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Radiology Technologist I

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Carbondale
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, 40 hours per week, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and much more.

Job Overview:

Under general supervision of the Manager and Chief Technologist, this position is responsible for providing Radiologic and CT images of technical detail, requiring independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in producing quality exams and providing clerical services to the department.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards.
  • Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care.
  • Always ensures accurate documentation including completion of all required forms, sign, date, time and legibility of all documentation. Scan all documents as needed/required.
  • Delivers, documents and oversees patient care in accordance with AVH policy, procedure, protocol and TJC or CMS standard interpretation. Demonstrates ability to prioritize all aspects of patient safety and National Patient Safety Goal requirements.
  • Maintains complete clinical competence for all patient care delivered in the patient care setting and for all specific radiology technician modalities assigned. Maintains appropriate education and certification requirements for role and radiology technician accountability
  • Implements correct charging procedures and monitors daily for accurate charging in the department. Participates in charge master changes, corrections, updates or additions.
  • Participates in departmental and organizational education as requested/required. Assists with new staff orientation and mentoring.
  • Oversees the appropriate use and maintenance of Radiologic equipment, and assures appropriate function, patient safety, and troubleshooting needs.
  • Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure
  • Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self-care needs
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning
  • Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.
  • Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
  • Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.
  • Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making.
  • Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals
  • Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice.
  • Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding.
  • Active participant in quality improvement processes.
  • Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities.
  • Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice
  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.
  • Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.
  • Completes C-Arm Competency Checklist as required, including demonstration of proper use procedures, saving and transferring images, disinfecting machine, use of shielding and how to begin an exam.
  • Completes X-Ray Room 1 Competency Checklist as required, including demonstration of proper use procedures, performance of QA in proper sequence, use of digital/cassett exams, grid use, start of exam, proper protocol and transfer of images to PACS, Pigo-O-Stat, lead shielding and locating proper supplies.
  • Completes X-Ray Room 2 Competency Checklist as required, including demonstration of proper use procedures, start of exam-cassett and use of flouro, transfer of info to PACS, set up of sterile tray, use of shielding, operation of flouro tower and locating supplies.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition; fully stocks area as needed.
  • Inspects sterile packages and eliminates damaged or out dated supplies.
  • QA on equipment and images


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
  • Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Associate Degree in Radiology or equivalent from a two year College or hospital program required
  • ARRT in Radiologic Technologist required
  • Required American Heart Association Certifications:
    • BLS


Benefits & Compensation:

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

Pay range for new hires:

Minimum = $25.75/hr

Mid-Point = $33.43/hr

Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, with details that can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Radiology Technologist I, Other , Carbondale, Colorado

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