CT Technologist - Per Diem
Job posting number: #7107946 (Ref:10017227)
Posted: August 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
Performs a variety of CT imaging procedures, while following patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with patients in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Performs CT Scan procedures, obtains patient history, explains routine procedures and addresses patient concerns.
- Prepares room and equipment for patient’s exam.
- Assists the radiologist, surgeon, and/or clinician during CT procedures, including invasive and non-invasive studies.
- Prepares contrast media and contrast injector. Executes injection protocol and monitors injection.
- Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events, before, during and after procedure. Takes appropriate action following established guidelines.
- Produces films of the studies as per protocol and special instructions, utilizing scanner interface and film printer
- Prepares the patient, explains the procedure, and ensures patient’s cooperation during the examination
- Informs the patient of the procedure to be done, and instructs the patient on participation required in order to obtain an optimal exam.
- Transports equipment to patient’s room when necessary.
- Maintains supplies and equipment in assigned area in ready state, reviewing operation of equipment and expiration of medications. Contacts outside service for major malfunctions. Reports minor malfunctions to supervisor.
- Reviews orders for diagnostic imaging tests for appropriateness, modifies order according to policy or reviews with radiologist when non-standard.
- Appropriately archives images for electronic storage.
- Maintains good workflow in CT area, optimizing scanner time. Plans activities so as to minimize delays
- Participates in process improvement projects as requested.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings and workshops.
- Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training in Radiologic Technology or equivalent.
- Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
- Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.
- At least 1 year hospital or imaging center experience.
- AMA approved school of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology
- CRT (Radiography and Fluoroscopy)
- BLS (through the American Heart Association)
- Successful completion of CT orientation.
- Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Science
- ARRT (CT)
- Contrast Injection Certification
Preferred Field of Expertise
- 2 years experience performing CT scans
- 1 years performing full range of Diagnostic Radiology Exams
- Experience with PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) equipment.
- CT Scan
- Invasive Diagnostic Radiology Procedures
- Electronic Image communication and archival
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
- Per Diem
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.