Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST in Port Isabel, Texas
CHSi is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the Radiology Technologist position to work full-time in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility. CHSi is in an active bidding process for this position which is contingent upon CHSi being awarded the contract.
The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.
IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring activities.
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES :
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Critical thinking skills
Integrity and honesty.
Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).
Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices, and techniques including concepts of accumulated dosage and genetic changes, effects of radiation on living organisms, and the effects of X-ray technique on patient and operator exposure in order to assure that adequate safeguards are maintained.
Knowledge of basic physics including the concepts of energy, electric power, and types of electrical circuits, construction and the use of X-ray tubes and the properties of X-rays in order to understand the operation of the X-ray equipment, make changes to standard procedures to compensate for equipment aging, and determine when maintenance or repair is needed.
Knowledge and proficiency of medical terminology.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web based training and communications.
Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies
Takes radiologic images of head, trunk, and extremities for routine physical examinations and for diagnosis of illness or
Sets up X-ray rooms, deviates from the standard positioning and adapts a position to meet the needs of the
Evaluates x-ray to ensure that films are artifact free, correctly developed and are the best films that can be taken. Calls significant findings to the attention of the physician or ordering health care provider.
Ensures all precautions are taken so that the patient and radiology personnel are receiving the smallest amount of radiation as possible. Maintains use of dosimeter badge in accordance with Contractor recommendations while on duty.
Responsible for logging in and documenting all x-rays performed by the incumbent. Files x- ray reports and x-ray jackets in the appropriate place.
Maintains an up to date quality control system on the x-ray machines and processor.
Confers with radiologist to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations and determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness cut of scans, etc., to satisfy the requirements.
Advises radiologist or referring physician of results of examination and provides them with a preliminary diagnostic evaluation. Notifies them of significant scans requiring their immediate attention and visualization while patient is undergoing examination.
Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Graduate from a certificate or Associate’s Degree Radiology Technician program accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
One year experience as a certified (license if required) Radiology
Current National Certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART).
State licensure if required by the state in which the duty station is located.
This position does not require privileging by IHSC.
Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association.
Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain
Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jog may be necessary to provide
Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.
Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the building during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs significantly more than self).
Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary (exceptions on a case by case basis).
Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.
Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.
Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitations.
Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.
This is a contract position and supervisory controls will be set forth by the Contractor. Technical oversight will be provided by the Government Technical Monitor (GTM).
Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.
Port Isabel, Texas, US