Radiology Care Technician-Full Time-2nd Shift

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Location:
Arlington, TX US
Job ID:
96729
Department:
Radiology Admin
Area of Interest:
Patient Support Services
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial

Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial seeks to hire a Transporter to work with Radiology in the ER. This is a full time position working Monday to Friday, 11:00am (1100) to 7:30pm (1930) for the 2nd shift.

At Texas Health we are dedicated to finding people to help us fulfill our commitment to make health care human again. We staff our exemplary hospital with health care professionals who approach every patient, every colleague, every physician and every family member with compassion. Come join us on our Journey as we rise to the next level.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Required education: High School Graduate or equivalent

Required license/certification: Current CPR with current CNA or EMT for Texas.

Required skills: Demonstrates knowledge of emergency department and CAT Scan protocols. Knowledge of basic medical terminology. Demonstrated knowledge and skills of phlebotomy and venipuncture is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:
Patient Care:
I. Patient Care
•Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions
•Greets and escorts patient, using two forms of ID and assists with time-out procedures
•Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and assists with patient monitoring
•Assists technologist with checking patients' charts for pregnancy form
•Demonstrates knowledge of the location and purpose of equipment
•Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient

II. Equipment Operation and Maintenance
•Operates, cares for and cleans ancillary equipment
•Documents ancillary equipment malfunction
•Reports equipment repair needs
•Unsafe conditions and equipment handled per policy.
•Cleans equipment and room to sanitary standards
•Coordinates with Environment Services and orders Wexcide as necessary
•Assists with daily, weekly, and monthly equipment checklist
•Monitors patients waiting time and communicates with modality teamleaders and patients
•Utilizes "Ticket to Ride" in patient transportation
•Verifies that patient has been properly prepped such as contrast media, IV access and lab values.
•Signs patient in and out of nursing units and bring patient’s chart during transport

III. Professional Accountability and Partnership
•Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement and regulatory changes.
•Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email
•Participates in system, entity and/or department performance improvement activities, internal committees, professional organization or hospital sponsored community service activity
•Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement
•Coaches other staff on professionalism
•Assumes personal responsibilities and learns about new technologies affecting work.
•Recognizes ethical and legal concern and reports through established channels of communication
•Assists with research and collects information for department projects
•Manages time and reprioritizes as necessary
•Displays proper phone etiquette
•Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor
•Strives to meet department KPI's
•Works independently and knows when to request direction on a project or when performing unfamiliar tasks.
•Reports free time to supervisor

IV. Holding Room Activities
•Assists with obtaining pertinent patient information as needed such as previous images or laboratory values
•Reports any changes observed in condition of behavior of patients
•Assists with positioning, lifting and turning and ambulating patient.
•Uses proper body mechanics
•Assists licensed personnel and physicians
•Restocks supplies routinely
•Enters ordered test into computer
•Files test reports and results in patient's records

V. Patient flow
•Answers incoming calls at the prep desk for inquires; provides assistance, records and directs messages.
•Uses CD burner to provide patient with accurate patient information when needed
•Clarifies orders with nursing units, ER and physician's offices as necessary
•Assists with maintaining patient flow throughout department and updates exam board or prep desk regarding completion of procedure
•Monitors patient's wait time and communicates exam status with radiologist, team leaders, technologist and/or patients
•Facilitates patient satisfaction (turnaround times) and process efficiencies.
•Coordinates and communicates with modalities on multiple exams and transport of patients


Entity Information:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.  For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.
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