Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.
Provides quality care and meets customer expectations by utilizing advanced technical skills in US imaging.
1. Patient Identification and Preparation Criteria A: Properly identifies patients by name/DOB as well as introducing himself/herself to the patient by first name. Patient Identification and Preparation Criteria B: Reviews prescription for accuracy and completeness and completes/initials history form. Patient Identification and Preparation Criteria C: Advises patients on proper exam preparation including dietary restrictions and appropriate attire. Patient Identification and Preparation Criteria D: Explains procedure, answers questions/concerns and follows-up with patient when necessary.
2. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria A: Respects scheduled appointment times and communicates delays to reception staff and/or patients directly including wait times for Walk-ins. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria B: Reviews charge entry, edits exam or notifies appropriate administrative staff with necessary changes. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria C: Completes charge sheet accurately ensuring the CPT4 code matches the exam performed. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria D: Starts and completes examination in ADS workflow and records required information on log sheets.
3. Image Acquisition Criteria A: Selects required transducer as well as positions patients correctly for optimal imaging. Image Acquisition Criteria B: Proficient in scanning established US protocols. Image Acquisition Criteria C: Applies knowledge of US physics. (i.e. doppler, color flow, 2D scanning, harmonics and instrumentation) Image Acquisition Criteria D: Monitors and communicates with the patient throughout the exam.
4. Applied Technical Knowledge Criteria A: Able to recognize and demonstrate skills of differentiating normal and abnormal sonographic anatomy. Applied Technical Knowledge Criteria B: Uses independent judgment in recognizing the need to extend the scope of the procedure according to the diagnostic findings. Applied Technical Knowledge Criteria C: Correct annotation of anatomy, scanning plane and region of interest. Applied Technical Knowledge Criteria D: Shows determination and resourcefullness in imaging challenging or new exams.
5. Exam Completion Criteria A: Evaluates sonographic images for technical quality and repeats images as necessary. Exam Completion Criteria B: Ensures prior exams and reports are available for comparison. Exam Completion Criteria C: Provides an accurate oral or written summary of the technical findings to the physician for medical diagnosis. Exam Completion Criteria D: Scans accompanying paperwork then verifies images in PACS.
6. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria A: Selects correct patient and updates necessary clinical history. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria B: Enters pertinent notes relating to present exam and indicates the reason for exam/location of concern. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria C: Indicates correct initials of the Sonographer performing the exam. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria D: Resolves prior examinations accurately.
7. Infection Control Criteria A: Follows universal precautions including the use of gloves, gowns and masks as appropriate. Infection Control Criteria B: Cleans and disinfects between each patient and can perform/document high level disinfection appropriately. Infection Control Criteria C: Disposes of needles and syringes in designated sharps containers, comprehends safe fill levels and seals containers appropriately for pick-up. Infection Control Criteria D: Keeps work area, waiting rooms and dressing rooms clean and tidy and stocks work area with laundry and medical supplies on a daily basis.
8. Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria A: Able to recognize specific psychological (ie. anxiety) and/or physical needs of patients and determine when further assistance is needed. Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria B: Promptly responds to situations which require a timely response and documents relevant information on incident forms. Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria C: Able to locate and use all necessary emergency equipment (code cart, oxygen, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, etc). Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria D: Able to initiate emergency response policy.
9. Miscellaneous Responsibilities Criteria A: Assists Radiologist in interventional procedures such as US Guided Breast Biopsy. Miscellaneous Responsibilities Criteria B: Initiates equipment service requests, updates service logbook and notifies supervisor as necessary. Miscellaneous Responsibilities Criteria C: Active participation in maintaining break room cleanliness. Miscellaneous Responsibilities Criteria D: Willingly performs other tasks to assist ancillary personnel pertaining to patient care.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
Required: Graduate of an accredited School of Sonography. Minimum of 2 years of US experience preferred
Minimum Experience: two years
Desired: ARDMS certified in Ultrasound or must become certified within 1 year of hire. ARDMS Breast Certification within 1 year of hire. CPR. Maintains continuing education requirements (30 CE credits per triennium) Possesses excellent knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and physiology. Exhibits a degree of professionalism necessary to instill patient confidence. Maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates respect and courtesy
Location: Norwalk-148 East Ave
Work Type: Full-Time
Standard Hours: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day/Eve 8
Work Shift: 8 hour shift between 8a-8p
Org Unit: 406
- Cardio Pulminary Resuscitation
- HS Graduate or Equivalent
EOE, including disability/vets.
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Job Type: Full-time