Centura Health Radiology Tech - Part Time - Variable - CHPG Urgent Care in Colorado Springs, Colorado

STATEMENT OF POLICY

A key focus of Centura's overall business strategy is talent development. Centura is committed to providing the tools and processes that will enable associates to plan their careers. The preferred practice is to post available positions on the Centura Health Career Website allowing visibility to job opportunities at Centura.

*PROCEDURE

Eligibility*

Associates are eligible to apply for an open position if they are:

  1. Active in their current position for at least six months or have manager and HR approval to be released early;

  2. Ratings meet expectations or higher on their PFD review;

  3. No written warning or Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) within the last six months unless their manager receives approval from HR; and

  4. Continuous sustained improvement is demonstrated.

Job Posting

Centura’s general practice is to post available positions on the Career Website for a minimum of three business days (HR reserves the right to close a posting based on the number of applications received within the three business days). The position may be posted internally and externally simultaneously. The organization reserves the right to post internally only before posting externally.

*JOB DESCRIPTION/JOB POSTING ID: 128422*

*RECRUITER:* JenaHuddleston@centura.org

*CLINIC:* Urgent Care

*DETAILS:* Part Time

*HOURS:* Variable

*Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.*

_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 students, staff technologist and other hospital personnel. 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_

  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of Diagnostic Imaging to include Surgery and Trauma as required

  • Previous Radiologic Technologist experience preferred

  • One-year post certification experience required to evaluate and/or instruct student radiographers

_License/Certifications_

  • Registered Technologist, Radiology - R.T. (R) (ARRT)

  • Current Basic Life Support from American Heart Association

  • Bone Density certification preferred within 6 months of hire, if applicable to entity (Avista Adventist Hospital)Kansas LRT, required (applicable entities)

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Performs diagnostic radiology procedures, providing safety for self, patients and all other individuals. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA).*

  • 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. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • 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. *

  • May assist in the clinical and/or didactic education of student radiographers and other health care professionals in teaching institutions. Shows an interest in teaching students; encourages students to perform examination and provides feedback to students on radiographs.

  • Participates in clinical training and provides support to students, staff technologists and other hospital personnel. Provides guidance for development of clinical skills, explains equipment and department procedure, and supports hospital and program policies/procedures. *

  • Engages in professional activities through involvement in organizations, journal clubs, on-line education, etc. and demonstrates a positive attitude toward the profession. *

  • 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.