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Health First Multi-Modality CT Technologist in Melbourne, Florida

POSITION SUMMARY: * * To be fully engaged in providing Quality/No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by: Being committed to the Health First I CARE Values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence; Being engaged and contributing to a positive and productive work environment; Producing quality images; Following all HF, hospital and departmental protocols in a professional, memorable and timely manner; Mentoring the technical development of co-workers and students within a team concept; Flexibility to move from CT to another modality at a moment’s notice to meet department needs; Rotate through each modality on a regularly scheduled basis to maintain required experience and skill level for each modality (minimum of 25% of work time per modality); Must cross-train to another modality to meet the needs of the department.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: * * Quality/No Harm: * Maintain a safe environment for patients/customers, team members and yourself. * Ensure the correct procedure is performed on the correct patient by verifying two forms of patient identification on “Every Patient / Every Time”. * Perform “time out” process prior to starting any invasive procedure. * Adhere to the ALARA principles of radiation safety. * Knowledge regarding location of emergency equipment/supplies and how to use such equipment/supplies. * Familiar with the Health First Emergency Kardex and responsibilities in relation to specified emergent codes. * Responsible for hurricane preparedness and your duties as a Health First associate. * Follow Infection Control policies and procedures; practice aseptic and sterile techniques. * Effectively document and communicate pertinent and required information. * Report malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate department, fellow associate and management in a timely manner. * Accurately complete all required documentation/forms – written/electronic (ex: patient history, pregnancy, IV contrast, procedural consent, MAR, safety portal, medication reconciliation, PACS. * Review exam orders from medical charts and/or prescriptions prior to performing an exam. * Obtain pertinent patient history from the requisition, the patient, the medical chart or other sources. * Perform procedure protocols, produce images consistent with image quality standards and follow all Federal, State and Regional healthcare regulations and adhere to Joint Commission/ACR standards. * Properly position patients and uses appropriate technique. * Assure that exam rooms are clean, neat, stocked and disinfected; and that equipment is clean, disinfected and ready for the next patient encounter. * Follow proper image retrieval and file processes. * Participate in quality initiatives and offer suggestions for departmental improvements including departmental protocols, policies, and procedures. * Accept additional responsibilities to assist with reaching departmental goals/initiatives. * Attend staff meetings/in-services as required. Reads and signs off on all staff meeting minutes as required. * Properly identifies, prepares and/or administers medications that are within the technologist’s scope of practice as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Stewardship: * Utilize supplies/equipment with care in a safe, proficient and cost effective manner * Ensure computer data is appropriately entered for each procedure, – charged completely and appropriately for all procedure(s) performed and supplies used. * Demonstrate effective time management skills * Complete jobs/tasks in a timely and concise manner. * Willingly assist in other areas of the department and hospital or act as a Health First representative when needed to do so. * Utilize Kronos time clock system properly; report to work area on time and follow break and lunch policies. * Maintain flexibility, adapt to changes in workflow processes and the needs of the Health First organization based upon fluctuations in patient volume Customer Experience: * Communicate effectively with customers (patients, LIP, other Health First associates, the public, etc.) using excellent customer relation skills at all times. * Provide appropriate pre and post procedure education to each patient. * Respond appropriately to patient/family concerns or complaints. * Demonstrate sensitivity to patient privacy and dignity. * Practices the “I-CARE PROMISE” o I -I willIntroducemyself and my role o C -I willClarifywhat I will be doing o A- I willAskif there are any questions o R- I willRespondwith information and concern o E- I will go theExtramile 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: * Certified and registered in radiography or radiation therapy by the ARRT – must maintain certification and registration at all times or * Certified and registered in nuclear medicine technology by ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) – must maintain certification and registration at all time * Possess a current Florida State License as a General Radiographer * Must either be Crossed-Trained in CT or successfully complete a formal education program CT that meets the ARRT’s structured education requirement and clinical experience requirement. * Advanced ARRT (CT) examination obtained within two (2) years of hire/transfer * Prior CT experience preferred. * Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain. * Computer-related skills deemed pertinent for optimal technical performance. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Ability to report to department within 30 minutes when on call. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * Able to walk, bend, stoop, reach, and lift throughout their shift. * Able to move, lift, or position patients as required. * Able to push wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds. * Dependable and flexible in relation to covering required shifts. * Able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted, several times per day. * Able to wear lead aprons for extended periods of time. MENTAL DEMANDS: * Able to work effectively and efficiently in a stressful work environment. * Able to respond to life threatening situations. * Ability to multi-task. * Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. * Exhibit professional code of conduct and ethical principles. * Demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to relate well to all customers. COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT/SKILLS CHECKLIST: /The Competency Assessment/Skills Checklist should be kept in the individual department and a copy submitted with the annual performance review to Associate Relations./

Job: *Radiology

Organization: *Holmes Regional Medical Center

Title: Multi-Modality CT Technologist

Location: Florida - Brevard County-Melbourne

Requisition ID: 067923