The Lead Radiologic Technologist oversees the functional operations of the Radiology department to ensure mammography exams and radiologic imaging are complete and meets MIT Medicals standards and expectations. The positions work closely with the team to communicate effectively with patients as well as other members of the health care team, the technologist provides for the emotional, and physical well-being, and safety of the patient while maintaining strict standards of patient confidentiality. The Lead Radiologist will be the point person for other techs and oversee the daily activities of managing the schedules and office activities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Acts as lead and subject matter expert for all radiology activities.
- Serves as a mentor/developmental advisor and/or training resources to less experienced staff, providing an example with regard to quality of work.
- Helps others clarify problems; adapts and modifies established approaches including teaching others how to think through alternatives and choices.
- Automatically makes more decisions on complex issues and priorities for own work area. Makes recommendations to solve and resolve highly complex problems.
- Establishes and leads project timelines or short-term goals.
- Create and maintain staff schedules, ensuring all operating hours have coverage that meets the needs of the service areas.
- Work with Nurse Practice Manager to ensure that clinic schedules are balanced and meet the needs of the patient.
- Trains new radiology technologists and mammographers, both permanent and temporary staff, on all aspects of the role.
- Ensures the coordination and completion of trainings outside of the radiology department with regard to medical department requirements.
- Operates all mammographic equipment to ensure proper image quality as outlined in the Mammography Policy and Procedure Manual. Assures that all mammograms are of optimum quality so that image repeat analysis is less than five percent.
- Ensures that proper attire is always worn and protective equipment is followed as dictated by federal, state, and credentialing regulatory bodies as well as stated in MIT Medical Policies.
- Demonstrates anatomical structures based upon knowledge of patient positioning (radiographic) and upon the principles of radiographic exposure, radiation physics, and principles of x-ray generation. Provides optimum quality radiographs through proper selection of imaging techniques.
- Verifies proper exam in RIS system. Updates information, as necessary, to maintain accurate information.
- Adheres to ALARA policy by keeping repeat imaging to a minimum
- Prepares exams by providing prior images and/or sufficient information regarding outside images to be obtained quickly and efficiently to decrease delays in radiologic interpretation
- Performs quality control tests as required by regulations put forth by DPH and ACR. Ensures proper documentation on all forms necessary in preparation for annual inspection.
- Identifies opportunities for quality and process improvements. Compiles findings into a formal recommendation and presents to management. Takes the lead to implement recommended quality improvements as approved.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or Chemistry required
- ARRT Registry Certifications in Radiography RT® and Mammography RT(M) certification from a recognized accredited institution. Massachusetts license with no constraints. Certification from a recognized agency required
- Massachusetts licensed in Radiography/ Mammography
- Minimum of 4 years as a Licensed Radiology / Mammography Technologist
- Must have successfully passed the ARRT exam in Mammography
- Proven detailed knowledge of Mammography equipment and MQSA and ACR regulations as well as the ability to learn and master new tasks related to Image Quality and Safety
- BLS/CPR required
- Must be able to push, pull, or lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds
- Proficiency in tasks employing arm/hand steadiness is required
- Long periods of standing or walking are often required. May have to remain in uncomfortable positions such as bending for prolonged periods
- Must be able to multitask and maintain concentration on fine details
- Must be able to prioritize and return to functions performed before interruption
- Must be comfortable with potential exposure to body fluids, hazardous waste materials, poisonous substances, dust, chemicals, bodily injuries, loud or unpleasant noises, electrical hazards, and electromagnetic radiation as in CRTs (VDTs)
- Proficiency in basic computer functions including MS Office Suite
- Professional manner and adherence to safety guidelines required
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as with people of various diverse backgrounds
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Detail-oriented with superb documentation skill
 To comply with regulations by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if the removal of that function would fundamentally change the job