Radiology Tech

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Location: Reading, MA
Job ID: 157866-1A
Date Posted: Nov 7, 2019
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission to care, heal and to excel in service to our community by independently performing radiographic examinations in accordance to department protocols and ACR imaging standards and maintaining safety standards, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, PACS, and other related medical imaging equipment   This professional technologist position will have an impact on quality, safety and the patient experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Required:  Completed accredited Radiology Technology Program and be registry eligible

Preferred:  Associates Degree in a Radiology Technology

 

Experience:

Preferred: At least one year

 

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required:  For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Required:

·        Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist license and registry eligible for ARRT.

·        Must be obtained ARRT within 12 months of hire.

                                    

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Basic Life Support

 

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    Neonates, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

On-call:  As needed

Schedule requirements: Required to regularly rotate through days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary

Travel requirements:  May be scheduled at any of the radiology locations

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

·        Reports to the:

o   (Hospital) Day Supervisor on day shift

o   (Hospital) Evening Supervisor on evening/nights/weekend

o   (Baldwin Park II) Manager, Offsite Imaging

o   (Family Medical Center) Site Supervisor

o   (Reading Health Center) Site Supervisor

o   (Montvale Diagnostic Center) Manager, Offsite Imaging

o   Radiology Supervisor, Pain Clinic

As part of the Radiology team, the Radiology Technologist I

·        Greets, escorts, assesses, educates and identifies patients making the patients feel welcomed and comfortable and fulfilling all safety and quality checks, including verifying exam orders.

·        Performs exams utilizing ALARA standards (As Low as Reasonably Acceptable).

·        Completes diagnostic imaging examinations following established exam protocols established by Radiologists.

·        Enters examinations correctly, ensuring accurate and informative documentation and appropriate charges are entered.

·        Electronically sends and stores images and data appropriately in PACS.

·        Maintains all department records and logs to monitor quality and safety in accordance with departmental policies.

·        Maintains a clean and safe work environment presenting the best possible impression of facilities and fostering our culture of safety. 

·        Responds to supply and equipment issues timely to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.

·        Transports and provides ambulatory assistance to patients as necessary.

·        Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

·        Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures.

·        Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

·        Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols.  Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.

·        Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor to maintain adequate staffing levels to meet our patients’ and physicians’ needs.

 

Shift

Full time, 40 hours.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.