Ultrasound / Echo Tech

Location: Bandon, OR
Date Posted: 11-29-2017
Position Title          Ultrasound / Echo Tech - OR  #3975
 
Relocation              Yes
 
Location                 Bandon OR
 
JOB SUMMARY AND LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
 
Performs General and vascular ultrasound procedures. Utilizes ultrasound equipment producing high frequency sound waves to create diagnostic images of the human body for use in diagnosis of disease or organ malfunctions. Works independently and takes direction from radiologists and physicians. The Ultrasonographer reports to the Medical Imaging Manager.
 
JOB SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
 
* Instruct patients regarding procedures to ensure cooperation and optimum test results.
* Transports patients to and from each procedure.
* Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and physiology to sufficiently pinpoint area of imaging.
* Perform ultrasonic diagnostic procedures in accordance with accepted protocols as directed by physicians.
* Selects transducer, and makes equipment adjustments according to nature of test, depth of field and other specifications of the test.
* Conducts actual test procedure; moves transducer by hand over specified area of body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasound image produced.
* Enters required patient information into computer to become part of test record.
* Ensures confidentiality of patient records.
* Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
* Proficient in taking vital signs.
* Observes patient and equipment during procedures to assure patient and technologist safety and report any problems to the Medical Imaging Manager immediately.
* Clean and disinfect room/equipment after each procedure.
* Performs such preventive maintenance, quality control, and calibrations as required or outlined in the manufacturer's recommendation.
* Maintain ultrasound and vascular lab equipment in appropriate operating condition.
* Recognizes, analyzes, and takes immediate corrective action to resolve instrument issues.
* Order and stock all ultrasound and vascular lab supplies.
* Assists Radiologist or physicians with special procedures (i.e. cyst aspirations, biopsy, thoracentesis, paracentesis and amniocentesis) following sterile techniques.
* Assists other Radiology personnel whenever possible.
* Maintain accurate department records, reports and files as directed.
* Follow prescribed safety standards in operating equipment.
* Understands the use of personal protective equipment and wears them in accordance with safety rules.
* Demonstrates understanding of safety equipment needed to perform the job; radiation film badges, lead aprons, thyroid shields and gloves, plus personal protective equipment (eye protection, masks, shoe covers, gowns, gloves, etc.) and uses them as needed for self-protection.
* Meets dress code requirements; clean, comfortable clothing, no sweats, spandex, or blue jeans. No strong personal fragrances.
 
* Wears appropriate identification.
* Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements for Ultrasonography.
* Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the mission, purposes, policy, procedures, and standards of the hospital.
* Maintains compliance with Medical Imaging and facility policies/procedures as well as safety practices.
* Keeps up to date with best practices and new developments.
* Proficient in use of electronic applications.
 
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
* Completes facility education requirements within assigned time frame
* Specifies personnel accountabilities and regularly evaluates performance
* Attends facility and departmental meetings as assigned.
 
PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION
* Able to prioritize work. Ensures deadlines are met.
* Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Manager and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
* Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
* Coordinates daily exams and/or procedures for patients of all ages.
 
PROBLEM SOLVING
* Follows Chain of Command for issue resolution.
* Works with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve electronic applications issues.
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
* Must have the ability to make effective decisions by assessing and evaluating a variety of information.
* Anticipates problems and plans accordingly; acts versus reacts.
* Complete facility variances and reports issues identified.
 
COMMUNICATIONS
* Maintains effective communication with coworkers and customers.
* Demonstrates excellent telephone skills.
 
TEAMWORK
* Work as a team member within the ultrasound department and all other departments.
* Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized, and functional under stressful situations.
* Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to patients and family, providers, staff, management, and community.
* Motivates others; creates enthusiasm for team effort.
* May be called to work in the event of a disaster.
 
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
(Duties that may be customarily performed on the job but are not essential to the job's central functions)
* Directing visitors to appropriate hospital areas.
* Shares responsibility for keeping unit neat, clean, and organized.
* Occasional clerical duties as needed.
 
EDUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
* Graduate of an accredited Radiology Technology program required.
* Completion of an accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology program required.
* Certification/Licensure:
o RDMS certification in one or more of the following areas: Abdomen, OB/GYN, vascular, echo.
* Basic Life Support certification for Health Care Providers.
* Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate
* Ability to follow established departmental procedures.
* Experience with Radiology Information Systems, PACS, and electronic medical records.
* Strong computer skills.
 
COGNITIVE/BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS:
Time/deadline/shift/overtime requirements:
Must be flexible and available to work differing shifts and weekends.
 
 
OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT/TOOLS:
Ability to operate equipment necessary to complete Medical Imaging procedures.
 

 Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
 
1.  Graduate of an accredited Radiology Technology program.
2.  Completion of an accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology program.
3.  Echo experience.
4.  RDMS certification in one or more of the following areas: Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular, Echo.
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