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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Radiology Tech - New Grads Accepted in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Job Summary:* *

Performs diagnostic radiographic procedures according to department protocols, HFAP/TJC/local regulatory/CMS, State and Federal Regulations. Functions as the first line interaction with customers and is successful in the accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in PI/QC activities. Responsible for accurately acquiring images and transmitting of images to PACS.

_AGE-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES_

Employees working in this capacity must meet age-specific competencies related to the following categories:

X* * Neonate/Infant: Birth – 12 months X* * Child / Pediatric: 1 – 12 years

X* * Adolescent:13-17 years X* * Adult:18 – 64 years X* * Geriatric:65 and over

_Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities_

  • Positions patients and sets technical factors for all diagnostic procedures. Sets high personal standards for film and image quality.
  • Independently recognizes and performs duties which need to be done without being directly assigned. Establishes priorities; organizes work and time to meet them. Uses time effectively and constructively. Does not abuse supplies, equipment, and service.
  • Completes all ordered exams as per department protocol - documents why exam is not completed per protocol.
    • Greets patients by confirming patient identification; reviewing imaging request; checking for special instructions; confirming anticipated service with patients.
  • Ensures all exams are accurately labeled with patient ID, date, technologist ID and time of exam.
  • Follows hospital policies to reduce risk of wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure occurrences.
  • Ensures compliance with HFAP/TJC/local regulatory/CMS, State and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains medical and surgical aseptic procedures. Adheres to proper infection control guidelines, including but not limited to standard and transmission-based precautions.
  • Able to assess pain interfering with imaging procedure- makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Understands Process Improvement (PI) process and participates in new and on-going PI activities.
  • Maintains neat & clean workplace appropriate to hospital standards.
  • Work pace is consistent with the standards of other workers. Able to assist Radiologist with therapeutic procedures by having all supplies and techniques ready.
  • Sets technical factors accurately to minimize patient dose. Utilizes Radiation Safety Techniques while performing radiographic procedures and properly shields patients when appropriate. Follows all radiation safety standards for patients, employees & family members. Consistently determines pregnancy status of women of childbearing age, before performing exam.
  • Wears radiation (dosimetry) badge as per protocol.
  • Uses personal protective equipment appropriately.
  • /Performs radiographic exams at the bedside and in the operating rooms providing diagnostic x- rays to the surgeons and professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed in the Radiology Service due to incapacity or surgical procedures upon request, operates the fluoro unit in the Operating Room./
  • Informs and educates patients and families regarding procedure to be performed.
  • Ascertains patient understanding of process and informed consent. Ensures consent is signed prior to examination.
  • Reduces risk of health care acquired infections through proper hand washing and equipment disinfecting.

  • Documents all medication reactions/infiltrations on appropriate form.

  • Works to improve effectiveness of communication among caregivers.
  • Properly verifies all studies for accuracy and quality in the PACS system prior to Radiologist interpretation.
  • Has all abnormal results that are given verbally read back to ensure accuracy.
  • Demonstrates safe / careful use of all equipment. Reports all equipment malfunctions and call for service immediately using department protocol.
  • Attends scheduled in-service and mandatory in-service. Communicates ideas to supervisor for a safer layout of equipment, tools, and/or processes.
  • Maintains all appropriate licensure and CEU requirements per all governing regulations and department policy.
  • Demonstrates courteous and appropriate telephone skills.
  • Adheres to attendance and punctuality requirements per hospital policy. Provides proper notification for absences and tardiness. Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences or tardiness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

_Essential Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Position_

_Education, Experience, Training_

  • Graduate of a program accredited by JRCERT.
  • ARRT-R or ARRT-R eligible and registered within 7 months of hire is required.
  • Current state license is required.
  • Current BLS (AHA) is required.

_Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:_

Skills:

  • Able to demonstrate adequate technical skills and judgment to function unsupervised during on-call, second shift, and weekend hours.
  • Must have adequate interpersonal skills to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress.
  • Must possess analytical abilities necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of imaging processes, techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to changing pace within the department, frequent interruptions.
  • Present a positive attitude and a professional appearance.
  • Comprehensive understanding of computer operations relating to patient information and management (CPSI, PAC’s etc.).
  • Willingness to adapt to diverse roles as a member of the department team.
  • Must be aware of hazards with the department (ionizing radiation, universal precautions, etc.) and adhere to safety standard established by the hospital and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to relay information concisely to department manager, radiologist, staff, patients and other hospital personnel.

Ability to:

  • Ability perform essential job duties.

_Working Conditions:_

  • Duties include patient care responsibilities with subsequent exposure to human waste and similar unpleasant elements.
  • Failure to follow established procedures and safety practices could result in exposure to radioactivity.
  • Subject to frequent stressful situations.
  • Lifting and transferring patients from table to stretcher.
  • Periodic exposure to poor lighting.

_Special Requirements_

  • Regular workweek in which additional hours are often required.
  • Flexibility of work schedule (i.e. hours/days)
  • Position requires frequent on-call work.
  • Must beavailable to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency

Job: *Radiology/Imaging/Ultrasound - Other

Organization: *Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)

Title: Radiology Tech - New Grads Accepted

Location: MA-Nantucket-NCH Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Requisition ID: 3160649

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