Radiological Technologist, Radiology LC; Day
UMass Memorial Health Care
 Leominster, MA

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Title: Radiological Technologist

Department: Radiology

Requisition #: 200749

Hours: 40

Shift: Day shift, including every other weekend and holiday.

Grade: 10

Union: Non-Union

Posting Date: 11/08/2019

Status: Non-exempt/Hourly

Location: HealthAlliance, Leominster Campus & Clinton Campus

HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. Serving northern central Massachusetts, we are committed to improving the health of people through excellence in care and comprehensive health services. Promoting healthy lifestyle habits, we serve as a role model by having a tobacco and smoke free campus and hiring nicotine free employees. By exploring careers with us, you are committed to giving your best to our patients, our community and everyone working on our HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Care Team. Whatever your career choice, know that at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital you can make a difference.

Position Summary:

The Radiological Technologist operates or oversees operation of radiologic equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes. The Radiological Technologist is responsible for monitoring and maintaining essential patient care and safety including practicing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).

Major Responsibilities:

Follows all Quality Control policies and procedures for compliance with departmental, local, state and federal regulations

Uses radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations, hospital policy, and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

Greets patients politely and efficiently.

Takes thorough and accurate patient medical histories.

Clearly explains procedures to patients in English and observes patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.

Seeks out interpreter services if needed.

Sets up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment and supplies are available and functioning.

Prepares and administers oral or injected contrast media to patients as required.

Positions and immobilizes patient on examining table and ensures that a quality diagnostic image is produced.

Follows sterile techniques according to hospital policy.

Operates or positions imaging equipment and adjusts controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.

Monitors patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.

Reviews and evaluates images or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.

Dates, labels and marks images according to hospital policy.

Records, processes and maintains patient data, documents and treatment records, and sends to PACS.

Collaborates with other medical team and administrative staff members, such as physicians and nurses to conduct special procedures or complete administrative duties.

Informs supervisor of equipment problems or supply needs.

Performs all duties with strict adherence to and compliance with government regulations, hospital policies and procedures, and safety guidelines.

Works with students and follows all guidelines and policies associated with students.

Meets established productivity standards.

Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content throughout departments.

Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the UMass Memorial Health System True North.

The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and serve as a role model for CARES values.

Adheres to change control processes.

Participates in cross training to optimize department resources.

Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.

Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.

Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.

Adheres to the HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.

Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.

Maintains and fosters an organized, clean and safe work environment.

Contributes to the development and application of process improvements.

Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group's achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.

Attends staff meetings and in-service programs as required or directed. Keeps current with hospital and unit changes by reading communication boards and/or books, bulletin boards, posted notices and reads and responds to e mails on a regular basis.

Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.

Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

Position Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited Radiological Technology program.

Prior experience as a Radiological Technologist preferred.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

Thoroughly knowledgeable in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care.

Ability to communicate clearly in English with patients to explain procedures while making them as comfortable as possible.

Ability to follow and comply with procedures, policies and regulations.

Ability to work effectively and collaborate with medical staff, personnel, students, and patients.

Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC.:

Registered by the ARRT or registry eligible.

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Radiation Control Program.

Must maintain license annually.

CPR certification required.

Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the above requirements.

Standards of Respect:

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