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Radiology Tech Aide Per Diem
Cambridge, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Mount Auburn Hospital Category: Physician Residents Job ID: 12751_MAH Date posted: 10/01/2022
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Job Type:Per Diem
Work Shift:Day (United States of America)
The Technologist Aide in Diagnostic Radiology will assist the Registered Technologist in the performance of their duties. This will include, but not limited to, the following: room preparation and cleaning; answering phones; transfer of information; transfer patient to/from Radiology; transfer of patient from stretcher to table; and other duties with which the technologist requires assistance in order to work more effectively and efficiently. Patient information is always protected.
Accurately prepares room and patient for procedure, assuring all needed exam equipment is available prior to the start of the examination. To include daily x-ray room QC, stocking supplies, etc.
Collects information by interviewing the patient, family or significant other and other health care providers.
Completes assessments by utilizing the medical record and radiology requisition(s) or verbal orders to ensure appropriateness of procedures ordered.
Provides safe and efficient patient transfers to and from radiology department and supporting departments, ensuring optimization of imaging can occur.
Ensures that patients are able to ambulate on their own when necessary or, if not, they are given the proper supervision and assistance.
Implements departmental and facility’s standards by following the established policies and procedures.
Makes an accurate assessment of the patient’s condition/status, thus ensuring appropriateness of procedure ordered.
Manages and communicates information through various processes, which include but not limited to the following: computers, telephone/paging systems. Provide accurate information on the film such as: correct patient identification, correct requisition, correct image annotation, technologist initials.
Effectively communicates with other members of the healthcare team to ensure optimal patient care.
Properly identifies oneself and properly identifies patient prior to the start of a procedure as established by departmental policies and procedures.
Readily and willingly contributes to the team approach, in order to provide the best possible patient care and service.
Upon completion of procedure, properly cleans and organizes room and performs any necessary cleaning of equipment as established by departmental policies and procedures standards.
Reports all safety hazards that could harm patients, visitors or other hospital employees to appropriate supervisors immediately at all times.
Utilizes the proper procedure for emergency codes, such as Dial 22.
Upload and Burn CDs as requested by patients, providers, associated departments.
Prepare fluoroscopy room for routine and urgent procedures as requested.
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 the position patients.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with patients and families.
Certificate of Basic Life Support preferred.
Requires standing, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching above the head, moving about the department and hospital, and/or lifting more than 75% of the time.
Exposure to radiation, infectious diseases, chemicals, and hazardous materials 75% of the time.
Ability to hear conversation, comprehend, and communicate in spoken and written English more than 75% of the time.
Ability to wear protective equipment, such as gloves, masks, gowns, and lead aprons.
Ability to work and move about in confined spaces.