Performs High Risk OB/GYN procedures and General Diagnostic Ultrasound examinations within the department and on the nursing units.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Graduate of an Accredited Ultrasound Program
ARDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) Certification OB/GYN required must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
A minimum of 5 years of OB Ultrasound and pediatric ultrasound experience
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Must be able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions
Knowledge of ultrasound procedure protocols
Job Specific Duties:
Assists in minor surgical procedures, such as biopsies, cyst aspirations, etc.
Assists in the training of new employees.
Responsible for technical proficiency in producing diagnostic vascular scans with ability to recognize visible anatomical structures.
Ensures adequate clinical history is available to correlate with the ultrasound examination. Verifies information with the requisition and patient chart per hospital policy.
Maintains records of examinations. Schedules cases to coordinate with other examinations.
Performs all ultrasound examinations (i.e. renal, brain, soft tissue etc.) including vascular studies. Completes required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Adjusts equipment, determines proper technique and arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain correct patient position.
Communicates effectively with hospital employees, physicians, and patients.
Reports any equipment problems/malfunctions to clinical engineering or supervisor on an as needed basis and problem solves issues with equipment.
Follows hospital patient-identification policy prior to performing examination. Verifies two patient identifiers to ensure right patient, correct procedure.
Observes safety practices at all times, adheres to all clean sweep guidelines, and infection control standards per policy.
Performs QA, completes exam, enters and transmits patient information into PACS in a timely manner.
Performs portable examinations in operating room, emergency department, and in-patient rooms following ultrasound procedure protocols.
Responsible for monitoring inventory, maintains cleanliness of the equipment, and stocks scan room.
Contacts Physician within 1 hour for all STAT cases with results.
Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu, etc.), and education requirements.
Maintains accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance policy and procedures. Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards.
Ensures behavior meets and/or exceeds targeted service scores as measured by the Service Index and/or the internal departmental service survey.