Radiologic Technologist I

Requisition ID
2021-180385
Department
Radiology
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location
TX-HOUSTON

Overview

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

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.

 

Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • 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.    
  • Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards.  Performs periodic QA and Ensures requisite documentation.   
  • Problem solves equipment failure and contacts Lead Technologist regarding equipment problems.   
  • 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.   
  • Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained.   
  • Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure.   
  • Actively Participates with patient testing, performing urgent, emergent patient requests, routine and non-routine requests and OR procedures requiring radiographic support.   
  • Demonstrates competency in the PACS process and Performs the daily PACS QA process and requirements.   
  • 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.   
  • Performs portable examinations when applicable at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide immediate diagnostic testing when needed.   
  • Assists with patient scheduling when required liaising with other departments as needed.   
  • 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.   
  • Reviews the physician order  to verify the type of diagnostic exam requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent.   
  • Completes exams in RIS system for accurate billing.  Communicates when corrections are needed.      
  • Provides specific diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware of the test involvement.   
  • Obtains necessary written consent and understanding for any specific procedures.   
  • Obtains and documents patient history according to specific departmental procedural protocols.   
  • Completes the diagnostic examination according to specific departmental procedural protocols.   
  • Obtains assistance with any diagnostic procedures which are not completed, or if there are any patient care issues.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

 

Education and Licensure:

 

  • 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
  • BLS

 

Minimum Experience:

  • None Required

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