Radiographer

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Location:
Bedford, TX US
Job ID:
96699
Department:
RADIOLOGY
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health HEB

Qualifications/Duties:
Full Time Mon-Fri 2:30pm-11pm

Education required:
Must be a graduate of an AMA approved Radiologic Technologic Program
Associate's Degree preferred

Licenses and Certifications required:
CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist either by the TDH or TMB
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required within 6 months of hire
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support is also required

Experience required:
New Graduates Welcome
1 Year radiologic technologist experience preferred

Skills required:
Excellent communication, computer and venipuncture skills.

Essential Functions/Job Responsibilities:
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 Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford is a 296-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. With more than 550 physicians on its medical staff, hospital services include outpatient surgery, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology unit and cardiac rehabilitation. Texas Health HEB recently received a dual accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a designated "Baby Friendly" facility by WHO and UNICEF. Our location brings the best of suburban living, offering you the benefits of convenience and solid career opportunities.
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