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2019-R0216343 Requisition #
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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.


The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.


Position Summary

Operates diagnostic equipment and Performs a variety of technical angiography procedures.  Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic imaging tests inclusive of positioning patient, and calibration of equipment and documentation of findings.

 


Minimum Requirements:
 
Education and Licensure:
 
  • Associate’s Degree preferred

  • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R ); must maintain current

  • Certified by the State of Texas – MRT

  • (CPR)/BLS
  •  BSLMC also requires employee to receive ARRT (VI) or AART (CV) within 2 year of employment

     
Minimum Experience:
  • One (1) experience as a Radiographer

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good alpha/numeric dexterity and handwriting skills

  • Interpersonal skills for communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel.

  • Must have good written and oral communication skills

Position Responsibilities:

1. Performs angiography exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols

   

  2. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards

   

  3. Problem-solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative or CES regarding equipment problems

   

  4. Ensures that daily equipment and room maintenance are performed during/ after each procedure, and that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control standards

   

  5. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained

   

  6. Completes all clinical supply inventory, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure

   

  7. Demonstrates competency in PACS process and Performs daily QA process

   

  8. Actively Participates with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient requests

   

  9. Communicates with Patient Transportation, Nursing Units, Physician Offices, and other diagnostic areas to ensure that the patients receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner

   

  10. Ensures that patient orientation, patient preparation and patient teaching is provided prior, during and following the test completion

   

  11.  Reviews the physician order to verify the type of diagnostic test requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent

   

  12.  Provides specific diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware of the diagnostic test involvement

   

  13. Obtains patient history according to specific departmental procedural protocol

   

  14. Positions the patient for the examination according to specific departmental protocol

   

  15. Selects the specific equipment pre-sets and modifies the settings to ensure that optimal image is obtained

   

  16. Assumes responsibility for the safety, emotional and physical comfort of patients while they are in the technologists care

   

  17. Adheres to hospital guidelines on maintaining sterile fields

   

  18. Responsible for monitoring and recording radiation dose levels

   
  19. Performs required image post processing
   

  20. When needed, scrubs in to assist Radiologists in performance of sterile procedures during the interventional test/treatment.  Anticipates Radiologist's needs during the procedure by preparing catheters, coils, guides, etc. in anticipation of their use.


About Us


Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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