Sonographer

CHI St. Luke's Health - Houston, TX

Full-time
Baylor St. Lukes Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a
world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962
by Denton A. Cooley, MDconsistently ranked as one of the nations best in
Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a
Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Lukes is home
to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San
Felipe) offering adult and pediatric caretreating more than 51,000 patients
annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of
Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at
Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist
University, and Prairie View A&M University.
Position Summary

Performs
ultrasound exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure
protocols under the direction of the Medical Director; Provides patient
orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to
completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic imaging test inclusive
of positioning patient, equipment management, and documentation of findings.
Minimum

Requirements:
Education

and Licensure:
Associates Degree preferred
Active certification by American
Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or ARRT
CPR/BLS certification

Minimum Experience:
None required

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:
Good alpha/numeric
dexterity and handwriting skills
Interpersonal skills for
communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel.
Must have good written and
oral communication skills

Position Responsibilities:
1. Performs ultrasound exams on patients according to the specific
departmental procedure protocols under the direction of the Medical
Director

2. Prepares equipment ensuring that it is operational,
safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards

3. Problem-solves equipment failure and imaging
quality and contacts service representative or CES regarding equipment problems

4. Ensures that daily equipment and room maintenance
are performed before/during/ after each procedure, and that special precautions
and measures are performed to ensure infection control standards

5. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that
equipment logs are maintained

6. Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring
that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to
perform the procedure

7. Demonstrates competency in PACS process and
Performs the daily QA process

8. Actively Participates with patient testing,
performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient exams.

9. Communicates with Patient Transportation, Nursing
Units, Physician Offices, and other diagnostic areas to ensure that the patients
receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner

10. Performs portable examinations (when applicable)
at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide immediate diagnostic
testing when needed

11. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to
identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical,
pathological, diagnostic information and images

12. Uses independent judgment during the
sonographic exam to Accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic
findings

13. Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic
information with medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate
physician

14. Assumes responsibility for the safety, emotional
and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographers care

15. Assists with the daily operations of the
ultrasound suite

16. Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic
sonography examinations

17. Maintains a daily log of patients seen/ completes
exam-billing forms

18. Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and
Maintains adequate supplies

19. Participates in the maintenance of the ultrasound
accreditation

Additional Information

Requisition ID: 2019-R0246295

Schedule: Full-time

Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center