Catholic Health Initiatives Sonographer - Radiology SVN FT in SHERWOOD, Arkansas

Sonographer - Radiology SVN FT

Description

JOBSUMMARY: Provides

health care services utilizing a combination of strong magnetic field and high

frequency sound waves to produce images for diagnosis or treatment. Provides

healthcare services, performing diagnostic ultrasound procedures to assist in

diagnosis or treatment producing images (scans) for interpretation by or at the

request of a licensed practitioner.

CORE COMPETENCIES& PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Patient Assessment:

Completes a comprehensive assessment on

patients of all ages including patient screening and contraindications.

Obtains pertinent medical history from patient

by observation or with oral communication.

Performs patient assessment to determine:

a) Patient’s physical

ability to undergo the imaging procedure as needed.

b) What patient care is

needed during the procedure.

c) If there are

contraindications to performing the procedure as ordered.

d) What modification of the

procedure may be required by the age of the patient.

e) What indication or symptoms

patient has to determine what to scan for in Ultrasound.

2. Documentation:

Utilizes patient clinical assessment and patient clinical history in

making professional judgment that supports the plan of patient care and

properly documents the patient assessment and clinical history.

Exercises professional judgment in performance

of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics.

Capable of using EHR

Documents pertinent medical history from

patient on radiology request form.

Completes appropriate forms correctly:

a) Time Out

b) Pregnancy Statement

c) Medication Reconciliation

Fills out worksheets on all patients’ exams.

Uses immobilizing devices as required by the

patient’s age, condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment.

Using professional judgment:

a) Performs the procedure as ordered with

proper and appropriate indications for procedure.

b) Modifies procedure as

required through knowledge gained by patient assessment without compromising

diagnostic or therapeutic outcome.

Actively assist in meeting all department

accrediting and licensing standards including:

a) JCAHO.

b) State Health Department.

c) Any other state, local or

federal agency as required.

3. Communication:

Ensures that communication supports the plan of

patient care.

Communicates clearly with patients of all ages, peers and others in

order to complete the hospital/physician plan of patient care.

Notifies the patient’s attending physician or Radiologist of any patient

issues that affect the plan of patient care as directed within the time frames

identified in the Radiology Policy Manual.

a) Notifies the nurse on the

patient’s unit or the physician’s office nurse if the physician is not

available.

4. Procedures:

Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance of

radiologic procedures.

Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory

patients as needed.

Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon

completion of the procedure.

Performs venipuncture under the supervision of a physician on patients

of all ages.

Performs clerical tasks to support the patient plan of care.

Assist the Radiologist within the radiographers scope of practice as

directed by the physician.

Performs sonographic procedures on patients of all ages properly,

according to the Ultrasound Policy & Procedure Manual standards.

Functions as lead technologist or team leader during the absence of

Technical Supervisor.

a) Plans job assignments,

relating to needs of the department.

b) Coordinates schedules and

supervises technical exams to ensure quality diagnostic standards are

maintained.

c) Maintains departmental

efficiency and cleanliness.

Demonstrates proper working knowledge of sterile techniques related to a

sonographer’s need to assist Radiologist during invasive procedures.

Collects folders and pulls reports relating to Ultrasound exams to be

performed and documents history.

Documents when sending for patients and sending patients back.

Collect Ultrasound films from laser printer and filing them in proper

patient’s folder.

Knowledge of the Kinetx Computer System and knows how to trouble-shoot

when problems occur.

Knowledge of Teleradiolography.

Coordinates their work schedules as directed by the needs of department.

a) Willing to work late if

necessary.

b) Willing to come to work

early if needed.

c) Willing to work on weekends

and holidays as needed.

d) Willing to take call.

Assists with Vascular Quality Improvement and updates each month.

Assists other sonographers when they have a problem with a procedure.

Assist student sonographers on scanning techniques.

Orders supplies each week.

Reviews complete procedure to assure:

a) All organs are identified as

ordered.

b) Procedure charges have been

correctly made.

c) Physician’s order

corresponds with printed order on exam request.

5. Education:

Provides education for students, patients, self and others appropriate

for the age that is being served.

Provides clinical supervision for student

Radiographers.

Participates in student clinical competency

evaluation by completing :

a) Weekly student evaluations.

b) Evaluates student

clinical competency by observing student clinical performance and documenting

their competence.

Pursues educational self development in order

to maintain ARDM certification or ARRT, if also a Technologist of a different

modality such as CT Tech or Rad Tech

Maintains education requirements.

Completes mandatory in-services.

Maintains CPR certification according to Health Care Provider course

standards by the American Heart Association.

Attends school faculty meetings or monthly

department meetings.

Participates in continuous quality improvements

activities. (CQI)

6. Environment:

Maintains a safe environment for patients, self and others.

Ensure that all radiation safety standards are

met for all age groups.

Documents patient pregnancy statements.

a) Notifies attending physician

immediately if patient is pregnant or suspects pregnancy before performing the

procedure.

Modifies the procedure for pregnant patients as directed by physician

using the Radiology Safety Manual Guidelines to include the use of:

a) lead shielding.

b) performing different or

fewer images that still support the patient plan of care.

Avoid any mechanical, biological, radiation or electrical hazard and

report potential hazards immediately.

a) Minimizes patient radiation

exposure by proper performance and avoiding repeat radiographs.

Qualifications

Education: Preferred, but notrequired, graduate

of program of Radiologic Technology accredited by the Joint Review Committee on

Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or a graduate of a military program

accredited by JRCERT or a graduate of an accredited ultrasound training

program.

Experience: Mustbe ARDMS registered within one (1) year of hire date, and must be registered in Vascular technologywithin two (2) years.

PhysicalRequirements: The physical activities

involve balancing, climbing, crawling, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling,

pushing, reaching, standing, stooping and use of fingers and repetitive

movements. An individual in this

position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to fifty (50) pounds and

push/pull one hundred/one hundred-fifty

100-150 pounds. The sensory and

communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing,

seeing, smelling and speaking. Individuals

in this position could possibly be exposed to inside environmental conditions,

blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards

and radiological hazards.

Skills: Certified in CPR

according to Health Care Provider Course standards by the American Heart

Association. Able to use complex imaging

equipment and computers. Demonstrates

good interpersonal skills and readily adapts to changing events in the

radiographic environment. Must

demonstrate proficiency in the operation of all diagnostic ultrasound

equipment.

Job Nursing Support

Primary Location ARKANSAS-SHERWOOD-ST VINCENT MEDICAL CTR NORTH

Daily Schedule Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0089383