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Ultrasonographer - (Full-time)

Category:

Imaging

Schedule:

Full-time

Description:

Under the direction of a Radiologist responsible for the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment for the performance of all dynamic ultrasound procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Performs a variety of procedures that require independent judgment, initiative, and ingenuity in order to apply prescribed procedures. May work independently or assist in performing other imaging procedures.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate of a ultrasonography program approved by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

  • Two years college or business school also preferred.

  • Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or registry eligible.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or must be obtained within 30 days of hire through American Heart Association (AHA) or equivalent organization
  • One year practical experience in ultrasound department under the direction of a qualified radiologist, preferred.
  • All ultrasound equipment, PACS, and other equipment associated with the ultrasound department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs all ultrasound examinations ordered by physician. This includes routine and special procedures performed in the department.
  • Responsible for maintaining records of procedures performed, ordering and storage of departmental supplies and supervising proper maintenance of patient files.
  • Responsible for demonstrating correct position of patients, principles of ultrasound and processing, and teleradiology, and professional conduct with patients, peers, staff and others.
  • Represents imaging department at regular department head meetings of the hospital (if applicable) and other ad hoc meetings.
  • Provides input to supervisor regarding improvements and special purchases of the department.
  • Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examination to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure.
  • Performs examinations in an accurate and timely manner by responding to change in the work schedule, handling interruptions, functioning as a productive technologist, and completing assignments prior to end of shift.
  • Properly positions patients and is knowledgeable of why and how positions are utilized for good ultrasound imaging.
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
  • Completely performs all diagnostic procedures.
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  • Is proficient and competent in patient handling and body mechanics.
  • Must be kind, gentle and courteous attentive, always being conscious of the comfort and safety of patient.
  • Properly assesses patient and plans imaging needs.
  • Assures that adequate and pertinent data is communicated to peers and medical providers accurately and precisely.
  • Assures that each study has correct patient data.
  • Calls reports as needed.
  • Checks for prior studies for comparison.
  • Properly logs, orders and charges of exams.
  • Assesses and adjusts care/treatment to be compatible with the growth and development of the patient.
  • Assesses patient’s level of understanding and adjusts care appropriately.
  • Provides patient and family with information about the department environment and various aspects of the procedure/treatment/plan of care.
  • Obtains supplies, equipment and instruments in relation to the size of the patient.
  • Assesses age related changes; for example: vision, hearing and skin condition.
  • Assesses physical limitation of elderly patients.
  • Assesses adjustment dosage of medication relating to age.

Standard for portrayal of mission and values:

  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 core values of - One team, on Mission. Go out of your way, to brighten someone's day. Own it, embrace it. Care like crazy. Motivate, elevate, appreciate. Know the way, show the way, ease the way. Find joy along the way.
  • Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to foster trust and nurture a healthy community.
  • Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
  • Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors, and others with respect, dignity, and fairness.
  • Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
  • Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers, and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
  • Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
  • Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
  • Willingly participates as a member of the work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
  • When answering the telephone, is courteous to the caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.

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