ULTRASOUND TECH - Charlton
Location: Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Department: Ultrasound Services
On Call & Holiday rotation required.
Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with RVT position is to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic techniques to perform routine, vascular, interventional, and non-invasive procedures.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
Graduate of an approved Diagnostic Ultrasound Program
In addition to required entry level registries, the sonographer must demonstrate clinical competency in performance of abdomen, obstetric and gynecologic, or vascular procedures
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
Current BCLS Certification
RDMS – Abdomen or OB/GYN
RVT (ARDMS), VS (ARRT), or RVS/RCVT (CCI)
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
Ability to work as a team player
Ability to work in a cost effective manner
Bilingual skills preferred
Effective organizational and time management skills
One year computer experience preferred with systems in Microsoft Office
Positive role model for staff and other health care professionals
Use of value management techniques for process improvement/cost savings
Work closely with the public; ability to retain composure and interact with tact
Work Experience: 1 year preferred
Work Experience: New graduates will be considered based on the needs of the department
Works with confidential patient information
Infection Control Practices and Occupational Safety: Wears hospital issued ID badge in accordance with MHS policy, follows intradepartmental guidelines and abides by all MHS policies. Practices aseptic techniques as necessary; strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures. Cleans and disinfects equipment after each patient use, cleans the work area as needed and daily. Operates equipment and performs job-related duties in a safe manner at all times
Patient Care/Clinical Responsibilities: Verifies the patients identity and the procedure to be performed, verifies informed consent has been obtained when required. Explains the procedure to the patient to reduce anxiety and gain cooperation. Regularly confers with Radiologists. Understands the different roles within the ultrasound department and has the ability to work in all roles effectively. Copes with emergent situations, respects confidentiality of patient records, and performs procedures in a professional manner. (ultrasound)
Performs Admin/Clerical functions, including Patient Throughput: Regularly reports "free-time" to team leader, asks for additional work assignments, and volunteers to assist in other areas of the department. Responds to changes in the work schedule as necessary; demonstrates the ability to perform procedures in an accurate and timely manner.
Performs Imaging Support Functions: Knows the general condition of the equipment in the assigned work area at all times; promptly notifies team leader of equipment malfunctions. Regularly checks support equipment, accessories and supplies; keeps area stocked with supplies at all times. Promptly notifies team leader of needed supplies. Consistently demonstrates a cost-conscious attitude; actively seeks to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. Documents all procedures performed and inputs accurate charges utilizing the PACS and HIS/RIS Systems. (standard)
Performs Training and Development Functions: Assists in departmental orientation as required; regularly participates in clinical education for students. Knowledgeable of general department functions; able to assume other employees duties in their absence. Promotes the development of other staff members skills in their areas of expertise. Participates in the departmental KVI/CQI process. Participates in the hospital process improvement recommendation program.
Provide optimum customer service, cordially greets customers and assists patient to procedure destination and coordinates transportation of outpatients and inpatients.
Technical Competence/Performance/Sterile Technique: Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify record and adapt procedures as appropriate anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information on images. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in the performance of routine and interventional Ultrasound procedures including ultrasound guidance. Demonstrates knowledge and competency in the use of standard Ultrasound equipment. Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings. Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician. Is able to complete all prescribed vascular and non-vascular exams meeting departmental standards. (ultrasound)
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