Radiology Tech Assistant:
Centura Health

119508-en_US
Centura Health
Denver Colorado
Healthcare
Description

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: 119508



Recruiter Contact: Mikala Ford, mikalaford@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 7388 PAH RADIOLOGY SUPPORT 



Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Full Time



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, PET, Interventional Radiology , MRI and nuclear medicine via wheelchair or stretcher. Assists technologists in daily duties and assisting at the front desk and film library. Assists in Emergency Room to procedures.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Diploma or equivalent



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Previous hospital experience, preferred

  • Ability to understand English and follow directions

  • Good people skills and organizational skills



License/Certifications




  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association



Position Duties (Essential Functions)



PATIENT CARE – 60%




  • 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, or patient bed 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. (We have not been trained to do this.

  • Remains accessible at all times and offers to help in order to alleviate heavy transitional workloads.

  • Coordinates patients located in CT/Diagnostic in the emergency room .

  • Prepares patient for exams: gives instruction to patient regarding the procedure; assists the patient during exam.

  • Explains the procedure to patients and responds to their physical and emotional needs.

  • Transports patients to and from medical imaging.

  • Courtesy Transporter for Neuro Diagnostic Lab, GI Lab, Pre-Op Holding, Breast Center and Radiation Oncology as needed and if time allows

  • Develops radiographs in a complete, accurate and timely manner. Assists radiologists, staff physicians, and co-workers during exams if required.

  • Communicates, in writing and verbally, with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and clinic staff in facilitating the continuum of care.

  • Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment / resources.

  • 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.

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



COMMUNICATION/CRITICAL THINKING – 40%




  • Accurately reports any observed patient status change needs to Technologist or Nurse.

  • 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.



Physical Requirements




  • Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs frequently, and/or 20 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. 

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