At the direction of the Radiologist, and under the general supervision of the Lead Technologist, Supervisor, and/or indirect supervision of the Manager/Director of the Department of Radiology, operates radiographic equipment to make radiographs of designated area of the body and assists the Radiologist in the production of fluoroscopic procedures. Adjusts radiographic equipment to correct settings for each procedure, positions, and instructs patients, determines proper exposure technique and calibration field for each radiograph. Arranges, attaches or adjusts immobilization and supportive devices such as sandbags and angle sponges to obtain the precise position, and to prevent the patient from moving and lessen discomfort to the patient; adjust lead shields to protect unaffected parts of the body from exposure to ionizing radiation. Operate a variety of fixed and mobile radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment; obtains diagnostic results while adhering to prescribed radiation standards, assures that accuracy and quality of examination is maintained and performs other related duties as required or directed.
Is given job assignment from the Lead Technologist, Supervisor, and/or manager or director and ascertains work area, supplies, equipment status and anticipated workload. Reports any problems, which could change the workflow and makes sure corrective action is taken to resolve the problem(s).
Produces a variety of radiographic exams using the proper technique, giving appropriate procedural instructions to the patient. Checks for correct procedure ordered. Assures the patient's safety, and uses proper immobilization devices to assure of precise positioning to prevent repeat exposure to the patient
Adjusts lead shielding and uses other protective devices to protect the patient's unaffected body parts from exposure to radiation.
Selects the proper collimate, and positions equipment at the proper distance and angle to patient's body to produce a clear, undistorted, diagnostic radiograph.
Assists the Radiologist in performing and producing a variety of fluoroscopic procedures by setting the proper required radiographic technique factors on the equipment, preparing and administering the appropriate opaque media, and positioning the patient for the various exposures needed to complete the procedure.
Is proficient to operate a variety of fixed and mobile radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment located in the surgical suites and throughout the hospital on an as needed basis.
Should be knowledgeable and be able to assist with the Quality Control/ Quality Assurance and Continued Quality Improvement programs instituted by the hospital and Department of Radiology.
Should become familiar with the functions of the receptionist to ensure independent capabilities in the absence of personnel.
Is responsible for the maintenance and replacement of emergency trays and supplies needed in their respective assigned area.
Technologists will be accountable for the proper instruction and evaluation of student technologists while under their clinical supervision.
Reports all incidents, accidents or unusual occurrences, which may occur while on duty and fills out the necessary paperwork to ensure timely, detailed and complete documentation.
Ensures the patient is given a thorough explanation of the procedure he/she is about to receive and is treated with dignity and respect as mandated through the Core Values and The Mission of CHRISTUS.
Maintains a clean and professional appearance in accordance with the dress code policy. Wears name badge and dosimeter at all times as per policy.
Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the population-specific and developmental needs of patient served by the department.
Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific and other developmental needs of each patient served.
Demonstrates adherence to the CORE VALUES of CHRISTUS Health.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Graduate of an approved School of Radiologic Technology required.
Must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, and radiographic positioning techniques.
Must have thorough knowledge of radiation safety protocols.
Must have ability to operate various types of radiographic equipment, fixed and mobile, automatic and manual processing.
Must possess at least basic computer skills with ability to learn and use the facilityâ€™s system.
1-3 years of experience in a hospital setting highly preferred
Experience with trauma patients preferred
Current registration from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required.Temporary permit required for new graduates.
Current licensure from the Texas Medical Board (MRT) required.
Current BLS (American Heart Association) required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.