Radiologic Tech I

Requisition ID
2021-155733
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Diagnostic Imaging Center
Hours / Pay Period
20
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Variable
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Health–Patients Medical Center
Location
TX-Pasadena

Overview

Patients Medical Center (PMC) provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services—wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women’s services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.
 
 
 
 

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY
Operates diagnostic equipment and Performs a variety of technical diagnostic imaging procedures. Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic imaging tests inclusive of positioning patient, calibration of equipment, and documentation of findings, with the direction of the imaging supervisor/manager. Assists patients with basic patient care needs.
 
 
1. Performs complete diagnostic imaging tests on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols  under the direction of the  Medical Director.  Obtains and documents patient history.
   
2. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards.  Performs periodic QA and Ensures requisite documentation.
   
3. Problem solves equipment failure and contacts appropriate personnel regarding equipment problems.
   
4. Ensures that daily equipment and room maintenance are performed  before/during/ after each procedure, and that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control standards.
   
5. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained
   
6.Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure
   
7.Actively Participates with patient testing, performing urgent, emergent patient requests, routine and non-routine requests and OR procedures requiring radiographic support.
   
8.Demonstrates competency in the PACS process and Performs the daily PACS QA process and requirements.
   
9.Communications with Nursing, Physicians, Patient Care Assistants, Laboratory staff, administrative staff, other diagnostic areas and departments to ensure that the patients receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner.
   
10.Performs portable examinations when applicable at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide immediate diagnostic testing when needed.
   
11. Assists with patient scheduling when required liaising with other departments as needed.
   
12. Ensures that patient orientation, patient preparation (including starting IV’s and drawing labs as necessary), and patient teaching is provided prior, during and following the test completion.
   
13. Reviews the physician order  to verify the type of diagnostic exam requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent.
   
14. Completes exams in RIS system for accurate billing.  Communicates when corrections are needed.   
   
15. Provides specific diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware of the test involvement.
   
16.Obtains assistance with any diagnostic procedures which are not completed, or if there are any patient care issues.
 
 
 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education and Licensure
Required:
*Associate's degree preferred
*Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (R); must maintain current
*Certified by State of Texas  – MRT; must maintain current
* CPR/BLS
 
 
Minimum Experience

*None rerquired
 

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