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Radiology Technician / Limited Scope Operator & Clinic Coordinator

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 27, 2023

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.

AVH requires the initial set of COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff.

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

Pay range for new hires: $27.93 - $44.70/hr

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.

Job Overview:

The Rad Tech/Clinic Coordinator position (working out of both the Basalt After Hours Clinic and The Snowmass Clinic) is responsible for providing Radiologic X-Ray imaging, on-site. Additionally, this position is responsible, as needed throughout the calendar year, to function as the Registrar/Clinic Coordinator. This position also serves as support staff, under the direction of the charge nurse, to assist with other non-clinical duties that contribute to effective patient flow in the clinic.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities - Rad Tech:

  • Advise patient of ordered imaging and what to expect pre/during/post procedure.
  • Implements correct charging procedures and monitors daily accurate charging at the SMC. Helps prioritize charge master changes, corrections, updates or additions.
  • Competent in transferring patients to the X-ray suite via standby ambulation, wheelchair, or stretcher.
  • Participates in overall department and facility quality improvement plan as requested
  • Oversee the appropriate use and maintenance of radiologic equipment and assures appropriate function, patient safety and troubleshooting needs
  • Reports any patient care, department or safety concerns to Director. Participates in department response for care, improvement opportunity or safety concern.
  • Participates in overall department and facility quality improvement plan as requested.
  • Participates in departmental or organizational education as requested. Assists with new staff orientation and mentoring as requested.
  • Competent in basic anatomy and positioning for common x-rays.
  • Follow outpatient x-ray procedure guidelines. Utilize Inteleviewer and the Tech Portal software. Able to send images via email. Able to burn images to a disc.
  • Monitor that X-Rays are read by the on-call radiologist within 60 minutes.
  • Log the daily QA if needed
  • Assist with scheduling of the scheduled maintenance and physicist
  • Clean up the manual validation for the SMC patients

    Primary Scope of Responsibilities - Clinic Coordinator:

    • Serve as the receptionist for the clinic waiting area. Greet patients upon arrival. Communicate in a knowledgeable and courteous manner with patients, family members and staff. Answer telephone calls promptly and respond to requests and messages in a timely manner. Take accurate phone messages, relay to appropriate personnel. Screen all patients and visitors who present to the clinic according to the current AVH COVID practices prior to allowing entry.
    • Register clinic visit patients in Meditech: Perform accurate and complete registrations using thorough interview technique to ensure that information is 100% complete and accurate. Obtain demographic and insurance information; scan insurance cards and appropriate ID to Meditech. Ensure all compliance requirements have been met. Obtain appropriate patient or guardian signatures. Perform cash collections at time of service, consistent with AVH's Credit and Collections Policy. Process credit card and cash payments, able to compute 20% for discount if bill is paid in full. Collect payment for all dispensed medications. Able to provide correct change. Enter payments in Meditech. Able to create a zoom meeting and register patients via phone for this modality, including procurement of insurance information. Complete daily log book. Able to utilize correct downtime procedures when offline.
    • Monitor waiting room activities and alert Charge Nurse when triage is needed or waiting room is full. Assist with keeping family members updated regarding the patient's procedure and/or visit.
    • Order labs and X-rays in Meditech, enter results as appropriate.
    • Enter clinic visit charges in Meditech and print receipt for patient.
    • Call 911 for emergencies, when directed by the charge nurse or provider. Able to provide phone number, address, copy face sheet and any documentation for EMS, open back door for ambulance staff.
    • Fax records to MD offices and local Emergency rooms, as needed, for patient transfers.
    • Able to order office and medical supplies, kid's toys/stickers.

      Primary Scope of Responsibilities - Support Staff Member:

      • Function as a support staff member under the direction of the Charge Nurse and Provider.
      • Assist with setting up the clinic at the beginning of the day, silence alarm code on arrival, clock in, turn on x-ray machine, count cash bag, unlock daily log drawer & remove sheet, check printer for paper, assure blank patient charts ready for the day, check clinic phone voicemails, unlock front and back doors.
      • Assist clinical staff as needed with transferring patients from stretcher to exam room bed, assist with disrobing patients and removing shoes/ski or snowboard boots, cleaning rooms, re-stocking. Assist ski patrol as needed with transferring patients from toboggan/4wheeler/suburban to stretcher. Assist provider/nurse in splinting and casting.

        Help patients with belongings and equipment, including locking skis or mountain bikes in the garage cage. Facilitate patient retrieval of equipment as needed.

        • Assist with closing down the clinic at the end of the day; print end of day forms and email to department - close payment "drawer", check that all rooms are clean and stocked, check for any dirty instruments that need to be sent to sterile processing - follow established policy, place daily log back into appropriate drawer & lock drawer, turn off x-ray machine, lock front and back doors, clock out and set alarm.
        • Adhere reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, organized environment of care.
        • Complete orientation checklist and orientation shifts with an experienced staff member.
        • Follow all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies.
        • Adhere to current AVH and departmental Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies and procedures.
        • Participate in department meetings and complete annual performance evaluations.
        • Other duties as assigned.

          Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

          • Limited Scope Operator Certificate (or) Radiology Technologist License (ARRT) required
          • 1 years of X-Ray experience required
          • The ability to maintain composure in stressful situations required
          • Required certifications through American Heart Association:
            • BLS Associated topics: arrt, cath, cath lab, catheterization, computerized, ndt, rad, radiology, scan, x ray

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Radiology Technician / Limited Scope Operator & Clinic Coordinator, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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