Objective: To manage and monitor the delivery of a CT service on a daily basis.
- The CT Clinical Specialist is responsible for the independent operation of CT equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using CT.
- The CT Clinical Specialist is responsible for daily operations of the CT list, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The CT Clinical Specialist maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.
- Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic CT examinations.
- Uses cognitive radiographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
- Uses independent judgment during the CT exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
- Analyses information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
- Coordinates work schedule with Lead Clinical Specialists/Head of clinical operations and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
- Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in their care.
- Maintains and updates Radiology Information Systems.
- Maintains CT equipment and work area and maintains adequate supplies.
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
- To provide cover in other Radiology areas such as MRI, X-ray and DXA.
- Be responsible for specific aspects of service activities as may be delegated from time to time by either the Head of clinical operations or the Clinical Lead
- Be conversant with, and observe, radiation safety local rules.
- Observe systems of dose reduction-Justification, Optimisation (ALARA), Limitation.
- Make use of radiation protective devices.
- Observe departmental policy regarding radiological examination of women of reproductive capacity.
- Observe practices that protect yourself, the patient and others from direct and scattered radiation.
- Accept only those requests, which are properly authorised in accordance with established criteria, and where requests are for examinations that will be of benefit to the patient.
- Ensure that patient understands the nature of the examination, and that patients consent is obtained prior to carrying out any examination.
- Assist in the safe transfer and movement of patients under their care.
- Ensure that each examination is fully completed.
- Keep a record of every radiological examination carried out, noting screening times, radiation doses and other statistics where appropriate.
- Keep abreast in understanding and knowledge of all new developments applicable to radiography.
- Comply with departmental policies service.
- Participate in the staff development and individual performance review process.
- Degree in Diagnostic Radiography or Equivalent
- 5+ years Post graduation qualification /MSC in CT
- Valid CORU Registration
- Customer Focus
- Self-motivated and results driven
- Excellent planning, priority and time management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, ability and approachability
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills