Productive Radiologic Technologist with more than 25 years of progressive expertise in Hospital and outpatient clinical settings. Highly knowledgeable in multimodality imaging. Skilled in providing patients with educational information and instruction to ease anxiety and produce high-quality, high-resolution images.
I work as a staff technologist in a very high volume outpatient environment performing various tasks that include xray, fluroscopy procedures, mammography and computed tomography. In the outpatient center I currently work in I have mastered the ability to multitask. I have learned the ability to scan the patient on the table and same time I can help my coworker with any orders or any questions they may have. Sometimes I have to be able to jump in and start an IV if our paramedic is unsuccessful; IV insertion is also a skill I have mastered over the years. I basically have learned that you aren't always just subject to your job description. The goal in this field is to ensure we are doing the exact and correct procedure, scan etc. that the patient needs for their health issue that they presented with to their referring physician. I have developed the skills over the years to know exactly what questions to ask pertinent to the patients symptoms and health history. I started my healthcare experience working in a hospital and eventually ended up working in ICU, the amount of knowledge I have due to this is vast. I was also in a LPN nursing program briefly which only adds to the medical experience I have. Being in CT consistently and from medical background I've achieved, I have learned a lot about reactions and other contraindications for different procedures. An example would be if a patient has lots of allergies to many different things they could also have a reaction to the Iodine injection that is administered in CT. Some patients may have had a reaction a long time ago that was mild and it's possible they could have another reaction that would be more significant, these are case by case basis. In our CT department at anytime we can have a paramedic or a second tech to help out with procedures and biopsies. Sometimes you are the one to take patient's history, start the IV, perform the pre-biopsy vitals, perform the biopsy alongside the radiologist, and then perform post biopsy procedure. The ultimate goal is to ensure the patient feels comfortable and has a good knowledge of what is being performed on them. I often hold a patients hand during the more uncomfortableprocedures just to let them know I am there, and I believe this small gesture can help sometimes.
I worked as a staff technologist performing various tasks that included xray, flurosocopy procedures, mammography, trauma xray, OR procedures and Computed Tomography. My knowledge of CPR and basic first aid started as soon as I started working at my first hospital job and has done nothing but expand and get more in depth as the experience has grown. I have been in situations in the xray department when a code was happening and I've had to jump in and help where needed. The one saying that has stuck in my head over the years is Airway, Airway, Airway; I have had several instances in all departments where I've had to run and grab O2 for one reason or another. My knowledge of assessing a patient is vast and my ICU experience really aided in that knowledge. I've had to know about universal precautions, aseptic techniques and IV insertion for so long now, it really is second nature to me. When I began working in this hospital they did the black light test (you rub a solution on your hands and then wash them and black light showed what you missed); and that was an experience that was intriguing to me. I still think of it from time to time when I'm washing my hands now.
I worked as a staff technologist performing various tasks that include all aspects of xray and CT. I began working as a 2nd year xray student on night shift as the only technician; I had to learn decision making and being independent on the job really quickly. As a US/MT/CNA I performed multiple duties that included but not limited to entering doctors orders, reading heart monitors and direct patient care.
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