NWIN Multi-Modality Imaging Technologist (CT/X-ray), Crown Point

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2024 11:52 AM)
Job ID
2024-67867
Shift
Rotate
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code
Non-Union

Job Description

Join Uchicago Medicine at Crown point as a Multi-Modality Imaging Technologist (CT/Xray) in the Imaging Department! 

 

Sign-on Bonus of $15,000

 

As a Multi-Modality Imaging Technologist (CT/Xray) you will perform imaging in multiple modalities. Demonstrating full competency and maintains certification and licensed as required by the accrediting bodies and state. Provides appropriate patient care and recognizes patient’s conditions essential for successful completion of the procedures within the modalities where assigned to work. Services are provided in accordance with industry standards, all department protocols and processes, and hospital policies and procedures.

 

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs imaging in two or more modalities. Imaging in the modalities as assigned and holds competency in these modalities. Performs procedures according to set protocols established by radiologists. The modalities in reference are CT, GMI, MRI, Mammography, Nuc Med, PET and Ultrasound. The split imaging time between modalities will be determined by the primary manager who will ensure accuracy is tracked in Kronos to the correct cost center.
  • Review all requisitions to ensure correct exam(s) have been ordered and allotted the proper time frame. Coordinate exams that require direct Radiologist involvement.
  • Has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate care protocol relating to the physical and psychological needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, young and mature adults, and geriatric patients.
  • Prepares contrast media, (or radio pharmaceutical) performs venipuncture, and administers contrast (or radio pharmaceutical) to patients under the direction of the physician.
  • Review/evaluate completed exams for quality and proper format. Makes notation to Radiologist when images are to be repeated and the proper technical factors needed for correction.
  • Provides patient education prior to, during, and subsequent to the procedure in order to reduce patient anxiety and enhance patient comfort, providing optimal imaging.
  • Reports and records all malfunctioning equipment to Imaging Manager and/ Clinical Engineering appropriately.
  • Appropriately utilizes imaging systems, accessories and patient positioning techniques to generate quality images.
  • Actively participates in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Works closely with patient concierge, medical assistants, nurses and physicians to achieve positive outcomes and optimal patient flow.
  • Ensure safety of patients and non-radiology staff in and around the imaging scanner/equipment. Ensures that all regulatory compliance standards are met to ensure patient and staff safety.
  • Participates in continuing education activities to maintain appropriate accreditation.
  • Utilizes radiology information systems in accordance with current guidelines and protocols.
  • Perform daily quality assurance (QA) scans to ensure the system is in good working order.
  • Check to ensure that routine PMs (Preventive Maintenance) are performed as scheduled. Routinely checks equipment for damage and reports repairs as needed. (Ex. Checks the RF coils if working in MRI for damage/and report repairs.)
  • Document all system errors and save raw image and raw data when necessary to help service personnel troubleshoot any problems with the systems.
  • Assists with Radiology QI metrics and reporting.
  • Participates in daily readiness and MDI reporting as needed.
  • Participates in EOC rounds, SIMS labs, and new projects when asked.
  • Assists with new staff training and orientation and serves as a conduit for communication when needed between the manager and the front line staff.
  • Assists with providing staff schedules if needed/ as assigned by manager.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

 

CT Technologist Required Qualifications

  • Satisfactory completion of formal primary pathway in Radiology, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, or MRI accredited program and clinical training in an AMA or JCERT approved program.
  • The Multi-Modality Imaging Technologist is required to be registered in all modalities and has advanced certifications for the modalities as indicated.
  • Satisfies post primary education that meets certification standards in secondary or advanced modality skill.  
  • Licensure by the state of IN as required when using radiation producing equipment.

     

    Required to hold primary pathway registry/certification by ARRT, ARDMS, NMTCB, or ARMRIT, and advanced post-primary certification in all disciplines where assigned to work. Advanced certification in the post primary modality required within 12 months of hire date.

     

    As indicated for the disciplines where hired to work.

    1. ARDMS – American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
      1. Abdomen Sonography (AB)
      2. Breast (BR)
      3. Pediatric Sonography
    2. ARMRIT – American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
      1. Magnetic Resonance Technology
    • ARRT Credentials / Primary & Post Primary Certifications
      1. Computed Tomography – (CT)
      2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR)
      3. Mammography (M)
      4. Nuclear Medicine Technology (N)
      5. Radiography ( R)
      6. Breast Sonography (BS)
      7. Sonography (S)
    1. NMTCB – Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification
      1. CNMT – Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification
      2. NMTCB (CT) – Computed Tomography Certification
      3. PET – Positron Emission Technology Certification
    NMAA – Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate Certification
  • CPR training required and BLS training recommended

    Effective communication skills and excellent patient care skills required.
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Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time, 1.00FTE 
  • Shift: 3pm-11:30pm 
  • Unit/Department: NWI Emergency Department- Crown Point
  • CBA Code: Non-Union
  • No Visa Sponsorship Available

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.

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Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

 

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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