Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Lead - Full Time

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Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
Job Ref:
30924
Talent Area:
Imaging Services
Job Shift:
DAY & AS Needed 1st - Day
Job Type:
Full-Time
Work Week:
Full Time - works Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., but must be flexible with work hours and to cover weekends due to department demands, as needed
Posted Date:
Aug. 29, 2022

JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the Lead CT Technologist position performs specialized functions as a regular part of their normal job responsibilities. In addition to performing at a Technologist II level, this position serves as the liaison and primary point of contact between management, staff and physicians for routine matters. The Lead Technologist position answers questions and resolves issues for the CT Technologist I & II job roles as well as other members of the care team to ensure the delivery of exceptional patient care and adherence to practice standards. This position ensures optimal patient safety, quality outcomes, and customer service. Duties for this position may include the following tasks: organize work schedules and delegate work assignments; review and edit time cards for accuracy; conduct quality assurance audits; develop and implement quality improvement activities; train, mentor and develop staff; and provide feedback on staff performance or development needs. The Lead Technologist position may direct or regularly participate in special projects; collect, analyze and report on data or metrics; and hold other responsibilities of a similar nature and level.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and leads the team to be a dynamic and focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Role models effective communication skills to team members, assisting in their development of such skills. (EF)
  2. Orients, guides and mentors team members consisting of CT Technologist I and II, students and support staff, to help build confidence and competency in skills, knowledge and abilities. Effectively implements protocols and objectives with team members to result in optimization of staff performance, teamwork, patient safety, and customer service. (EF)
  3. Serves as the primary resource for staff in all areas of service that the department performs. Interfacing with department staff to provide feedback to management on team member's performance and conduct. Collaborates and supports management for improvement of employee satisfaction, implementation of protocols and objectives with team members to result in optimization of staff performance, teamwork, patient safety, and customer service. (EF)
  4. Leads and initiates problem resolution within the work unit. Facilitates teamwork by coordinating department needs and responding positively to requests for assistance. Role-models skills, through peer-to-peer accountability, to contribute towards improving department efficiencies and customer satisfaction. (EF)


SERVICE - 30%

  1. Performs diagnostic CT procedures to include common and special CT exams. CT exams use x-ray images and computer processing to generate pictures of tissue densities through the patient's body. (EF)
  2. Proactively assesses, identifies and responds to the needs of the patient for adjustment or intervention to optimize patient care, image quality and patient experience. This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired imaging results and recognizes complications and limitations associated with certain procedures. (EF)
  3. Serves as liaison between team members, management and physicians, resolving routine matters for the shift and modality. Assists physicians during procedures. (EF)
  4. Provides accurate explanations and instructions to patients and family members at an appropriate level utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills, terminology and language. (EF)


QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%

  1. Follows safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with radiation safety and infection control procedures. Complies with job role, department and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. (EF)
  2. Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into appropriate hospital patient safety reporting system to improve processes and identify trends. Provides feedback to management on team member performance and conduct. Conducts quality audits on equipment, processes, outcomes and team member performance. Documents, develops and evaluates processes and procedures. (EF)
  3. Assists with implementation and education of department based safety initiatives, standards of practice and protocols. Develops skills of team members and continually assists with improving skills, performance and outcomes. (EF)


FINANCE - 10%

  1. Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. Participates in the budgeting process for capital and minor equipment. Reconciliation of invoices. (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks and provides leadership to team members on effective and efficient utilization of time. Accurately reviews and edits team member's time cards for management approval, as appropriate. (EF)


GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%

  1. Participates in department projects and shared governance activities. Actively leads and supports special projects and department initiatives and seeks opportunities to expand learning with a focus on continual development. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)
  2. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers (Technologist I, II and support staff) in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. (EF)


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Four years' experience as a CT Technologist. May consider HM employee with three years' experience, as a CT Technologist who demonstrates leadership abilities

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiography (ARRT (R)) or Radiation Therapy (ARRT (T)) or Nuclear Medicine (ARRT (N)) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification (NMTCB)
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in CT (ARRT (CT))
  • Registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC) thru the Texas Medical Board
  • American Heart Association BLS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging / difficult diagnostic procedures and patient care situations; demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills
  • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital / Radiology Information Systems and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No
UniformNo
ScrubsYes
Business professionalNo
Other (dept approved)Yes

 

On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above. 
  
Travel**  
May require travel withinYes 
Houston Metropolitan area 

 

May require travel outsideYes
of Houston Metropolitan area 


**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Since 2000, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been serving Northwest Houston residents. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a comprehensive acute care facility and has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. With 358 operating beds, 20 operating rooms and more than 2,300 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized care for patients in Champions, Tomball, Magnolia, Spring and Cypress.

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