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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Job Description:

This is a half-time position which guarantees a minimum of 24 hours/week plus full benefits. Under general supervision of the Manager and Chief Technologist, this position is responsible for providing Nuclear Medicine Images of technical detail, requiring independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in producing quality nuclear medical exams, and providing clerical services to the diagnostic imaging department. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WEIGHT I CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILLS 15% 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. Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. II PATIENT TEACHING 5% Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure III PATIENT SAFETY & CONFIDENTIALITY 5% Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice Properly identifies patients using two patient identifiers. Reports any patient care concerns to RN or MD or initiates rapid response team as appropriate. Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & GOALS 5% 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. Active participant in quality improvement processes Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice V LEADERSHIP 5% Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making Participates and contributes to department meetings and activities. VI UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 10% 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 Maintains all Nuclear Medicine QA/QC and State required documentation Maintains all Radiation Safety/Protection programs Obtains a minimum of 15 accredited education hours every 3 years. Maintains radioactive administration records Maintains appropriate monitors for proper and accurate equipment operations POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass Ensures developmentally appropriate care for [patient populations] VII CORE VALUES 50% 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 -- Associates or Bachelor's degree in an accredited program LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS -- Maintain current BLS Certification -- AART or CNMT Certification required 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 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: 70% 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: yes More than 100 pounds: yes 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: yes 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: 5% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping - simple/light: 80% Grasping - firm/heavy: 15% Fine dexterity: 50%

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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