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Burlington, MassachusettsJob ID: JR11470 Date posted: 01/25/2023 Category: Diagnostic Imaging Organization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Work Shift:Day (United States of America)Radiology Technologist - 24 hours, Day shift
Under the supervision of the Team Leader or Assistant Team Leader, the Radiology Technologist performs a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders. Work includes but is not limited to OR, ER, Fluoroscopic, inpatient and outpatient populations, utilizing ionizing radiation. Monitors and maintains essential patient care and safety including practicing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Flexibility to work overtime/cover at other sites as needed, on-call and holiday rotation mandatory.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
- Performs a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures to produce images for use in the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders.
- Obtains and documents necessary patient information or history in order to perform appropriate exam.
- Documents all pertinent information involving the use of IV/oral contrast in medical record.
- Begins and completes exams using the (Radiology Information System) RIS with 100% accuracy, 100% of the time.
- Labels all images with correct patient information and technologist’s initials with 100% accuracy 100% of the time.
- Ensures Quality Control of the exams by using the PACS system.
- Evaluates images to identify errors and determine whether a repeat study is necessary to improve the image for diagnoses. Ensures that all radiographic exams achieve a quality repeat rate equaling less than 5%.
- Applies the lowest dose of ionizing radiation that is reasonably achievable, known as ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable), required to produce clear images.
- Readily and willingly contributes to team approach to provide optimal quality care for patients.
- Readily works off-sites as needed.
- Maintains licensure on an annual basis.
- Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles and Mission Statement into daily activities.
- Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
- Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
- Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
- Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
- Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer service standards.
- Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
- Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
This position requires moving about on foot throughout the department and hospital and from station to station. Position also requires using upper extremities to exert force in order to push, pull or drag equipment and/or transport patients. Position also requires frequent bending, stooping and kneeling to position patients. Position also requires manual dexterity in order to perform manipulative skills such as turning dials, pushing buttons, and filling syringes.
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
- Orienting new staff
- Helping in training of students
- Education: Two year AMA accredited School of Radiologic Technology
- Licensure, Certification, Registration: Registered by the ARRT or registry eligible. Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health: Radiation Control Program in Radiography. Certified in basic life support (BLS).
- Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Candidate must be proficient in the use Radiologic equipment including C-arms/portable or in the absence of this skill the ability to be trained to a level of competency.