Radiographer, Part-time

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Location:
Arlington, TX US
Job ID:
96738
Department:
RADIOLOGY
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Part Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial

Qualifications/Duties:
Work Hours/Schedule: Half time 24 hours (0.6 FTE), 1st Shift - variable times, (Sat & Sun, flexible as needed and on call)

Education required:Graduated from accredited Imaging Technologist program

Experience required: none - new grads welcome
1 year experience preferred

License/Certification:
Licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services or Texas Medical Board as
Medical Radiologic Technologists (MRT)
ARRT (R ), MRT, BCLS

Required Skills: Competency in modality, venipuncture, computer skills

Job Responsibilities:
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 possibility, core duty and/or individual performance
goal.

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 and digitizes films
9. Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS
10. Prints laser images from modality or PACS
11. Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling and other modalities

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
6. Stocks supplies
7. Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames
8. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards

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


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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