Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager and Chief of Radiology, performs a wide variety of x-ray procedures as prescribed by the HUHS providers.
Performs radiography exams in accordance with prescribed standards. Produces quality radiograph for radiologists' interpretation. Explains necessary preparations and positioning to patients. Maintains adequate records of patients and their studies. Provides radiation protection in accordance with customary safety standards, including ALARA. Reviews clinician order for accuracy. Prints images for patients on CDS when needed.
Quality Assurance/Quality Controls
Assists in meeting all standards for maintaining accreditation in radiography through daily quality control, on-going tracking of results, and preparation for site visits from the department of public health.
Safety and Infection Control
Maintains infection control policies, follows prescribed procedures for universal precautions, disposal of hazardous waste, and maintenance of a clean environment.
Understands the department and facility fire, safety and evacuation procedures.
Professional Workplace Accountability
Participates in appropriate in-service and educational programs. Abides by department dress code and wears name pin and radiation tag at all times. Assumes responsibility for current, valid license, as well as ARRT registration and CPR certification. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines, e.g., OSHA, FDA, DPH, etc.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Submits safety events through PnC for potential safety issues, near misses, and errors affecting patients.
Age Specific Competencies
Provides care to pediatric patients through utilization of the following:
Use firm, direct approach.
Give one direction at a time.
Use distraction technique.
Prepare child prior to procedure.
Emphasize aspects that require cooperation.
Use additional person(s) for holding.
Adjust conversational verbiage to that of the child.
Use immobilization device during procedure. (toddler)
Explains procedure, equipment using appropriate terminology.
Prepare child to have some control.
Involve child whenever possible.
Provides appropriate size lead shield for parent and patient.
Allows parent to accompany child.
Provides care to the adolescent through utilization of the following:
Supplement explanations with reasons for
Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist license
Two years' experience with pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients
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Internal Number: 54757BR
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