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CT Technologist-10K Bonus

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany Description

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution's faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The faculty of almost 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in about 70 specialties to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits a year.Job Description

CT Technologist - 10K BonusJob SummaryJoin UT Southwestern as a CT Technologist in our Radiology department and help with our commitment to enhance patient care and comfort. As a valued member of our radiology team, the CT technologist will prepare and operate the CT scan equipment, administer contrast materials, and work collaboratively with physicians to meet the patient's needs. At UT Southwestern, the possibilities to explore your interests and advance your radiology career are limitless. We would love the opportunity to have you join our team!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 in electronic health record. Ensure other resources such as nursing, anesthesia, and scheduling are in order.
  • Interview patient (two patient identifier), conduct patient screening and obtain medical history pertaining to procedure's clinical criteria. Explain procedure and instructs patient on necessary requirements needed to provide diagnostic images. Answer questions, screening, and administration for oral and IV contrast for relevant exams. Administer intravenous injections of contrast material as appropriate, while observing patients for adverse reactions. Assist the physician as needed in performing procedures. Ensure that images and information are properly documented with patient identification data and appropriate labeling. Utilize technical knowledge and skills to perform procedures accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with age specific criteria. Complete exam charges and image documentation in a timely manner. Perform 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. Instruct/communicate with patient and/or patient's family regarding tests to be performed and evaluate the patient's ability to tolerate.
  • Perform QC testing and report problems with CT system and workstations to the service engineer/biomed, with additional correspondence sent to the physicist and imaging leadership.
  • Maintain various QA compliances including ACR requirements (ex. daily, monthly, yearly QC) and archives. Participate in accreditation imaging requirements. Must be able to lift 40-50lbs.
  • Respond to inquiries/calls/emails in a timely and professional manner. Utilize the organizational culture behaviors to include PACT and AIDET. Actively participate in codes and rapid responses. Communicate shift hand off regarding workflow issues with equipment or pending exams with oncoming staff. Engage in equitable distribution of departmental workloads.
  • Actively participate in providing orientation and training for new hires and students ensuring that procedures are performed according to set standards.
  • Function in the department as a part of an interdisciplinary team and collaborate in the care and service delivery process of patient care through effective communication with other service lines.
  • Prioritize exams with scheduling exams to ensure smooth workflow, minimize wait times and address stat requests.
  • Adhere 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, overtime, etc.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality (HIPAA) and ensures that all processes and procedures are maintained to secure and protect all workstations in all work areas.Qualifications

    Experience and Education
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – ARRT (CT) required
    • Licensed by Texas Medical Board (TMB) as a Medical Radiologic Technologist
    • BLS/CPR by American Heart Association for Healthcare (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) • Associates degree in Radiologic Sciences or Graduate from AMA approved school
    • Bachelor's degree preferred

      Additional Information

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 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.

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