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Company: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Location: Dover, NH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties and responsibilities related to the analysis of information.

a. Patient identification- Introduces self and properly confirms patient identification prior to the start of

procedure.

b. Documentation/ Patient History - Verifies and gathers all relevant information and paperwork for procedure.

(physician order, order requisition, pregnancy form as needed, written consent has been obtained.)

c. Assesses factors that contraindicate procedure being performed (i.e.: written orders reason for exam,

medications, artifacts, lab results, allergies, etc.)

d. Compliant with department standards when performing Universal Protocol to include, but not limited to, preprocedure

verification, documentation verification and Time Out.

e. Provides post procedure instructions to patient; follows up with physician(s) when necessary, providing

documentation changes to treatment plan.

2. Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties and responsibilities related to patient care and patient

education.

a. Provides accurate explanations & instructions at an appropriate time and place and at level of understanding

to the patient, parent and/or guardian.

b. Patient comfort/ anxiety reduction - determines the need for accessory equipment to maintain a high level of

patient care and utilizes the Pain Scale when appropriate, provides reassurance encouragement and emotional

support.

c. Images patient using established Radiologists' protocols and Department guidelines.

d. Assesses images for diagnostic quality and makes modifications as necessary.

e. Ensures that the following are adhered to according to contrast media administration policy (XR-08)

Intravenous therapy, VAD and PICC access, administers contrast agents, monitors contrast agent reactions

and appropriately discontinues all.

3. Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties and responsibilities related to compliance.

a. Radiation Protection- follows federal and state guidelines to minimize radiation exposure levels to patients,

public and staff. (ALARA.)

b. Adheres to Code of Ethics and works within their professional scope of practice.

c. Participates in QC/QA/PI programs; submits report documentation within specified timeframe set by

department standard.

d. Provides timely, accurate and complete documentation of near misses, occurrences and action plans.

e. Completes Daily Room Check- off sheet and maintains adequate level of supplies in procedure rooms.

f. Assures compliance with Kronos and accurately completes all payroll functions within specified time frame.

4. Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties and responsibilities related to cost effectiveness and

productivity

a. Conserves, preserves and economizes where expendable resources are concerned. ( i.e.: Supplies, overtime,

and equipment.)

b. Performs job functions in a timely manner with accuracy. Utilizes Imaging Services department specific

programs efficiently and consistently produces output of sufficient volume.

c. Assesses equipment to determine acceptable performance, tags defective equipment appropriately and

notifies supervisor.

5. Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties and responsibilities related to professional leadership

practice.

a. Press Ganey - actively pursues improving customer service standards. Demonstrates and contributes to the

customization of Imaging Services practices.

b. Supervises, monitors, and guides students on selecting appropriate procedures after reviewing data, patient

abilities, and patients overall condition.

c. Provides a positive role model for students of the Radiologic Technology profession by exhibiting a

professional attitude toward students and the teaching process.

6. Demonstrates competence in the performance of duties and responsibilities in equipment management and

Radiologists' protocol.

a. Ability to perform Routine Diagnostic CT procedures to include contrast administration, and MedRad

injectors.

b. Ability to perform Invasive Diagnostic CT procedures

c. Exhibits competence in McKesson PACS & HMI web version and RIS Functions. Familiar with downtime

procedures and follows accordingly.

d. Exhibits competence in Soarian Clinicals & Financials, and Pyxis supply stations.



Requirements

Experience Minimum Required

Graduate of approved radiography training program

Experience Preferred/Desired

Prior CT Scan experience

Education Minimum Required

Graduate from an approved radiology training program ARRT within 12 months of employment.

Education Preferred/Desired

N/A

Training Minimum Required

N/A

Training Preferred/Desired

N/A

Special Skills Minimum Required

Computer manipulation, verbal and written communication skills, mechanical aptitude.

Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative manner.

Ability to make effective professional judgements and decisions based on objective criteria.

CPR w/in 3 months, IV certification w/in 6 months.

Special Skills Preferred/Desired

N/A

Licensure and/or Certifications Required

NH State Medical Imaging License after December 31, 2018

ARRT, Certified CT Technologist w/in 12 months, CPR within 3 months

Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired

N/A



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