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Rad Tech Assistant

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Diagnostic Imaging Job ID: JR53482 Date posted: 06/17/2024
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Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Evening (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

16 hour shift, Saturdays, 9am-1am

Job Description:

Job Summary: Reporting to a Department Manager, the Radiology Tech Assistant is responsible for assisting technologists in exam rooms and transporting patients to and from the department according to departmental protocols. The Technical Assistant performs a wide variety of technical, clerical and patient care duties that provide assistance for patients, radiologists, technologists and nurses.

Essential Responsibilities:

Provides clerical support including: maintaining logs, answering phones, paging staff, printing requests, assigning transport and greeting patients.

Recognizes and assumes responsibility for reporting patient care or safety concerns to appropriate staff. Monitors patients in the exam rooms or holding areas when needed. Observes patient's condition and reports any sudden change to a technologist, nurse or physician.

Transports patients to and from the department according to departmental protocols. Notifies technologists of any delays that may affect operational work flow. Assists with patient transfers to and from exam tables and may assist the technologist with positioning the patient for the exam.

Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of working area, stretchers and wheelchairs. Provides daily/monthly room, supply checks and inventory counts in accordance with the department's inventory procedure.

Prepares exam rooms for procedures. Sets up equipment according to the department's exam protocol by selecting appropriate modes. Sets up accessory equipment and necessary medical/surgical supplies for examination. Performs miscellaneous duties such as collecting and transporting supplies.

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED required.

Certificate 1 Basic Life Support preferred.

0-1 years related work experience required.

Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous patient care experience.

Competencies:

Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force continually. Employee is physically active in all elements of the job.

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 about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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