UnityPoint Health

CT Technologist - Radiology

Requisition ID
2022-112104
Category
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
CT
State
IA
FTE
.60
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Weekend Package: Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 am - 7:30 pm, for 48 hours per pay period. You will work 5 consecutive weekends in a row with every 6th weekend off.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
WEP Part Time Benefits

Overview

Sign-On Bonus: $7,500 for qualifying applicants! 

 

We are looking for a CT Tech to join our team! This is a Weekend Package position. Work hours will be Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 am - 7:30 pm, for 48 hours per pay period. You will work 5 consecutive weekends in a row with every 6th weekend off. This position has a 50% Weekend Package Premium on all hours worked!

 

Under the direction of the Radiology management staff and in coordination with the Radiologist, the Computed Tomography Technologist provides care to patients for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment of anatomic and physiologic disorders.  Responsible for providing timely and effective services to the customers of the Radiology Department, assuring the professional and technical process is carried out. 

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

  

Responsibilities

Clinical/Patient Support

  • Performs quality diagnostic procedures, general as well as surgical, portable, and tomography. Is proficient in CT. Provides and uses radiation protection devices and techniques in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • Maintains radiographic quality. Ensures accurate patient positioning and technique manipulations, making minimal errors and completing tasks promptly.
  • Correctly documents required information in the computerized information system (RIS). Exams are completed in a timely fashion and are recorded.  Records are complete, accurate, and up to date.
  • Assists radiologists and/or physicians in specific procedures, patient care, and other duties as required. Assists radiologists and/or physicians in the administration of contrast media and other medications as required.  Willingly and cheerfully assists others as needed; misadministration of drugs and contrasts do not occur.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Collaborating with the director, effectively resolves complex unit situations, such as patient complaints and crises.
  • Coordinates rooms/schedules/staffing to complement patient care needs. Assists with staffing needs and work schedules. Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule.
  • Directs, coordinates and delegates patient care in an organized manner, allowing for flexibility.
  • Directs patient flow as to specific room and time. Patients are not delayed unnecessarily for radiology services and do not wait longer than 15 minutes without explanation of delays.
  • Applies knowledge and application of nursing procedures pertinent to patient care while in radiology.
  • Maintains communications with Nursing Services concerning patient condition and radiographic procedural changes.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Transports patients when necessary. Patients are not unnecessarily delayed for scheduled tests.  Displays team attitude in assisting transportation staff.
  • All images are properly identified with patient I.D., side markers, and tech initials. Patients and others are not subjected to unneeded amounts of radiation.  No accidents occur to patients, personnel, or equipment as a result of regulation or policy violations.  Patient injuries are reported immediately per hospital policy.
  • Checks to make sure preauthorization is present when needed.
  • Applies knowledge of operation and use of diagnostic x-ray machines, processors, and other required equipment and maintains safety.  Tests conducted using equipment are done correctly and produce accurate results; optimum processing is maintained at all times; malfunctions are reported immediately.

Department Support   

  • Helps with staff education/in-services/specialized skilled training programs. Assists in the hiring and orientation program of newly hired staff.  
  • Promotes personal and professional growth among coworkers.
  • Creates an environment that promotes staff empowerment. Displays creativity and innovation when making recommendations for improvement in the delivery of services to the hospital.  Instructs and helps lead the staff so that a high level of productivity is maintained, intervening when necessary, to problem solve. 
  • Performs appropriate quantity of work. Consistently productive and volunteers to take on additional work when finished with assigned tasks.  Rotates shifts, weekends, and holidays as required by the department.
  • Instructs, guides, directs, assists, supervises, and evaluates students in specific clinical and didactic aspects of their education in a caring manner. Information presented is accurate and organized; students understand designated procedures; associate relates well to students and responds to students' needs for information and assistance.
  • Cleans departmental equipment and instruments. Equipment is clean, orderly, and ready for use; all safety/health regulations and procedures are met.      
  • Assists with evaluating and guiding coworkers with appropriate input of job performance. Provides immediate feedback (positive and negative) about job performance to personnel on team. Provides input to director on performance evaluations.
  • Contributes to the maintenance of high quality, cost effective services consistent with the needs of the users and the hospital's budgetary guidelines.  Assists in identifying and explaining key variances. May act as an interdepartmental liaison promoting effective multidisciplinary teamwork. Identifies and implements cost saving ideas.

 

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

Associates of Applied Science - Radiologic Technology Program

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

3 years of prior CT experience.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

Current, unexpired Iowa Radiologic Technologist license

 

Current certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Radiologic Technologist and Computed Tomography Technologist.

 

BLS within 3 months of hire.

 

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

Organizational, verbal, interpersonal/communication skills, customer relations, analytical, comprehend written directions, follow verbal instructions.

 

Must be able to read and write English fluently.

 

 

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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