Massachusetts General Hospital

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at Massachusetts General Hospital

Posted: 6/13/2017
Job Status: Contract/Temporary,On Call
Job Reference #: 3041684
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the department leader and the clinical direction of the Radiologist, perform radiographic procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail.  Perform a variety of technical procedures as directed by a physician, serving patients of all ages, and requiring independent judgment to apply ionizing radiation for radiological diagnosis.  The majority of patients will be from the adult and geriatric age groups.  Perform a variety of patient contact duties that may include educating patients/families to safety protocols and to routine diagnostic procedures. Utilize the Meditech Admissions and Radiology Modules for patient processing.  Employ (CR) Computerized Radiography for digital capture of diagnostic images.  Ensure that images are archived properly in Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) PACS and efficiently transmitted to Teleradiology for interpretation.

Key Responsibilities

·         Radiographic equipment is operated according to established guidelines.

·         Diagnostic radiology services are provided for patients of all ages applying the principals of radiation protection and in adherence to department policy and procedure.

·         Patient requests are processed in Meditech Radiology Module and required information systems per established guidelines.

·         Patient care and education is provided for performance of procedures.

·         Immediate or emergency patient care interventions are taken as necessitated by patient condition and per hospital guidelines.

·         Proper patient positioning and technique selection is used to ensure radiograph technical quality standards. Contributes positively to meeting departmental goal of a retake analysis.

·         Radiation safety principles, contact precautions, proper handling of requisitions, and pre/post procedures are integrated into work practices.

·         Physician assistance is provided with imaging procedures and administration of contract media to meet established guidelines.

·         Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.

·         PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.

Qualifications and Experience

·         Completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA approved school.

·         Current and valid Massachusetts license to perform radiography.

·         CPR required

·         One year experience preferred.

·         Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or registry eligible with successful completion of the registry within three months of hire.

·         Minimum of 3 years of related experience with an Associate's Degree preferred for Radiographer II.

·         Minimum of 5 years experience with at least two years in Radiographer II capacity, with an Associate's Degree preferred for Radiographer III.

·         For Radiographer II and III, targets on annual performance evaluations for the year prior must be achieved in order request a clinical ladder promotion.

·         Effective verbal, electronic and written communications skills using the English language

·         High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.

·         Problem solving skills for treatment planning and execution taking into consideration patient's age, psychosocial, and cultural background.

·         Computer proficiency required.  Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.

·         Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.

·         Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.

·         Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.

·         Attention to detail.


Physical Environment   

Potential exposure to blood, blood products, body fluids and chemical hazards.  Attend meetings in a variety of external organizations, healthcare facilities, and other venues.


SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with  any applicable ordinance or law.