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Diagnostic Radiographer

At BIDMC, we know that part of progress is change. And the ever-growing capabilities of our state-of-the-art Radiology department are a great example of that. That's why we make it a top priority to stay up-to-date with the latest imaging technology. In fact, BIDMC was one of the first hospitals in the area to move toward a filmless department by introducing PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System), and we remain committed to embracing new technologies. And because our department is a truly academic atmosphere, we offer you the opportunity to train on the job, mentored by colleagues eager to help, in most radiologic specialties. With a Radiology job at BIDMC, you’ll be an integral part of a community where we treat our patients with the utmost respect and compassion, like our own family members and friends. This is how we make a difference in our patients’ lives, each and every day. Join us and define what a Radiology career at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to you.

Job Description

Diagnostic Radiographer

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Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 17242BR

Job Summary: Possesses the knowledge of procedures and policies related to the Radiology department. Activities are specifically directed by the manager. Performs a wide variety of specific and specialized duties and procedures to hospital in and outpatients in accordance with orders of physicians. Performs these duties using independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative. Assumes responsibility and quality of work in designated areas of procedures as required. This position requires a high level of technical and informatics knowledge and skill, and the ability to work in close cooperation with members of a team of physicians, nurses and other technical staff. The individual must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing tasks and demands and to seek managerial assistance as appropriate.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Follows departmental guidelines and protocols in performance of all procedures in diagnostic radiology, and in accordance with Infection Control policies.
  2. Follows departmental guidelines and protocols in scheduling and documentation of exams and maintaining accurate and complete records relative to the examinations performed.
  3. Performs quality control on all equipment according to standard procedures.
  4. Greets all patients by appropriate title, provides education appropriate to the exam and provides a complete medical record to the Radiologist.
  5. Prepares and administers all contrast material as appropriate.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Vocational or Technical training required in 2yr post-highschool approved training program in radiologic technique and theory. Associate's degree preferred in Radiology
  2. License required: , and Registration required: Radiology MA License, and Certificate 1 required: Basic Life Support
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required in Work requires knowledge of radiologic procedures and equipment operation.
  4. Must have computer, PACS and CR knowledge.
  5. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. 1 to 2 years of diagnostic radiology experience.
Competencies:
  1. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, 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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