Radiographer

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Location:
Plano, TX US
Job ID:
96604
Department:
Radiology Diagnostic
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Plano

Qualifications/Duties:
Work Hours/ Schedule:
Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 am-1030 pm with call rotation

Minimum Education Required:
Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic
technology
Associates Degree preferred

Minimum Experience Required:
1 Year radiologic technologist experience preferred

Minimum Licensure/Certifications Required:
CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist by the TDH or TMB
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required within 6 months of employment
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support required within 30 days of employment

Minimum Required Skills: Ability to perform fluoroscopy, surgery, and diagnostic radiology required. Level II Trauma experience preferred  but not required. Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients, and family members.

Ability to complete work under time constraints and in an environment with frequent interruptions while maintaining quality patient care.  Self-directed and independent.  

Qualification/Duties:

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing
1. Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam
2. Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest
3. Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations
4. Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factors
5. Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique
6. Maintains attention to details
7. Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or
repeat procedures as needed
8. Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS
9. Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS
10. Prints laser images from modality or PACS
11. Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities

Patient Care
1. Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions
2. Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions
3. Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)
4. Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures
5. Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID
6. Obtains patient history
7. Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging
8. Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment
9. Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient
10. Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines
11. Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed
12. Communicates respectfully with co-workers and other departments

Equipment Operation and Maintenance
1. Adjusts technical factors
2. Operates, cares for and maintains equipment
3. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories
4. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction
5. Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards between patients (injectors, table tops, floors)
6. Stocks supplies daily
7. Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames
8. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards
9. Productive during periods of decreased work flow

Professional Accountability and Partnership
1. Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement
2. Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email in a timely manner
3. Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement
4. Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary
5. Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor


Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities since 1991. This full-service facility features a full range of specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology, adult and adolescent behavioral health, pediatrics, an adult intensive care unit, state of the art and technologically advanced surgical services and a Level III NICU. Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and over 1,360 physicians on its medical staff in more than 65 specialties.  The hospital is an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility, accredited Chest Pain Center by The Joint Commission, named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County and a Gold-Level Mother Friendly business.  Texas Health Plano is the recipient of the Disease Specific Care Certifications from the Joint Commission in Chest Pain, Joint Replacement – Hip and Joint Replacement – Knee and an Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.   We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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