Radiology Tech 9/2/2016

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA

Company
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-4574
AJE Ref #
576068327
Location
Boston, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES



* Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures.

* Participates in departmental and institutional quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) programs.

* Maintains and ensures patient, staff and environmental safety.

* Maintains proper infection control.

* Maintains general radiation safety.

* Obtains high quality patient scans on the equipment provided.

* Performs complicated intravenous and intramuscular injections as required by modality.

* Performs required daily, weekly and yearly quality control on all instrumentation, cameras, survey meters and calibrators as required.

* Monitors technical equipment and devices for appropriate functionality and coordinates service calls as needed.

* Performs computer acquisitions and analyses of studies as required.

* Maintains and trouble-shoots all image data network related activities.

* Performs routine back-up, transfer, archive and retrieval of imaging studies.

* Ensures that all patients have a thorough understanding of the procedure to be performed.

* Maintains all necessary records and reports in a correct, timely, and efficient manner.

* Creates and evaluates film and hardcopy production.

* Ensures quality patient care by helping to establish a caring and professional environment.

* Ensures that all appropriate DFCI, OSHA, TJC, NRC/DPH, FDA, CMS and other applicable regulatory, accreditation (e.g., ACR) and institutional requirements are met.

* Maintains departmental stocks and supplies and assists in managing an appropriate and fiscally responsible supply inventory by adhering to the established materials management program.

* Maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the workplace and self.

* Assists with the scheduling of routine and urgent procedures.

* Ensures that all imaging systems and measuring/monitoring instruments operate at levels of accepted standards and are properly maintained, and if not, takes the necessary action to correct.

* Receives, dispenses, administers and disposes of imaging agents as required, in accordance with appropriate DFCI, OSHA, TJC, NRC/DPH, FDA, CMS and other applicable regulatory, accreditation (e.g., ACR) and institutional guidelines; Nuclear Medicine Technologists administer radiopharmaceutical imaging agents (non-therapeutic) under the supervision of the nuclear medicine physician and trained technologists administer contrast agents as directed by protocol under the supervision of a radiologist.

* Performs all technical procedures associated within respective sections and assists in imaging procedures as directed by professional staff (e.g., ultrasonography and interventional procedures).

* Works with the Lead Technologists, Supervisors, Administrative Director, Modality Directors, Clinical Director, Chief, other staff technologists, and support staff to coordinate patient flow by monitoring hospital information and scheduling systems.

* Assists the Lead Technologists, Supervisors, Administrative Director, Modality Directors, Clinical Director, Chief, other staff technologists, and support staff in ensuring that business and patient information (e.g., images, demographics and reports) is properly handled with proper measures dedicated to the maintenance of security and confidentiality.

* Under the direction of the radiology professional staff, communicates relevant information in a compassionate and professional manner to patients undergoing procedures.

* Fosters communication and collaboration among the clinical, technical and support staff.

* Maintains open communication with the Lead Technologists, Supervisors, Administrative Director, Modality Directors, Clinical Director, Chief, other staff technologists, and support staff regarding technical issues, equipment management and continuing education.

* Is involved with, and performs, all technical protocol-related duties required for departmental research.









QUALIFICATIONS

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 Qualitfications

Radiography Technologist:

* High school graduate and accredited radiography program graduate

* Two years hospital based experience preferred

* Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/Radiography category

* Current ARRT radiography (RT-R) registration

* Current BLS certification or must obtain an active BLS certification within 90-days of hire.



Per diem

Day shift, Mon-Fri