Catholic Health Initiatives Sonographer - Radiology SVN FT in SHERWOOD, Arkansas
Sonographer - Radiology SVN FT
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.
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:
b) State Health Department.
c) Any other state, local or
federal agency as required.
Ensures that communication supports the plan of
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
Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance of
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
a) Plans job assignments,
relating to needs of the department.
b) Coordinates schedules and
supervises technical exams to ensure quality diagnostic standards are
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
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
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
b) Procedure charges have been
c) Physician’s order
corresponds with printed order on exam request.
Provides education for students, patients, self and others appropriate
for the age that is being served.
Provides clinical supervision for student
Participates in student clinical competency
evaluation by completing :
a) Weekly student evaluations.
b) Evaluates student
clinical competency by observing student clinical performance and documenting
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
Participates in continuous quality improvements
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
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.
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
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
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