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Ultrasound Technologist, PRN, Heart and Vascular

High Point, NC, United States
Job ID: 110333
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 35521085232057-Vascular Laboratory

Overview

Ultrasound Technologist prepares and operates ultrasound equipment to perform diagnostic and invasive procedures of various parts of the human body with Radiologist’s guidance.

Position Highlights:

  • Shift Schedule: PRN - work on an as needed basis, day shift
  • Location: Heart & Vascular- High Point in High Point, NC

What You'll Need:

  • Associate’s degree or completion of an approved two-year approved program required
  • Valid Sonography Registration with ARDMS or ARRT is required
  • Current CPR/BLS certification required
  • Minimum of one year ultrasound technologist experience 

What You'll Do

  1. Carefully consider the needs of the patients when selecting and applying appropriate procedures, techniques, equipment and communications.
  2. Produces diagnostic quality images to include proper positioning, correct technical factors, collimation and patient identification which will be monitored by Radiologist complaints and through random QC audits; assists with and provide images for needle localization.
  3. Patiently and clearly explains procedures to the patient prior to any exam to reduce anxiety and enhance cooperation.
  4. Follows Radiation Protection Policies to avoid unnecessary exposure to the public and to self as evidenced by receiving no more than two-level II readings per year.
  5. Maintains a clean well-stocked and organized work area and notifies appropriate personnel when stock needs replenishing.
  6. Consistently performs accurate and complete quality assurance procedures in appropriate software prior to submitting the study to the Radiologist.
  7. Verifies the identity of the patient and ensures that the correct procedure is administered; obtains a relevant patient history and/or examination data and evaluates for discrepancies; Follows up with physician if necessary.
  8. Consistently and accurately enters exam data information and charges in RIS and PACS by the completion of the shift.
  9. Properly operates equipment to obtain accurate measurements.
  10. Demonstrates proficient knowledge of cross sectional anatomy required in the proper scanning procedure to produce quality diagnostic images.
  11. Transports patients as needed.
  12. Upholds a professional working relationship at all times and adheres to department rules.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Skills for Success in this Role

  • Communicates effectively and courteously on the telephone and in person with patients and colleagues
  • Knowledge of computer systems and applications
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures and protocols
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and universal precautions to establish a safe work environment
  • Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses, and other ancillary professional staff
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with public, patients, physicians, and other medical center staff
  • Generates a work atmosphere that maintains a positive attitude toward teamwork