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CT Lead Technologist / Rad Tech II

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: November 11, 2021

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 supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Job Overview:

Under general supervision of the Manager and Chief Technologist this position is responsible for producing quality Radiology and CT examinations, and providing limited administrative and leadership responsibilities within the CT department at a level requiring independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative. Ensures CT complies with all hospital and regulatory agency standards and coordinates service with medical functions; is responsible for CT quality program and reporting; overseas technical operations of CT, training of staff, writing of policies/procedures, and safety pertaining to the CT department and staff. Offers input regarding interviewing, hiring and employee evaluations; provides CT, radiologic and clerical services to the department.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • 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 of all required forms, including signatures, date, time, and legibility of all documentation. Scans 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.
  • 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.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of patient learning.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.
  • Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.
  • Completes C-Arm Competency Checklist as required, which includes demonstration of proper use procedures, saving and transferring images, disinfecting machine, use of shielding and how to begin and complete an exam.
  • Completes X-Ray Room 1 Competency Checklist as required, which includes demonstration of proper use procedures, performance of QA in proper sequence, use of digital/cassette 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, which includes demonstration of proper use procedures, start of exam-cassette and use of flouroscopy, transfer of info to PACS, set up of sterile tray, use of shielding, operation of flouro tower and locating supplies.
  • Completes CT Competency Checklist as required, which includes demonstration of proper use procedures, protocols, contrast, reconstruction of 3D images, power injector, start of IV, transfer of and clearing of images, and proper safety procedures.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition; fully stocks area as needed.
  • Inspects sterile packages and eliminates damaged or out dated supplies.
  • Performs QA on equipment and images
  • Erase all cassettes daily-----Night shift


CT Lead Responsibilities:

  • Updates protocols in CT machine per RIA CT specialist.
  • Creates new protocols per special surgery vendors, such as Mako, Smith/Nephew, and Infusion Sinus.
  • Coordinates CT equipment PMs with the GE engineer, Director of DI, and critical care units.
  • Reports CT critical results.
  • Assists reviewing CT chargemaster annually.
  • Oversees daily CT radiation doses on patients. Follows proper policy for out-of-limit results.
  • Participates in semi-annual radiation safety meetings with the physicist.
  • Manages supplies for all CT procedures.
  • Maintains communication of all CT-related updates with other CT technologists.
  • Obtains overreads as requested.


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Radiology or equivalent from a two-year college or hospital program
  • ARRT in Radiologic Technologist
  • ARRT in other specific modalities
  • BLS certification


Benefits & Compensation:

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.

Pay range for new hires: $37.71 - $48.99/hr

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

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , CT Lead Technologist / Rad Tech II, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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