With minimum supervision, technologist will operates the computerized axial tomography unit to produce accurate diagnostic examinations and interventional procedures. Assist in other areas of the radiology department when available in a friendly and helpful manner.
JOB SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES:
Maintain consistency with Administrative and Departmental policies with appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism, and reliability.
Perform warm up and fast cals on C.T. scanner for preparation of daily scans. Twice a week quality assurance will be required to be performed. QA is to be performed as needed or by Night Techs routinely. CT Imaging Tech II Lead Tech must be able to perform all QA functions as needed.
Prepare oral and rectal contrast agents for the anticipated days studies, check and maintain contrast warmer stock
Plan and delegate daily flow of patients through department. Treat each patient in a professional and courteous manner, identify patient using two patient identifiers, check chart on all inpatients for orders, allergies, blood work, etc. Get appropriate histories, perform scan according to department protocols, complete Handoff Communication Sheet, and check each exam with the radiologist if required.
Archive and store patient data to PACS. Have a general understanding of the ideals and premises of PACS. Be able to manipulate, move images, annotate, and QA exams proficiently. Follow PACS downtime procedures when needed. Report any problem or issue to the PACS Administrator or his designee.
Maintain departmental supplies to include obtaining items as needed from Pharmacy, Central Supply, and/or Material Management. Technologist must be able to order, receive, and store supplies in an organized manner.
Organize, coordinate and perform biopsies proficiently with the radiologists or referring physician and pathologists.
Observe patient for unusual reactions or events and properly report event to Radiologists, department nursing staff, or Emergency Room nurse or physician.
Observe radiation, personnel, and patient safety measures. Technologist will use appropriate A.L.A.R.A. protocols on all patients. Special emphasis is required to pediatric patients in regards for dose reduction techniques provided. Associate must wear personal monitoring device
Be able to perform CT angiography, volume reformats and perform all workstation functions adequately.
Report erratic operation of equipment to Director/Manager/CT Coordinator and/or Bio-medical personnel.
Must be able to work any shift as required as well as holidays.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.