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Jordan Hospital Radiology Technologist/DI Educator in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities

As a member of the Diagnostic Imaging Team, the Diagnostic Imaging Educator reports to Manager of Radiology and the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth (BID Plymouth).

The Diagnostic Imaging Educator, with input from Imaging Managers, provides and coordinates all educational activities for the Diagnostic Imaging staff, directs all aspects of the Radiology education program which includes supervising, instructing and evaluating student interns. Develops and maintains record keeping for all educational activities. Works with managers and education department to assist in developing educational plans and competencies.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise student interns participating in the clinical programs: meeting the scope of practice defined by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) practice standard guidelines.

  • Schedule student rotations, evaluates clinical performance developing objective performance evaluations, and meets requirements of participating college.

  • Assist with planning and implementing various Radiographer retention and recruitment programs with modality managers, the radiology director, and human resources.

  • Provides and coordinates educational activities for staff and documentation of continuing education. Assist managers with planning, creating and maintaining a comprehensive educational program for Imaging Technologists. Works with managers and education department to develop education plan for imaging technologists and Health Stream content for ongoing training.

  • Coordinates educational programs for staff , obtains required documentation for CEU’s, by meeting organizational, and imaging society and registration requirements

  • Develops educational planning that supports Joint Commission, CMS, and DPH regulatory standards directed at increasing awareness and knowledge of elements of performance, conditions of participation, and CEU requirements. Maintains knowledge of regulatory changes.

  • Provide CPR training for imaging staff.

  • Provide supervision of staff using policies, practices and professional standards to guide work.

  • Leads and/or participates in process improvement projects, assisting the manager with target goals and implementing action plans.

  • performs a variety of imaging exams on both in-patients and out-patients including: OR, portables, fluoroscopy, pain management and general diagnostic imaging skills.

  • Develops action plans to meet deadlines agreed upon by manager and director.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of this position.

Experience/Knowledge/Skills

  • 5-8 years of related work experience required.

  • Experience with computer systems including web based applications and Microsoft applications required.

Education Required

  • Associates degree required; Bachelor degree strongly preferred.

License/Registration/Certification

  • Massachusetts Licensed Radiologic Technologist (MA DPH, Radiation Control)

  • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Basic Life Support and CPR required.

Competencies

  • Written communications: Ability to summarize and communicate moderately complex information in English to internal and external customers.

  • Oral communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with BID-P staff, patients, family and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex/varied situations.

  • Team work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups while creating a collaborative and respectful team environment.

  • Customer service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service in a timely and respectful manner.

  • Aged-based competencies: Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: neonatal, birth – 6 months, young adults (16-30), middle aged (31-60) and elderly (60+).

Social/Environmental Requirements

  • Work requires close attention to task for work to be accurately completed. Intermittent breaks during the work day should not compromise the work.

  • Work is varied every day and the employee needs to be adaptable to responding to these changes and uses independent judgment when managing priorities.

  • Potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions on a daily basis. Conditions include (but are not limited to): radiation exposure (personal protective equipments required), infectious diseases (personal protective equipment is provided and required) and/or blood borne pathogens (personal protective equipment is provided and required).

Sensory requirements

  • Close work (paperwork, visual examinations), visual monotony, and visual clarity > 20 feet, visual clarity < 3 feet, conversation, monitoring equipment, telephone, background noise.

Physical requirements

  • Medium work. Exerts up to 50 pounds force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

  • This job requires constant endurance – working up to 5-6 hours without a break. Keyboard use. There may be occasional walking, standing, bending neck, bending waist, twisting neck, twisting waist, power grasping using both hands, fine manipulation using both hands, pulling/pushing using both hands, reaching above shoulder height, lifting and carrying items weighing up to 10 lbs., lifting and carrying items weighing up to 25 lbs., pull up or reposition patient weighing up to 100 pounds without assistance, pull up or reposition patient weighing up to 250 pounds with assistance, pushing items weighing up to 10 lbs., pushing items weighing up to 25 lbs., push a wheeled bed containing a patient weighing up to 250 pounds with assistance.

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