Catholic Health Initiatives *Radiologic Tech I - Radiology(Days) Full-Time in HOUSTON, Texas

*Radiologic Tech I - Radiology(Days) Full-Time

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a

world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962

by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in

Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The

first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for

Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the

award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding

community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult

and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital

holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and

affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The

University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and

Prairie View A&M University.

PositionSummary

Operates

diagnostic equipment and Performs a variety of technical diagnostic imaging

procedures. Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and

post diagnostic care to completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic

imaging tests inclusive of positioning patient, calibration of equipment, and

documentation of findings, with the direction of the imaging

supervisor/manager. Assists patients with basic patient care needs.

Qualifications

Education:

Associate’s

Degree

Licensure:

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

PositionResponsibilities:

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 Lead Technologist 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

necessary written consent and understanding for any specific procedures

17.

Obtains

and documents patient history according to specific departmental procedural

protocols

18.

Completes

the diagnostic examination according to specific departmental procedural

protocols

19.

Obtains

assistance with any diagnostic procedures which are not completed, or if there

are any patient care issues.

Job Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0112816