UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8273 (SEIU Local 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8922 (1199NW-HMC Imaging Tech/Sonographer)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform a variety of CT studies and complex invasive and/or non-invasive diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures. Participate in training medical residents, fellows, students and staff. Recognize and respond to emergent and life threatening situations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Independently perform clinical and research examinations including biopsies, aspirations, and drains using computerized tomography imaging systems.  Operate complex imaging equipment to perform examinations and procedures such as CT with and without contrast; guide and monitor patients through procedures; maintain incoming information flow about patients and outgoing information about study results; and participate with physicians in designing study techniques for each examination and/or procedure.

TYPICAL WORK

Operate diagnostic imaging equipment to perform examinations in computed imaging utilizing knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.

Prepare patient for examination; explain testing procedures; prepare examination rooms for procedures;

Review and submit patient medical history to appropriate data collection system, consulting with the physician when appropriate and/or indicated by laboratory protocol;

Scrub and apply sterile technique in assisting in catheter placement.  Administer contrast media under physician direction;

Counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination;

Monitor patient vital signs and condition throughout procedure; maintain daily log of procedures performed;

Recognize and respond to life threatening situations which may occur during diagnostic and/or interventional procedures;

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary;

Maintain inventory of supplies to be ordered and submit order requests to supervisor;

Assist in evaluating new products and equipment; perform calibration tests, adjust, and maintain all equipment with proper documentation;

Assist in maintaining continuing education and research files;

Execute standard calibration procedures and establish guidelines for equipment;

Orient and provide information and instruction to medical residents, fellows, students, and staff who are rotating and/or assigned to the specialty area;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA approved school, registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.

UW Contract Classified Desirable Qualifications:

Completion of a 3 month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR

1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced course work in the applicable modality.

New Class: 1-19-2001

Updated: 7-1-2007