Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities. With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery. Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women. With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Provides quality patient care to all patients within two or more medical imaging departments. Performs high-quality images and exams on patients while maintaining 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 unit personnel and upholds current standards of practice for the unit.
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Performs imaging 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. *
Participates in clinical training for students and/or staff technologists. *
Engages in professional activities through involvement in organizations, journal clubs, on-line education, etc. *
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.*
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
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