist must also demonstrate: knowledge of Radiation Safety, an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology and a high degree of accuracy in patient positioning / image acquisition, must remain sensitive to his/her patients' physical and emotional condition through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills, act as the primary liaison between patients and section radiologists / other members of the support team, use professional, ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing all duties, perform first aid on patients as needed until further assistance can be obtained to maintain patient's health.

Technologist to float between various UCLA Radiology scanning areas, adhere to on-call, holiday, and weekend work schedules as prepared by the manager, participate in rotating shifts as required. The CT Technologist may be assigned Alternate Lead responsibilities in the absence of the CT Manager and/or the Lead CT Technologist.

Qualifications

The CT Technologist must possess the following skills and abilities:

  1. Ability to accept and carry out oral and written instructions accurately.

  2. Skill in performing all daily tasks independently, while working as part of a team, within a demanding environment.

  3. Skill in employing independent decision making while performing various job functions.

  4. Ability to promote team ownership of a project and avoid personal control.

  5. Ability to prioritize work, handling multiple tasks to completion, within time allotted. Ability to meet deadlines.

  6. Ability to show attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.

  7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.

  8. Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and diplomatically with patients, visitors, hospital staff, physicians, scientists and

other outside departments both in person and over the telephone.

  1. Communication skills both verbal and written with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds in

order to obtain necessary information accurately and explain clinical procedures and practices.

  1. Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly in English, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar. Skill in providing a language interpreter if

appropriate.

  1. Telephone manners and skills to handle all telephone calls with courtesy and tact.

  2. Skill in reading documents written in standard English, including (but not limited to) requisitions, medical documents, policy and procedure

manuals, technical procedure manuals, operator manuals, equipment manuals and other written instructions.

  1. Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, with the ability to distinguish between types of medical procedures and diagnoses

  2. Knowledge of human anatomy and pathology.

  3. Ability to respond efficiently to expressed needs of referring services, physicians and patients.

  4. Ability to be courteous, compassionate and professional in any given situation, particularly with patients or visitors who are anxious and

agitated.

  1. Excellent skill in performing under stress of frequent interruptions and /or distractions.

  2. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations.

  3. Understands the requirement of EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act).

  4. Ability to identify and recognize contraindications for exams (Radiology Only)

  5. Ability to be flexible with working hours given adequate notice.

  6. Demonstrates consistent professional appearance.

  7. Basic typing skills to input various data into RIS and HIS information systems.

  8. Demonstrated knowledge of clinical billing (RIS codes) to ensure appropriate accounting and reimbursement of services rendered.

  9. Knowledge of cross-platform computers, application and peripherals, as well as general office equipment.

  10. Ability to adapt to advancements and changing technologies.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.

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