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CT/PET Technologist Medical Center

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CT/PET Technologist Medical Center

Employment: Computed Tomography - CT

Type: Full Time

Location: 2130 W. Holcombe Blvd, .10th Floor, Houston, Texas 77030, TX

"You can make a difference in the life of an oncology patient and find your career satisfaction by joining our team of healthcare professionals today."

About Oncology Consultants

Oncology Consultants has been a premier adult medical oncology & hematology practice in Houston, TX, for over 40 years. Our healthcare team is committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer treatment in a caring environment as we continue to expand our oncology services in the metropolitan region.. 

About the Position

The position provides quality patient care under the direction of the Director of Imaging, Radiologist, and Practice Administrator. Performs various technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in all diagnostic imaging procedures. Assumes responsibility for all designated areas of procedures as required and provides support in any area. Must be able to communicate with patients, radiologists, staff members, and all other internal and external customers.

Benefits:

  • Insurances: Life, medical, dental, short term and long-term disability
  • 401K
  • Free parking
  • PTO 
  • Holidays
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance

Qualifications:

  • Able to perform Metric system conversions.
  • Understand CTDI and DLP

Responsibilities:

  • Performs quality control test(s) required prior to exams  
  • Thorough knowledge of across-sectional anatomy
  • Responsible for and performed diagnostic procedures requiring an understanding of anatomical positioning.
  • Selects correct technical factors individually and produce quality images with minimal exposure to radiation.
  • Uses all available radiation protective devices for the safety of self and patient.
  • Performs pre-exam duties, which include verifying referring physician's orders/diagnosis, verifying patient identification, obtaining history, documenting allergies, assessing renal function for contrast, explaining examination and safety procedures, obtaining all appropriate signed consents, and preparing patients for the procedure.  
  • Answers any questions and assists with procedure.
  • Performs post-exam duties, which include explaining and documenting any instructions needed for follow-up of exam.
  • Administers contrast agent for designated examinations under the supervision of the radiologist.
  • Administers radioisotope under the supervision of the radiologists
  • Uses the appropriate personal protective equipment related to the exam.
  • Limits and refrains from personal conversations and/or phone calls that patients can overhear.
  • Practices sterile techniques, preventing cross-contamination.
  • Practices safe sterilization and infection control after each exam.
  • Reports any allergic reaction or injuries to the radiologist immediately and maintains adequate records on patients as needed or directed.
  • Performs examination appropriate to protocol.
  • Processes and submits data to Radiologists for interpretation.
  • Prepares CDs and other appropriate paperwork.
  • Ensure previous comparison studies are obtained and uploaded by appropriate staff.
  • Maintains accurate records required by all governing bodies
  • Must be familiar with code procedures, the ability to respond quickly to unusual or emergency situations, and the location and use of emergency equipment.
  • Assists patients on and off of examination tables in a safe manner
  • Escorts patients to the proper examination area within the center.
  • Uses safety precautions when using any equipment, stretchers, chairs, and step stools
  • Provides immobilization as required
  • Practices safe sterilization techniques after each exam
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work environment
  • Keeps room stocked with supplies at all times 
  • Reports any breakdown or equipment mat function to management immediately.
  • Completes proper paperwork as necessary.
  • Accurately, notes procedures performed for billing office purposes.
  • Do not discuss examination results/findings with the patient's family without direction from the radiologist.
  • Attends all in-service meetings and reports any incidents to the center manager
  • Represents the center with a positive, professional attitude and professional and professional appearance in all activities and communications.
  • Calculate, measure, and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used, and disposed of using a computer following the physician's prescription.
  • Dispose of radioactive materials and store radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
  • Prepare radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients. Practice "ALARA".
  • Maintain and calibrate creatinine meter and adhere to CLIA standards
  • Gather information on patients' illnesses and medical history to guide the most appropriate imaging method or protocol.
  • Train and supervise student or subordinate technologists.
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ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Ability to follow directions and use good judgment for situations that require initiative and ingenuity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate tactfully and effectively with all internal and external contacts.
  • Business telephone skills
  • Ensure equipment facility and maintenance. Maintains service documents for inspection.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREM ENTS: 

  • Satisfactory completion of formal radiology and/or nuclear medicine technology training in an accredited school.
  • Maintain active position and license/certification status by continued education requirements set forth by the policies and procedures.
  • ls in compliance with continuing education requirements as set forth by the credentialing body as well as ACR accreditation criteria.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Completion of an accredited program and successfully obtaining certification through accomplishment of Board Registry examination.
  • Five years of continuous on-the-job experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

  • Proficiency of the English language.
  • Other language skills are encouraged.

 

REASONING ABILITY: 

  • ls able to critically evaluate problems that present themselves in regard to patient care.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in scanning protocols and modifications when required.
  • Able to critically evaluate results of quality control testing and document/report when there is an issue.

 

CERTIFICATES. LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: 

  • Must be ARRT/CTIRT certified. 
  • Must be a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, through ARRT or NMTCB.
  • Must maintain current state licensure through the Texas Department of Health.
  • Must maintain active CPR status.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Ability to assist in lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds, and place them in appropriate positions for equipment operation. Requires standing and mobility for extended periods of time. Requires correct use of body mechanics and posture. 

 

COMMENTS: 

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. 

Oncology Consultants is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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