02 Nov Ultrasound Technologist
ABD, OBGYN/ VASCULAR/ECHO. Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures, and or Vascular, Echo, possibly Diagnostic radiology, CT , MRI, or Mammography on patients and works with members of the Hospital District and the community to improve the delivery of patient care.
Payscale: Non-Exempt, hourly, Night shift differential, weekend shift differential, holiday differential, specialty pay, Call Rate = $3/HOUR covered, callbacks Paid at 1.5x hourly rate with a 15 minute minimum
Chain of Command: DIRECTOR OF RADIOLOGY, CHIEF NURSING OFFICER, CEO
Supervises: Mentors new technologists. Students of Allied Health Imaging Programs
Location(s): Memorial Hospital
Physical and Mental Requirements
- extended periods of standing/ walking
- manual dexterity
- pushing pulling carts <300 lbs
- repetitive motion
- lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
- visual acuity
- hearing acuity
- non stressful/occasionally highly stressful
- OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I
- Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
- Repetitive wrist, arm, shoulder injury
- Minimum Graduate of 2 year accredited program in Diagnostic Ultrasound (Associate or Certificate) or Cross Training equivalent of 2 years good experience in similar environment.
Licensure, Registry and Certifications
- Minimum: Registered or Registry eligible ARDMS or Registered ARRT (S)
- ARDMS (RVT) OR CCI (RVS)-Required for Vascular
- ARDCS or CCI (RCS) -Required for Echocardiograms
- Registered or Registry eligible ARRT (R) if x-ray
- Texas Board of Medical Examiners General Medical Radiologic Technologist GMRT if x-ray
- Current CPR
Personal Job Related Skills
- Proficient in use of diagnostic ultrasound equipment in performance of ultrasound procedures.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Computer knowledge essential.
- Good deductive reasoning skills/ problem solving skills
- Ability to relate positively to the members of the community.
Prior Work Experience
- Exemplary clinical education skills. One year experience as ARDMS registered sonographer preferred.
- Proficient in general abdominal, obstetric, gynecologic, and small parts ultrasound.
- Prior didactic and/or clinical training in Vascular or Cardiac US preferred or must be willing to train in Vascular/Cardiac
- Proficient with a variety of ultrasound equipment especially Philips (HD15)
- Proficient with PACS, EMR’s, teleradiology.
- Ability to work with computers, (Windows OS)
- Follows body substance isolation policies to include frequent hand washing and cleaning all patient contact surfaces after each patient.
- Verifies orders for accurate patient, exam, diagnosis, and laterality.
- Properly educates patients regarding procedure and all associated preparations.
- Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam.
- Modifies procedures according to patient age and pathology as appropriate.
- Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study.
- Prints or exports studies to PACS following each exam.
- Maintains ultrasound equipment, gel warmer, and printer, reporting problems to supervisor.
- Transports patients to and from department within 15 minutes of order when possible.
- Properly performs patient immobilization and transfer when needed.
- Consistently wears gloves on scanning hand.
- Assists other providers, physicians, and departments in a professional manner.
- Participates in call and holiday schedules to include evenings, nights, and weekends.
- Permanently identifies studies prior to transmitting (tech initials).
- Assists in scheduling exams, giving necessary prep information.
- Assists in maintaining daily patient exam log.
- Sends exams to HPRA and scans in associated consents, questionnaires, worksheets, and reports.
- Follows procedures for burning CD’s for patient transfer or printing, checking out, returning, and maintaining log of all film transfers
Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures on patients under radiologist supervision.
- Aorta for AAA
- Pelvic Non OB w/wo transvaginal
- Pregnancy Less than 14 Weeks
- Pregnancy Greater than 14 weeks (anatomy scan)
- Pregnancy Greater than 14 weeks (growth scan)
- Biophysical Profile
- Neonatal skull
- Soft Tissue Body
- Guidance for Biopsy Line Placement/thoracentesis
(If Vascular) Performs Vascular Ultrasound Procedures on patients under radiologist supervision.
- Venous Lower/Upper Extremity
- Arterial Lower/UpperExtremity
- Arterial Renal
- Arterial Aorta
(If Echo) Performs Echocardiogram Ultrasound Procedures on patients under radiologist/ cardiologist supervision.
- Echocardiogram 2D/Color flow
Job Related Factors
- Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
- Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations.
- Adheres to the attendance policy.
- Follows District and Department Policies.
- Attends required meetings and in-services
- Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
- Uses time and resources wisely.
- Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
- Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor.
- Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department.
- Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately.