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CT Scan Technologist- Nights (10 hour shift, M, Tue, Wed, Fri)

Parkland Health and Hospital System (PHHS)
United States, Texas, Dallas
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard (Show on map)
Jul 07, 2024

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.

**Eligible for $15K Sign-On Bonus

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Performs CT scan procedures efficiently, effectively, and as ordered by physicians in order to provide optimal patient care.

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education

- Graduate of an accredited Radiology and/or Computed Tomography (CT) Program.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

This posiiton is accountable for performing quality CT Scan Imaging through the application of advanced technical knowledge while adhering to the standards set by Parkland Health and appropriate regulatory agencies.

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education

- Graduate of an accredited Radiology and/or Computed Tomography (CT) Program.

Experience

- Prefer two (2) years of experience performing Radiology procedures.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience

- Equivalent education that is recognized and accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to be eligible to sit for the ARRT(R) and advanced ARRT credential exams.

Certification/Registration/Licensure

- Must have current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with certification in Radiography (R) and/or Computed Tomography (CT).

  • If hired with ARRT (R) only, certification in CT is required within 1 year from the date of hire.

- Must have a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) certification from Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) or Texas Medical Board.

- Must have a current Healthcare Provider CPR course completion card prior to hire and/or placement in job from one of the following:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross Rescuer
  • Military Training Network

Skills or Special Abilities

- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of CT equipment.

- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of Anatomy and Physics.

- Must possess a working knowledge of computer software applications.

- Must be able to demonstrate oral and written communication skills.

-Must be able to demonstrate time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

-Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.

Responsibilities

1.Responsible for performing computerized tomography (CT) procedures on assigned patients to ensure that scanning needs are met. Review physician orders and applicability to the CT protocol. Screen patients for safety and review any contraindications for exams, which would prohibit or modify the CT exam. If modification of a CT protocol is necessary consult with radiologist to determine appropriate parameters, etc. and document changes as appropriate in electronic health record. Prioritizes exams with scheduling exams to ensure smooth workflow, minimize wait times and address stat and urgent requests. Ensure other resources have been scheduled accordingly.

2. Interviews patient (two patient identifier), conducts patient screening and obtains medical history pertaining to procedure's clinical criteria. Explains procedure and instructs patient on necessary requirements needed to provide diagnostic images. Answers questions/screening concerning procedures and IV contrast for relevant exams. Assists the physician as needed in performing procedures. Ensures that images and records are properly completed with patient identification data and appropriate labeling.

3.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 in a timely manner. Administers contrast material in the correct dosage, route and observes patients for adverse reactions.

4. Performs post processing as indicated; may include but not limited to, 3-D rendering. Maintains patient confidentiality and ensures that all processes and procedures are maintained to secure and protect all workstations in all work areas. Identifies supply needs, monitors expiration dates of all supplies and takes appropriate action.

5. Responds to inquiries, calls, emails in a timely and professional manner. Communicates shift hand off regarding workflow issues with equipment or pending exams with oncoming staff. Engages in equitable distribution of departmental workloads.

6. Participates in departmental Performance Improvement Programs, promotes Parkland Health mission, vision, values, and its relationship to the work environment, attends modality meetings satisfactorily. Functions in the department as part of an interdisciplinary team and collaborates in the care and service delivery process of patient care through effective communication with other service lines.

7.Maintains equipment including running quality assurance checks and notifying supervisor of maintenance needs. Maintains a record of quality assurance tests to ensure that equipment runs efficiently and effectively. Maintains all passwords to each computer system. Participates in all aspects of The Joint Commission Continual Readiness.

8.Takes responsibility for own professional growth and development by attending seminars, reading appropriate articles relative to the job, and maintaining ARRT certification and integrates this knowledge into the job as appropriate to ensure an optimal level of education.

9.Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the CT area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

Job Accountabilities

1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.

2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

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