Indian Health Service
Published
February 24, 2020
Location
Crownpoint, New Mexico
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Summary

This Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) position is located in the Radiology Services Branch of the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, in Crownpoint, New Mexico. This Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) performs computerized tomography of the head, neck spine, chest and body. These exams are performed with or without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to bring about proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs computerized axial tomographic scanning of the head and/or body. Produces ionizing within a safe permissible range as to achieve quality radiographs; provides proper patient protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards related to radiographic examination. Serves the confidence and cooperation of the patient during examination procedures; assists physicians and radiologists in administering opaque media for all prescribed radiographic examination.
  • Schedules patients for examination, evaluates request for critical or emergency procedures and adjusts schedule to accommodate patients of a higher priority. Receives patient, explains procedures and transfers patient to table for examination. Explores methods or procedures, positions patient and makes the exposures necessary for requested examination.
  • Assists in quality control activities, which include but are not limited to making minor adjustments to equipment such as setting up step wedges and when necessary changing transverse length adjusters. Performs daily required calibration tests and recording appropriate equipment errors in the log. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and contacts appropriate CT service engineer.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination in various examinations. Ensure that sterile supplies, contrast materials catheters and other required equipment are present and laid out. Maintains patient records, x-ray file folders, check out files, quality assurance records, current operating policy manuals and other materials as necessary to insure adequate patient treatment and referral as necessary. Assists in keeping repair and maintenance records of the radiographic unit.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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