Job Description

Location: Steward Medical Group - North
Posted Date: 8/30/2023

Steward Medical Group at Hawthorn Medical Associates is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Radiology Technologist to operates Radiology equipment and acquire images for use by physicians in diagnosis and treatment of pathologies

We aim to create a supportive environment where you can develop your skills and further your career path with a passionate team of employees who are all driven to learn from one another.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Operates Radiographic equipment to obtain diagnostic images and information. In doing so, ensures the patient is properly prepared, obtains a relevant patient history and assures proper positioning. Selects proper imaging techniques and follows department protocols in order to provide a complete study for the exam requested. Provides complete documentation of the exam and provides the Radiologist with images of diagnostic quality for interpretation.
  1. Calculates and selects proper technical factors; operates equipment as required; processes films by automatic processing; properly identifies films with patients I.D. and appropriate markers in order to obtain quality diagnostic radiographs.
  1. Takes responsibility to ensure previous outside films are available for comparison. Provides follow up and notification to the appropriate person when films are delayed or otherwise not available. Maintains constant communication with the interpreting physician to provide the best possible patient care.
  1. Calculates and selects proper technical factors allowing for the lowest permissible dose to produce the best quality film. Provides radiation protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards. Shields all patients as appropriate. Protects patients, staff and visitors from unnecessary radiation, practicing ALARA principles, (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).

5. Explains the exam to the patient taking into consideration the physical and emotional needs of the patient while maintaining ethical standards, including but not limited to, patient confidentiality, professional conduct and patients physical privacy.

  1. Maintains a clean work area, prepares the equipment, patient room, and stocks supplies. In a timely fashion informs appropriate personnel when orders need to be placed.
  1. Participate in quality assurance and quality improvement projects as well as utilizing appropriate cost containment measures. Must be knowledgeable and able to work within the regulations mandated by the State of Massachusetts in regard to Radiography and ACR regulations.
  1. Remain flexible in all shift coverage and overtime situations as they become necessary.
  1. Use independent judgment and initiative under pressure in a variety of situations when performing patient procedures.
  1. Utilizes aseptic sterile technique as necessary for any invasive procedures. Able to assist the Radiologist or Physician during any such procedures. Maintains all supplies needed for these procedures in a clean and organized manner.
  1. To maintain effective working relations and communication with departmental and other Hawthorn Medical personnel as well as various community interactions as appropriate to the position.
  1. Be knowledgeable in the operation of all equipment used during the work day, including imaging equipment, film processors and systems necessary to check appointments and patient reports. Notify appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs as needed.
  1. Execute paperwork as necessary for each patient exam, including but not limited to CPT codes and checking all Physician order sheets prior to the patient exam.
  1. Remain current on developments and trends in imaging techniques, procedures, and equipment by reading manuals and technical journals. Participate in educational programs, maintain CEU’s that meet State and National guidelines. Attend staff meetings and in service education programs.
  1. May be called upon to oversee and instruct various personnel and students as assigned and deemed necessary by the Imaging Supervisor.
  1. Perform all other duties as directed including but not limited to reception, film library and RIMS (Radiology Information Management System).


  1. Graduate of an approved formal program in Radiologic Technology.
  1. ARRT Certification (Radiography)
  1. Possess a valid Massachusetts License as a Radiologic Technologist (Radiography)
  1. CPR Certification

Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress.
  1. Must possess analytical abilities necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of imaging processes and procedures, techniques, and general anatomy.
  1. Presents a positive attitude and a professional appearance. Compliance with the dress code policy.

We offer you:

  • Vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Medical, dental, vision and other elective insurances
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Supportive culture and professional development
  • Internal growth opportunities

Hawthorn Medical Associates, an affiliate of Steward Health Care, was established in 1970 and is the largest multi-specialty group practice in the Greater New Bedford area. We have many of the area’s finest physicians who practice in our state-of-the-art facilities in a campus-like setting. They are supported by a skilled professional and support staff and together provide high quality, comprehensive medical care to more than 138,000 patients each year.

Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward Physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit

Consistent with the actions of many healthcare providers across the country, and in an effort to keep our patients and staff safe, Steward Health Care Network will implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and affiliated physicians. Individuals will be required to be fully vaccinated by December 15, 2021. Requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law will be considered. New hires will need to provide proof of vaccination or request accommodation prior to their start date.

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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