CT Specialist - West Tower (6a - 11p)

 
Position: CT Specialist - West Tower (6a - 11p)

Job ID: 144723

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Computed Tomography

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 6a - 11p / Two 16 hr. Shifts - Saturday & Sunday

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a CT Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll be a liaison between patients, radiologist and other members of the support team. In this position, you will integrate scientific knowledge; technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information, and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. Lastly, you must possess, utilize, maintain and enhance knowledge of radiation safety and protection for self, patients and others

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Demonstrating population appropriate care with all patients, appropriately prepares patients for procedures
  • Assesses factors that may contraindicate the procedure; such as, medication contraindications, patient risk for reaction to medications, patient history, laboratory results, insufficient patient preparation or artifacts
  • Based on order, determines type and dose of contrast agent to be administered based on patient’s age, weight and medical/physical status
  • Provides clear and detailed information regarding pre, peri- and post the procedure to the patient, family and others
  • Performs routine, STAT, urgent, and intraoperative CT cases while accurately demonstrating anatomy and pathology through proper diagnostic scanning
  • Performs high quality imaging procedures: determines technical factors, identifies and removes artifact producing objects, and utilizes shielding devices to protect the patient, self and others
  • Follows procedure protocol including performance of venipuncture, administration of prescribed mediations, and use of pre-exposure radiopaque markers for anatomical and procedural reference
  • Responsible for precise, complete and accurate data entry and image management in appropriate technology infrastructure: EPIC, PACS, etc
  • Ensures the patient is imaged in a safe environment, free of hazards
  • In collaboration with the manager, assists in identifying opportunities for improvement, collects data and implements resolutions in accordance with departmental guidelines
  • Builds rapport and facilitates communication inside the department: network coordinate activities, strive to become a contact person within your workgroup

 

 



Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a formal diagnostic Radiology program
  • Three (3) years of CT experience
  • One of the following:
  • Computerized Technology ARRT- R.T. (CT-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Computed Tomography certification from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB (CT-NMTCB))
  • Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification (CMRT) issued by the Texas Medical Board
  • Knowledge of Radiology principles that are developmentally appropriate for ages 0 – adulthood
  • Knowledge of operation of all required equipment including troubleshooting when necessary of the equipment, including automated processors, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., and PACS
  • In depth knowledge of life support and medical terminology understanding is required
  • Must be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with patients, parents, nursing, faculty, administrative and departmental personnel so that excellent customer service and positive guest relations are achieved
  • Must honor confidentiality
  • Must independently scan patients by following the established protocols
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills
  • Must utilize basic office equipment; such as fax

 

 

Preferable:

  • Able to demonstrate bilingual skills
  • Radiography ARRT- R.T. (R-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists

 

 



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