SONOGRAPHER - RAD/ULTRASOUND

North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on February 13, 2024
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Status: PRN - As Needed

Shift: As needed

Exempt: No 

Summary:

Performs Ultrasound procedures in accordance with established professional and departmental standards and procedures. 

Other information:
IX.Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required.

a.High School diploma or equivalent education.

b.Completion of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

c.Credentialed in Vascular Testing from one of the accepted registries below OR will accept ARDMS, CCI, or ARRT eligible with one year sonography experience to include clinical rotation in a hospital or imaging center setting with vascular credentialing obtained from within 1 year of hire date.

a.Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT); American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography(ARDMS)

b.Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS); Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

c.Registered Technologist Vascular Sonography [RT(VS)]; American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

d.Completed BCLS certification.

X.Working Conditions:

·Demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.

·Maintaining proper body mechanics when performing bedside and portable exams which includes positioning/lifting patients, and the push/pull of the stretcher/bed/ultrasound unit. Ability to respond to and withstand frequent crisis situations.

·Works the assigned schedule and will work overtime if needed as schedule allows.

·Utilize proper infection control practices per department policy.

·Ensures accurate recording and transmission of patient information.

·Complies with department procedure regarding employee and patient incident reports.

·Meet requirement for all mandatory in-services (CBLs), continuing education, and maintains knowledge of current/new technology.

XI.Physical Effort Required:

Strength: Medium/Occasionally Carry: Frequently Stand: Constantly

Push: Frequently Lift: Frequently Walk: Constantly

Pull: Frequently Sit: Occasionally

 

Responsibilities:

 I.Mission Enhancement:Demonstrates behaviors that reflect understanding and support of the organizational values and mission.

a.Understands the corporate goals and objectives and in conjunction with all levels of management within Diagnostic Services.

b.Promotes and Exude actions that follow the 4C’s mentality.

II.Competency & Job Knowledge:Acquires, maintains, and shares current competencies in performance of job responsibilities.

a.Performs all exams within personal licensed scope of practice.

b.Demonstrates a complete working knowledge of all Ultrasound equipment used for diagnostic radiology and intra-procedural imaging.

c.Demonstrates proficient and economic use of supplies, communication equipment, technical equipment, and computer technologies.

d.Performs visual inspection of equipment, identifies problems and communicates to immediate supervisor.

e.Reviews physician orders, checking for special instructions from requesting physician, and consults with the radiologist as necessary.

f.Pleasantly greets patients, confirming their identification and introductions.

g.Completely explains examination procedure to the patient and their family if present.

h.Ability to anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of customers.

i.Contact the Ultrasound Supervisor/Manager for equipment service issues as appropriate.

j.Participates in appropriate education and on-the-job learning situations in order to develop necessary job skills.

k.Demonstrates the ability to perform multiple tasks as required.

l.Personal responsibility/Integrity/ Financial Responsibility: Each person is responsible for his or her actions, and individually accountable for satisfied patients/customers, confidentiality or patient and hospital information, quality outcomes, efficient operations, and the overall success of North Oaks Health System.

III.Quality & Safety:Demonstrates a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction in all aspects of the job.

a.Assists team members in quality efforts in the objectives of the organization (services that are free from error, efficient, connected to the customer and well planned).

b.Promoting quality within North Oaks Diagnostic Services.

c.Maintains confidentiality of patient, employee and hospital information.

d.Recognizes emergency situations; initiates code procedures and administers first aid or CPR as needed.

e.Promotes patient safety in all actions.


IV.Teamwork, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills:Performs effectively as a team member. Maintains a positive attitude, treats co-workers, patients, and visitors, with respect and dignity. Leads by Example.

a.Promotes leadership, teamwork, and professionalism within the organization by action and example.

b.Can professionally speak and listen to information; can express self clearly and when required.

Ability to identify and use appropriate information routes; may include written and oral expression.

c.Promotes a culture that emphasizes cooperation through honest communication among individual team members and other hospital team members and departments.

d.Develops interdisciplinary relationships that foster effective planning, teamwork, mutual respect, collaboration, and integration of services with other departments and physicians for coordinated provision of services and/or support of patient care.

e.Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills with all team members.

f.Ability to manage up incidents, errors, complaints, etc. to management staff for timely resolution.

g.Trains new and current employees, students, and/or volunteers by discussion and demonstration.

h.Ability to work effectively with others to solve problems, implements group decisions and achieves group/organization goals.

i.Ability to get along with others in a courteous professional manner.

j.Communication with other modalities in the Radiology Department and other departments within the hospital.

V.Policies & Procedures:Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

a.Adheres to hospital policy on: attendance and tardiness, hospital dress code, infection control standards, environmental standards, quality improvement activities.

b.Maintains and promotes confidentiality per hospital policy

c.Completes annual hospital mandatory educational requirements.

d.Performs visual preventive safety inspections. Identifies problems and communicates to immediate supervisor.

VI.Departmental Workflow:Consistently maintains departmental workflow of the departments within Diagnostic Services ensuring maximized productivity and efficiency.

a.Functions productively, responsibly and exhibits adaptability with the team. Positively demonstrates VALUES of North Oaks Health System. Plans and prioritizes work while maintaining positive performance.

b.Demonstrates a complete working knowledge of all equipment within the department.

c.Performs all Ultrasound procedures. Demonstrates anatomy under investigation through proper patient positioning and technical factors according to the department policy and procedure manual. Obtains patient history and clinical data for correlation with the scans.

d.Maintains necessary inventory of supplies for assigned room, rotating stock in an orderly fashion, and eliminating outdated items.

e.Ensures all equipment is in good working condition.

f.Assist physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, amniocentesis, renal biopsies, etc.… Scan patient, mark entrance site on patient’s body, determine angle for puncture, and assist as necessary while maintaining sterile technique.

g.Ensure work area cleanliness.

VII.Customer Relations:Consistently maintains an attitude of cooperation, clear communication, mutual respect, and courtesy to all patients, visitors, team members, medical staff, volunteers and students.

a.Communicates pertinent information to all employees and customers in a timely fashion.

b.Demonstrates respectful interpersonal relations when dealing with others.

c.Reviewsphysician orders, checking for special instructions from requesting physician, and consults with the radiologist as necessary. Pleasantly greets patients, confirming their identification and introductions. Completely explains examination procedure to the patient and their family if present.

d.Customer Satisfaction/Respect for the Individual. Ability to identify those who receive services and/or products within the work environment, including patients, families, visitors, other departments, and all others. Ability to anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of customers.

VIII.Other:

a.Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.

b.Performs all other duties as required or requested by the Manager or Director.

c.Participates in projects and assists in the development and implementation of procedures and policies.

d.Organizational and Departmental Regulator Compliance (OSHA, JCAHO, HCFA, OIG, etc.)

e.Remains Up to date on all Policies, Procedures and Competencies.