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Anatomy Therapists Expert Witness


 

 

Expert Witness No.1664

 

Professional Summary
Service-oriented CT Coordinator with 30 year background in Trauma II Hospital setting. Core competencies include post processing, building exam protocols into CT scanners and troubleshooting quality issues as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
 
Skills

  • Coordination    
  • Education and Training 
  • Judgment and Decision Making    
  • Troubleshooting Equipment Selection    
  • Complex Problem Solving 
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Social Perceptiveness 
  • Instructing Operation Monitoring

 Experience
01/1996 to Present Computerized Tomography Coordinator
Mercy Health - Janesville, WI

  • Perform payroll functions, such as maintaining timekeeping information and processing and submitting payroll.
  • Answer telephones and give information to patients about their CT exam and help physicians with CT orders and protocols.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating policies and procedures, maintain documents, such as updated credentials for all CT technologists (ARRT, ASRT, State Licensure, Image Wisely and Image Gently,etc), track extravasations, track dose and evaluate CT technologists on their performance.
  • Operate equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, injectors, post processing   station, Pyxis pharmacy dispenser, SPD scanner, PACS, EPIC, multiple CT scanners and arrange for repairs when equipment malfunctions and schedule maintenance or minor emergency repairs on CT scanners equipment.
  • Complete and or create forms in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Conduct searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet. Review work done by others to check for correct techniques and protocols, ensure that hospital policies are followed, and recommend improvements or suggestions to improve quality.
  • Establish work procedures and schedules to improve efficiency and assign duties to CT staff to maintain patient flows and achieve production goals.
  • Manage projects and encourage team work.
  • Learn to operate new CT technologies as they are developed and implemented. Supervise CT Technologists and provide training and orientation to new staff.. Demonstrate new equipment, procedures, or techniques to staff and provide technical assistance.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as developing departmental operating budget, coordinating purchases of supplies and equipment, and preparing work  schedules.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician. Prepare and administer oral or injected contrast media to patients.
  • Collaborate with other medical team members, such as physicians or nurses, to conduct CT angiography or special vascular procedures.
  • Record, process, and maintain patient data or treatment records and prepare reports. Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan. Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and  staff.

10/1991 to 01/1996    Radiologic Technologist
Mercy Health - Janesville, WI

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Position and immobilize patient on examining table. Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories. Remove and process film.
  • Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready. Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Coordinate work with clerical personnel or other technologists.

06/1987 to 10/1991    Radiologic Technologist
Rockford Memorial Hospital - Rockford, IL

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and  staff.
  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Position and immobilize patient on examining table. Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories. Remove and process film.
  • Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready. Coordinate work with clerical personnel or other technologists.
  • Provide assistance in dressing or changing seriously ill, injured, or disabled  patients.
  • Measure thickness of section to be radiographed, using instruments similar to measuring tapes.


Education
11/2010    CT Registry: Computerized Tomography
MIC Program -

06/1987    Certificate Program: Radiologic Technology
Rockford Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology - Rockford,  IL

06/1984    High School Diploma:
Whitewater High School - Whitewater, WI

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