Texas Health Resources RAD CT PRN (As Needed)-Variable Shifts-CSO in Arlington, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Texas Health Resources Central Staffing - an internal staffing agency - is currently in search of a RAD CT Tech in the Radiology Department. This is a PRN position and will work on an as needed basis.The ideal candidate will work various shifts in a minimum of 3 different hospitals. Required to work fluctuating weekends and at least one (1) holiday worked per year.

PRN: As needed

Variable Shifts

Minimum Education Requirements:

• Graduate of an AMA approved Radiology Technology Program.

• Associate's degree or equivalent from an accredited school of radiologic technology.

Minimum Experience Requirements:

• 2 years radiologic technician experience.

Minimum Licensure / Certification Requirements:

• Registered by ARRT and licensed by the state.

• CT registry required.

• CMRT and BCLS current upon hire.

Minimum Skills Requirements:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to think and act using independent and sound clinical judgment. Ability to effectively operate CT equipment and maintain consistent high quality imaging standards. Ability to follow established departmental protocols and procedures. Excellent communication skills.

Primary responsibilities for the position are as follows, but are not limited to:

• Checks accuracy of patients orders for relevancy prior to exam day for outpatients.

• Contacts physician office to acquire correct orders.

• Maintains physician order compliance with exam completed.

• Ensures proper supply par levels/inventory for exams.

• Provides patient history to radiologist for proper exam protocols.

• Ensures completion of patient forms for pregnancy/medication list.

• Adheres to appropriate standards regarding patient safety to include, falls precautions, proper hand washing, verification of two patient identifiers, exhibits proper sterile technique, practices standard precautions, and effectively conducts time outs when necessary.

• Provides proper patient education on exam, outcome, and follow up with primary care physician.

• Collaborates with other modalities regarding shared patients ensuring efficiency in patient exam workflow.

• Responds appropriately to age/culture/sex/emotional needs appropriate for patient.

• Educates patients on their appropriate level of understanding regarding exam details.

• Utilizes ticket to ride.

• Ensures proper body mechanics/appropriate equipment usage when transporting patients.

• Follows up with patient/radiologist regarding critical results and documents in EMR.

• Utilizes SALT (safety, action, learning, tool) to document unexpected outcomes including near miss.

• Ability to recognize patient distress and call for appropriate help.

• Ability to comfort patient's emotional/physical/cognitive/ mental needs.

• Service recovery: ability to provide patients with choices when there will be a delay in service.

• Ability to start/monitor IV lines and document procedure in EMR.

• Follows appropriate protocol regarding the administration of contrast agent.

• Follows appropriate protocol regarding adverse reactions to contrast agent.

• Adheres to Radiologists expectations regarding CT image quality.

• Follow appropriate ACR guidelines for CT exams.

• Maintains ACR accreditation requirements.

• Ability to provide explanations regarding limited studies and provides alternatives as available when study is limited due to patient inability to cooperate.

• Processes images to provide appropriate sequences for CT exam being performed.

• Uses proper annotations regarding body part/pathology.

• Modifies or adjustments protocols for patients to accommodate age/body part/disease process.

• Utilization of quality controls and regulatory standards to ensure optimal image quality/patient safety.

• Ensures completed exams are finalized in PACS and reports are sent to ordering physician.

• Reformats and manipulates digital images for reconstruction purposes.

• Reviews CT images before submittal to radiologist for corrections or repeats.

• Working knowledge of quality control and regulatory standards to maintain diagnostic image quality and patient safety.

• Utilizes downtime forms and procedures as appropriate.

• Ensures accuracy of exam charging.

• Accesses HELP desk regarding PACS issues in a timely manner and communicates deficiencies to supervisor.

• Maintains a sanitary environment for safe patient care and routinely cleans equipment after patient use.

• Appropriately handles disposal of chemicals and utilizes appropriate disinfectants for cleaning of equipment.

• Uses first in first out for proper rotation of stock and supplies.

• Ensures that all equipment utilized has been properly inspected and that preventative maintenance has been performed and documented per manufacturer recommendations.

• Crash carts and all patient safety equipment checked daily in your area prior to commencement of daily operations.

• Calls for service and reports equipment issues to biomedical engineering in a timely manner.

• Ensures x-ray tube warm up is performed as appropriate.

• Ensures proper and safe use of power injector.

• Ensures CT fast calibrations are performed daily.

• Identifies and troubleshoots workflow processes while providing solutions for process improvement.

• Serves on and contributes to department and/or hospital process improvement committees.

• Provides valuable feedback and participates in performance improvement project data gathering and reporting requirements.

• Provides feedback and solutions regarding workflow challenges that restrict throughput and/or decrease safety.

• Readily and effectively adapts to workflow modifications required by department to improve customer satisfaction.

• Promotes sound financial stewardship by utilizing cost effective measures aimed at minimizing expense related to supply use and resource allocation.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Entity Information:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed, acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. Hospital services include women’s care, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. Texas Health Allen is a World Health Organization-designated "Baby-Friendly Hospital" and was the first hospital in Texas to receive the distinction. The hospital is a Level IV trauma center and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, which makes our facility intensely qualified to serve our community and your professional aspirations.

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