Performs routine and complex Computerized Axial Tomographic Imaging procedures on ambulatory, and hospital patients in a Physician Office, Clinic, and Hospital Setting as requested by a physician or other licensed provider and under general supervision of a Radiologist for the diagnosis of disease and injury in accordance with established protocols. The technologist must be able to effectively explain the procedure to the patient and be sure they are comfortable and at ease during the exam and provide care to the patients while obtaining diagnostic quality images for interpretation by a Radiologist.
WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):
Identifies patient service requirements by utilizing AIDET when communicating with patients to ensure they perform the correct exam on the correct patient, establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand the service requirements.
Ensures operation of CT equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains CT supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending staff meetings, educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations of the OSHA, TJC, TDH and ACR. Assists with the routine upkeep and cleanliness of the scanner room and equipment, and notifies housekeeping personnel of spills, contamination, etc when necessary and in a timely manner.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions. Prepares patient for CT procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, implementing ACR protocol requirements, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors. Wears personal monitoring device on collar and outside of apron consistently and submits it promptly and regularly for assessment of occupational dosage.
Reports any loss, damage, or unusual events associated with personal monitoring device immediately to the Radiation Safety Office.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.
Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.
Takes personal responsibility to understand, complete and maintain the professional and technical licensures/certifications required of the position and furnishes Baylor Scott & White with the necessary documentation to substantiate compliance.
Patient Interaction: Verifies the patient's identification using two forms of ID as outlined in hospital policies using AIDET.
Communicates with patient clearly and in a professional manner.
Ensures proper patient preparation, verifies screening protocols and answers questions.
Evaluates patient's history and symptoms for the procedure's clinical criteria.
Assists patient in dressing for exam and attends to patient's physical well-being while transporting to and from exam room and table, and positioning for exam. Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patient's family (as appropriate) regarding the tests to be performed and assesses the patient's ability to tolerate exam.
Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge, continued education and skills to provide appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric. Performs high quality CT procedures according to exam protocol in a timely manner.
Assists the physician as needed in performing biopsy, FNA or other invasive procedures.
Exam Performance: Verifies the requisition/chart for valid written order, priority, date, ordering comments, physician's notes, precautions and patient consent forms.
Ensures that images and records are properly completed in RIS and PACS with patient identification data and appropriate labeling.
Utilizes technical knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria.
Completes exam charges and image documentation and forwards to radiologist in a timely manner.
Uses proper sterile technique when setting up and performing invasive and semi-invasive procedures.
Job Performance Will Include: Works with supervisor/manager/director on work schedules to ensure adequate coverage.
Participates in the modality specific QA/QC program and ensures compliance with regulations.
A working knowledge of procedural billing and charge reconciliation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Perform high quality CT procedures according to exam protocol in a timely manner.
Explain the procedure and put patients at ease.
Provide services in a timely, accurate, and cost-efficient manner in compliance with established System and regulatory standards, policies and procedures.
Effectively administer first aid and use emergency cart. Demonstrates and maintains current knowledge, continued education and skills appropriate care for the following age groups (specific to department): newborn, pediatric, young adult, adult and geriatric.
Perform tasks independently without need for routine Radiologist or management oversight.
Ensure customer satisfaction by limiting wait times, providing courteous service, remaining professional, reviewing Press Ganey scores and developing action plans when required.
Maintain a calm and helpful attitude, even under times of stress, and take appropriate and reasonable steps to resolve issues.
Serve as preceptor by providing quality training to new team members and on new services and initiatives.
The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Health.
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
- EXPERIENCE - A minimum of 1 year experience required
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
ARRT-CT Computed Tomography (ARRT-CT): Must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Computed Tomography (CT).
Medical Radiologic Tech (MRT): Licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT).
ARRT-N Nuclear Medicine Tech (ARRT-N), ARRT-R Radiography (ARRT-R), Cert Nuclear Med Tech (CNMT): Must also be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiography (R) or in Nuclear Medicine (N) or by Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Tech (CNMT).
Internal Number: 20011396
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!