Looking for a Senior Diagnostic Technician to work as a critical thinker who uses technical, leadership, educational, quality and regulatory knowledge to organize the activities for timely and high quality delivery of patient care during routine and complex exam completion.
Think you have what it takes?
- Ability to integrate scientific knowledge; technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure.
- Possess, utilize, maintain and enhance knowledge of radiation safety and protection for self, patients and others.
- Demonstrate a highly detailed understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology.
- Must think critically, use independent, professional and ethical judgment in all aspects of their work, and they must engage in continuing education to include their area of practice to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge and technical competence.
- Responsible for patient care, appropriate documentation, quality control, and quality improvement, and they provide training, education and mentoring to students, technologists, nursing, residents, fellows, staff and others.
- This position will require traveling between different TC Urgent Care offices in the Greater Houston Area.
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- Associates Degree
- BLS – Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- Required License/Certification with State of Texas (only needs 1)
- CMRT – Certified medical Radiologic Technologist with State of Texas
- R- ARRT- ARRT Registered Technological Radiography
- Bachelor Degree
- MT-AMT – Medical Technologist- AMT
- 2yrs licensed radiology experience
Knowledge and Skills:
- Fundamental knowledge office laboratory operation, related OSHA, CLIA, Radiology, general office tasks, confidentiality and filing system.
- Ability to use laboratory equipment, i.e., microscope, centrifuge, hematology and analyzer.
- Proficiency with specimen collections and positioning for radiology procedures.
- Proficiency in using radiology equipment.
- Familiarity with office machines, i.e., computer, multiline telephone, copier and fax machines.
- Preferred for this job is the ability to speak proficiently in English and Spanish
*Responsibilities – (not limited to)
Managing state inspections
Help orientate and onboard rad techs
Send out educational teachings and tip sheets
Manage QC flagged items
Shimadzu problem solving and communication
Operational resource for troubleshooting
Communication with providers
Mediator between Diagnostic Imaging Department and providers/leadership
Ortho Splint workshops
- Actively manages workflow in communication with nursing, clinic managers, providers, and other impacted parties.
- Schedules and documents preventative maintenance for equipment. Ensures impact to patients and operations are minimized by thorough timely communication of event with staff, physicians and other critical customers.
- Accurately and independently performs procedures, identifies and resolves issues. Seeks experiences and knowledge in the technical area to gain expertise.
- Recognizes signs and symptoms of an emergency, and initiates emergency procedures.
- Follows Texas Children’s Hospital, Department and Section specific policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols.
- Documents incidents, variances, unusual circumstances or patient concerns. Completes Safety Scoops for variations from normal practices.
- Ensure environmental rounds are completed at minimum prescribed intervals, and ensure correction occurs.
- Leads efforts for quality and process improvement.
- Ensures the patient is imaged in a safe environment, free of hazards.
- Responsible for training, and development of staff and providers on all new policies, procedures, SOPs.
- Responsible for developing and implementing training schedules and documentation of training.
- Provides feedback to the manager regarding concerns regarding technologists work, performance and conduct so that issues are addressed in a timely manner.
- Verifies patient and provider order per practice protocol.
- Positions patient using mechanical immobilization as necessary to to obtain diagnostic image.
- Adjusts lead shields to protect areas not of primary interest.
- Ensures all persons in exam area are using radiation protection.
- Notifies Operations Support Leader, or designee, of needed radiology supplies weekly.
- Works independently and assists team in completing routine and complex portable, STAT, and urgent imaging while demonstrating anatomy and pathology through proper diagnostic scanning
- Confirms patient identity with approved identifiers.
- Demonstrating age appropriate care with all patients, appropriately prepares patients for procedures.
- Processes specimens according to manufacturer instructions.
- Notifies Operations Support Leader, or designee, of needed laboratory supplies weekly.
- Verifies provider order and patient per practice protocol.
- Collects and processes specimen according to manufacturer’s instructions and using proper technique.
- Follows practice protocol in reporting and documenting results.
- Performs and documents scheduled quality control, instrument maintenance and calibration procedures according to manufacturer information.
- Maintains and prepares reagents appropriately and performs and documents required reagent checks, including monitoring of expiration dates.
- Takes appropriate action and documents out of control values per manufacturer guidelines.
- Greets all patients, visitors and staff in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.
- Maintains positive lines of communication with radiologists, leadership, nursing, peers, staff and others.
- Timely and professional responses using to all methods of available communication.
- Sets quality patient care standards during every level of the patient experience.
- Maintains current knowledge on equipment, materials, medications and processes.
- Positions self in challenging situations and responds with confidence, professionalism, and accuracy in the face of multiple demands and shifting priorities.
About Texas Children’s
Texas Children’s Urgent Care offers high-quality, efficient and affordable after-hours patient care in nine convenient community locations across the greater Houston area. Texas Children’s Urgent Care has also expanded to serve the children and families of Austin, Texas, with its first community location in South Austin. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians who have privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, our Urgent Care team can diagnose and treat a wide variety of common pediatric ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. We also provide procedures such as antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays on-site.
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