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Providence Health & Services CT Technologist in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a CT Technologist (Imaging Services, Night Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system!

In this position you will:

  • Assure outside correlating studies are available for the next day CT exam.

  • Assure that the correct information is on history sheets (IV contrast, oral contrast and rectal contrast amounts).

  • Check creatinine levels on in-patients and orders creatinine labs when needed.

  • Complete SCU and Neuro head CTs starting at 0500 and then proceeds with scanning enhanced scans on in-patients.

  • Document any variance from protocol due to patient condition or other. All information including: IV rate, oral contrast, enema, patient motion, extravasation, reaction to contrast, is documented.

  • Fill out history form on all patients who receive IV contrast.

  • Finish cases completely before taking a break or stepping out to talk to someone.

  • Involve the radiologist if the patient cannot tolerate the scan.

  • Load correlating studies on PACS system.

  • Pre-educate the patient and family prior to exam. Puts the patient first - try to get the best possible scan that the patient can tolerate.

  • Stay in assigned work area and works with fellow technologists to complete scheduled and unscheduled exams.

  • Clean out changing stalls.

  • Clean the machine and floor after spills.

  • Lift arm restraints and slide along tract to their position. Moves them to the end of the couch when not in use.

  • Wipe down table and injector.

  • Restock blanket warmer as needed.

  • Charge on the correct account, supplies, reformations and surgical codes.

  • Fill out the contrast consent worksheet completely.

  • Follow checklist and makes sure all outside films or correlating x-rays are in the jacket before turning the study in to be read. Checklist includes: correct and complete paperwork, measurements, ROI, reformats, scout, grid, previous films in jacket, outside films in jacket, all windows filmed.

  • Help put away incoming supplies.

  • Keep room stocked including: suction supplies, oxygen, IV supplies, linen, and contrast media.

  • Schedule exams correctly-gets patients DOB to assure correct account.

  • Stock linen daily.

  • Complete histories on in-patient CTs from EMR. Labels exam correctly on CTs as well as PACS - includes all correct window settings or groups on PACS. Reads communication log and initials document that he/she has read about the changes taking place. Writes legibly in log book and includes all information, including: patient name, MR #, age, referring physician, date, time of exam, history, and IV contrast.

  • Provide clear, concise pertinent patient reports/information.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program

  • 1 year general radiology/CT experience

  • Licensed by the State of Montana as a Radiologic Technologist

  • Certified by ARRT in Computed Tomography within 6 months of hire

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Cath Lab or Special Procedures experience preferred for modality of special procedures

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to St. Patrick Hospital, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Cardiopulmonary Techs (Cath, EP and Other)

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 319820