CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX

Baylor St. Luke’s 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, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s 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. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating 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:
Associate’s 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 patient’s 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