Opportunity to work in a busy supportive Radiology environment!
A beautiful campus setting just minutes from I 95!
Outstanding Benefits and Time Off Package!
Hours: This is a Full Time position working 2nd shift; 3:00pm - 11:00pm. **OR Experience is required.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Performs a variety of radiographic procedures and duties, under the direction of a qualified Physician, Operations Manager, Quality Control Specialist, and Diagnostic Technical Specialist, using prescribed levels of ionizing radiation. Performs all activities according to federal, state, local and hospital policies and procedures to a variety of patients ranging from newborn to geriatric in age. Operates imaging equipment to produce quality diagnostic images of specified body parts.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs all Radiographic procedures and exams without supervision.
Assumes charge responsibilities in the absence of the Technical Specialist and/or Quality Control Specialist.
Assists in the orientation, training and competency evaluation of new employees.
Performs imaging exams on inpatient and outpatient, adult, pediatric and geriatric populations.
Prepares rooms for procedures.
Prepares patient for procedures practicing infection control techniques and sterile techniques, as needed.
Attends to the physical, emotional and educational needs of the patient within the Technologists scope of care. Provides bedpans, urinals, emesis basins, mobility assistance and other support as needed.
Draws up, measures and prepares contrast medium for administration, as directed and in accordance with department policies and procedures.
Educates patient about procedure to be performed and keeps patient informed throughout procedure.
Chooses appropriate imaging system, radiation protection and exposure parameters to produce quality images.
Performs routine general imaging procedures in the primary area of assignment, and transports appropriate portable unit for procedures performed elsewhere when applicable.
Performs advanced imaging procedures in at least two specialty areas (ie: Fluoro, OR, Pain Clinic, and remote imaging suites).
Performs radiographic imaging procedures on patients in an accurate and timely manner to ensure expedition of an appropriate diagnosis and treatment according to written policies and procedures.
Identifies all images accurately with name, MR#, Right or Left, and other required information according to department policy and procedure.
Answers patient, physician, nurse and family members' questions and solves scheduling and others problems, as required.
Verifies patient identification utilizing two patient identifiers per hospital policy and procedure.
Verifies that outpatient requisition matches written order. Check for appropriateness of exam by requisition, chart, attending Physician and Radiologist, when necessary.
Obtains patients history by Physician written order, personal interview and chart review.
Assists Radiologists, Physicians and Radiological Practitioner Assistant / Radiologist Assistant (RPA/RA) during radiographic procedures.
Assists Radiologists, Physicians and Radiological Practitioner Assistant / Radiologist Assistant (RPA/RA) in setting up sterile trays for radiographic procedures using sterile technique.
Processes images and reviews for quality, seeking out appropriate assistance as needed.
Works with centralized scheduling, inpatient units and Physicians offices to coordinate and/or assist in scheduling of patient exams.
Transports patients and helps with lifting of patients as needed.
Attends and/or provides in-service training as necessary.
Records patient exams in the medical record system.
Participates in continuing education programs as dictated by JACHO, MA licensing board and hospital/department policy.
Adheres to "code of ethics" for radiologic technologists as defined by ARRT.
Cleans and stocks imaging rooms and other areas as assigned.
Participates in CQI and TQM activities.
Performs all quality control procedures according to department procedures and documents results. Report any malfunction to appropriate lead technologist or manager.
Communicates verbal reports to appropriate personnel as necessary in a timely manor.
Disposes of sharps and syringes according to policy/procedure.
Provides emergency "on-call" coverage as assigned.
Operates all equipment according to appropriate operating manuals and department policies and procedures.
Documents patient exposure accurately on all fluoroscopic procedures by documenting fluoroscopic time and dose per hospital policy and procedure.
Performs clerical duties in include, but not limited to, patient registration and order entry, as necessary. Utilizes proper telephone technique.
Assists with orientation, training, and competency of radiologic technology students. Provides feedback to Clinical Instructors on student progress and completes assessments of students.
Performs other job duties as requested.
Knowledge of the special needs and behaviors of infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology or equivalent military training in Radiologic Technology required.
Minimum of 2 years of radiology experience required.
Must maintain annual competency with radiology procedures and imaging equipment within regularly assigned department, as well as a minimum of two specialty areas.
Radiologic Technologist License issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Radiation Control Board required.
Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required.
CPR/BLS certification/training required.
Must maintain minimum requirements for acquiring Continuing Education Units (CEU's) as mandated by State and ARRT Guidelines.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran or active military status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.