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Northwell Health CT/MRI Technl - Contrast IV in Plainview, New York

Req Number 98614

Job Description

Operates Computed Tomography (CT) and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, prepares patients for examination, ensures that proper information has been obtained for the physician to make a diagnosis. Assists in the management of patient flow and presents images mounted for physicians diagnosis.

Job Responsibility

    • Prepares patients for examination.
  • Explains procedure in easy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.

  • Sets up equipment to administer the proper procedure in a timely fashion.

  • Ensures consent form for I.V. contrast materials has been obtained.

    • Performs CT/MRI procedures to include: abdominal, thoracic, all neurological exams, extremities, sub-periosteal implant planning, radiation therapy treatment planning, biopsies, etc.
  • Prepares patient for exam by placing patient on the exam table, positioning within the gantry.

  • Keys in patient history data and other pertinent information obtained from a requisition completed by the Radiologist to include anatomical area of interest, slice thickness and couch increment.

  • Calculates the number of scans to be obtained based on patient size, and operates CT/MRI insuring that the required images were obtained as ordered by the Radiologist.

  • Locates Radiologist to review and ascertain whether additional scanning is required.

  • Transmits cases to on-call Radiologist through use of Tele-Radiology system.

  • Operates equipment for the transfer of computed images to film, the archival of disc memory to optical disk and/or a picture archiving and communication system (PACS).

    • Administers intravenous (IV) and oral contrast agents as per Radiologist order:
  • Verifies that there are no contraindications to administration of the IV contrast agent.

  • Calculates contrast dose based on patients weight.

  • Performs venipuncture of the appropriate gauge necessary for examination.

  • Explains, in laymans terms, the administration of IV contrast and completes the IV Contrast Information Sheet with information provided by the patient, family member or health care proxy.

  • Utilizes appropriate flush technique for an existing IV line.

  • Utilizes power injector to administer IV contrast.

  • Recognizes and assists in the treatment contrast agent reactions.

  • Recognizes and assists in the treatment of IV extravasations.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Job Qualification

  • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program.

  • New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist.

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist (R.T.) required for positions filled after September 5, 2010. ARRT registration in Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) required within eighteen (18) months of entry date into position filled after September 5, 2010.

  • Certification in IV Contrast Administration required within six (6) months of entry date into position.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification, required.

  • Previous experience as a Radiologic Technologist, required. Previous CT or MRI experience, preferred.

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $43.89-$50.70/hour

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.