Job Description

Job Title: CT Technologist
Job ID: 775200
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Night shift with rotation
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: CT Scanner
Location: , Altoona PA


Flex Full Time - Night with Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  5/7/2019

Under the direction of a qualified radiologist, perform computed tomography exams at a technical level that does not require direct supervision. Assume responsibility of the CT department and the procedures that are being performed. Complete exams with documentation to be passed on to the radiologist for interpretation.


  • Acquires and maintains skill level in venipuncture therapy in accordance with Department policy.
  • Complies with established occupational BBF and TB exposure policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.
  • Develops film by means of a laser processor.
  • Maintains adequate records as directed on requisitions, etc. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination.
  • Provides immobilizing devices as required.
  • Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • Responsible for the performance of routine special procedures.
  • May be responsible for specific areas of instruction for ancillary personnel.
  • Rotates within the department or other areas and by shift as required.
  • Secures and returns supplies.
  • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. 
  • Selects and operates equipment as directed.
  • Station Medical Center CT staff is required to run a creatinine point of care test on patients who meet the criteria for blood work prior to contrast injection. 
  • Staff is also required to perform daily QC on the I-Stat.
  • Station Medical Center CT staff is required to test glucose levels on PET/CT patient's pre and post scan.
  • Supports department and hospital based CPI activities by actively participating in the CPI process.
  • Transfers and positions patients while performing computed tomography examinations.
  • Under the direction of a physician, technologist administers contrast media for CT examinations.
  • Use of PACS.Use of the Radiology Information System.


  • Education and Formal Training Required: High school graduate or equivalent; graduate of an AMA approved school of radiology technology.  
  • Must possess manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; must be able to adapt to all types of conditions of patients. 
  • Must successfully complete and maintain venipuncture therapy skills in accordance with department policy. 
  • Must be registered as a Radiology Technologist and possess 6 month's experience as a Radiology Technologist or must be a graduate of a CT Technologist program.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.30 / hour

Union Position: Yes

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