Computed tomography (CT) supervisors oversee the operation of specialized radiology equipment in order to ensure the safety of personnel and safe diagnosis of patients, as well as regulate and enforce guidelines in accordance with the established procedures of their medical office.
CT supervisors often focus on preparing patients for imaging and managerial tasks such as scheduling. They must always conduct themselves in a professional manner and be perceptive of patients' needs while maintaining open communication with the staff they oversee to resolve any conflicts which may arise. The daily routines of CT supervisors often include at least some time at a computer performing tasks such as data entry or patient-scheduling, and they typically work in imaging offices in both private practice and general hospitals. Shifts are often during regular business hours, but emergency-oriented facilities such as hospitals may require these supervisors to work long, unusual, or graveyard shifts.
Most offices require CT supervisors to be graduates of an approved school of radiography with at least two years of prior experience in computed tomography or other magnetic imaging and up-to-date licenses to operate them. They generally work routine daily shifts which include greeting patients, preparing them for imaging, and overseeing other (CT) operators. Their daily routines are often the same, as are their work schedules.
Computed Tomography (CT) Supervisor Tasks
Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
Maintain logs and records, currency on equipment maintenance, and orders supplies.
Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures, including safety standard to minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
Assess images on screen or film to ensure quality for physician interpretation, perform technologist duties as needed.
Supervise radiology staff and give technical direction.