Texas Health Resources RADIOGRAPHER PRN in Fort Worth, Texas
PRN position - variable shifts
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic technology
Associates degree preferred
1+ years of previous Xray experience required
Hospital experience preferred
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS
CMRT by either TMB or TDH
ARRT with in 6 months of hire
BCLS with in 30 days of hire
Shimadzu and Siemens Xray experience a plus
FUJI PACS experience a plus
Work Hours/Schedule: PRN (as needed), days/hours vary & may include weekend shifts
- PATIENT CARE
*Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies) to/ensure apparatus is in working order and ready to use to reduce patient risk.
*Checks physician orders by initialing chart and exam requisitions to verify accuracy of exam and relevant clinical information.
*Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment to appropriately respond to patients in distress.
*Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient and limited mobility devices i.e. table straps to ensure the safety of patient and staff.
*Safely administers contrast media and other medication in accordance with medication administration guidelines to provide proper medication dosages; uses appropriate route, and is alert to response to medication that may vary with age of patient.
- IMAGING PROCEDURES, QUALITY AND PROCESSING
*Explains procedures to patient or guardian/family member if applicable prior to exam to improve understanding of procedure according to age-specific needs and according to patient’s learning capacity and language barriers.
*Performs complex radiographic procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations according to departmental policies and procedures.
*Analyzes image quality and technique adjustments on QA workstation to produce diagnostic images.
*Process digital image on QA workstation and send to PACS to prepare images for physicians.
*Complete exams in CareConnect proficiently to ensure availability of image for dictation.
- EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
*Operates, cares for and maintains all equipment to provide proper utilization of apparatus provide proper utilization of apparatus.
*Applies knowledge of physics and accessories to maintain acceptable image quality maintain acceptable image quality.
*Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction to ensure timely repairs and patient safety.
*Maintain equipment and room to sanitary standards to create a safe environment and follow infection control standards.
- PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND PARTNERSHIP
*Maintain and enhances technical skills and technology advancement to enhance professional contribution.
*Uses CPM philosophy to work in partnership with patients, families, co-workers, and physicians to enhance customer service and promote patient desired outcomes.
*Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communication for well-being and safety of patient.
- CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS
*Identify and troubleshoot workflow processes to suggest department or hospital process improvements.
*Participates in departmental quality improvement processes to improve the quality of customer service and patient-family journey.
*Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email in a timely manner to improve communication, customer service, and professional development.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance is a 98-bed, full-service hospital offering acute care and wellness programs to communities in North Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills, Haslet, Justin and surrounding areas. The hospital provides numerous services, including emergency medicine, general and outpatient surgery – including an outpatient surgery center, women and infant’s care – including a level III neonatal intensive care unit, radiology – including a women’s imaging center, cardiac rehabilitation and therapy center, business health services, and wellness programs. Texas Health Alliance is a technologically advanced hospital that has earned national recognition for operating at the highest level of electronic medical record adoption. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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