The Ultrasonographer demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times
consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. This individual, under limited supervision, uses high frequency sound waves to produce quality diagnostic examinations that will best demonstrate pathology and normal anatomical structures for diagnostic interpretation by a radiologist. The Ultrasonographer has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin.
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service
Has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.
Performs all ultrasound/vascular studies assigned while displaying good working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy
Works independently under no direct supervision, on own initiative to achieve quality diagnostic sonograms
Possesses the ability to differentiate artifacts from normal or pathologic processes, and recognizes electronic equipment limitations
Provides written post-procedural clinical findings of the performed ultrasound exam along with recorded images, to assist the radiologist and/or physician with patient diagnosis
Assists physicians during biopsies or other special procedures; often aids in determining appropriate biopsy site
Performs surgical and portable ultrasound examinations as assigned
Practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination to patients and instruments
Organizes, plans and directs activities relating to patients and procedures for Ultrasound/Vascular Lab and coordinates scheduling with other departments to ensure patient flow
Prepares, and explains nature and time requirements of requested procedures to patients and families
Checks patient charts for physician orders, notes and/or other pertinent information or instructions
Correlates the clinical history with the examination being performed
Provides the radiologist with comprehensive patient history to aid in selecting appropriate ultrasonic procedures
Maintains proficiency in all computer functionality necessary to perform job duties (RIS, PACS, QC, email, etc.)
Instructs ultrasound students, medical students and residents according to clinical requirements
Obtains adequate CEU credits to maintain licensure (including grandfathered staff).
Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures, administers BLS as needed
Secures and maintains adequate supplies for service; cleans and prepares instruments
Performs visual preventive maintenance checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel
Reports operational, functional and system problems to the manager
Promotes positive customer and employee relations by projecting a favorable corporate image through professional, courteous and effective interactions with customers, staff and physicians
Performs other duties as assigned
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
American Registry of Radiographic Technologists, Sonography (ARRT) (S)
Current BCLS certification
Minimum of one year current experience in a hospital or imaging center
Well versed in anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Documented evidence of education based on observation, hands-on experience, and/or didactic instruction with USVL scanners and workstations.
Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), and a proven ability to work effectively with a diverse audience.
Time management and organizational skills. Self directed.
Ability to make quality, independent decisions. Analytical and strong problem solving skills.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs.
Frequent walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling.
Frequent balancing, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking.
Frequent hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision.
Frequent depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision.
Frequent field of vision.
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasional standing, stooping, crouching, squatting.
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
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