CT Specialist-West Campus

 
Position: CT Specialist-West Campus

Job ID: 153563

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC CT

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6p-6a

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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 references
• 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:
o Computerized Technology ARRT- R.T. (CT-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
o Computed Tomography certification from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB (CT-NMTCB))
o 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

 



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