Ultrasound Technologist

Brodstone Memorial Hospital - Superior, NE (30+ days ago)4.2


JOB SUMMARY: Assumes department responsibilities and maintains a standard of care to ensure the patient receives the best possible care and quality examinations while in our department; thus aiding the physician in accurate assessment and timely diagnosis. Staff must adhere to the ARRT code of ethics and must model Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s mission, vision, and values.

EDUCATION:
Associate: Approved School of Ultrasound or Radiology - Required

Bachelor: Ultrasound, Radiology or Medical Diagnostic Imaging – Preferred

EXPERIENCE:
Ultrasound experience in a healthcare facility - Required

CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
ARRT or ARDMS - Required

NE State Medical Radiographer - Preferred

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
Adheres to Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s (BMH) Healthcare’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Adheres to Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s (BMH) Service Excellence Standards.

Assist with pulling data from different hospital systems for reporting.

Introduce yourself and explain procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation. Obtain any informed consent and check to be sure insurance authorization has been completed.

Moves x-ray equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors such as time and distance.

Operates mobile x-ray equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient’s bedside.

Responsible for transmitting exams into PACs, editing exams, and resolving quality assurance issues within the PACs system related to the exams they are performing.

Views images that are taken and determines whether or not they are of optimum quality for radiologist’s interpretation.

Clarifies nurses’ questions about patient orders for exams, preps for particular exams, and organizes stat work.

Obtains stat readings as designated by exam from the radiologist and relays the information to the nurse or doctor via telephone or computer.

Responsible for the delivery of professional services and the provision of high quality patient care.

Maintains Diagnostic Imaging services in accordance with standards established by the hospital and with state, local and federal standards which may apply.

Responsible for retention and destruction of departmental and patient records.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements which may be inherent in the position.

Shall have the ability to work with others in a team environment, the ability to accept direction from supervisors, the ability to follow work rules and procedures, and the ability to accept constructive criticism.

As part of your job function you will need to access Patient Health Information for treatment, hospital operations or payment purposes. HIPPA guidelines will be followed. See hospital department policy and procedure for access granted for this job function.

Share call with other technologists as scheduled by supervisor.

Technologists are encouraged to obtain in mammography, CT, MRI, bone density and ultrasonography. Technologists are responsible for maintaining professional registries.

Attends and participates in departmental meetings / in-services, BMH quality improvement program, etc.

Performs other duties as assigned.