At the direction of the Radiologist, and under the general supervision of the Lead Technologist, Supervisor, and/or indirect supervision of the Manager/Director of the Department of Radiology, operates radiographic equipment to make radiographs of designated area of the body and assists the Radiologist in the production of fluoroscopic procedures. Adjusts radiographic equipment to correct settings for each procedure, positions, and instructs patients, determines proper exposure technique and calibration field for each radiograph. Arranges, attaches or adjusts immobilization and supportive devices such as sandbags and angle sponges to obtain the precise position, and to prevent the patient from moving and lessen discomfort to the patient; adjust lead shields to protect unaffected parts of the body from exposure to ionizing radiation. Operate a variety of fixed and mobile radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment; obtains diagnostic results while adhering to prescribed radiation standards, assures that accuracy and quality of examination is maintained and performs other related duties as required or directed.
Graduate of an approved School of Radiologic Technology required.
Must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, and radiographic positioning techniques.
Must have thorough knowledge of radiation safety protocols.
Must have ability to operate various types of radiographic equipment, fixed and mobile, automatic and manual processing.
Must possess at least basic computer skills with ability to learn and use the facility's system.
1-3 years of experience in a hospital setting highly preferred
Experience with trauma patients preferred
B. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Current registration from The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required. Temporary permit required for new graduates.
Current licensure from the Texas Medical Board (MRT) required.
Current BLS (American Heart Association) required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.