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Radiology Technologist I

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary: 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. CLINICAL PROCESS # PRACTICE SKILLS 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. PATIENT TEACHING 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 COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES 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.) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT # INTEGRATION 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 SERVICE EXCELLENCE # CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. VI##### UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES 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 POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Ensures developmentally appropriate care for [patient populations]# CORE VALUES Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients# expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient#s safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly.# He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance.# The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital#s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.# He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.#He/she#demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others.##The employee#s word can be trusted.##Behavior is#consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS # ABILITIES # # EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS # ######### Associate Degree in Radiology or equivalent from a two year College or hospital program # LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS # ######### ARRT in Radiologic Technologist ######### ARRT in other specific modalities. ######### BLS# certification. # KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS # ######### Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail ######### Relatively high degree of analytical abilities ######### Strong interpersonal skills required ######### Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS # ######### Ability to read and communicate effectively in English # WORKING CONDITIONS # ######### Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature ######### May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities ######### May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices ######### May be exposed to stressful situations # # # DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS # PHYSICAL DEMANDS # On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.# ########################################################################## - Percent of Time- Stand:####################################################################### 40% Walk:######################################################################## 30% Sit:############################################################################ 30% Talk or hear:############################################################# 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel:######################## 100% Push or pull:############################################################# 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:################################## 10% Reach with hands and arms:##################################### 10% Taste or smell:########################################################## 00% # This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. ####################################################################################### - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 25 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 50 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 100 pounds:####################################################### no### More than 100 pounds:################################################ no### # This job has vision requirements as follows:############# - Yes/No - Clear close vision:###################################################### yes# Clear distance vision:################################################## yes# Depth perception:####################################################### yes# Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge ## distances and spatial relationships:################################### yes# Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into ## sharp focus:##################################################################### yes# # Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT # Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: ######################################################################################### -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather):######################### no### Work near moving mechanical parts:########################## yes## Fumes or airborne particles:####################################### yes### Toxic or caustic chemicals:########################################## no### Outdoor weather conditions:######################################## no### Extreme cold (non-weather):######################################## no### Extreme heat (non-weather):######################################## no### Risk of electrical shock:############################################## yes### Work with explosives:################################################# no### Risk of radiation:######################################################## yes### Vibration:##################################################################### no### # Hearing ability required for work environment is:### - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment:########################## yes## Ability to hear patient call:########################################## yes## Ability to hear instructions clearly:############################# yes## # ################################################################################## - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is:########### med## # Repetitive Motion Actions############################# - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control:################################### 00%### Repetitive use of hands:############################################ 50%## Grasping - simple/light:############################################ 80%## Grasping - firm/heavy:############################################# 15%## Fine dexterity:######## 50% Job Summary: 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. CLINICAL PROCESS & PRACTICE SKILLS 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. PATIENT TEACHING 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 COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES 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.) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION 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 SERVICE EXCELLENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. VI UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 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 POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Ensures developmentally appropriate care for [patient populations] CORE VALUES Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients’ expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient’s safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS · Associate Degree in Radiology or equivalent from a two year College or hospital program LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS · ARRT in Radiologic Technologist · ARRT in other specific modalities. · BLS certification. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS · Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail · Relatively high degree of analytical abilities · Strong interpersonal skills required · Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS · Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS · Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature · May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities · May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices · May be exposed to stressful situations DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. - Percent of Time - Stand: 40% Walk: 30% Sit: 30% Talk or hear: 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100% Push or pull: 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 10% Reach with hands and arms: 10% Taste or smell: 00% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds: yes Up to 25 pounds: yes Up to 50 pounds: yes Up to 100 pounds: no More than 100 pounds: no This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No - Clear close vision: yes Clear distance vision: yes Depth perception: yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: yes Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no Work near moving mechanical parts: yes Fumes or airborne particles: yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: no Outdoor weather conditions: no Extreme cold (non-weather): no Extreme heat (non-weather): no Risk of electrical shock: yes Work with explosives: no Risk of radiation: yes Vibration: no Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes Ability to hear patient call: yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is: med Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control: 00% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping - simple/light: 80% Grasping - firm/heavy: 15% Fine dexterity: 50%

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