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Texas Health Resources Radiographer Tech Lead - Surgery in Dallas, Texas

Radiographer Tech Lead - Surgery

Radiology Diagnostic

Full Time - Day Shift - Great Benefits

Texas Health Dallas

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We are looking for a qualified Lead Radiographer like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights:

  • Work location: Texas Health Dallas, 8200 Walnut Hill Lane

  • Department: Radiology Diagnostic

  • Work hours: Full Time -40 Hours; Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:30pm

At Texas Health Dallas we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are an 875-bed, Magnet-designated, full-service hospital serving our community since 1966. Our location in Dallas provides convenient care to the residents of Dallas and the surrounding areas.

If you’re looking for cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, women’s services, and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus, we’re a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a Comprehensive Stroke and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and provide wellness services, outpatient surgery and women’s imaging services.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Dallas is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Care Center, a Level II Major Trauma facility, a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and a designated Magnet hospital. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for cancer and emergency services, bariatric services, cardiac care and much more.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic technology required or

  • Associates degree preferred

Experience:

  • 2 years of experience in general radiology required and

  • 1 year hospital experience preferred.

  • Previous team lead or managerial experience preferred.

  • Surgery experience required

Licenses and Certifications:

  • ARRT – American Registry of Radiologic Technologist; Radiology upon hire required and

  • CMRT – Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist; either by the TDH or TMB upon hire required and

  • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required

Skills:

  • Computer skills, communication skills to include speaking and understanding English language, excellent customer service skills.

  • Prefer venipuncture.

Position Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

Staff supervision and coordination of daily department actives:

  • Collaborates with the technical staff in organizing and directing department workflow.

  • Evaluates technical skills, and schedules staff appropriately to include call and holidays. Provides adequate staff coverage including vacation schedules, absenteeism, and turnover.

  • Oversees orientation, preceptor, training, and cross-training of new staff to department, assesses their ability to work independently, communicates policies and procedures to staff, and verifies orientation paperwork.

  • Cooperates and coordinates with other managers and team leaders in facilitating communication flow and procedures between technical, clerical, support staff, students and other departments. Communicates with staff through regular meetings and discussions.

  • Assists in implementing and monitoring performance evaluation procedures, establishing professional development goals, and counseling staff on an ongoing basis as appropriate.

  • Acts as a technical resource for staff by providing ongoing instruction and assistance with procedures, equipment, and Ambra/PACS.

  • Organizes, maintains and updates records of purchases, ordered exams, statistics, and other lists.

  • Assists with interview and selection of new employees.

  • Ensures patient care is efficiently and effectively maintained. Monitors and investigates complaints regarding patient care.

  • Serves as the liaison between the radiology department and external radiology educational programs and provides feedback to clinical instructors regarding student technologists.

  • Audits charges daily and corrects charges as needed.

Quality Standards:

  • Monitors compliance for accreditation and regulatory agencies and hospital and department standards for safety, infection control, department aesthetics and equipment performance.

  • Monitors staff use of technique charts or protocols, patient documentation, reviewing films with technologists, and advising staff on improvements.

  • Troubleshoots imaging equipment and ancillary equipment, Ambra/PACS problems, and performs minor repairs as necessary.

  • Arranges for service of imaging equipment, ancillary equipment, Ambra/PACS, and department repairs as required, and monitors the suitability of the repairs.

  • Monitors delivery and service reports for purchases and equipment repairs, files and records appropriately.

  • Monitors standards of practice, technical quality, technique charts or protocols, patient and EMR, Ambra/PACS documentation are correct.

  • Performs quality control testing on imaging and ancillary equipment on a routine basis. Maintains documentation of testing and quality control program for inspection purposes.

  • Monitors image quality using phantom images, correcting algorithm for exam acquisitions, performs DR system testing, and digital plate testing.

  • Compiles statistics for image reject reasons, reject rates and system image critique.

  • Ensures that semi-annual equipment preventive maintenance is performed, and timely repairs made if necessary.

  • Monitors availability of age-appropriate positioning devices and educates staff on their usage. •Monitors the integrity and availability of radiation safety devices such as lead apron, gloves, and goggles.

Equipment Operation and Maintenance:

  • Adjusts technical parameters to optimize image.

  • Operates, cares for and maintains equipment.

  • Applies proper knowledge of instrumentation, probe selection and cognitive sonographic skills.

  • Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction.

  • Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards.

  • Adheres to hospital standards for infection control for patient, equipment, and self.

  • Stocks/maintains supplies and linen.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards.

  • Prepares documentation of QC data and functions as a liaison between regulatory inspectors and management during annual inspections

Patient Care:

  • Uses multidisciplinary, team-oriented actions.

  • Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions.

  • Prepares room for examination (i.e., suction, oxygen, supplies).

  • Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures.

  • Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID.

  • Obtains patient history.

  • Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment.

  • Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient.

  • Administers contrast media and other medications in accordance with medication administration guidelines.

  • Processes patient information displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed.

  • Communicates respectfully with co-workers and other departments.

  • Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS and/or Ambra.

Professional Accountability and Partnership:

  • Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement.

  • Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email in a timely manner.

  • Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement.

  • Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary.

  • Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor 6. Remains productive during periods of decreased workflow.

  • Consistently reflects the department's Patient Safety and Satisfaction standards, programs, and initiatives

Why Texas Health? As a Lead Radiology , you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health Dallas a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7 th year in a row)

  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)

  • “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

  • A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Additional perks of being an Lead Radiology:

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing to a teamwork environment.

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training, and dedicated leadership resources.

  • Enjoy opportunities for growth.

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org

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