Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: September 17, 2020
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to
Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to
obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable
Experience and Education American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists - ARRT (CT) required. Licensed by Texas Medical Board
(TMB). BLS/CPR by the American Heart Association for Healthcare.
Associates degree in Radiologic Sciences or Graduate from AMA
approved school; Bachelor s degree preferred. Job Duties
- Review physician orders for accuracy, diagnosis, and
applicability to selected CT protocol. Screen patients for contrast
allergies, contraindications, and appropriateness that would
prohibit or modify the CT exam. Communicate with Radiologists to
discuss stat/urgent findings. If modification of a CT protocol is
necessary consult with radiologist to determine appropriate CT
exam, and document changes as appropriate in electronic health
record. Ensure other resources such as nursing, anesthesia, and
scheduling are in order.
- 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, and administration for oral and IV contrast
for relevant exams. Administers intravenous injections of contrast
material as appropriate, while observing patients for adverse
reactions. Assists the physician as needed in performing
procedures. Ensures that images and information are properly
documented with patient identification data and appropriate
labeling. 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. Performs CT exams ensuring that patient meets
radiation safety requirements to ALARA principles . Assist patient
in dressing for exam and attends to patient's physical well-being
while transporting to and from exam room and positioning for exam.
Instructs/communicates with patient and/or patient's family (as
appropriate) regarding the tests to be performed and evaluates the
patient's ability to tolerate.
- Quality Control - Performs QC testing and reports problems with
CT system and workstations to the service engineer/biomed, with
additional correspondence sent to the physicist and imaging
- Maintains various QA compliance including ACR requirements (ex.
daily, monthly, yearly QC) and archives. Participates in
accreditation imaging requirements. Must be able to lift 40-50
- Responds to inquiries/calls/emails in a timely and professional
manner. Utilizes the organizational culture behaviors to include
PACT and AIDET. Actively participates in codes and rapid responses.
Communicates shift hand off regarding workflow issues with
equipment or pending exams with oncoming staff. Engages in
equitable distribution of departmental workloads.
- Actively participates in providing orientation and training for
new hires and students ensuring that procedures are performed
according to set standards.
- Functions in the department as a part of an interdisciplinary
team, and collaborates in the care and service delivery process of
patient care through effective communication with other service
- Prioritizes exams with scheduling exams to ensure smooth
workflow, minimize wait times and address stat requests.
- Adheres to hospital policies, procedures, competencies,
regulatory compliance, infection control, hospital education, new
yearly metrics/department goals, patient satisfaction, and fiscally
responsible with regards to equipment, supplies scheduling,
- Maintains patient confidentiality (HIPAA) and ensures that all
processes and procedures are maintained to secure and protect all
workstations in all work areas. **Other Duties: Performs other
duties as assigned.
Work is performed primarily in a hospital or hospital clinic
environment. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an
educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity
to all members of the University community. In accordance with
federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful
discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;
religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age;
disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected
veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to
prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender
identity, or gender expression. Associated topics: arrt, cardiac,
cath, ct scan, ct technologist, mammographer, ndt, rad,
radiographer, x ray
Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , CT Technologist, Other , Dallas, Texas
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