Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: September 17, 2020
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT
Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (R) 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.
1. Review physician orders for accuracy, diagnosis, and
applicability to select Diagnostic exam. Communicate with
Radiologists to discuss stat/urgent findings. If modification of a
diagnostic protocol is necessary consult with radiologist to
determine appropriate diagnostic exam, and document changes as
appropriate in electronic health record. Ensure other resources
such as nursing, anesthesia, and scheduling are in order.
2. Interviews patient (two patient identifier) and obtains medical
history pertaining to prescribed exam s clinical criteria. Explains
procedure and instructs patient on necessary requirements needed to
provide diagnostic images. Answers questions and screens patients
regarding the administration of oral and IV contrast. Observes
patients for adverse reactions. Able to activate the organizations
3. Assists the physician as needed in performing diagnostic
procedures. Ensures that images and information are properly
documented with patient identification data and appropriate
labeling in the electronic health record. Utilizes technical
knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a
timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria.
4. Completes exam charges and image documentation in a timely
manner. Performs diagnostic 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.
5. Performs QC testing and reports problems with Diagnostic system
and workstations to the service engineer/biomed, with additional
correspondence sent to the physicist and imaging leadership.
6. Maintains various quality control and radiation safety
compliance including (ex. daily, monthly, yearly QC) and archives.
Must be able to lift 40-50lbs.
7. 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
8. Communicates shift hand off regarding workflow issues with
equipment or pending exams with oncoming staff. Engages in
equitable distribution of departmental workloads.
9. 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 lines.
10. Prioritizes exams with scheduling exams to ensure smooth
workflow, minimize wait times and address stat requests.
11. 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,
12. 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
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
Associated topics: arrt, catheterization, computerized, ct scan, ct
technologist, diagnostic, mammographer, ndt, rad, x ray
Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Radiologic/X-Ray Technologist, Other , Dallas, Texas
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