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Rad Tech - PRN

2023-12-23
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  • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

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  • Part Time

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced RAD Technologist to join our team!

This is a PRN position working as needed schedule, plus call.

Under the direction of a Board Certified Radiologist, the RAD Technologist provides quality patient care essential to performing a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures, in compliance with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles.

 

Position Overview

We are seeking an experienced RAD Technologist to join our team! This is a PRN position working 1-2 shifts per week or as needed.

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs procedures according to departmental protocol as established by Radiologist(s); understands procedure preparation for general radiology
  • Introduces self to patient and patient’s family (if appropriate), communicates with the patient and explains the procedure(s)
  • Interviews the patient to obtain patient’s medical history or important information regarding the nature of the exam being performed, documenting that information appropriately
  • Presents examination education to the patient prior to the exam and gives post procedure instructions pertinent to the exam performed
  • Demonstrates the ability to utilize the Carestream CR and Carestream PACS
  • Critiques images prior to submitting for interpretation, monitors film quality while maintaining film repeat rate of 5 percent or less
  • Utilizes appropriate film markers (ie: Mitchell Markers, scout film, time, portable stickers, etc.)
  • Utilizes shielding /collimation to minimize patient radiation exposure in compliance with Radiation Safety Procedures and ALARA principles, while monitoring own radiation exposure
  • Cleans radiographic equipment as required
  • Transports mobile x-ray equipment to ER, patient’s rooms and surgery
  • Transports patients in a safe manner utilizing proper body mechanics and lifting techniques and requests assistance as needed
  • Demonstrates ability to take patient vital signs when appropriate
  • Understands policies and procedures relative to patient restraints
  • Demonstrates ability to properly administer oxygen as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to perform venipuncture, maintaining annual competency (if applicable)
  • Checks BUN/Creatinine values per departmental protocol
  • Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures as appropriate
  • Effectively identify and respond to a contrast reaction, demonstrating familiarity with drug box, location of crash carts, intubation equipment and procedure for calling a “code”
  • Performs procedures and assists in establishing a technique that incorporates the patient’s correct state of growth and development for the neonate, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric population
  • Initiates applicable Risk Identification Reports and reports incomplete and incorrect examinations to ensure proper patient charges and continuity of patient care
  • Assists with orientation of new employees and students
  • Schedules inpatient examinations to facilitate outpatient scheduled examinations
  • Demonstrates ability to organize patient care and set priorities by providing critical care first and by implementing the physician’s orders
  • Establishes and maintains a good rapport and professional relationship with fellow employees, other departments and the Medical Staff
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Radiology required
  • Current Texas Medical Board (TMB) General Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) required upon hire
  • American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification in Radiography (R) required within 12 months of hire
  • American Heart Association (AHA) approved course in Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of radiology experience in an acute care hospital setting required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, diagnostic, and emergency procedures related to Diagnostic Radiology 
  • Ability to be on-call during after-hours, weekends and holidays

What we offer

  • Competitive Pay + Shift Differentials
  • Clinical Ladder Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Rewards and recognition programs
  • Additional perks and discounts

At Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, we foster a culture of compassion, excellence, and community. We believe in going above and beyond to deliver healthcare services to our patients and make a positive impact in the lives of our community members. As a member of our team, you'll experience a supportive and inclusive work environment, where collaboration and teamwork are highly valued. We are committed to the growth and development of our employees and provide opportunities for learning and advancement. We offer comprehensive benefits that prioritize your well-being and support your physical, mental, and financial wellness. Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized as an employer of choice, with a culture focused on employee satisfaction and engagement. We are dedicated to creating an environment where you feel valued, supported, and inspired to make a difference.

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is your community healthcare provider. With more than 600 healthcare professionals strong, our facility offers inpatient, outpatient, surgical and emergency care for Cedar Park and the greater Austin region.

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