Centura Health Mammographer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129407_

_Recruiter Contact:_ ToddNapikoski@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7342 PSF CTR FOR WOMEN'S IMAGING*

_Hospital:_* PENROSE HOSPITAL*

_Schedule:_ Part Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

Provide quality patient care to all patients within the medical imaging department. Perform high quality images and exams on patients while maintaining the sensitivity to patient needs. Follows standards of safe radiation practice. Demonstrates leadership abilities and is a role model for other associate technologists. Acts as a clinical resource to unit personnel and assures current standards of practice for the unit.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associates degree strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One year imaging experience strongly preferred

_License/Certifications_

  • ARRT (R) registered ARRT (M) required

  • Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association

  • Bone Density certification preferred within 6 months of hire, if applicable to entity

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Performs mammography examinations and meets quality standard set by Radiologists and ACR guidelines. Performs breast ultrasounds when required. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA).*

  • Assists in breast biopsies with physicians and handles appropriate paperwork and specimens. *

  • Produces quality images in a complete, accurate and timely manner. *

  • Prepares patient for exam. Provides information and instruction to patient and/or family regarding the procedure and responds to their physical and emotional needs. *

  • Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient. *

  • Observes patient and equipment during the procedure and reports / documents unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition.*

  • Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment/resources. *

  • Communicates in writing and verbally with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and hospital staff in facilitating the continuum of care. *

  • Assists with patient transport as needed. *

  • Performs IV starts and contrast administration as required. *

  • As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality.*

  • Correctly inputs charges and required data for procedures and for supplies utilized during the procedure/exam. *

  • Completes required hospital/medical imaging paperwork for each exam performed.*

  • Prepares room, equipment, and exam materials needed for exam. *

  • Maintains technical operation of equipment and notifies service when necessary. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems and logs the service call/problem per department procedure. *

  • Maintains clean work area for employees and patients. *

  • Maintains quality checks and equipment maintenance documentation per department procedure.*

  • Proactive in problem identification and following up with appropriate management personnel. *

  • Establishes a motivating, constructive rapport with physicians, staff and system departments. *

  • Maintains high skill level through ongoing education / meeting attendance and shares information with staff. *

  • Participates in clinical training for students and/or staff technologists. *

  • Engages in professional activities through involvement in organizations, journal clubs, on-line education, etc. *

  • Actively participates in department/hospital quality and process improvement initiatives. *

  • Maintains compliance with all State, Federal, accreditation and hospital regulations and standards. *

  • Responsible for contributing to ACR accreditation as requested.*

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.