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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cross-Trained Technologist II in Boston, Massachusetts

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Cross-Trained Technologist II

Department Description:Full Time: 40 Hours Full Time - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30a-6pm

Dynamic fast paced outpatient Breast Imaging Center associated with the main campus hospital, provides full service breast imaging using combo 2D/3D technology for Screening and Diagnostic mammography including Contrast Enhanced mammography, dedicated breast sonography including minimally invasive breast procedures under mammography and or ultrasound guidance.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:36962BR

Job Summary:The Cross-Trained Imaging Tech is responsible for performing a wide range of radiology exams and procedures in a Hospital/Level I trauma and/or Urgent Care setting. Job specific duties are dependent upon the two modalities assigned (see job posting for modality details). For example: General Diagnostic/ Breast Imaging, Interventional/Neurointerventional, etc.This position meets the scope of practice as defined by the ASRT practice standard guidelines.

Department Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Follows departmental guidelines and protocols in performance of digital screening and diagnostic mammography, diagnostic breast ultrasonography, include mammography and or ultrasound guided needle localizations. Adheres to State and Federal regulations with regard to radiation safety. Maintains and complete records relative to the examination performed.

  • Collaborates with other staff to respond to changes in operational flow that effects patient care by adapting own pace and schedule. Communicates with patients and physicians to expedite patients through the department, including accommodating patients who present with acute clinical indications.

  • Monitors equipment performance and performs preventative maintenance as required. Advises supervisor or clinical manager of observed equipment malfunction or imaging accessories needing repair or removal from service.

  • Mentors any student radiographer/and or student Diagnostic ultrasonographer on boarding mammography technologists/Breast imaging cross trained technologist assigned to them and evaluates progress through established forms of documentation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and positions patients for diagnostic exams of various parts of the body which includes setting up equipment and patient in relation to each other to provide best demonstration of body part under study. Enters instructions into computers,monitors and evaluates images for accuracy and completeness of order. Makes necessary adjustments when judged to be necessary.

  • Evaluates image quality and completeness.

  • Responds to patient's physical and psychological needs. Explains all procedures in a clear and concise manner without causing unnecessary anxiety. Uses Proper Hand Hygiene before and after patient contact. Observes patient's condition and reports any change to nurse or physician.

  • Edits computer entries for correctness of description, charges for billing, usage of contrast and reactions

  • Maintains Daily Room Check list, Code Cart Compliance checks and monthly inventory checks for expired products.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Medical Radiography required.

  • License MARadTech-Radiography required., and Registration American Registry of Rad Tech required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.

  • 3-5 years related work experience required.

  • MA state license through the DPH in Radiology and Mammography.

  • Certified in Mammography through the ARRT.

  • New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification. Certification has to be with the American Heart Association (AHA).

  • Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified in Breast Ultrasonography through the ARRT and or ARDMS and/or look to hold this certification within first 6 months of hire.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently. Work is physically demanding and requires extended periods of standing and/or moving.

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