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Job Title: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT)

Department: Tohono O'odham Nation Health Care (TONHC)

Division: Radiology

Status: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Salary: $37.33/hr

Position Summary:

The incumbent provides x-ray studies for diagnoses and treatment of patients, such Computerized Axial Tomographic (CT) scanning of the head and/or body.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Depending on the area of assignment, an incumbent may not be required to perform some of the duties listed below):

  • Independently performs Computerized Axial Tomographic (CT) scanning of the head and body of patients.
  • Performs Digital Radiography exams as requested by providers.
  • Provide proper patient protection following prescribed safety standards related to the radiographic examination.
  • Secure the confidence and cooperation of the patient during examination procedures.
  • Assists physicians and radiologists in administering opaque media for all prescribed radiographic examinations.
  • Complete intravenous cannulation for IV contrast injections.
  • Monitors injection (power injector) and recognizes injection complications, such as infiltration or contrast reaction.
  • Monitors vital signs and notifies radiologists of any significant changes.
  • Assist in performing emergency first aid if required and initiates CPR when a cardiac arrest occurs.
  • Responsible for delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine and special procedures involving various tomographic examinations.
  • Schedules patients for examinations, evaluate a request for critical or emergency procedures, and adjust schedules to accommodate higher priority patients.
  • Independently performs standardized examinations, determines the appropriate thickness of cuts, and recognizes standard protocol necessary to complete the assessment.
  • Maintains accurate electronic records for all patients, examinations performed and scans taken.
  • Performs general office work, including various computer-based programs to register and complete examinations and send for interpretation and verify reports.
  • Responsible for quality control activities which include but are not limited to daily quality assurance, shut down and startup procedures, and proper documentation of activities.
  • Performs daily required QA tests and records appropriate equipment errors in the log.
  • Recognizes equipment malfunctions and contacts appropriate CT Service Engineer.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination in various examinations.
  • Maintain patient records, x-rays file folders, check-out files, quality assurance records, current operating policy manuals, and other materials.
  • Maintain repair and maintenance records of the radiographic unit.
  • Develops standard protocols for CT and new protocols as new procedures evolve.
  • Contribute to a team effort.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Tohono O’odham culture, customs, and traditions.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of computerized tomography, including spiral CT, to produce high-quality scans.
  • Knowledge of performing all basic and complex computerized tomography studies.
  • Knowledge of computerized tomography equipment and supplies.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices, and techniques, to assure that adequate safeguards are maintained.
  • Ability to recognize when changes of equipment or procedures may increase exposure and adopt prevention methods to such exposure.
  • Knowledge of physiology and cross-sectional anatomy, including the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiologic exposure and physical abnormalities associated with most diseases.
  • Ability to interpret examination requests accurately; recognizes scans that illustrate the lesion and develops them through control, density to optimize their clarity for diagnostic use.
  • Knowledge of the aspects of fundamental physics, including the concepts of energy, electric power, and types of electrical circuits, construction and use of x-ray tubes, and the properties of x-rays.
  • Knowledge of computer operations, including Microsoft Office programs, burning CDs, PACS operation, and Electronic Health Record.
  • Knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques such as using formulae to determine technical factors and use of equipment to reduce density discontinuities.
  • Knowledge of basic nursing practices related to radiography, such as emergency cardiac arrest procedures and oxygen use, assists with breathing difficulties.
  • Ability and expertise to operate in a teleradiology environment.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Radiologic Technologist: Must complete at least two years of formal education in an accredited hospital-based program or a two- or four-year educational program at an academic institution and must pass a national certification examination.
  • Two years of experience as a Registered Radiologic Technologist performing Computed Tomography.

Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:

  • Certification in radiography is required.
  • Certification in computed tomography is preferred.
  • Upon recommendation for hire, a criminal background and a National FBI fingerprint check are required to determine suitability for employment, including a 39-month driving record.
  • May require possessing and maintaining a valid driver's license (no DUIs or major traffic citations within the last three years).
  • If required, must meet the Tohono O'odham Nation tribal employer's insurance requirements to receive a driver's permit to operate program vehicles.
  • Based on the department’s needs, incumbents may be required to demonstrate fluency in both the Tohono O’odham language and English as employment conditions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 30 pounds. The work requires long periods of eyestrain, standing, and walking. There is some stooping, bending, and carrying of moderately heavy items. The incumbent may be exposed to communicable diseases.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Location Sells  
Open Date 6/29/2022  
Close Date  
About the Organization The Tohono O'odham Nation is a federally-recognized tribe that includes approximately 28,000 members occupying tribal lands in Southwestern Arizona. The Nation is the second largest reservations in Arizona in both population and geographical size, with a land base of 2.8 million acres and 4,460 square miles, approximately the size of the State of Connecticut. Its four non-contiguous segments total more than 2.8 million acres at an elevation of 2,674 feet.  

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