CT Generalist

 
Position: CT Generalist

Job ID: 147053

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Computed Tomography

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 2:30p-11p

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 Generalist– someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will perform exceptional quality routines and specialized CT procedures at the request of licensed independent practitioners for interpretation by radiologists. The CT Generalist integrates scientific knowledge; technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information. They will recognize patient conditions essential for successful completion of procedures. The CT Generalist must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology. The CT Generalist must maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and exposure technique. They must possess, utilize, maintain and enhance knowledge of radiation safety for self, patients and others. The CT Generalist prepares, administers and documents activities related to mediations in accordance with state regulations and institution policies. The CT Generalist is a liaison between patients, radiologists, and other members of the support team. They are responsible for patient care, appropriate documentation, quality control, and quality improvement. They provide training, education and mentoring to students, technologists, nurses, residents, staff and others.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Considers developmental age in approach to and preparation of child
  • Communicates appropriately with each developmental age group and their family
  • 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
  • Anticipates and responds to patients needs throughout the entire encounter
  • Provides information to patients, health care providers, students and the public concerning the role and responsibilities of individuals in the profession
  • Performs routine, STAT, urgent, and intraoperative CT cases while accurately demonstrating anatomy and pathology through proper diagnostic scanning
  • Follows fall precautions, isolation standards and universal precautions 100% of the time
  • Recognizes examination findings that may require immediate clinical response and notifies the interpreting radiologist
  • Documents radiation exposure parameters medications, use of shielding devices and radiation safety practices as required
  • Follows Hospital, departmental and modality specific policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols


Qualifications:

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  • Broad knowledge of CT physics and procedures
  • Understanding of CT principles that are developmentally appropriate for ages 0 – adulthood
  • Ability to operate all required equipment including troubleshooting equipment, including automated processors, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., and PACS
  • Basic life support and medical terminology understanding is required
  • Ability to think critically, and use independent, professional and ethical judgment in all aspects of work
  • Engage in continuing education in patient care, public education, and technical competence
  • 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
  • Ability to utilize basic office equipment; such as fax
  • Bilingual skills preferred


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