This job is responsible for performing ultrasound examinations at a technical level in accordance with department protocols and applicable regulatory requirements. Work is performed with respect to various specialty/sub-specialty areas (i.e. cardiac, general and sub-specialties) in a variety of healthcare settings. Employees may work exclusively in one specialty (i.e. cardiac) or in multiple areas. An incumbent assumes responsibility for the safe, efficient and proper operation of ultrasound equipment.
Executes all varieties of diagnostic ultrasound exams presently offered by the department; performs all examinations in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards and department protocols; determines correct techniques to obtain images of the highest quality and resolution; determines suitable areas for needle aspirations and/or tissue biopsies for pathologic diagnosis; performs intra-operative determines provisional diagnoses and participates (along with supervising Radiologist) in the final exam diagnosis.
Serves as a liaison between patients, interpreting physicians (Radiologists) and referring physicians; explains testing procedures to patient; ensures that emergent exam results are relayed promptly to the appropriate physician or medical floor.
Utilizes appropriate educational resources to maintain currency in diagnostic sonography, and assists in various educational services relating to both staff and patients; attends local and national professional meetings to stay abreast of new procedures, equipment or information; participates in the formal training of ultrasound interns; evaluates new ultrasound products and equipment.
Performs incidental office duties as necessary to maintain the completeness of the patient record; ensures that patient data is entered correctly and that patients are billed appropriately.
Assists with Quality Assurance/Improvements audits and activities as required.
Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited training program in Cardiac and/or General diagnostic sonography.
Recent completion of a twelve-month internship in diagnostic ultrasound (with at least six months in Cardiac or General ultrasound) or equivalent recent directly-related work experience.
Registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
Current BLS Certification.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB\
Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)
WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
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