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Radiologic Technologist II - Orthopedics (Baytown)

Company: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group
Location: Highlands
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Radiologic Tech II position is responsible for a variety of routine and specialized diagnostic radiology procedures to include X-ray and Fluoroscopy (to include support for OR cases) exams of moderate to high complexity utilizing digital radiography and fluoroscopy techniques. This position is a member of the direct patient care team and is fully competent in all aspects of various radiology procedures. The Radiologic Tech II position serves as a mentor to the Radiologic Technologist I and students by utilizing skills and knowledge to help train and educate others. This position works independently by exercising sound judgment and executing above average clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. The Radiologic Tech II position provides direct assistance to physicians with all diagnostic radiologic procedures. This position delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to radiation standards and guidelines established by governing agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service.

PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.
    • Guides and mentors Radiologic Technologist I and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards department goals for retention and employee engagement.
      • Facilitates open, professional (verbal, nonverbal, written) communication to achieve mutual understanding, role modeling by example. Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear and professional, providing the highest quality service during every customer and patient encounter
        SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
        • Performs diagnostic radiology procedures to include a variety of X-Ray exams, including OR and Fluoroscopy procedures.
          • Proactively assesses, identifies and responds to the needs of the patient for adjustment or intervention to optimize patient care, image quality and patient experience. This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired imaging results and recognizes complications and limitations associated with certain procedures.
            • Provides direct assistance to physicians during diagnostic procedures, including assisting with sterile technique.
              • Provides accurate explanations and instructions to patients and family members at an appropriate level utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills, terminology and language.
                QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                • Follows safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Uses ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) to protect patients, staff and general public, and follows radiation safety standards. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with radiation safety and infection control procedures. Complies with job role, department and hospital safety standards, practices and policies.
                  • Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. Reports -near misses - and inputs errors promptly into appropriate hospital patient safety reporting system to improve processes and identify trends. Utilizes critical thinking skills to observe and proactively address patient reactions (i.e. contrast media and medications) or potential outcomes, as appropriate.
                    • Ensures all imaging equipment has had quality control (QC) performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventative maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed.
                      • Assists with implementation and education of department based safety initiatives and standards of practice
                        FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                        • Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered.
                          • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.
                            GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                            • Actively participates in special projects, department initiatives or shared governance activities and seeks opportunities to expand learning with a focus on continual development. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis.
                              • Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers (Radiologic Technologist I) in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives.
                                This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
                                EDUCATION
                                • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.

                                  WORK EXPERIENCE
                                  • Three years' experience as a Radiologic Technologist

                                    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
                                    • ARRT-R - Radiologic Technologist - Radiographer (ARRT) AND
                                    • CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist - State Licensure OR
                                    • CMRT-Temp - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist - Temporary State Licensure AND
                                    • BLS - Basic Life Support (AHA)
                                      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
                                      • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
                                        • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
                                          • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
                                            • Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging / difficult diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. Demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills.
                                              • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Radiology Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents.
                                                • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
                                                  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving.SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                    WORK ATTIRE
                                                    • Uniform No
                                                    • Scrubs Yes
                                                    • Business professional No
                                                    • Other (department approved) YesON-CALL*
                                                      *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
                                                      • On Call* YesTRAVEL**
                                                        **Travel specifications may vary by department**
                                                        • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
                                                        • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area YesCompany Profile:As one of the nation's leading hospitals and academic medical centers, Houston Methodist has brought together some of the nation's leading experts in multiple specialties to serve our patients. Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group employs over 800 physicians at more than 150 locations across Houston. Our specialists are on the forefront of research, developing leading-edge technologies and treatments, and teaching the medical pioneers of tomorrow. The combination of clinical service, research and academics ensure patients have access to the latest treatments and technologies while providing the best comprehensive patient care.Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group, Houston , Radiologic Technologist II - Orthopedics (Baytown), Healthcare , Highlands, Texas

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