Radiology Technologist, 32 Hours Evenings

Radiology/Imaging/Ultrasound Leominster, Massachusetts Clinton, Massachusetts Leominster, Massachusetts


Description

Position at UMass Memorial Health - HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital

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Title:  Radiology Technologist
Department:   Radiology
Requisition #: 
Hours:  32
Shift:  Evening Shift, including weekend and holiday rotation.
Union: Non-Union
Posting Date:  03/222022
Status:  Non-exempt/Hourly
Location: HealthAlliance, Leominster Campus & Clinton Campus

* Sign On Bonus - Those who are already employed with the UMMH System are not eligible. Rehires may be eligible if hired after leaving 3+ years prior.

** Please refer to Caregiver Referral Bonus information on The HUB for information.


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. 

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: