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CT Technologist - FT- Overnight Sun-Thurs (Brownsville)

Company: DHR Health
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:Responsible for performing CT procedures in a timely manner. Performs procedures according to physicians orders in the patients chart or per prescription on outpatients. As a member of the Radiology team, the CT Technologist is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurately delivery of patient care. POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited radiology program required. Current state certification (TMB) required. Current American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) general certification required. Current American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification in CT preferred. BLS certification required ACLS recommended. At least two (2) years of experience in CT. Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues. Secretarial experience and organizational skills are necessary. Good verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to read, write, and speak English required. Spanish preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians. Hospital experience preferred. Computer knowledge required.JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: Able to demonstrate high degree of competency and experience with CT procedures. Demonstrates accuracy, and the ability to closely follow established procedures. Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment. Requires working with frequent interruptions. Must project a professional image. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices Prepares necessary supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures. Performs necessary quality control and maintenance on equipment. Responsible for the care and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and work area. Responsible for performing all CT radiological procedures in a timely manner. Performs all CT procedures as per procedure protocols, optimizing imaging examinations to use only the radiation necessary to produce diagnostic-quality images. Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and directions. Assumes responsibility for the collection and processing of patient specimens. Completes accurate documentation on patient records according to policy. Able to perform the necessary functions on the facility's computer systems. Ensures exams are verified and completed for charging on PACS/RIS systems. Responsible for training CT technologists with the appropriate procedure protocols. Maintain Texas Department of Health (TDH), American College of Radiology (ACR), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Joint Commission standards. Maintain equipment and procedure competencies. Able to operate all appropriate clinical equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Complete and update all employment requirements, including Health.edu, Employee Health, and Radiology Competencies, Credentials, etc. Responsible for earning 10 Category A credits of continuing education related to CT. 10 Category A credits will be submitted each year on the month of the renewal of registration occurs. Passing of a registry does not constitute CE credits. Call is required. Other duties as assigned.LINES OF REPSONSIBILITES: DHR: CT Coordinator, Radiology Supervisor, Radiology Manager, Assistant Director of Radiology, Director of Radiology Imaging Center: Tech Supervisor, Radiology Supervisor, Radiology Manager, Assistant Director of Radiology, Director of RadiologyCUSTOMER SERVICE: Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience. AGE SPECIFIC:Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirement relative to his or her age. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA): A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position: Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. YesKneelingYesMust be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs.YesWalkingYesLight/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs.YesStanding/SquattingYesStraight pullingYesSittingYesPulling hand over handYesPushingYesRepeated bendingYesStooping/BendingYesReaching above shoulderYesClimbing StairsYesSimple graspingYesClimbing LaddersNoDual simultaneous graspingYesDepth Perceptions neededYesAbility to seeYesIdentify ColorsYesOperating office equipmentYesTwistingYesOperating mechanical equipmentYesCrawlingNoAbility to read and writeYesAbility to CountYesAbility to hear verbal communication without aidYesOperating Personal VehicleYesAbility to comprehend written/verbal communicationYesOther: Ability to deal with stressYesOSHA CategoryIII B.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. C.Occupational Exposure:This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way. D.Aptitudes:HIGH123456LOWIntelligence: General learning ability: The ability to catch on or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 3 Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 3Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to visualize objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 3Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 3Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 3Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform. Employee Signature: Date:DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary

Keywords: DHR Health, Brownsville , CT Technologist - FT- Overnight Sun-Thurs (Brownsville), Other , Brownsville, Texas

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