Ultrasound Technologist

Unitypoint Health Bettendorf , IA 52722

Posted 5 months ago

Overview

Under general supervision performs professional duties in the application of Ultrasonography services. Demonstrates proficiency in performing all Ultrasound related exams and other related patient care services.

UnityPoint Health

  • Trinity, in the Quad Cities, is a regional integrated health care delivery system including four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa with a total of 584 licensed inpatient beds. Trinity's hospitals, clinics, home health care agency, mental health center, health sciences college and residency program employ more than 3,000 employees. Together, we are working toward physician-driven, patient-centered care to achieve our vision of delivering the best outcome for every patient, every time.

The Quad Cities is a connected, creative and prosperous bi-state community on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The region is made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa

  • Moline, East Moline, and Rock island in Illinois - and other surrounding communities. The Quad Cities is a great place to live and work. It offers something for everyone including arts and culture, amazing festivals and events, innovative and superior schools and universities, and quality healthcare. The Quad Cities is a premier destination for young professionals and families and sits only hours away from Chicago, St. Louis, and Des Moines.

Responsibilities

Job Performance

  • Demonstrates competency in preparing patients for procedures

  • Correctly performs all prescribed Ultrasound procedures in an efficient manner

  • Works independently and critiques exams

  • Problem Solving skills

  • Competent in the storage and transferring of images

  • Responsible for regular rotation of on-call responsibilities.

  • Accountability

  • Customer/patient focused

  • Multicultural sensitivity

  • Teamwork

Patient Care

  • Communication written & verbal

  • Prepares patient for procedures

  • Provides education to patient and ensures consents are signed as needed for invasive procedures.

  • Obtains and records adequate patient history

  • Interprets physician's orders correctly

  • Correctly orders, tracks and charges exams in a timely fashion

  • Adaptability

  • Demonstrates competence in the administration of age appropriate care.

Quality Improvement

  • Assures equipment is in proper working order

  • Enters technical information, completes reports and surveys and complies with all regulatory agencies.

  • Completes unusual occurrences as needed

  • Participates in hospital-wide performance improvement

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of JRCERT approved school for Radiologic Technology with extensive training and experience in Ultrasound to prove competent or a graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasonography.

Experience: 1-2 years preferred minimum

License(s)/Certification(s): Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. RDMS in Abdomen and OB/GYN or registry eligible. If registry eligible, must sit for RDMS within 24 months of successfully passing Physics, Abdomen and OB/GYN.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Technical expertise, Initiative, Independent judgment, Responsible, Some clerical and computer knowledge, Collaboration, Interpersonal skills, Managing priorities.

Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


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