Per Diem Mammographer (Danvers, MA ROTATING)
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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 3/22/2017
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
This position is located in Danvers, MA and could have options for day or evening shifts.
Receiving direction from the Operations Manager incumbent operates radiologic equipment to make clinical diagnostic x-ray films as directed by physician, must have the capability to perform routine diagnostic procedures with speed, accuracy, method and understanding of theory behind the same.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adjusts equipment to correct setting for procedures.
Positions and instructs patients regarding the procedure.
Determines the proper voltage, current and desired exposure time and sets equipment.
Arranges, attaches or adjusts supportive devices to prevent the patient from moving and to aid in some comfort during localization.
Adjusts lead shields to protect unaffected parts from exposure to radiation.
Repeats exposure procedure from slightly different angles as pre-
scribed by physician and or radiologist.
Responsible for the complete image process, including transmission of images and verification of images on PACS.
Maintains records for quality assurance of all x-ray equipment and processors. Including weekly Quality Control documentation.
Provides on-the-job training to x-ray students as assigned.
Job Duties may also include rotating through general x-ray.
CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:
CONVEYS COMPASSION: Demonstrates awareness and shows sensitivity to others needs.
RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS: Considers others viewpoints and treats others with honesty, fairness and integrity. Speaks highly of the capabilities of the hospital and its staff.
ATTENTIVE TO OTHERS: Actively looks for ways to help customers by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions
COLLABORATES WITH OTHERS: Maintains cooperative working relationships and builds team identity. Promotes a friendly, cooperative climate within the department and hospital setting.
ACCOUNTABLE FOR ACTIONS: Establishes a high degree of trust and credibility with others. Evokes confidence in character, abilities and truthfulness. Demonstrates efforts to succeed and excel. Guards patient privacy.
INFORMATIVE: Proactively shares information with others.
ADAPTABLE TO OTHERS: Manages multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Adapts plans, behavior or approaches to fit major change situations.
ACTS PROFESSIONALLY: Builds trust through reliability and authenticity. Demonstrates results-oriented behavior. Develops constructive, cooperative relationships with others.
EMOTIONALLY SELF AWARE: Understands the implications of own emotions and manages appropriately.
SAFETY: Is aware of and adheres to safety measures for both patients and staff.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, measurable, objective, and related to the essential functions of the job.)
Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Knowledge of the principles of radiation physics and radiographic chemistry.
Knowledge of radiographic positioning and radiographic equipment.
Knowledge of universal precautions.
Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to provide compassionate care to patients.
Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately.
Ability to lift over 5 lbs.
Must be able to read and write English.
Must possess the ability to assess patient specific data relative to age-specific needs and provide appropriate care.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.
Outpatient Imaging Center. Light lifting including movement of patients.
A minimum of high school diploma and successful completion of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology. Must be certified by the ARRT and must possess a valid license to practice as a radiologic technologist in Massachusetts. Must be certified in Mammography. 3 years Mammography experience preferred. CPR Certification. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.