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  • Date Posted:04/26/2024
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Patient Registration

Description

2PB05

PVH employment application required.  All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

Position is full time, 32 hours, flexible shifts, including weekends and holidays.

Hourly rate, shift differential as worked, non-exempt, union.

The Patient Access Representative plays a critical role in the patient’s encounter with Penobscot Valley Hospital by providing necessary and professional patient contact at the onset. This role is responsible for providing accurate and timely patient registration services, ensuring accuracy of demographic and insurance information, facilitates communication to and from other departments, and provides patients with their bill of rights, other necessary forms, and facilitates communication of insurance coverages.  Serves as resource to employees (staff) and managers.

A. Operations/Clerical

  1. Represents the organization in all interactions with patients, staff, and visitors.   Is an active professional member of an environment characterized by cooperation, collaboration, respect, and teamwork. Demonstrates adaptability to change and challenges and appropriately utilizes resources to achieve goals.
  2. Maintains adaptability in work schedule to meet patient and department needs.
  3. Will be assigned to duties by Manager, but will learn and be expected to be competent in all departmental processes in order to provide coverage or assist with large work volumes or projects.
  4. Greet customer with excellent customer service and calm demeanor, obtain the reason for visit to the hospital, and provide appropriate direction.
  5. Confirms patient identity by using date of birth and patient’s full name.
  6. Gather patient data and input demographic and insurance information into the patient registration system. Verify insurance information and patient demographic information if patient is unable to complete when they arrive (e.g. ER patient).
  7. Strive to maintain 5% or less error rate over a 90 day average and complete an accuracy report (registration edits) before ending shift each day.
  8. Notify department of patient arrival.
  9. Generate the patient’s chart and obtain appropriate signatures as required.
  10. Direct or escort patient to the designated department or waiting area. May need to assist in the transport of the patient should they not be able to travel by themselves.  May need to seek assistance from the clinical department when necessary if the patient is ill.
  11. Answers telephone calls for the department and directs the call to the appropriate department/person.
  12. Pre-registers patients for outpatient visits/testing or inpatient admissions.
  13. Receive and process cash and credit payments.
  14. Order supplies for the department as needed.
  15. Coordinates multiple departmental visits.
  16. Coordinate forms for patient category and make up folder.
  17. Count cash at the beginning and end of each shift and document.
  18. Run reports on census (Final census reports, Room changes, etc.)
  19. Operate switchboard; transfer calls to appropriate departments.
  20. Monitor ambulance service radio.
  21. Operate in-hospital emergency line and page emergency codes as needed.
  22. Operates Ipad Communication System.
  23. Operate overhead paging system.
  24. Operates beeper system.
  25. Review scheduled patients’ list at time of scheduling and at least one week prior to visit to determine if required authorization, referrals, or quantity of visits is present.
  26. A) Contacts patient to verify all demographics, verify current insurance information, pre-register patient and provide guidance and direction for arrival at PVH.
  27. B) Discuss payment arrangements for deductible and co-pays. Notify PVH Patient Financial Representative and/or Collector of self-pay accounts. Use the PLE (Patient Liability Estimator) available through Trubridge to determine patient financial liability amount due.
  28. Obtain authorizations/referrals/patient signatures as needed including ED, Observation, Swing Bed, Inpatient follow up tests, imaging, surgical, laboratory, and outpatient testing.
  29. Work with ancillary departments regarding referrals and authorizations.
  30. Document all conversations regarding prior authorizations/referrals with providers and insurance companies. Obtain call reference number’s, individual names, dates and times. Enter the information as a note on the patient’s account.
  31. Coordinate with Case Management on observation/inpatient authorizations. Promptly complete the appropriate sheet, email case management with pertinent information.
  32. Maintain patient status information in the computer system.
  33. Review and scan observation and inpatient authorizations to patient’s account.
  34. Review all previous day’s registrations to verify insurance information present is correct. If none is listed, investigate to determine patient is not insured.
  35. Maintain authorizations and referrals filing system or database to review upcoming scheduled testing.
  36. Assist with updating and correcting patient accounts.
  37. Quality Improvement : Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.
  38. Disaster Management: As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

Qualifications

Associate Degree preferred.  One year’s experience in Patient Registration or equivalent prior healthcare/medical office experience preferred.

Effective organizational skills and multi-tasking skills to manage a variety of tasks at once.  Proficient in medical terminology and computer skills.

Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) course completion required.

Can effectively demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong attention to detail.  Professional demeanor and appearance appropriate for the job.

 

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:02/22/2024
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Radiology

Description

4XC02

PVH employment application required.  All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

Position is Per Diem, this is an “as needed” position utilized to cover gaps in coverage including vacations, leaves of absences, and other instances of unfilled shifts.  Per diem employees are required to work a minimum of 3 shifts within a 3 month period.

Production of quality radiographs, proper management of patient records and a smooth flow of patients though the imaging department.

JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Able to adjust technical factors and utilize proper shielding and immobilization devices for
pediatric patients
2. Utilize proper technical factors and shielding for adolescents and explain procedures in a
manner that adolescent patient can understand; questions female patient about chance of
pregnancy.
3. Able to alter procedures and technical factors for geriatric patients and explain procedures in a
manner that the geriatric patient can understand.
4. Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopic and special procedures
5. Can perform daily Quality Control test
6. Can trouble shoot equipment problems in absence of chief technologist
7. Maintaining supplies and reordering from central supply
8. Cleaning X-ray rooms and disinfecting equipment
9. Cleaning DR – plates/panels
10. Burning of CD’s
11. Faxing and photocopying as needed
12. Clerical duties as needed
13. Properly enters Mammogram statistics into computer
14. Demonstrates ability to operate all x-ray equipment including, Phillips, GE, AMx4 portable
and CT scanner.
15. Demonstrates ability to use LoRad MIV unit and perform all aspects of Mammography
examination. (Mammo techs only)
16. Completes all associated paperwork in a timely manner
17. Has working knowledge of DR Systems
18. Has working knowledge of PACs
19. Exercises proper radiation protection principles

Qualifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved radiologic technology school, State of Maine license, registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/07/2024
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Patient Registration

Description

4SR06:

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

Position is Per Diem, this is an “as needed” position utilized to cover gaps in coverage including vacations, leaves of absences, and other instances of unfilled shifts.  Per diem employees are required to work a minimum of 3 shifts within a 3 month period.

The Screener will be assigned to designated entrances within our facility to provide COVID screening measures to patients, employees, and/or visitors.

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Greet patient/employee/visitor/customer.
  2. Follow protocol to screen persons prior to entering facility. Protocol includes scripted questions, taking temporal temperature to assess ability to enter building.
  3. If patient/employee/visitor/customer meets criteria for entrance, the individual will be cleared to enter building. Color coded sticker will be provided and worn by employees who clear the screening process.
  4. Screener will direct patient or visitor to designated department, as needed.
  5. If patient/employee/visitor/customer demonstrate symptoms of COVID, Screener will contact to contact the department in which the person is going to and proceed as advised by the department. Screener will follow protocol for isolating patient.   Visitors and/employee will be denied access to building.
  6. Employees demonstrating possible COVID symptoms will be instructed to go home, contact supervisor, and await further instruction from supervisor or Infection Control Officer.

Quality Improvement:  All employees are expected to actively participate in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively support and implement Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommend process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

Disaster Management:       As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Effective organizational skills to manage multiple tasks at once.  Must have professional appearance and demeanor appropriate for the job.

 

 

 

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+  authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/20/2024
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Patient Registration

Description

4SR07:

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

Position is Per Diem, this is an “as needed” position utilized to cover gaps in coverage including vacations, leaves of absences and other instances of unfilled shifts. Per diem employees are required to work a minimum of 3 shifts within a 3-month period.

The Screener will be assigned to designated entrances within our facility to provide COVID screening measures to patients, employees, and/or visitors.

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Greet patient/employee/visitor/customer.
  2. Follow protocol to screen persons prior to entering facility. Protocol includes scripted questions, taking temporal temperature to assess ability to enter building.
  3. If patient/employee/visitor/customer meets criteria for entrance, the individual will be cleared to enter building. Color coded sticker will be provided and worn by employees who clear the screening process.
  4. Screener will direct patient or visitor to designated department, as needed.
  5. If patient/employee/visitor/customer demonstrate symptoms of COVID, Screener will contact to contact the department in which the person is going to and proceed as advised by the department. Screener will follow protocol for isolating patient.   Visitors and/employee will be denied access to building.
  6. Employees demonstrating possible COVID symptoms will be instructed to go home, contact supervisor, and await further instruction from supervisor or Infection Control Officer.

Quality Improvement:  All employees are expected to actively participate in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively support and implement Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommend process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

Disaster Management:       As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Effective organizational skills to manage multiple tasks at once.  Must have professional appearance and demeanor appropriate for the job.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/19/2024
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Patient Registration

Description

2PB06:

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

Position is full time, 32 hours, flexible shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Hourly rate, shift differential as worked, non-exempt, union.

The Patient Access Representative plays a critical role in the patient’s encounter with Penobscot Valley Hospital by providing necessary and professional patient contact at the onset. This role is responsible for providing accurate and timely patient registration services, ensuring accuracy of demographic and insurance information, facilitates communication to and from other departments, and provides patients with their bill of rights, other necessary forms, and facilitates communication of insurance coverages.  Serves as resource to employees (staff) and managers.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. A. Operations/Clerical
  2. Represents the organization in all interactions with patients, staff, and visitors.   Is an active professional member of an environment characterized by cooperation, collaboration, respect, and teamwork. Demonstrates adaptability to change and challenges and appropriately utilizes resources to achieve goals.
  3. Maintains adaptability in work schedule to meet patient and department needs.
  4. Will be assigned to duties by Manager, but will learn and be expected to be competent in all departmental processes in order to provide coverage or assist with large work volumes or projects.
  5. Greet customer with excellent customer service and calm demeanor, obtain the reason for visit to the hospital, and provide appropriate direction.
  6. Confirms patient identity by using date of birth and patient’s full name.
  7. Gather patient data and input demographic and insurance information into the patient registration system. Verify insurance information and patient demographic information if patient is unable to complete when they arrive (e.g. ER patient).
  8. Strive to maintain 5% or less error rate over a 90 day average and complete an accuracy report (registration edits) before ending shift each day.
  9. Notify department of patient arrival.
  10. Generate the patient’s chart and obtain appropriate signatures as required.
  11. Direct or escort patient to the designated department or waiting area. May need to assist in the transport of the patient should they not be able to travel by themselves.  May need to seek assistance from the clinical department when necessary if the patient is ill.
  12. Answers telephone calls for the department and directs the call to the appropriate department/person.
  13. Pre-registers patients for outpatient visits/testing or inpatient admissions.
  14. Receive and process cash and credit payments.
  15. Order supplies for the department as needed.
  16. Coordinates multiple departmental visits.
  17. Coordinate forms for patient category and make up folder.
  18. Count cash at the beginning and end of each shift and document.
  19. Run reports on census (Final census reports, Room changes, etc.)
  20. Operate switchboard; transfer calls to appropriate departments.
  21. Monitor ambulance service radio.
  22. Operate in-hospital emergency line and page emergency codes as needed.
  23. Operates Ipad Communication System.
  24. Operate overhead paging system.
  25. Operates beeper system.
  26. Review scheduled patients’ list at time of scheduling and at least one week prior to visit to determine if required authorization, referrals, or quantity of visits is present.
  27. A) Contacts patient to verify all demographics, verify current insurance information, pre-register patient and provide guidance and direction for arrival at PVH.
  28. B) Discuss payment arrangements for deductible and co-pays. Notify PVH Patient Financial Representative and/or Collector of self-pay accounts. Use the PLE (Patient Liability Estimator) available through Trubridge to determine patient financial liability amount due.
  29. Obtain authorizations/referrals/patient signatures as needed including ED, Observation, Swing Bed, Inpatient follow up tests, imaging, surgical, laboratory, and outpatient testing.
  30. Work with ancillary departments regarding referrals and authorizations.
  31. Document all conversations regarding prior authorizations/referrals with providers and insurance companies. Obtain call reference number’s, individual names, dates and times. Enter the information as a note on the patient’s account.
  32. Coordinate with Case Management on observation/inpatient authorizations. Promptly complete the appropriate sheet, email case management with pertinent information.
  33. Maintain patient status information in the computer system.
  34. Review and scan observation and inpatient authorizations to patient’s account.
  35. Review all previous day’s registrations to verify insurance information present is correct. If none is listed, investigate to determine patient is not insured.
  36. Maintain authorizations and referrals filing system or database to review upcoming scheduled testing.
  37. Assist with updating and correcting patient accounts.
  38. Quality Improvement : Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.
  39. Disaster Management: As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

 

Qualifications

Associates Degree preferred. One year’s experience in Patient Registration or equivalent prior healthcare/medical office experience preferred.

Effective organizational skills and multi-tasking skills to manage a variety of tasks at once.  Proficient in medical terminology and computer skills.

Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) course completion required.

Can effectively demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong attention to detail.

Professional demeanor and appearance appropriate for the job.

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/10/2024
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Penobscot Primary Care

Description

2DS04:

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Penobscot Valley Hospital is looking for a Clinic Secretary to fill our full time position.

Position: non-exempt, union, hourly rate.

 

Provides clerical support to the clinic services. Schedules patient visits, follow-up visits, testing procedures and surgery if requested.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Schedules appointments appropriately following guidelines established by the physician.

 

  1. Interviews patient and obtain demographic and insurance information accurately.

3. Verify insurance eligibility and collect patient portion amounts such as co-pays according to the Collection policy.

4. Attempt collection from self-pay patients and refer them to the financial counselor to see if they qualify for charity care.

5. Stay within a = to or <5% error rate over a 90 day avg and complete day end review before ending shift each day.

  1. Direct patient / family to appropriate departments for additional studies; lab, x-ray, etc.

 

  1. Schedules patients for follow-up studies / appointments.

 

  1. Files data into the patient medical record.

 

  1. Input charges after each clinic.

 

  1. May be required to type some dictation as needed.

 

  1. May be required to work in other offices included in the Physician Practices.

 

Quality Improvement

Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Verbal and written communication skills. Ability to maintain professionalism in a demanding environment.

Knowledge of medical terminology.  Ability to problem solve, coordinate multiple requests and tasks at one time, excellent communication skills with medical providers and patients.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:02/08/2023
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Occupational Therapy

Description

4TC02:

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

Penobscot Valley Hospital is looking for a dedicated Occupational Therapist to work per diem in our Rehab Services Department.

This is an “as needed” position utilized to cover gaps in coverage including vacations, leaves of absences, and other instances of unfilled shifts. Per diem employees are required to work a minimum of 3 shifts within a 3 month period.

Provide comprehensive occupational therapy services to aid the patient in the development or restoration of optimal functional status.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Evaluation and treatment conducted per physician referral within O.T. scope of practice in outpatient, inpatient, and swing bed areas of PVH.

 

  1. Evaluation: accurate, complete and age appropriate as per departmental policy.

 

  1. Interpret evaluation results and develop appropriate functional goals.

 

  1. Communicates treatment plan and goals with patient and family. Provides ongoing education as appropriate.

 

  1. Completes ongoing reassessments and discharge assessment (age appropriate) as per department policy.

 

  1. Treatments are performed according to evidence-based practice standards and in accordance with insurance guidelines, clinical policies and procedures.

 

  1. Treatment includes ongoing patient and family education as appropriate.

 

  1. Therapist assesses treatment results and modifies treatment as indicated per patient performance.

 

10 Therapist updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan.

 

  1. Generates documentation in electronic medical record of patient care activities and additional

documentation as required for billing on date of service.

 

  1. Participates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings and family meetings as appropriate.

 

  1. Completes patient charges on date of service.

 

  1. Demonstrates independent judgment to determine alternative solutions to problems. Consults

with others as needed for patient care.

 

  1. Participates in professional development and keeps current on insurance/Medicare rules and

regulations impacting O.T. patient care.

 

  1. Implements appropriate safety procedures for each patient, including Universal Precautions.

 

  1. Identifies and rectifies sources of potential accidents through daily and ongoing inspections.

 

18 Ensures that supplies and equipment are available and in safe working order.

 

  1. Notifies Director of Rehabilitation of unusual occurrences.

 

  1. Therapist demonstrates ability to establish treatment priorities and deal with the most important

areas first.

 

  1. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or

external disaster, medical emergency, fire, or other code situation.

 

  1. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to use the S.D.S system (formally M.S.D.S.)

 

  1. Ensures that work area is clean and orderly.

 

  1. Quality Improvement: Actively participates in the Hospital wide Quality Improvement Program,

Actively supports and implements Department specific Quality Improvement initiatives

and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in

service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational

excellence.

  1. Safety/Disaster Management: As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an      inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

Current license or license eligible in the state of Maine.

CPR certified or eligible.

Ability to problem solve, effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge base to include occupational therapy assessment and treatment for all age groups from pediatric to geriatric.  Valid Maine driver’s license.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.
Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:01/16/2023
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Radiology

Description

1XC05:

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Positions are full time, 36 hour/week, flexible shift. Call and holiday rotation. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

Production of quality radiographs, proper management of patient records and a smooth flow of patients though the imaging department.

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Able to adjust technical factors and utilize proper shielding and immobilization devices for pediatric patients

 

  1. Utilize proper technical factors and shielding for adolescents and explain procedures in a manner that adolescent patient can understand; questions female patient about chance of pregnancy.

 

  1. Able to alter procedures and technical factors for geriatric patients and explain procedures in a manner that the geriatric patient can understand.

 

  1. Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopic and special procedures

 

  1. Can perform daily Quality Control test

 

  1. Can trouble shoot equipment problems in absence of chief technologist

 

  1. Maintaining supplies and reordering from central supply

 

  1. Cleaning X-ray rooms and disinfecting equipment

 

  1. Cleaning CR/DR – plates/panels

 

  1. Burning of CD’s

 

  1. Faxing and photocopying as needed

 

  1. Clerical duties as needed

 

  1. Properly enters Mammogram statistics into computer

 

  1. Demonstrates ability to operate all x-ray equipment including, Phillips, GE, AMx4 portable and CT scanner.

 

  1. Demonstrates ability to use LoRad MIV unit and perform all aspects of Mammography examination. (Mammo techs only)

 

  1. Assists during biopsy procedures

 

  1. Completes all associated paperwork in a timely manner

 

  1. Has working knowledge of CR/DR Systems

 

  1. Has working knowledge of PACs

 

  1. Exercises proper radiation protection principles

 

  1. Working knowledge of x-ray film digitizer

Quality Improvement

Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved radiologic technology school, State of Maine license, registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Our Radiology Tech are asked to have, or to develope, alternate modality to help with coverage in services lines – CT and/or Mammo. Experience preferred but will train for competency.

Must have working knowledge of both X-Ray rooms and fluoroscope, portable x-ray machine, CT Scanner, Bone Densitometer, C-arm, Mammography Equipment, computed radiography, Digital Radiography and PACs film digitizer, photocopier, fax machine, telephones, and hospital computer system.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/26/2024
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:7pm - 7am
  • Department:ED-Inpatient

Description

PC #1RN46

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is full time 36 weekly authorized hours, 7pm-7am shift, including weekends and holidays in the Emergency Department with float to Inpatient. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union position.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs initial age-appropriate nursing assessment.
  2. Complete ongoing age-appropriate reassessments.
  3. Completes discharge assessment to identify patient discharge needs.
  4. Identifies priorities for the delivery of nursing care.
  5. Develops/implements plan of care based on patient needs and physician orders.
  6. Executes appropriate nursing actions to reach patient goals.
  7. Communicates patient care activities to health care team members.
  8. Updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan.
  9. Documents patient care activities in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures.
  10. Initiates specialty/supplemental nursing notes as appropriate.
  11. Assists with patient charges.
  12. Delivers patient care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and within the scope of the state Nursing Practice Act.
  13. Maintains a physical environment that provides for patient and staff safety and wellness.
  14. Ensures that supplies and equipment are readily available and in safe working order.
  15. Reports situations involving questionable safety/legality promptly to nursing manager.
  16. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.
  17. Demonstrates knowledge of drug administration and effects.
  18. Utilizes appropriate drug reference sources for drug information.
  19. Administers drugs correctly utilizing the “five rights” through med verify.
  20. Evaluates patient response to medications.
  21. Assesses need for patient / family education and provides teaching as indicated.
  22. Completes discharge plan, and ensures patient / family understanding of plan.
  23. Performs follow up calls to patients.
  24. Assesses nursing care throughout shift.
  25. Participates in MDT meetings, and bedside rounding with hospitalist and case manager.
  26. Promotes the hospital and its employees through professional behavior.
  27. Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.
  28. Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.
  29. Attends staff meetings and in-services.

Quality Improvement: Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

Emergency Management: As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

 

Qualifications

Current Maine nursing license. Ability to problem solve; critical thinking skills; effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge base to include nursing assessment and skills for all age groups from neonate to geriatrics.  Maintain BLS, ACLS, TNCC, NRP, ENPC, S.T.A.B.L.E., and PALS.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:10/26/2023
  • Employment Type:Part time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Radiology

Description

PC# 1xc02

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is part time, one 12-hour flexible shift. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE: Production of quality radiographs, proper management of patient records and a smooth flow of patients though the imaging department.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Able to adjust technical factors and utilize proper shielding and immobilization devices for pediatric patients
  1. Utilize proper technical factors and shielding for adolescents and explain procedures in a manner that adolescent patient can understand; questions female patient about chance of pregnancy.
  1. Able to alter procedures and technical factors for geriatric patients and explain procedures in a manner that the geriatric patient can understand.
  1. Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopic and special procedures
  1. Can perform daily Quality Control test
  1. Can trouble shoot equipment problems in absence of chief technologist
  1. Maintaining supplies and reordering from central supply
  1. Cleaning X-ray rooms and disinfecting equipment
  1. Cleaning DR – plates/panels
  1. Burning of CD’s
  1. Faxing and photocopying as needed
  1. Clerical duties as needed
  1. Properly enters Mammogram statistics into computer
  1. Demonstrates ability to operate all x-ray equipment including, Phillips, GE, AMx4 portable and CT scanner.
  1. Demonstrates ability to use LoRad MIV unit and perform all aspects of Mammography examination. (Mammo techs only)
  1. Completes all associated paperwork in a timely manner
  2. Has working knowledge of DR Systems
  3. Has working knowledge of PACs
  4. Exercises proper radiation protection principles
  5. Quality Improvement:  Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

21.   Emergency Management:  As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved radiologic technology school, State of Maine license, registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Experience in alternate modalities (Mammo and/or CT) preferred to assist in available service lines.   Will train.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:10/07/2021
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Case Management

Description

PC# 4SW01

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is per diem, as needed.   Hourly rate, non-exempt, non-union.

SCOPE: Assists patients, families, and physicians to determine aftercare needs and services.  Arranges for needed services such as intermediate or long-term care.  Participates in file review, especially as it relates to case management and discharge planning.  Responsible to know and follow applicable laws and agreements, drafts policies for approval by case manager to accomplish effective discharge planning.  Acts as liaison for the group with outside resources, hospital leadership, medical providers and nursing. Participates in policy building and revision for Swing Bed program.

COMMITMENT:      It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities

  1. Engages in multi-disciplinary collaboration for all aspects of patient care.
  2. Plan for safe, appropriate and acceptable discharge, and address concerns identified in assessment and collaboration.
  3. Take a lead role in crisis intervention.
  4. “Quick” discharges.
  5. Provide support to all customers.
  6. Assist in policy revision and development for the Swing Bed Program
  7. Provides cross coverage for Case Management

Screening for discharge planning needs

  1. Receive referrals from any source and exercise judgment regarding acceptance of referrals.
  2. Screen record for high-risk indicators.
  3. Make bio-psycho-social assessment of patient, family.
  4. See patients for assessments.
  5. Assess patient and family needs regarding adjustment to illness and adjustment to plan.
  6. Improve service provided by PVH and thus improve PR of PVH.
  7. Make referrals to agencies, e.g., home health agencies, as needed, according to law and applicable agreements and using appropriate judgment.

Team involvement

  1. Participation with multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  2. Ongoing communication with team members and physicians.
  3. Participate with care plan development.

Community and staff resource

  1. Educate staff and physicians on agencies and programs that may be available to patients.
  2. Follow up with patients and agencies as needed.
  3. Provide support for adjustment to illness and adjustment to plan.
  4. Coordinate Hospital Chaplaincy Program

Quality improvement

  1. Be a part of quality improvement at PVH on an individual level and team involvement.
  2. Audit as indicated.

Documentation in the patient record

  1. Participation with the electronic medical record.
  2. Review medical records and other pertinent information as part of the assessment.
  3. See patients and families and document in the record.
  4. Make bio-psycho-social assessment of patient and plan.
  5. Document communications.
  6. Keep patient information confidential.
  7. Document referrals as indicated. 

Swing Beds

  1. Process swing bed referrals if indicated.
  2. Perform screening and assessment of patient eligibility for swing bed placement.
  3. Provide discharge planning and support to the patient and family.

Education and licensure

  1.   Maintain current license in professional field.
  2. Keep knowledgeable of new resources, professional development, and regulations.

Quality Improvement:  Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

Emergency Management:   As an employee of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested.  When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital’s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Bachelors’ degree in social work or human services filed including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling and psychology, LSW Preferred. One year of social services background/experience in a healthcare setting preferred.  Awareness of federal, state, and local requirements, also resources, systems, and processes; awareness of what benefits each providers to what populations in what time frames, and how to access each by telephone, pager, fax, e-mail, etc.  Adaptable to provide direct and indirect support to each of the functions supported.  Judgment and initiative in prioritizing needed focus and tasks to meet patient and unit needs.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:01/17/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Penobscot Primary Care

Description

PVH is seeking a full time Physician Assistant to provide care to patients in our Rural Health Clinic. Qualified candidate demonstrates a service excellence patient focused work ethic and the ability to work as part of the primary care team. Performing a variety of direct patient services; assessment, diagnosis, implementation of treatment for patients.

Qualifications

PVH employment application required. Job offer contingent upon background check, credentialing process, and completion of pre-employment physical

License Required
Bachelor’s degree; a science or healthcare related major
Accredited physician assistant program
Complete a 2-3 year, master’s level program

Experience: 3 or more years experience preferred

Certifications Required: BLS, ACLS, PALS

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays the full cost of primary health, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive full dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.