Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of specialized tasks involved in the performance of CT scans.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of CT scanners, power injectors, and related equipment in accordance with prescribed radiation safety procedures. Position patients for CT scans using patient positioning devices and protective equipment as necessary.
Perform exams accurately per established protocols, policy, and patient safety standards.
Assist radiologist with imaging procedures, starting IV's, and injecting contrast, if applicable.
Assist radiologist with interventional CT procedures.
Evaluate CT scans for technical quality, collate processed images in sequence of exposure and appropriately label. Film/transmit to Image Archival System.
Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.
Charge procedures and supplies in EHR.
Dispense and or order oral contrast to patients for CT scans.
Maintain accurate patient records.
Provide orientation and training to new CT technologists.
Provide care for the psychological and physical needs of patients and their families for CT scans.
Provide education and training to student technologists.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.
Coordinate scheduling and patient flow
Demonstrate proficiency in IV placement for contrast administration.
Demonstrate proficiency and accuracy in performance of all exam protocols.
Assist with the education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, fellows, and attending's). If applicable.
Assist radiologists and PhD's in developing new protocols and CT imaging techniques that are unique to facility.
Perform CT specific technical assistance with projects assigned by supervisor including but not limited to: Team lead, R & D, protocol development, charge reconciliation and demonstration of equipment.
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduate of an ARRT approved health sciences program in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine program.
Level I must obtain ARRT certification within one year of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a CT technologist.
Level III A minimum of 4 years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Certification in one the following required: Radiography (R), Radiation Therapy (T), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N), CNMT.
ARRT registered in Computed Tomography (CT) required within 12 months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.