CT Scan Technologist - Chestnut Hill

Location US-MA-Newton
Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/24/2020 2:15 PM)
Job ID
2020-19193
Category
Allied Health
Type
full time
Grade
76
Location : Address
300 Boylston St.
Location : City
Newton

Overview

Working under the direction of the CT Manager and CT Clinical Director, the CT technologist is responsible for performing all technical procedures within CT as described in the DFCI Imaging Policy Manual. All CT technologist positions include the responsibility of the delivery of safe and effective imaging procedures, participation in departmental education programs, participation in organizational and departmental goals and priorities and active involvement in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities. Each CT technologist position requires a close working relationship with Imaging professional, nursing, and technical staff, as well as with providers, investigators, and their staff. The CT technologist will work to create and sustain a culture that fosters excellence, impact, and discovery of innovative and novel approaches towards the eradication of cancer and related diseases.  

 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is opening a new outpatient cancer facility in September 2020 in Chestnut Hill. The new ambulatory center, located  at 300 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, will provide much needed space for adult patient care to support our patient growth. Dana-Farber - Chestnut Hill will offer Clinical and Research Laboratory Services, Clinical Trials, Imaging, Infusion Services, Nutrition Support, Retail Pharmacy, Social Work, and Transfusion Services. This will be a multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art facility designed to maintain the same model of care that is currently given to our patients on our Longwood Campus.

 

Job Location:

Training for this position will start in July 2020 at our Longwood campus (450 Brookline Ave), and will transition to Chestnut Hill in September after opening. 

Responsibilities

 

  • Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures; fosters communication and collaboration among the clinical, technical and support staff; ensures that business and patient information is properly handled according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.
  • Maintains and ensures patient, staff and environmental safety; maintains proper infection control; maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the workplace and self; demonstrates an understanding of all radiation safety issues (e.g., Image Gently, Image Wisely, etc.) and follow radiation safety procedures to ensure patient safety.
  • Ensures that all appropriate regulatory, accreditation, and institutional requirements are met, and participates in departmental and institutional quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) programs.
  • Communicates relevant information in a compassionate and professional manner to patients undergoing procedures, ensures that all patients have a thorough understanding of the procedures to be performed, assist with various operational duties such as monitoring patient flow while utilizing the scheduling and electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
  • Under the direction of the CT Manager/Supervisor, the CT technologist performs all technical procedures within their respective modality obtaining high quality patient scans; is involved with and performs all technical protocol duties as required for departmental research; establishes intravenous access; administers imaging contrast agents in accordance with applicable regulatory accreditation (e.g., ACR) and as directed by protocol under the supervision of the radiologist; ensures that all imaging systems operate at levels of accepted standards and are properly maintained, and if necessary takes corrective action; performs required quality control on all imaging equipment and devices; performs computer acquisitions and analysis as required; manages imaging datasets (e.g., transfer, archive, and retrieval); maintains all necessary records and reports in a correct, timely, and efficient manner.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.
  • This role includes potential exposure to radiation, chemicals and other hazards inherent in the operation of a radiology operation. This role includes periodic travel to other imaging locations.

 

 

Qualifications

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

 

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited imaging technology program (e.g., Radiography, Nuclear Medicine)
  • One to two years hospital-based experience preferred
  • Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/Radiography/CT category
  • Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/CT category or must obtain within 1 year of hire
  • Current ARRT Radiography (RT-R) registration
  • Current ARRT CT (RT-CT) registration or must obtain within 1 year of hire
  • Current BLS certification or must obtain an active BLS certification within 90-days of hire

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