Texas Health Resources Radiology Care Technician, part-time in Arlington, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Part time 24 hours (0.6 FTE), 2nd Shift 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Shift time may vary, flexible as needed)

Education:

H.S. Diploma or equivalent required

Associate's Degree Health Information or Health Related field perferred

License/Certification:

CNA - Certified Nurses Aide Upon Hire, or

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician Upon Hire, and BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire, and

ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Upon Hire, or Other Non-Certified Radiologic Technologist Upon Hire

Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment to ensure safety of patient; Knowledge of basic medical terminology; Demonstrated knowledge of phlebotomy and venipuncture skills is required; Track record of cultivating and

maintaining strong working relationships with all levels of clinical and administrative managers within the hospital and community leaders; Strong verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills; Strong customer services skills;

Ability to work in fast paced environment under limited supervision.

Job Duties/Essential Functions:

Patient Care:

• Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies) to ensure radiology suite is in working order and ready to use

to reduce patient risk.

• Reviews physician orders and exam requisitions to ensure the continuity of patient care.

• Obtains patient history and determines appropriateness of exam in onsultation/collaboration with radiologic technologist.

• Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID to identify correct patient and exam by checking DOB and ID number; verifing accuracy of exam and relevant clincal information.

• Provides psychosocial care of the patient, to meet the age specific needs for body image, relationships and communication styles; as well as, physiologic and developmental norms for patients age groups.

• Appropriately handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices.

• Individualizes care measures to reflect specific patient population. Performs technical procedures safely, proficiently.

• Uses proper methods and technologies in the collection of blood.

• Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient and limited mobility devices.( i.e. wheelchair, stretcher, body braces)

• Uses Codonics system to make CDs for patient exams to provide accurate patient information.

• Collects proper dosages of imaging contrast media (medication) under the direction of the Radiographer.

• Cleans hands by washing or disinfecting to ensure the safety of patient and staff.

• Appropriately responds to patients in distress.

• Uses CPM philosophy to work in partnership with patients, families, co-workers, and physicians to enhance customer service

and promote patient desired outcomes.

• Accurate patient care documentation using the Care Connect System. Verifies patient identity with the assistance of a language interpreter as needed.

Equipment Operation:

• Operates, cares for and maintains relevant equipment to provide proper utilization.

• Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction to ensure timely repairs and patient safety.

• Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards to maintain a safe environment and follow infection control standards.

• Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards to maintain quality and safety to the public.

Professional Accountability and Partnership:

• Maintains technical skills and technology advancement to enhance professional contributions to department.

• Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through estabilished channels of communication for the well being

and safety of patient

• Flexible with schedules and workload assignments in order to facilitate quality patient care and the needs of the department.

• Organizes flow of work. Initiates follow up action. Under limited supervision, prioritizes and handles many tasks/problems simultaneously, resolving moderately difficult problems and assisting with special projects.

• Relieves management of daily operational issues by responding to mail or telephone inquiries or seeking the appropriate personnel for resolution. Performs simple research, data collection and/or data entry into database.

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.

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.