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Radiology Film Librarian - Per Diem

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Radiology Film Librarian

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Maintains an adequate image filing system for quick image retrieval and results reporting and provides imaging reference assistance for physicians via an "on-line" search in the Radiology Information System.

What you will do

  • Checks to ensure that the most recent visit year is indicated, is properly sent on PACS, and that the work list exam clearly identifies minors and mammography patients where appropriate.
  • Ensures that all Radiology work lists on PACS are collated with the appropriate patient for the Radiologist’s interpretation.
  • Locates and retrieves images via the Radiology Computer System and updates patient information where indicated.
  • Accommodates telephone requests for exam reports and CDs in a courteous manner.
  • Locates, retrieves, and loans out films (via computer) to physicians, patients, attorneys, nursing units, clinics and conferences.
  • Makes film duplicates or CDs for patient pick up.
  • Completes work left from previous shifts.
  • Prepares and exports radiology exams for next day’s scheduled OR cases as needed
  • Provides image or CD reference assistance to physicians.
  • Fills requests for Radiology cases for conferences held at the institution.
  • Distributes requisition work list appropriate Radiologist for interpretation.
  • Assists in the care and maintenance of department equipment; maintains stock levels of supplies.
  • Attempts to solve problems and refers unsolved problems to the appropriate person.
  • Uses bar coding and the computer system to promote efficient retrieval of patient’s films.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in safety practices to protect self and others.
  • Thinks problems through before acting on a solution; demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose the appropriate course of action.
  • Assist physician requests to the best of his/her ability.
  • Uses time to maintain an even distribution of requisitions for dictation by Radiologists as needed
  • Utilizes Radiologists’ daily schedules to assign and prioritize reading of radiology exams as needed
  • Faxes reports to doctors’ offices upon request.
  • Adjusts personal schedule in case of fluctuations in the workload or departmental needs.
  • Maintains and respects confidentiality.
  • Displays and maintains a positive business demeanor.
  • Demonstrates compliance with Hospital and Department dress code policy by appearing well groomed, wearing ID badge while on duty and maintaining a professional appearance.
  • Observes Hospital policy concerning fire and Safety regulations, Infection Control Standards, smoking restrictions, telephone usage and other rules governing conduct while at work.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to own work schedule by adhering to attendance standards.
  • Reports to work on time at start of shift and after breaks, lunches or dinner periods.
  • Provides proper notification in advance for absence or tardiness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Incorporates physiological and developmental age of patients into overall plan for delivery of care.
  • Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and weekend hours in order to meet the operational needs of the Department and/or the Hospital.
  • Responsibilities will require the ability to read, write and rationally comprehend the English language.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that quality service is provided to clients and physicians.
  • Utilizing any or all Hospital provided equipment and/or safe work procedures
  • The employee must be able to perform the physical requirements of this job, including but not limited to walking.

Education Qualifications

  • High School High School education or equivalent preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • less than 1 year Previous experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have Medical terminology, Terminal Digit Filing System, strong Computer skills, excellent telephone/communication skills. (Medium proficiency)

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.