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Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist I

Location:
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 I-45
The Woodlands, TX
Category: Imaging Services
Job Type: PRN
Work Shift: PRN
Work Week: Day
Job Summary
The CT Technologist performs CT scan examinations to provide cross-sectional images and complex data for determining medical treatment/diagnosis. Provide quality care of CT patients in adherence to the ICARE values. Follow proper patient protocol as set by the radiologist. Performs procedures on all CT equipment including routine, specialty studies. Coordinates patient flow through the department. Assists in duties necessary to expedite throughput and diagnosis.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
Provides personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
  • Focuses on patient/customer safety
  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE - 20%
  • Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).
  • Demonstrates Service PRIDE standards ( Smile and make eye contact; greet each patient and visitor; seek out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; take 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor; honor diversity; thanks every customer.
¿SERVICE - 20%
  • Demonstrates an ability to solve job-related problems such as: equipment malfunctions, alternate patient positioning, different views, and the realization of equipment and patient limitations.
  • Regularly performs basic nursing functions in patient care; assumes care for physical and psychological needs of the patient during the scanning procedures; initiates basic life support measures for patients if necessary; assists in ""Code Blue"" procedures during medical emergencies; knows CPR; and knows the location and operation of life support systems kept within the department.
  • Will assume ""on call"" responsibilities as needed to insure that the department is adequately covered at all times.
¿QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
  • Follows departmental procedure manual to ensure that all standard scanning views are taken; refers to the requisition for any special instructions from the physician or Radiologist; always scans completely. Ensures exams are complete in RIS and properly transferred and QC'd on PACS. Can order, edit and complete in RIS.
  • Always maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures; regularly practices aseptic techniques and strictly obeys isolations and infection control procedures; prevents cross contamination during scanning procedures. Always verifies the appropriate procedure to be performed by checking the physician's orders on the patient's chart with the requisition, and contacts the physician if there are any discrepancies.
  • Regularly checks equipment, accessories, and supplies; keeps area stocked at all times; cleans and disinfects equipment after each patient use; cleans CT scanning area daily. Maintaining QC & QA equipment/log in area/ Maintains Equipment Preventive Maintenance.
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.
FINANCE - 20%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of equipment capabilities. Adjusts techniques and parameters as necessary to obtain high quality results. Demonstrates the ability to operate CT equipment.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of PACS, computer systems and hospital information system. Preceptor for New Employees/ Train personnel and physicians in the use of PACS.
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 REQUIREMENTS
High School diploma/GED. Graduate of an approved AMA educational program in Radiologic Technology.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1 year experience as Radiologic Technologist in diagnostic radiology or hospital setting is preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Should be ARRT certified and Licensed by TDH; 0CT Registry Preferred. Current CPR required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • The CT Technologist should have the ability to work independently as required.
  • Should demonstrate the ability and self-confidence to make decisions.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.Must have a good understanding of patient pathology, with the ability to change scanning protocols as required.
  • 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.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • Hospital and clinical office setting
  • Department standard uniform required
  • Able to lift and carry 10-30 pounds, Requires lifting and/or moving patients up to 400 lbs. (with assistance)

Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston 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.
Company Profile
Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened on June 26, 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital inthe Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in March 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage opened March2018.


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