Medical Imaging Technologist

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 07 2021
Ref
142454
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

To coordinate procedures and performs technical duties in accordance with specific plans for experimental procedures and imaging for large or small animals

CORE VALUES

Caring Behaviors
  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors
  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors
  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Provides highly skilled technical support and performance of procedures in preclinical animal research imaging including computed tomography, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. Requires knowledge of the application of protocols related to clinical or research procedures and the appropriate post-acquisition data procedures. Will provide routine QA/QC of medical imaging devices.
Position will require learning and performing some animal (large and small) surgical procedure such as cut-downs, introducer/catheter placement and tumor inoculation. Learn to operate other preclinical imaging modalities.

Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES

Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.

Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

Service Orientation
Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.

• Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times

• Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures

• Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers

• Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked

Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduation from an AMA-approved school of x-ray technology.

Required Experience: Three years of relevant experience including one year in the operation of relevant radiological equipment. Must have one of the following: Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) and licensure by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT); Certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB) and licensure by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT); Registration by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Must have the following: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in MRI or CT (ARRT MR, ARRT CT) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Nuclear Medicine (N) credentials or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board in PET or CT (NMTCB CT, PET) credentials. 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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