HCA, Hospital Corporation of America CT Scan Technician PRN in San Antonio, Texas


Downtown San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Part of the Methodist Health System, Metropolitan is recognized for providing Center of Excellence level of care for cardiac, neuro, and bariatric patients. The Women’s Pavilion delivers over 4,000 babies a year. The urbanization of San Antonio has resulted in significant growth in our emergency services and intensive care. Our facility is large enough to provide a wide range of services but we are able to support individualized development in a personalized setting. We apply evidence based practice to every patient encounter. By focusing on continuous quality improvement, we seek to deliver world class care with a personal touch. The community and our family environment are at the heart of all we do and sustain our values driven organization.

General Statement of Duties:

The CT Technologist performs diagnostic procedures to include 3-D acquisitions, reconstructions’ biopsy and drainage exams utilizing a CT scanner and imaging equipment using the principles of computerized tomography. He/she is responsible for exam data entry within the Radiology Information System. Additional duties include charging/ordering supplies for quality control in the CT area; conducts quality control of assigned individual scans and assists in training new technologists/students.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Demonstrates competency in all areas of computerized tomography (CT), positioning, procedure preparation, and technical factors associated with the CT Systems. Will display knowledge in the use of all other equipment used in CT Scan, such as: power injectors, stereotactic biopsy equipment, biopsy and drainage needles and devices, and any other devices/equipment used in CT.

  2. Responsible for the proper use of the Radiology Computer System (scheduling exams, patient tracking, film tracking, proper completion of exams, capture charges).

  3. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  4. Will follow safety policies and procedures applicable to the job, recognizes impending crisis situations and institutes measures (such as adjusting priorities) to prevent further complications and makes a report to their supervisor.

  5. Maintains cleanliness and inventory of the lab to include equipment and facilities. Will follow proper disinfection techniques, restocks supplies as necessary, carts or work area will be cleaned and stocked at the completion of each shift.

  6. Must be able to complete assignments independently and to work as part of a team; to take instructions from supervisors; to exercise problem-solving skills; and to interact with co-workers, supervisors, patients, vendors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 1. Education: ONE of the following: 1. New hires as of October 1, 2011: A. Certificate of Training in Radiologic Technology Program B. Associates of Science or above in Radiologic Technology 2. Current employees: A. Certificate of Training in Radiologic Technology Program B. Associates degree or higher degree 2. Experience: none required 3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). 4. Preferred: Two years experience in CT 5. Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required ALL of the following: 1. Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification from Texas Department of Health 2. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (CT) certification A. New Hire: Must have within 6 months of hire date B. Current Registry Eligible Employees must obtain ARRT (CT) by October 1, 2012 C. Current Non-Registry Eligible Employees must obtain ALL of the following: i. ARRT by 12/31/2015 ii. ARRT (CT) by 06/30/2016

Physical Requirements Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS ( X ) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40 hours or more per week inside. ( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands). ( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts. WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time): Sitting 34 % Standing 33 % Walking 33 % = 100% LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department. ( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles. ( ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs. ( X ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects Weighing up to 25 lbs. ( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs. ( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Some Freq None Some Freq None X Lifting/carrying X Repetitive arm/ Hand movements. X Pushing/pulling X Eye-hand-foot coordination X Stooping/kneeling/ Bending X Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination) X Crawling X Finger dexterity X Climbing X Color vision X Balance X Vision acuity – far X Depth Perception X Vision acuity – near X Hearing Acuity MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL REQUIREMENTS X Manage stress appropriately X Make decisions under Pressure X Manage anger/ fear/ hostility/violence of others X Handle multiple priorities Work alone Work in confined or crowded areas HAZARDS Some Freq None Some Freq None X Blood-borne pathogen exposure X Exposure to x-ray/electromagnetic energy X Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents X Exposure to high-pitched noises X Exposure to dust/fumes/helicopter X Exposure to communicable diseases X Exposure to moving mechanical parts X Exposure to extreme conditions, hot/cold X Exposure to potential electric shock X Gaseous risk exposure X Adverse weather conditions X Dangerous driving conditions. X Exposure to laser beams

Title: CT Scan Technician PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-67517