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

Req Number 0003ZI

Job Category Radiologic

Job Description

As a CT/MRI Technologist with Contrast IV you will operate Computed Tomography (CT) and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, prepare patients for examination, and ensure proper information has been obtained for the physician to make a diagnosis. You will also assist in management of patient flow and present images mounted for physician's diagnosis.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 patient's weight.

  • Performs venipuncture of the appropriate gauge necessary for examination.

  • Explains, in layman's 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 (MRI) required within eighteen (18) months of entry date into positions 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.

Our Culture

Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals

Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.