UPMC CT Technologist Trainee in New Castle, Pennsylvania
Perform requested studies and manipulate data requiring the use of CT. The trainee will be trained on proper protocol while shadowing and completing CT training to demonstrate ability to fulfill all functions carried out below. The Trainee will be supervised by an RT (CT) registered CT Technologist.
Under the supervision of Proctor/CT instructor/CT Tech, properly documents appropriate histories and completes all necessary paperwork.
Under the supervision of Proctor/CT instructor/CT Tech, trainee will shadow until deemed capable to perform daily CT scans, using proper protocols, procedures and safety guidelines.
Educates patients on all aspects of the CT procedure.
At completion of training should be able to properly screen all patients for any contraindication prior to performing CT scan.
All candidates for the CT Tech Trainee program must meet and agree to the criteria below? Candidates must be ARRT, NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board or ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) registered? Candidates must be willing to work rotating shifts as needed for patient care The maximum timeframe for completion of the CT program will be 6 months with one extension available at 3 months. Trainees will be required to sit for the ARRT CT exam no later than 3 months after completion of the training program? When the candidate has successfully passed the Registry exam, he/she will move to the CT Technologist salary range, if the candidate fails to pass the exam and/or course the candidate will be terminated from the CT department.? The candidate must remain in the CT department for two (2) years after ARRT CT certification and registration.Failure to meet this requirement may result in the need to reimburse UPMC Pinnacle for expenses paid by UPMC Pinnacle for trainee's participation in the Program and/or becoming ineligible for hire as an CT Tech.
Monitors and maintains current department inventory.
Performs clerical responsibilities as needed.
Exhibits a positive and professional image with patients, physicians, co-workers and peers.
Maintains inter- and intra- departmental communications.
After successful completion of training program the trainee should be able to demonstrate administering contrast for specific examinations.
After successful completion of training program the trainee should be able to demonstrate processes and evaluates QC on processor and CT scanner daily as assigned.
After successful completion of training program, the trainee should be able to demonstrate competence to perform required scans on patients of all ages.
Participates with Performance Improvement projects.
Complies with Imaging and hospital policies and procedures.
Performs on call duties as assigned.
? Graduate of approved School of Radiography? Must be currently enrolled in an Advanced Imaging Tech Training program
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT Registered or Registry Eligible
Maintains current CPR certification
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or successful completion of BLS training and certification upon hire
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
Act 33 with renewal
Act 34 with renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran