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Texas Health Resources Radiology Lead in Fort Worth, Texas

Radiology Lead - Texas Health Southwest

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

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Southwest

  • Work hours: Full Time (40/hr/wk) working Monday-Friday 7:00a-3:30p with call and holiday rotation required

  • Salary range: $26.14-$39.56 per hour (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Southwest, we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 262-bed, full-service hospital that has served southwest Ft, Worth since 1987.

If you are looking for surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy and adult critical care we’ve got it. Plus we’re a certified Heat attack center.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Southwest is Magnet-designated, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC.

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.

Qualifications

Education

Other Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic technology Required

Or

Associate's Degree Preferred

Experience

2 Years experience in general radiology Required

and

1 Year hospital experience Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists 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

Position Responsibilities

Staff supervision and coordination of daily department activities

Collaborates with the technical staff in organizing and directing department work flow.

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.

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

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Adjusts technical factors to produce quality imaging

Operates, cares for and maintains equipment

Applies knowledge of physics and accessories

Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction

Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards between patients (injectors, table tops, floors)

Stocks supplies daily

Exchanges and maintenance of film badges within designated time frames

Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards

Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS, Ambra, and HIS / RIS.

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

Remains productive during periods of decreased work flow

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

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