Radiology Technologist - Medical Center- Pediatric Radiology (Multiple Shifts)

 
Position: Radiology Technologist - Medical Center- Pediatric Radiology (Multiple Shifts)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Radiology

Shift: Multiple Shifts / Full Time

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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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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 Radiology Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll perform exceptional quality routine and specialized radiographic procedures at the request licensed independent practitioner for interpretation by radiologists.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information
  • Recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology
  • Maintains a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning and exposure technique
  • Possesses, utilizes, maintains and enhances knowledge of radiation safety and protection for self, patients and others
  • Prepares, administers and documents activities related to mediations in accordance with state regulations and institution policy
  • Is a liaison between patients, radiologist and other members of the support team
  • Remains sensitive to the needs of the patient through good communication and exceptional patient care skills
  • Participates in quality improvement processes and continually assesses their professional performance
  • Thinks critically and uses independent, professional and ethical judgment in all aspects of work
  • Engages in continuing education to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge and technical competence
  • Responsible for patient care, appropriate documentation, quality control and quality improvement
  • Provides training, education and mentoring to students, technologists, nursing, residents, fellows, staff and others
  • Maintains a safe and hazard free environment


Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a formal diagnostic Radiology program
  • Radiography ARRT- R.T. (R) certification from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists
  • Must possess Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Three (3) years of Radiology experience
  • Broad knowledge of Radiology physics and procedures
  • Understanding of Radiology principles that are developmentally appropriate for ages 0 – adulthood
  • Knowledge of operation of all required equipment, including troubleshooting when necessary; this includes automated processors, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., and PACS
  • Basic life support and medical terminology understanding is required
  • Ability to remain sensitive to the needs of the patient through good communication, and exceptional patient care skills
  • Must participate in quality improvement processes and continually assess their professional performance
  • Successful demonstration of the professional fundamental competencies
  • Must be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with patients, parents, nursing, faculty, and 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 if able to demonstrate bilingual skills

 

Internal Promotion Requirements

 

  • Specialist candidate must have been rated as “exceeds” or “consistently exceeds” on the previous performance appraisal and must have demonstrated productivity per department standards for previous 12 months
  • Specialist candidate must have participated in at least one completed performance improvement project, as approved by the manager, in the previous 12 months; project must be presented to department management team; this requirement will be waived with Six Sigma LEAN Belt, Green Belt or Black Belt Certification for internal or in-hire candidates
  • Specialist candidate must not have been on disciplinary or corrective action during the 12 months preceding the promotion


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