The following technical standards are required to be successful in the CT Clinical Training program:
Behavioral and Social Skills
- Possess adequate and sufficient behavioral and social skills conducive to professionalism in a college and/or health care environment.
- Communicate clearly and effectively (oral/written) with patients, coworkers and other health care providers by use of English language and medical terminology.
- Respond to patient questions, concerns, and explanation while performing CT procedures without the use of hearing aids.
- Conduct effective communication with the patient and other health care staff without endangering the safety of the patient, staff or impairing the performance of the procedure.
- Perform necessary vital sign patient monitoring.
- View radiographic, CT and MRI images and medical reports.
- Review and select software options in selecting protocols and imaging parameters on computer screens.
- Read departmental protocol for imaging procedures, the CT examination request and physicians' orders.
- Manipulate and grasp small objects required to perform CT.
- Operate both mobile and stationary equipment within the exam room.
- Transfer patient to and from imaging table, stretchers, wheelchairs, and cribs.
- Provide appropriate balance, gait and support to perform the duties safely and without placing the patient at risk.
- Provide strength to move and operate medical imaging equipment.
- Perform reaching movements over the imaging table to check patient positioning and placement of imaging coils.
- Manipulate the CT table and straps, CT surface coils, power injectors and IV equipment.
- Stand unassisted for long periods of time.