Ultrasound Tech: Ultrasound: Full Time - 12 hour day shifts Rotating weekends/holidays

NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC - Seaford, DE

Full-time
Description:
Job Summary:
Under the general guidance of the radiologists, cardiologists, and Radiology Director provides quality diagnostic imaging services with a patient focused approach. The technologist will demonstrate knowledge in the current concepts of his/her field(s) performing at a level of competence that allows independent thought and action. Accurately performs imaging of the carotid arteries, peripheral arteries, veins, grafts, and visceral vasculature, arterial and venous duplex imaging, and abdominal/renal duplexes. Performs general ultrasound (abdomen, OB/gyn, small parts, etc.) and assists with invasive exams proficiently. All exams performed in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the department. Applies critical thinking to managing patients, assuring appropriate care based on patient needs using age specific assessment, communications, and knowledge of physical and mental capabilities.

General Responsibilities

  • Upholds the organizations' Mission, Values and Goals by adhering to the NHS Standards of Performance.
  • Consistently produces images of optimal diagnostic quality through proper sonographic factors, patient positioning, image identification, and proper measurement assigning.
  • Consistently demonstrates a thorough knowledge of human structure and function, patient care, positioning, principles of image production, and cross sectional anatomy in each area of expertise.
  • Provides appropriate exam by evaluating requisition for exam ordered, diagnosis, and other special notes. Assures proper physician is on request and appropriate charges are recorded. Provides interpreter with information pertinent to the exam and preliminary report as needed.
  • Complies with and performs all testing in accordance with the policies and procedures. Evaluates patients, history, and records as pertain to testing.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Knows and adheres to policies and procedures, performing in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
  • Consistently provides appropriate general leadership and responsibility for area. Acts as coordinator of delegated projects within the department. Self-motivated in performing procedures and managing area.
  • Promotes team spirit and cooperation, demonstrating acceptable peer rapport and self-control. Works well independently and as a team member. Demonstrates a positive attitude towards the work environment.
  • Interacts with patients and others in a courteous and respectful manner, inspiring confidence by performing and communicating in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Handles personal and professional problems appropriately to avoid interference with job performance.
  • Provides excellent customer service to patients, staff, physicians, and the public. Uses effective and polite communication to achieve desired outcomes both in person and via telephone communication.
  • Actively works to modify schedule to meet the needs of the physician/patient. Maintains schedule backlog to not exceed maximum level.
  • Evaluates job procedures for development of improved methods of operation. Assists in the implementation of the improvements.
  • Makes timely appropriate decisions and acts through empowerment to handle situations to resolution and/or refer to appropriate person(s) when necessary.
  • Regularly consults with others to learn new techniques and procedures. Promotes the development of other staff and students in areas of expertise. Regularly channels questions, comments, and suggestions to appropriate person in a constructive manner.
  • Demonstrates ability to adjust to changes, flexible in work habits, scheduled hours to meet the needs of the team and patients.
  • Understands clinical competency system and provides student supervision for the DTCC Radiology program students. Supports the DTCC educational process and participates in the student education while in clinic at Nanticoke.
  • If a DTCC clinical instructor, staff member is knowledgeable of program goals, understands clinical objectives, understands the sequencing of didactic and clinical education, provides the students instruction and supervision, evaluates students’ clinical competence and maintains current knowledge of DTCC program policies and procedures.
Requirements:
Education: Graduate of an approved ultrasound school, allied health field with 2 years of supervised training and registry eligible.
Work Experience
Sonographer
  • Registered or registry eligible in Ultrasound- if registry eligible, must obtain registry within 1 year of hire in OB/GYN, AB, or BR. Registered or registry eligible RVT Vascular Technologist or RVS registered Vascular Sonographer.By January 1, 2017, all sonographers must have obtained an appropriate credential in vascular testing to remain employed•CPR certified•Flexible, willing to work in various specialties and clerical areas.•Willing to perform non-traditional functions, remaining within general scope of practice.•Self-directed•Evidence of : a) Effective Communications b) Self-Motivation; c) Problem Solving Skills; d) Accountability; e) Flexibility