This job is
responsible for assessing patients and safely performing routine CT
procedures in accordance with prescribed radiation safety
procedures and protocols. This job is a clinical mentor for junior
staff and students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Required – Refer to Certification Section
Preferred – Clinical CT experience
Required - Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart
ARRT registered (RT) and radiography (R) and/OR computed
tomography (CT) certified and/OR NMTCB registered (CNMT) and/or
unrestricted state license11, and documented training and
experience in CT, and Documented training and experience in
operating CT equipment and radiation physics and protection
Advanced certification in CT required by an organization
recognized by the ACR Registry required within two years of
Preferred - Advanced certification in CT required by an
organization recognized by the ACR Registry
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of CT procedures and technical language.
- Ability to work with and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure.
- Ability to work self-directed and to function without direct
- Ability and willingness to have and maintain flexibility in
work duties and hours (may require flexible schedule such as
nights, evenings, weekends, holidays, extended shifts, etc.).
- General knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the
hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease
- Skills to preliminarily identify stenosis or occlusion based on
nationally published criteria.
- Skills to assist attending physicians with interventional
procedures requiring ultrasonic guidance.
- Ability to provide care and/or support services in a manner
consistent with the patient's age, social, spiritual, and cultural
needs and other special consideration.
- Verifies physician order and procedure to assure accuracy.
- Utilizes radiology information systems to facilitate care.
- Explains procedure to patient to ensure understanding.
- Independently operates equipment to complete imaging procedure
according to protocol (including placement of IV).
- Reviews patient images prior to transmission to ensure images
meet diagnostic quality standards.
- Completes timely quality control procedures in accordance with
regulatory standards and performing notification/remediation as
- Assists in the facilitation of departmental operations
(inventory, staff schedules, equipment maintenance, etc.).
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population,
including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of
introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or
procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and
- Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are
not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20
pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100
pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area
where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works
with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may
be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.