Special Procedures Tech- Rad-Special Procedures Dept. 24 Hours per week. 8:00am-4:30pm
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral 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:
Consistently produces radiographs of diagnostic quality by using appropriate positioning, proper technique, and accurate collimation.
Consistently labels all radiographs with appropriate right and left markers (own), patient's name, date of service, hospital name, and as appropriate, portable documentation of exams performed outside the main department.
Always wears radiation film badge while on duty, stores it in designated location within department and changes the badge monthly on designated due date.
Assists physicians with special and radiographic procedures. Ensures suite is properly prepared and functioning before radiologist begins procedure.
Routinely reports equipment malfunctions/repairs as soon as possible to Chief Technologist, Team Leader, or designee. Follows established protocol for seeking clinical engineering field service technician.
Maintains accurate and complete day sheets, filling in all required fields.
Maintains order and cleanliness in assigned suites and throughout department, including ED and OR radiology work areas. Preps and stocks rooms at the beginning and throughout shift. Cleans suites between patients according to infection control routine, including all equipment and devices.
Provides Wet Readings to nurses and physicians as directed by a radiologist and according to hospital privacy guidelines. Maintains documentation according to departmental guidelines.
Willingly participates with new procedures and techniques. Demonstrates a proactive and positive approach to new programs within work area.
Operates Meditech ITS radiology module according to hospital and departmental privacy and confidentiality standards. Understands all required functions in Technologist Menu, including but not limited to charging, amending/editing, adding, deleting, entering LMP, LSU or other required information. Enters all patient tracking detail. Seeks assistance as needed.
Checks code cart and maintains supplies according to hospital protocol.
Always properly identifies patients prior to procedure according to patient safety standard: asks patient's name and DOB. Verifies patient response with bracelet (inpatient) or green card (outpatient). Must receive verbal identity confirmation prior to beginning procedure.
Always performs patient safety Time Out Procedure, verifying patient identity (as above) and appropriate Right/Left side and body part to be imaged.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology.
Must hold a valid registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Must hold a valid commonwealth of Massachusetts license.
Acquires 12 CEU's per year according to state and registry guidelines. Provides Team Leader with CEU documentation as mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Radiation Control Program for departmental file. Provides required CEU documentation within 5 business days of event or receipt of documentation from source.
Important COVID message
Please note, Holy Family 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.
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