About Texas Children's HospitalSince 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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.
We are searching for an Interventional Radiology 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 will be responsible for preparing, administering and documenting activities related to mediations in accordance with state regulations, institution policy and must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology.
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• Checks room daily for adequate stock necessary to facilitate continuous exam flow. Maintains appropriate inventory as indicated by posted par levels and updates supply lists when items are needed
• 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
• Provides information to patients, health care providers, students and the public concerning the role and responsibilities of individuals in the profession
• Performs routine, portable, STAT, urgent, on-call and intraoperative diagnostic and interventional radiographic and fluoroscopy cases while accurately demonstrating anatomy and pathology through proper techniques
• Assists radiologist with fluoroscopic and specialized interventional radiography procedures
• Applies principles of ALARA, including use of technical factors according to technical specifications, to minimize exposure to patient, self and others
• Performs high quality imaging procedures: determines technical exposure factors, identifies and removes artifact producing objects, and utilizes shielding devices to protect the patient, self and others
• Responsible for precise, complete and accurate data entry and image management in appropriate technology infrastructure: EPIC, PACS, etc.
• Responsible for quality control activities on the equipment and collaborates with appropriate parties to resolve image quality issues
• Builds rapport and facilitates communication inside the department: network coordinate activities, strive to become a contact person within your workgroup
• Graduate of a formal diagnostic Radiology program
• Radiography ARRT- R.T. (R-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists
• Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification (CMRT) issued by the Texas Medical Board
• Three (3) years of Interventional Radiology experience
• 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
• Ability to 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
• Internal Promotion Requirements:
o 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
o Candidate must have participated in at least one completed performance improvement project, as approved by the manager, in the previous 12 months
o Candidate must not have been on disciplinary or corrective action during the 12 months preceding the promotion
o if able to demonstrate bilingual skills