Catholic Health Initiatives Radiologic Technologist I-Lakeside (Days) PRN in THE WOODLANDS, Texas

Radiologic Technologist I-Lakeside (Days) PRN

Description

Diagnostic Imaging, Days, PRN

Lakeside Hospital

A collaboration between CHI St. Luke’s Health and a team of specialized physicians— focused on cardiology and interventional cardiology, sports medicine, orthopedics, including total joint replacement, and spine care—in The Woodlands community. As the only hospital in Montgomery County to offer sports medicine as a major service line, Lakeside Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care including diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT and nuclear medicine.

Position Summary:

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.

Position Responsibilities:

  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.

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 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

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-THE WOODLANDS-ST LUKE LAKESIDE

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0180514

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.