Beth Israel Lahey Health Radiology Technologist in Milton, Massachusetts
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Day (United States of America)
This position is located at the Quincy Urgent Care.
This position is 26 hours per week (8- and 10-hour shifts), days shifts. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shifts available.
Every other Friday: 8:45am - 7:15pm
Every other Saturday: 8:45am - 5:15p
Every other Sunday: 8:45am - 5:15p
The Radiologic Technologist I performs radiographic procedures with minimal supervision in a safe, accurate and timely manner which are necessary to allow the radiologist and/or physician to make a diagnosis. Performs a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative and maintains quality consistent with established technical standards under the direction of the Chief Technologist, Chief of Radiology, Radiation Safety Officer and the Director of Radiology and Cardiology Services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Following established departmental policies and procedures, is responsible for performing procedures utilizing various Radiographic equipment with minimum supervision.
•Responsible for all technical aspects of the exam. Sets up equipment as necessary and uses proper technical factors appropriate to patient size, body habitus and/or pathologic state. Must be able to independently operate various types of radiographic equipment to produce and process images. Equipment includes all general radiology equipment, fluoroscopy rooms, portable X-ray machines and the C-Arm units.
•Follows requisition in terms of providing proper study for patients. Ensures that exams requested match patient’s condition and/or history and calls or asks proper persons for more information as necessary to perform the proper study. Completes requisitions, questionnaires and gathers sufficient and necessary information from the patient to assist the Radiologist in interpretation of procedure as necessary.
•Performs appropriate studies as determined through the established imaging standards protocol.
•Prepares patient for radiologic exams by properly positioning patient; utilizing appropriate immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified positions and adjusting equipment controls to appropriate exposure factors.
•Ensures appropriate fluoroscopy exam/procedure set up. Assist physician in administering contrast media.
•Works through radiologist requirements to provide appropriate views and films and provides additional views and variations of techniques as required by Radiologist or protocol.
•Completes procedures in timely fashion while providing the highest quality studies. Demonstrates the ability to independently review films for correct positioning and overall film quality.
•Provides service and care to patients of all ages and ailments/conditions. Monitors patient condition and if/when conditions are deemed necessary involves nursing, or physician and implements further monitoring and/or other patient focused solutions when necessary.
•Performs patient centered customer service and ensures the following standards are met appropriately and achieved. Communicates patient complaints professionally and directs them to a supervisor or Director if unable to resolve. Ensures HIPAA compliance at all times and understands that all patient information is accessed on a need to know basis. Keeps discussions around patients to a minimum and ensures that patients are not subjected to departmental conversations, private conversations and/or any inappropriate behavior.
•Considers specific cultural beliefs and practices when caring for patients. Utilizes interpreter services for patients with limited English proficiency and ASL services for the deaf and hearing impaired.
•Communicate with the reception staff to minimize patient waiting and ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction. Act as a resource for referring physicians and Radiologists.
•Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion and adhere to all of the infection control standards, ensuring sanitary conditions. Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
•Provides and ensures use of all required personal protective safety equipment. Promotes a safe environment for all personnel
•Performs all duties in accordance with safety and other laws, rules, and regulations as set forth by appropriate licensing, credentialing, regulatory and government agencies and in accordance with established department and hospital policies and procedures.
•Follow ALARA standards to ensure the technical staff protects the patient, general public, physicians and fellow employees from unnecessary radiation exposure.
•Report equipment malfunction immediately to the supervisor or the Director of Radiology.
•Stock exam rooms with supplies. Ensure adequate inventory of supplies appropriate for the volume of testing. Minimize overstocking of supplies and keeps inventory stock to a minimum.
•Familiar with emergency equipment and supplies within the department and respond to emergencies as they occur. Remains composed, reassuring and able to follow directions during emergency situations.
•Ensure the integrity of the Code Cart in the Radiology Department on a daily basis.
•Ability to work cooperatively with members of the healthcare delivery team and staff, ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and worm schedule; to set priorities and solve problems; to respond quickly to emergency requests.
•Collaborate, cooperate and communicate with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care.
•Document and report all adverse events within Diagnostic Radiology to the proper authorities in the hospital. Notifies the Director of Radiology and Cardiology Services of any situations from within or outside of the Department that result in difficulty carrying out departmental procedures. Enters events in appropriate reporting system.
•Assist during the orientation of new staff members in the Radiology Department. Welcome and support new employees.
•Work schedules as required either through regular scheduled hours or on-call as required to meet departmental needs.
•Accommodates patient needs and staffing needs through flexibility in scheduling and timeliness of studies.
•Maintain current state licensure and ARRT credentials. Maintain continuing education credits on site. Adhere to ethical standards for discipline. Maintain active certification in BLS/Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). May be required to perform similar or related duties as necessary on an emergency basis or as designated by the department director or supervisor. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
•Minimum Education: Graduate of a formal Radiography Program accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).
•Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License: Category Radiography
•Current ARRT registration (within 1 year of licensure)
•Current CEU credits, documenting compliance with CEU requirements
•BLS/CPR Certification required.
•1-4 years of Radiologic Technologist work experience preferred. New graduates considered based on strong clinical references.
OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED:
•Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Experience with Meditech preferred.
•Ability to rely on experience, judgment and time management skills to plan and accomplish goals.
•Positive, team oriented attitude and a professional appearance.
The nature of the tasks/responsibilities required of employees in this position will likely expose them to blood and body fluids. Employees will be oriented to and required to understand and to follow the universal precautions for infection control. A summary list of tasks and procedures that may cause exposure to blood and body fluids is listed on the attached Physical Abilities Job Description. Also identified is the protective gear that is available.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.
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