Working under the direction of the CT Manager and CT Clinical Director, the CT technologist is responsible for performing all technical procedures within CT as described in the DFCI Imaging Policy Manual. All CT technologist positions include the responsibility of the delivery of safe and effective imaging procedures, participation in departmental education programs, participation in organizational and departmental goals and priorities and active involvement in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities. Each CT technologist position requires a close working relationship with Imaging professional, nursing, and technical staff, as well as with providers, investigators, and their staff. The CT technologist will work to create and sustain a culture that fosters excellence, impact, and discovery of innovative and novel approaches towards the eradication of cancer and related diseases.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures; fosters communication and collaboration among the clinical, technical and support staff; ensures that business and patient information is properly handled according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.
Maintains and ensures patient, staff and environmental safety; maintains proper infection control; maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the workplace and self; demonstrates an understanding of all radiation safety issues (e.g., Image Gently, Image Wisely, etc.) and follow radiation safety procedures to ensure patient safety.
Ensures that all appropriate regulatory, accreditation, and institutional requirements are met, and participates in departmental and institutional quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) programs.
Communicates relevant information in a compassionate and professional manner to patients undergoing procedures, ensures that all patients have a thorough understanding of the procedures to be performed, assist with various operational duties such as monitoring patient flow while utilizing the scheduling and electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Under the direction of the CT Manager/Supervisor, the CT technologist performs all technical procedures within their respective modality obtaining high quality patient scans; is involved with and performs all technical protocol duties as required for departmental research; establishes intravenous access; administers imaging contrast agents in accordance with applicable regulatory accreditation (e.g., ACR) and as directed by protocol under the supervision of the radiologist; ensures that all imaging systems operate at levels of accepted standards and are properly maintained, and if necessary takes corrective action; performs required quality control on all imaging equipment and devices; performs computer acquisitions and analysis as required; manages imaging datasets (e.g., transfer, archive, and retrieval); maintains all necessary records and reports in a correct, timely, and efficient manner.
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills to effectively work with peers, leadership, faculty and various teams.
Knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook
Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership, and external contacts.
Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality and be detail oriented.
Excellent ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through.
Be able to work independently and/or with a team in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
Direct patient contact.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
This role includes potential exposure to radiation, chemicals and other hazards inherent in the operation of a radiology operation. This role includes periodic travel to other imaging locations.
Ability to respond to staff and patient's needs, physically position patients and manipulate imaging equipment is required. Ability to work with patients that need assistance (stretcher transfers, wheelchair transport, positioning, etc.) is also required.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a graduate of an accredited imaging technology program (e.g., Radiography, Nuclear Medicine)
One to two years hospital-based experience preferred
Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/Radiography/CT category
Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/CT category or must obtain within 1 year of hire
Current ARRT Radiography (RT-R) registration
Current ARRT CT (RT-CT) registration or must obtain within 1 year of hire
Current BLS certification or must obtain an active BLS certification within 90-days of hire