Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 6/2/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

TITLE: CAT Scan/Xray Tech– 24 Hours/week, 11:00 PM – 7:30 AM, every other weekend required- $37.50-$55.80/hr based on Collective Bargaining Agreement with 1199 SEIU and years of experience.

Position Summary:

Questions physicians or secretaries regarding exam, patient history, and or relevant information required to determine the correct level(s) for scanning and for determination of contrast administration, if indicated.

Union and Steward Benefits to help you live well!

  • Low cost Medical/Prescription Drug Insurance through BCBS
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k via Fidelity for eligible employees with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Greet patient courteously within specified time of patient presentation of requisition by receptionist with less than two legitimate (as determined by Director of Diagnostic Imaging) complaints in a six month period.
  • Introduce self to patient and instruct the patient regarding your role, the exam they are having and answer any questions relevant to that exam.
  • Review patient's requisition and/or history, determining the appropriate supplies needed and/or direction given to patient for appropriate undressing. Prepare patient and assist in removing obstructing clothing and opaque objects.
  • Prepare room and/or equipment per departmental procedure per exam.
  • Performance of exam and provides care to patients ranging in age from childhood, through adolescence, adulthood and geriatrics. The technologist must possess the ability to assess the requirements of the patients as they pertain to age, and must perform examinations as defined in Department Policies, in a manner consistent with the patient's age.
  • Assist patient on or off scanning table in accordance with departmental safety guidelines and/or correct utilization of body mechanics.
  • Position patient appropriately for adequate scanning, utilizing appropriate restraining devices if required.
  • Select proper technical factors on individual patient basis; select appropriate computerized parameters and radiation imaging levels after consultation with radiologist.
  • Operates the equipment as directed with proper care to minimize equipment breakdown, delivering proper radiation protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • In the performance of exams requiring contrast media, intravenously, arterially, orally or by other method, the preparation and administration of these materials should be by departmental prescribed standards and/or safety standards with 100% accuracy.
  • During examination, observe patient's condition and if unusual, report to attending physician, radiologist or other appropriate personnel. In the event that the patient experiences crisis, summon the nearest available help or initiate emergency medical procedures without fail.
  • Practice sterile technique and/or be cognizant of infection control practices at all times, as instructed by departmental prescribed standards and/or safety standards.
  • Upon completion of exams, dismiss patient or provide for transportation to assigned unit.
  • Scan, store and prepare images for transferal to PACS.
  • Process or transport CR cassettes for processing.
  • Perform all related data collection and entry functions as directed by Departmental Policy.
  • Assist or provide for the permanent recording of significant functional and/or anatomical or pathologic data obtained or any pertinent information, which may be used for utilization review or state request.
  • Perform final check of all images for quality and completeness of requested exam as specified by departmental procedure.
  • Check all exams with radiologist as specified by departmental procedure.
  • Obtain and call out wet readings as specified by request and/or departmental procedure.
  • Arrange for transportation of patient to appropriate location.
  • Maintain and utilize CT scan equipment or x-ray equipment as instructed or for its intended purpose, per departmental guidelines, manufacturers' instructions and departmental procedure manual.
  • Performs cleaning procedures on x-ray and CT equipment between patient exams as required per departmental and/or hospital infection control guidelines.
  • Inform director of the department of diagnostic imaging of any malfunctions in the equipment to minimize any potential accidents, as required by the departmental safety procedures, as well as to prevent voiding of current service contracts.
  • Establish needs for daily assignment, per departmental procedure guidelines.
  • Notify director of diagnostic imaging of impending supply shortages.
  • Maintain adequate supply of markers, cassettes, gloves, or other shielding/protection devices as required, specified or discussed at departmental safety, infection control, or in service education meetings.
  • In the event or occasion where lengthy downtime of equipment exists or for extended preventive maintenance, the CT / X-ray technologist where trained or licensed, may be utilized in other areas of the department of diagnostic imaging.
  • Is responsible for on-call responsibilities as assigned per departmental policy.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  • Instructs schedulers/physicians on specific instructions for the patient to include preparation and expected waiting times. The instructions and/or waiting times are specified per departmental procedures.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language.
  • Computer skills required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required; good team member.
  • Understands basic medical terminology
  • Proficiency in hospital and physician practice computer systems such as Meditech, Athena and other comparable systems.
  • Phlebotomy skills for basic venipuncture.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
  • Understands routine lab and imaging studies including specimen processing, lab requisition, and sorting results.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited 2 year Radiology Program required.
  • Experience 1 year CT experience with Xray and CAT preferred
  • Certification: ARRT certification, Current Massachusetts License, and BLS certification issued through either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross required. CT certification preferred.
  • Software/Hardware: Meditech and PACS preferred

Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

Equal Employment Opportunity Notice:

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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