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Radiology Technologist

Cape Cod Healthcare


Location:
Hyannis, MA
Date:
07/26/2017
2017-07-262017-08-24
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Job Details

Cape Cod Healthcare

Department: Imaging Ctr Wilkens
Schedule: Per-diem
Shift: Day/Evening/Night
Hours: Per diem hours, rot. days, rot. w/e, rot. hols.
Job Details:

Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.  With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs.  We are currently seeking a dedicated Radiology Tech to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

 

Under the direction of the Senior Manager and Chief Technologist, perform radiographic procedures by applying ionizing radiation to patients in a manner consistent with prescribed radiation

protection safety standards. 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  Performs diagnostic radiographic procedures operating radiographic and

    other equipment/devices as appropriate. 

 

  - moves x-ray equipment into specified position and adjust equipment

    controls to set exposure factors.

  - operate mobile x-ray equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at

    patient's bedside.

  - process radiographs as applicable.

 

2.  Positions patient on examination table and adjusts immobilization devices

    as required to obtain optimum views of specified area of the body

    requested by physician as determined by department policy and procedure.

   

3.  Receive and review requests for radiologic studies.  Provide explanation

    of procedures and answer pertinent questions of patients to reduce

    anxieties and obtain cooperation. 

 

4.  Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of patients during

    examinations and procedures to insure safety and comfort while preparing

    for and while undergoing radiographic procedures.

 

5.  Applies principles of radiographic protection using beam restriction

    devices, patient shielding skills, and knowledge of applicable exposure

    factors, to minimize radiation to patients and staff.

 

6.  Coordinate work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency using

    and/or modifying established procedures, to assure timely completion of

    work in conformance with department policies and procedures.

 

  - Evaluates radiographs for technical quality.

  - Maintain adequate radiology records and label all radiographs to assure

    proper identification.

  - Assist physician with administration of radiographic contrast media or its

    direct administration if trained and sanctioned by the radiologist.

 

7.  Maintain a thorough knowledge of departmental and Hospital policies and

    Procedures as they pertain to the job, including the fire and disaster

    plans.  Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.

 

8.  Participates in activities which promote professional self-growth and

    development;  meeting minimum requirements for continuing education as

    directed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and

    Massachusetts State Licensing. 

 

9.  Maintain an ethical relationship with patients, physicians, personnel and

    guests and insures patient confidentiality at all times.

 

10. May specialize in production of screening and diagnostic x-rays for

    detection of breast tumors.

 

  - Follow established policy and procedures as set by the American College

    of Radiology and/or certifying board.

  - Perform all related duties necessary to produce quality mammograms

    established in Mammography policy and procedure manual.

 

11. Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested. 

 

Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Healthcare's commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:  Ability to read, write and communicate in English High school graduate or equivalent; Graduate of a JRCERT accredited Radiologic Technology Program; Registered by the ARRT (or registry eligible) Licensed by the State of Massachusetts BLS required ARRT registered within 1 year of hire.

 

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Zip Code: 02601