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JOB SUMMARY: Provides clerical and technical support to the Sonography Department under supervision of the Cardiologist, Heart Station supervisor or coordinating technologist.
CORE COMPETENCIES & PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
Completes a comprehensive assessment on patients of all ages.
Obtains pertinent medical history from patients by observation or with oral communication.
Performs patient assessment to determine:
Patient's physical ability to undergo the imaging procedure as needed
What patient care is needed during the procedure
What modification of the procedure may be required by the age or state of the patient
If there are contraindications to performing the procedure as ordered
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 patients in CPACS..
Completes appropriate forms correctly:
Uses immobilizing devices as required by the patient's age, condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment.
Using professional judgment:
Performs the procedure as ordered with proper and appropriate indications for procedure.
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:
State Health Department.
Any other state, local or federal agency as required.
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 Cardiologist of any patient issues that affect the plan of patient care:
Or notifies the nurse on the patient's unit or the physician's office nurse if the physician is not available.
Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance of sonography procedures.
Performs appropriate patient care conditions essential for the completion of the procedure for patients.
Performs sonographic procedures on patients of all ages properly, according to the sonography Procedure.
Performs department protocol for obtaining diagnostic images.
Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory patients.
Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon completion of the procedure.
Performs clerical tasks to support the patient plan of care.
Assist the Radiologist within the sonographers' scope of practice as directed by the physician.
Provides education for students, patients, self and others appropriate for the age that is being served.
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)
Maintains a safe environment for patients, self and others.
Avoid any mechanical, biological, radiation or electrical hazard and report potential hazards immediately.
Education: High school graduate. A minimum of twelve (12) months education in a JRCERT accredited School of Diagnostic Sonography.
Experience: Twelve (12) months education in a JRCERT accredited School of Sonography
Physical Requirements: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:Able to use complex imaging equipment and computers. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and readily adapts to changing events in the department environment.