Centura Health Radiology Tech Assistant in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 133832_

_Recruiter Contact:_ NicoleMiyata@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7388 PAH RADIOLOGY SUPPORT *

_Hospital:_* PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ This is a Per Requested Need (PRN) or "as needed" position. There are not a guaranteed number of hours offered each week. This position is not benefits eligible.

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

Provide care to inpatients and outpatients ranging in age from neonate (0-1 month) to geriatric (66+ years). Under general supervision, transports patients to and from diagnostic, CT, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine via wheelchair, stretcher or bed. Assists technologists in daily duties and assisting at the front desk and film library. Assists in Emergency Room to coordinate procedures.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

High School Diploma or GED

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

Previous hospital experience preferred

_License/Certifications_

Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association within 6 months of hire date

_Position Duties (Essential Functions)_

Patient Care – 70%

Supports medical imaging by transporting patients to and from the nursing units quickly and efficiently assisting the patient in getting in and out of wheelchair and on or off the stretcher, responding to patients physical and emotional needs.

Conducts rounds for the proper, timely delivery and pickup of various items such as supplies, records, specimens, x-rays, orders and equipment.

Promptly responds to stat calls and meets requests of clinical staff.

Responds to calls regarding violent patients and assists in take down.

Remains accessible at all times and offers to help in order to alleviate heavy transitional work load.

Coordinates patients located in all emergency room areas.

Equipment maintenance – 15%

Assures that proper care, following necessary medical procedures are followed through during transportation.

Maintains department stretchers, wheelchairs and oxygen cylinders in a clean and patient ready condition, notifying supervisors of any mechanical malfunctions.

Collects and disposes of soiled linen properly.

Develops x-rays.

Participates in the education of medical imaging students and the department QA program.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Time Management – 15%

Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed with assigned time frame.

Performs all duties in a conscientious, courteous and caring manner to maintain positive customer relations.

Practices proper communication, both written and verbal, with staff of nursing units and medical imaging as to the status and location of patients in a timely matter.

_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.