Posted in Other 11 days ago.
$10,000 sign on bonus - We're offering a generous sign on bonus to welcome you to our team. Recognizing and valuing exceptional talent, we are eager to discuss the exciting details of this bonus during our interview process.
What's in it for you?
• Overnight shift option: 36 hours (Thur/Fri + every other weekend). 4 10s available during the week as well.
• Opportunity to work with state-of-the-art CT scanners such as: dual energy CT, photon counting CT, portable and intra-operative CT
• 2 Tech model for all scanners
• Exposure to highly specialized research and clinical imaging studies
• Partnering with a diverse staff and patient population
• Medical, Dental and Vision coverage as of day 1
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Subsidized MBTA pass (50% discount)
• Employee perks including discounts on tickets and passes for everything from ski resorts to museums to sporting events
• Resources for childcare and emergency backup care
• Hospital funded pension plan and tax-sheltered annuity plan
Full job description below:
Reporting to the unit managers, the Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist prepares and operates equipment to acquire diagnostic images. The technologist is responsible for performing patient care, documenting exams in the Electronic Health Record (EHR), and ensuring images are archived in PACS. Must keep abreast of all new policies and procedures within the department. Staff may be required to float among CT clinics and divisions as needed.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares CT equipment by conducting warm-up, calibration, and quality control procedures on any equipment used during the workday according to operating procedures and manufacturer's guidelines to ensure safe operation. Identifies and reports equipment malfunctions to the appropriate personnel.
Prepares the exam room by ensuring supplies are available for patient care. Ensures supplemental emergency equipment (code carts, contrast emergency kits) are available and confirms locks are intact and documented daily.
Confirms CT orders are correct, the exam has been protocoled within department guidelines, and consults with Radiologists for any outstanding questions or concerns regarding an exam. Per hospital and departmental contrast administration policies and procedures, performs venipuncture and Point of Care (POC) testing for purposes of contrast administration under the direction of a radiologist.
Coordinates all patient exams with orders, patient screening forms, EHR, and patient's care team when applicable to ensure all factors for a safe quality exam are met, including but not limited to; appropriate IV access, lab results, pregnancy status, oral contrast administration, contraindications to IV contrast, and transport.
Correctly identifies and escorts patient to CT scanner; assists patient onto scanner; reviews exam screening questionnaire; explains the procedure to the patient accounting for physical and emotional needs, and appropriately answers any questions while maintaining ethical standards (patient confidentiality, professional conduct, etc.).
Delivers patient care under the scope of license/training, demonstrating professionalism towards patients, their families, and staff always. When indicated, confirm proper IV placement and patency, and position the patient for study. Selects the appropriate scanning protocol to align with the order, patient age, and body habits. Operates CT equipment to obtain diagnostic images and information according to department protocol. Adheres to all infection control procedures, monitors patient condition during and immediately post-scan, and identifies and escalates any adverse event.
Assists patient off the scanner and prepares them for discharge, arranges for or transports patients when necessary. Completes exam documentation in EHR, transmits images to PACS, cleans, and prepares room for the next exam.
Demonstrates the ability to use independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative. Maintains professional working relations and communication with all hospital personnel and participates in research programs, quality assurance, and quality improvement projects. May oversee and instruct personnel and students within the department. Attend staff meetings, in-services, and maintain required continuing education credits in accordance with Massachusetts State Licensure and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Assumes responsibilities for on-call coverage and remain flexible in all shift coverage, rotates within department areas as required and needed. Cooperates with all personnel to promote harmony within the department.
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