Radiologic Technologist

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T he m i s si on of T h e Uni v e r s it y of Texas M. D. A n d e r s on C anc e r C e n t e r i s t o e l i m i n a t e c anc e r i n

T e x a s , t he na t i on, and t he w o rl d t h r ou g h ou t s t an d i ng p r o g r a m s t hat i n t e g r a t e p a t i ent c a r e ,

r e s e a r ch and p r e v e n ti o n , a n d t h r ou g h educ a t i on f or u nd e r g r adu a t e and g r ad u a t e s t u den t s , t r a i ne e s, p r o f e s s i on a l s, e m p l o y ees a nd t he pu b li c .

S UMMAR Y

P e r f o r m i m a g ing e x a ms a nd ca r e f or p a t i e nts with a Rad/FL e x a m ord e r e d b y a

p h y sici a n.

C O R E V A L U ES

Caring B e ha v iors

• Court e s y : I s r e sp e c tful a nd c ourt e ous to e a c h oth e r a t all t i m e s.

• F ri e ndl i n e ss / T e a mwo r k: P romotes a nd r e w a rds t e a mwo r k a nd inclusiv e n e ss; is s e nsi t ive to the c on ce rns of our pa t i e nts and our c o - wo r k e rs.

Int e gri t y B e ha v iors

• R e l i a bi l i t y : C om m unic a t e s f re q u e nt l y , ho n e st l y a nd op e n l y .

• A cc ountabil i t y : Holds se l f a nd othe r s a cc ountab l e for pra c t i c ing o u r v a lues.

• S a f e t y : Mo d e ls s a fe b e h a vior ( w e a rs b a d g e a nd p e rson a l prote c t i ve e quip m e nt, w a shes h a nds, a nd k ee ps wo r k a r e a c l ea n a nd o rder l y ); N o t ic e s a s a f e t y c o n ce rn or e me r g e n c y , und e rst a n ds role a nd us e s pro p e r p ro c e du r e s to r e port it; M i t i g a tes

risk to t he ins t i t ut i on throu g h sound bus i n e ss p r ac t ic e s; D e monstr a tes e th i c a l and p e rson a l r e spons i bi l i t y in wo r k a nd b e h a vior

Disc ove ry B e ha v iors

• R e spons i v e n e ss: B y his / h e r a c t i ons, c r e a t e s an e n v ironm e nt of trust; En c ou r a g e s le a rni n g , c r ea t i vi t y a nd n e w id ea s.

• P e rson a l L ea d e rship/ S e l f - I ni t iative: H e lps o t h e rs t o identi f y a nd sol v e pro b lems; S ee ks p e rson a l g r o wth a nd e n a bles othe r s to do s o.

J OB SP E C I F I C C O MP ETE NC I ES

T ec hn ical Sk i l l s, A cc u r a c y, C o m m un ica t ion a n d C r itical T h i n k i n g -F un c t i ons within p r o fe ss i on a l sco p e of p ra c t i c e to provide h i g h qu a l i t y c a re while w o r k i n g in a d y n a m i c , c omp l e x te a m orient e d hi g h l y pro d u c t i ve p a t i e nt c a re e nv i ronm e nt.

- I m a g e s patients ut i l iz ing a ppro ve d pr o t o c ols / p r o c e dur e s and b ri n g s qu e st i ons fo r w a rd b e fo r e i ma g i n g p a t i e nts.

- D e monstr a tes ski l ls r e q u ir e d to su cce s s ful l y c om p lete c l in i ca l comp e te n c i e s and ca n fun c t i on indep e nd e nt l y w i t hout d i r e c t supe r vis i on.

- Ensu re s that pati e nt s t u d ies a re r e vie w e d for acc u r a c y , c o d e d a nd c h a r g e d a ppro p ri a te l y .

- D e monstr a tes the a bi l i t y to add re ss and h a ndle p a t i e nt c a re c on c e rns, notifi e s the r a dio l o g ist if w h e n g r oss p a tho l o g i c a l findin g s a re discov e r e d.

- R e spons i ble f or qu a l i t y a ssur a n c e ac t i vi t ies on t e c hnic a l equipment a nd c ol l a bor a tes with app r opri a te p a rties t o r e solve im a g e q u a l i t y i ssues.

- Com m unic a tes p r o fe ss i on a l l y , e f f e c t i v e l y a nd in a t i me l y man n e r w i t h a ll p a t i e nt c a r e p r ovide r s, patients a nd gu e st s . P r a c t i ce s r e spons i ble use of c om m unic a t i o n too l s ( w hi t e bo a rd, pa g ing s y s t e ms, t e lephon e s, em a i l , f a x , e tc. ) .

- T ec hni c a l a c c u r a c y : i ma g i n g stud i e s a re a p p rop r iat e l y i ma g e d a nd e r r or r a tes a r e m i ni m i z e d to app r opri a te e stablished lev e ls.

- R e spons i ble f or in depth knowl e dge of a ll r out i ne se c t i on sp ec ific p roto c o l s/pro ce dur e s. Able to pe r fo r m s p ec iali z e d pr oce d u r e s/protocols with l i m i t e d a ss i stan ce .

- A cc u r a te l y e n t e rs d a ta i nto s y stem s , ( i.e., PAC S , e quip m e nt s y stems, el ec tronic medi ca l r e c o r d, a nd other c ompu t e r s y stems).

P a t i e n t C a r e a n d S a f e ty - Ensu re s all p a t i e nts a re pro v ided c a re in a s a fe e nvironme n t, f re e o f h a z a rds. Provid e s f ull a t t e nt i on to t he p a t i e nt and the pro c e d u r e .

- D e monstr a tes kno w l e d ge of A g e S p e c ific C r i t e r i a in c a r r y i n g out w o rk d u t i e s and tasks.

- D e monstr a tes the a bi l i t y to add re ss and h a ndle p a t i e nt c a re c on c e rns or ot h e r p r oblems b y ut i l iz ing c ritic a l t hink i ng to a n a l y z e a nd e v a l u a te ca use a nd a f f e c t ou t c o mes a nd e f f e c t i v e l y i m plem e nt so l ut i ons. C o r r e c ts proble m s as th e y a rise a nd not i fi e s supe r visor/ m a n a g e r w h e n a ss i stan c e is r e qui r e d t o do so.

- Co r r e c t l y identifi e s p a t i e nts u s ing a p p rov e d ide n t i fi e rs.

- I mp l e ments a ll sa fe t y a n d f a ll pr e c a ut i ons a nd c o m m un i ca tes n ee ds with t ea m m e mbe r s throu g h e f f e c t i ve metho d s. R ec o g ni z e s patient di s tr e ss s i g ns, ini t iat e s and f ol l ows e me r g e n c y proc e dur e s: n u r s e /p h y s i c ian, D I URT, CO D E. D o c uments in c i d e nts, v a ri a n c e s, unusual c i r c u ms t a n ce s or p a t i e nt co n c e rns a nd not i fi e s a p p rop r iate p e rsonn e l a s ne e d e d.

- P rop e r l y a dm i nis t e rs c o ntr a st a g e nts, ut i l iz e s s t e rile o r a s e pt i c te c h nique w h e re a ppl i ca ble. Revi e ws m e dic a t i ons a nd a l l e r g ies. F ol l ows the f ive r i g hts of d r ug a dm i nis t r a t i on.

- Ensu re s wo r k a r ea s and e quip m e nt i s sa fe , c l e a n, o r g a ni z e d a nd a ppro p ri a t e supplies a re a v a i l a ble f o r the proc e d u r e s and c h ec kl i sts a re c o mp l e ted ( includ e s em er g e n c y supplies ) .

- P rot ec t patients f r om i o ni z ing ra diation b y following A L ARA a nd I m a ge G e nt l y

r a diation s a f e t y g uidelin e s, providing l e a d shi e ld i n g w h e n a ppl i ca b l e a nd b y mon i toring te c hnic a l i m a g i n g p a r a m e te r s.

S er vic e , P r o du c tivity a n d E f fi c iency - E x hib i ts a nd maintains a hi g h l e v e l of p r o fe ss i on a l i sm and c us t omer se r vi c e a t all t i m e s. R e spe c tful a nd p r o f e ss i on a l at a ll t i mes w h e n in t e r ac t i n g w i t h p a t i e nts and g u e st s , s t a ff a nd f a c ul t y .

- Maintains hi g h pr o d u c t i vi t y lev e ls. A c t i v e l y s ee k s opportuni t ies to a ss i st i n ov e r a ll p a t i e nt c a r e ac t i vi t ies in the d e p a rtme n t. This m a y include e s c o r t i n g p a t i e nts f rom holding a r e a s to sc a nn e r, o f f e r i n g to wo r k ov e r w h e n n ee d e d, a ss i st i ng p e e rs a nd n u rsing sta f f.

- E f fe c t i v e l y man a g e s p a t ient f low a nd m i ni m i z e s d e l a y s b y ut i l iz ing c ritic a l t hink i ng to a n a l y z e a nd e v a luate c a u se a nd a f f e c t ou t c o m e s a nd e f f e c t i v e l y i m plem e nt so l ut i ons. D e monstr a tes f le x i bi l i t y a nd the a bi l i t y to wo r k e f f e c t i v e l y a nd e f f ic i e nt l y .

- Ensu re s completion of a ll dut i e s and c ondu c ts da i l y v e r b a l han d - o ff c om m unic a t i on to r e l i e f t e c hnolo g ist a t sh if t end.

- Du r i n g s y s t e m f a i l u re , p e r f o r ms down ti m e pr o c e dur e s and i m medi a te l y re por t s to supe r visor f or r e a ss i g n m e nt of duti e s.

- R e l a y s a ll e quip m e nt m a lfun c t i ons to the D I E n gine e ri n g T e a m, sup e rvis o r a nd man a g e r with app r opri a te in f o rm a t i on r e a di l y a v a i l a ble.

- All o t h e r duties a s ass i gn e d.

C O MP ETE NC I ES

S e lf - Ad a ptabil i t y - W o r k in si t u a t i ons inv o lv i ng un ce rt a in t y , shifting p rio r i t i e s, and r a pid ch a n g e ; de a l const r u c t i v e l y with m is t a k e s a n d setb ac ks; demons t r a te f le x ib i l i t y .

P ro fe ss i on a l i sm - Emplo y e e d e monstr a t e s commit m e nt t o c ol l a bor a t i ve pr o f e ss i on a l r e lationships with p h y si c ians a nd a ll memb e rs of t he h ea th c a re t ea m.

T ea m wi t h Oth e rs - I ni t iat e , d e v e lop, and m a n a g e r e lationships and n e two r ks;

e n c ourage c ol l a b o r a t i on a nd input f rom a ll te a m memb e rs; v a lue the c ont r ibu t ions of a ll te a m m e mbe r s; bala n c e ind i vidual a nd te a m go a ls.

S er vice Ori e n t a tion

P rovide se r vice to our c u sto m e rs, in c lud i ng p a t i e n ts, pati e nt c a re g i v e rs, r ef e r r i n g

p h y sici a ns a nd e a c h oth e r, in a re l i a ble, r e spons i v e , sa fe , f r iend l y a nd c our t e ous m a nn e r.

• P romotes in c lus i v e n e ss and c ol le g iali t y b y d e monstr a t i ng r e spe c t a nd p r o f e ss i o n a l i sm to o t h e rs a t all t i m e s

• Mod e ls s a f e , e th ic a l b e h a vior, mit i g a t i n g r isk t o the insti t ut i on throu g h sound bus i n e ss p rac t i ce s, a nd a d h e r e n c e to MD And e rson ' s S tan d a rds of Condu c t, i nst i tu t i on a l po l ici e s a nd p r o ce d u r e s

• R e sponds t o r e qu e sts in a ti m e l y man n e r, c om m unic a t i ng e x p ec tations f or pro c e d u r e s, s e rvi c e a r r ival, or p roj ec t d e l i v e r a bles to patients a nd c owo r k e rs

• Admi t s wh e n w r o n g , a p olo g i z e a nd take steps to r e solve a si t u a t i on to he l p to patients a nd c owo r k e rs b e fo r e b e i ng a s k e d

High school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of an accredited program by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). No experience. All of the following: Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Licensed by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200
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