Centura Health Radiology Tech 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: 127328_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Niki Miyata (nicolemiyata@centura.org)

_Clinic/Department:_* 7331 PAH RADIOLOGY DIAG *

_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:_* Variable*

*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

  • Bachelors Degree preferred

*Minimum Experience Requirements*

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

  • Previous Radiologic Technologist experience preferred

*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 allrules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to “as low as reasonablyachievable” (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 andresponds 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 recordspatient’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 facilitatingthe 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 equipmentproblems 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 inteaching institutions. Shows an interest in teaching students; encourages students to perform examination andprovides 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 supportshospital and program policies/procedures. *

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