Lead CT Technologist
Performed localization procedures, diagnostic x-ray, and computed tomography imaging scans, under the direction of a Radiation Oncologist. Managed STAT requests; followed up to ensure radiologists responded accordingly to physicians. Inserted IVs, injected IV contrast. Managed patient reactions to IV and oral contrast. Managed scheduling, precertifications, reporting, inventory control/ordering, and medical records. Maintained patient confidentiality, in compliance with HIPAA and corporate policies. Cross-trained to work in other areas during downtime. Promoted from CT Technologist.
- Established and maintained ACR accreditation of 2 CT machines. Ensured both CT machines and 1 x-ray machine met Ohio and Joint Commission standards. Passed all surveys/inspections. Set up/programmed diagnostic CT unit and CT treatment planning scanner. Performed routine maintenance and minor repairs; coordinated preventative maintenance and repairs with clinical engineering teams to ensure quality and prevent downtime. " she is the 'go-to' person when it comes to any issues on either CT machine." Performance Review
- Contributed to performance improvement activities that increased staff productivity in order to manage 25% more patients with no additional staff. Examples: (1) Wrote an x-ray procedures manual. (2) Cross-trained colleagues. Developed and presented in-services. Trained manager in CT, x-ray technologist in x-ray procedures, and therapist in contrast injections and documentation.
- Improved quality and service. Examples: (1) Created a questionnaire and form to remind patients of medication restrictions at home following IV contrast. Reduced patient confusion and potential errors. (2) Devised a more efficient way to submit RIS information to Radiology; reduced wait time for reports from 7 days to 24 hours. (3) Reorganized CT room to improve ergonomic efficiency; set up new CT room when a 2nd CT scanner was added.
- Collaborated with oncology physicians and researchers in protocol development for clinical research patients.