Catholic Health Initiatives Radiologic Technologist II-Diagnostic Imaging (Sat/Sun, 12p-12a) Part Time in THE WOODLANDS, Texas

Radiologic Technologist II-Diagnostic Imaging (Sat/Sun, 12p-12a) Part Time

Description

The Woodlands Hospital

A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and

Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services,

diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density

studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and

surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical

affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s

Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Competent to perform complete diagnostic radiography procedures on

patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the

direction of Medical Director. Individual Maintains patient safety through

attention to detail, equipment safety checks, adherence to department policies,

and with effective communication with physicians, staff and patients. Provides

patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to

completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic imaging exams inclusive of

positioning patient, calibration of equipment, and documentation of findings. Assists

patients with basic patient care needs. Provides emergency care, notifying

appropriate personnel and ensures that patient safety is maintained.

Qualifications

Education:

Associate’s

Degree Required

Licensure/Certification:

Registered

by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (R); must maintain

current

Certified

by Texas Department of Health as Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist –

MRT; must maintain current

CPR/BLS

certification

Minimum Experience:

One

(1) year of experience

Minimum Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:

Good alpha/numerical

dexterity and handwriting skills

Interpersonal skills for

communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel

Must have good written and

oral communication skills

1.

Performs complete

diagnostic imaging tests on patients according to the specific departmental

procedure protocols under the direction of the Medical Director. Obtains and

documents patient history.

2.

Prepares equipment

ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to

diagnostic standards. Performs periodic QA and Ensures requisite documentation.

3.

Problem solves equipment

failure and contacts appropriate personnel regarding equipment problems.

4.

Ensures that daily

equipment and room maintenance are performed before/during/ after each

procedure, and that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure

infection control standards.

5.

Completes all quality

checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained

6.

Completes all clinical

supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the

necessary supplies required to perform the procedure

7.

Actively Participates

with patient testing, performing urgent, emergent patient requests, routine and

non-routine requests and OR procedures requiring radiographic support.

8.

Demonstrates competency

in the PACS process and performs the daily PACS QA process and requirements.

9.

Communications with

Nursing, Physicians, Patient Care Assistants, Laboratory staff, administrative

staff, other diagnostic areas and departments to ensure that the patients

receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner.

10.

Performs portable

examinations when applicable at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as

provide immediate diagnostic testing when needed.

11.

Assists with patient

scheduling when required liaising with other departments as needed.

12.

Ensures that patient

orientation, patient preparation (including starting IV’s and drawing labs as

necessary), and patient teaching is provided prior, during and following the

test completion.

13.

Reviews the physician

order to verify the type of diagnostic exam requested and that the indication

for the procedure is consistent.

14.

Completes exams in RIS

system for accurate billing. Communicates when corrections are needed.

15.

Provides specific

diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware

of the test involvement.

16.

Obtains assistance with

any diagnostic procedures which are not completed, or if there are any patient

care issues.

17.

Provides training for

new incoming staff

18.

Functions as a

Radiographic Tech Lead when needed

Job Radiology/Imaging

Primary Location TEXAS-THE WOODLANDS-ST LUKE WOODLANDS

Daily Schedule 12p-12a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2016-R0083697