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Ultrasonographer

Company: Scout Healthcare Staffing
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures, and or Vascular, Echo, possibly Diagnostic radiology on patients and works with members of the Hospital District and the community to improve the delivery of patient care. Education Minimum Graduate of 2 year accredited program in Diagnostic Ultrasound (Associate or Certificate) or Cross Training equivalent of 2 years good experience in similar environment. Licensure, Registry and Certifications Minimum: Registered or Registry eligible ARDMS or Registered ARRT (S) ARDMS (RVT) OR CCI (RVS)-Required for Vascular ARDCS or CCI (RCS) -Required for Echocardiograms Registered or Registry eligible ARRT (R) if x-ray Texas Board of Medical Examiners General Medical Radiologic Technologist GMRT if x-ray Current CPR Personal Job Related Skills Proficient in use of diagnostic ultrasound equipment in performance of ultrasound procedures. Effective oral and written communication skills. Computer knowledge essential. Good deductive reasoning skills/ problem solving skills Ability to relate positively to the members of the community. Experience Prior Work Experience Exemplary clinical education skills. One year experience as ARDMS registered sonographer preferred. Proficient in general abdominal, obstetric, gynecologic, and small parts ultrasound. Prior didactic and/or clinical training in Vascular or Cardiac US preferred or must be willing to train in Vascular/Cardiac Technical Training Proficient with a variety of ultrasound equipment especially Philips (HD15) Proficient with PACS, EMR's, teleradiology. Ability to work with computers, (Windows OS) Primary Responsibilities Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures on patients under radiologist supervision. Abdominal Renal Aorta for AAA Thyroid Scrotum Pelvic Non-OB w/wo transvaginal Pregnancy less than 14 weeks Pregnancy greater than 14 weeks (anatomy scan) Pregnancy greater than 14 weeks (growth scan) Biophysical Profile Neonatal skull Soft Tissue Body Musculoskeletal Breast Guidance for biopsy line placement/thoracentesis Hysterosonogram (If Vascular) Performs Vascular Ultrasound Procedures on patients under radiologist supervision. Carotid ABI Venous lower/Upper extremity Arterial lower/Upper extremity Arterial Renal Arterial Aorta (If Echo) Performs Echocardiogram Ultrasound Procedures on patients under radiologist/ cardiologist supervision. Echocardiogram 2D/color flow Follows body substance isolation policies to include frequent hand washing and cleaning all patient contact surfaces after each patient. Verifies orders for accurate patient, exam, diagnosis, and laterality. Properly educates patients regarding procedure and all associated preparations. Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam. Modifies procedures according to patient age and pathology as appropriate. Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study. Prints or exports studies to PACS following each exam. Maintains ultrasound equipment, gel warmer, and printer, reporting problems to supervisor. Transports patients to and from department within 15 minutes of order when possible. Properly performs patient immobilization and transfer when needed. Consistently wears gloves on scanning hand. Assists other providers, physicians, and departments in a professional manner. Participates in call and holiday schedules to include evenings, nights, and weekends. Permanently identifies studies prior to transmitting (tech initials). Secondary Responsibilities Assists in scheduling exams, giving necessary prep information. Assists in maintaining daily patient exam log. Sends exams to HPRA and scans in associated consents, questionnaires, worksheets, and reports. Follows procedures for burning CD's for patient transfer and continuity of care Essential Functions IF also Radiologic Technologist: Performs diagnostic radiology procedures on patients under radiologist supervision. Follows body substance isolation policies to include frequent hand washing and cleaning all patient contact surfaces after each patient. Verifies orders for accurate patient, exam, diagnosis, and laterality. Properly educates patients regarding procedure and all associated preparations. Positions patient properly. (Maintains acceptable repeat rate 4-6 %.) Modifies procedures according to patient age and pathology as appropriate. Permanently identifies exposures prior to submitting (uses markers). Processes Digital Detectors proficiently. Maintains equipment, detectors, reporting problems to supervisor. Transports patients to and from department within 15 minutes of order when possible. Properly performs patient immobilization and transfer when needed. Consistently wears personnel radiation monitor and consistently wears lead aprons/gloves/glasses when appropriate. Assists other providers, physicians, and departments in a professional manner. Participates in call and holiday schedules to include evenings, nights, and weekends. IF also CT Technologist: Performs computed tomography procedures on patients under radiologist supervision. Properly inputs patient identification, scan indications prior to scanning patient. Backs up patient scans to PACS or to CD-R. Maintains equipment, power injector, and thermal printer, reporting problems to supervisor. IF also MRI Technologist: Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam. Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study. Exports studies to PACS following each exam. Maintains MRI equipment, coils, injectors reporting problems to supervisor. Consistently educates and ensures safety to the public from dangers associated with magnetic field. IF also MAMMOGRAPHY Technologist: Obtains images as required by protocol manual for each exam. Properly enters patient identification and exam information prior to study. Exports studies to PACS following each exam. Maintains mammography equipment, paddles, peripherals reporting problems to supervisor. Performs all regulatory QA and associated communication consistent with ACR, FDA, and MQSA protocols. Skill Requirements Types of Clients Served: Neonate 55 yrs.) Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $35 - $40 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Scout Healthcare Staffing, Lubbock , Ultrasonographer, Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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