This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT
Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – ARRT (R) required. Licensed by Texas Medical Board (TMB) as a Medical Radiologic Technologist. BLS/CPR by the American Heart Association for Healthcare. Associates degree in Radiologic Sciences or Graduate from AMA approved school.
1. Review physician orders for accuracy, diagnosis, and applicability to select Diagnostic exam. Communicate with Radiologists to discuss stat/urgent findings. If modification of a diagnostic protocol is necessary consult with radiologist to determine appropriate diagnostic exam, and document changes as appropriate in electronic health record. Ensure other resources such as nursing, anesthesia, and scheduling are in order.
2. Interviews patient (two patient identifier) and obtains medical history pertaining to prescribed exam’s clinical criteria. Explains procedure and instructs patient on necessary requirements needed to provide diagnostic images. Answers questions and screens patients regarding the administration of oral and IV contrast. Observes patients for adverse reactions. Able to activate the organizations emergency codes.
3. Assists the physician as needed in performing diagnostic procedures. Ensures that images and information are properly documented with patient identification data and appropriate labeling in the electronic health record. Utilizes technical knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria.
4. Completes exam charges and image documentation in a timely manner. Performs diagnostic exams ensuring that patient meets radiation safety requirements to ALARA principles. Assist patient in dressing for exam and attends to patient's physical well-being while transporting to and from exam room and positioning for exam. Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patient's family (as appropriate) regarding the tests to be performed and evaluates the patient's ability to tolerate.
5. Performs QC testing and reports problems with Diagnostic system and workstations to the service engineer/biomed, with additional correspondence sent to the physicist and imaging leadership.
6. Maintains various quality control and radiation safety compliance including (ex. daily, monthly, yearly QC) and archives. Must be able to lift 40-50lbs.
7. Responds to inquiries/calls/emails in a timely and professional manner. Utilizes the organizational culture behaviors to include PACT and AIDET. Actively participates in codes and rapid responses.
8. Communicates shift hand off regarding workflow issues with equipment or pending exams with oncoming staff. Engages in equitable distribution of departmental workloads.
9. Actively participates in providing orientation and training for new hires and students ensuring that procedures are performed according to set standards. Functions in the department as a part of an interdisciplinary team, and collaborates in the care and service delivery process of patient care through effective communication with other service lines.
10. Prioritizes exams with scheduling exams to ensure smooth workflow, minimize wait times and address stat requests.
11. Adheres to hospital policies, procedures, competencies, regulatory compliance, infection control, hospital education, new yearly metrics/department goals, patient satisfaction, and fiscally responsible with regards to equipment, supplies scheduling, overtime, etc.
12. Maintains patient confidentiality (HIPAA) and ensures that all processes and procedures are maintained to secure and protect all workstations in all work areas.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Work requires ability to exercise modality expertise in applications, procedures, protocols, and training.
- Work requires ability to recognize artifacts/unusual or special problems unrelated to normal scanning routines.
- Work requires ability to respond to and interact with all stakeholders with the PACT standards.
- Work requires ability to devise creative alternatives and suggestions to workflow constraints.
- Work requires a change agent attitude that includes flexibility and adaptability to perform in a high volume facility.
- Work requires ability to build high functioning teams that work in tandem within interdepartmental modalities.
Work is performed primarily in a hospital or hospital clinic environment.
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