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Ultrasound Tech Internal Contract (Weekend Fri-Sun | Nightshift 7P to 7A)

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Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 120839
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Job Type: Temporary
Department Name: 12011053139352-Ultrasound


Job Summary

Under indirect supervision, performs all duties associated with acquisition, processing, submission for interpretation, and archiving of radiographic images. Responsible for the care of the patient while in the ultrasound department.

Essential Functions

  • Problem Solving and Decision-Making: Approaches problems using a methodical approach and analyzes information to make well thought-out decisions.
  • Environment of Care Consciousness: Demonstrates awareness of best practices and promotes patient safety. Is compliant with Fire Safety, General Safety, Hazardous Materials and Wastes, Emergency Management, Medical Equipment, and Security and Utility Systems policies, procedures, and guidelines. 
  • Operation Excellence/Diversity: Embrace, practice and promote the principles of Operation Excellence by offering assistance and meeting the needs of patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers with a sense of urgency and in alignment with organizational metrics for Experience. Creates an inclusive welcoming environment and recognizes the importance of individual, religious and cultural diversity in developing effective teams/ workgroups.
  • Personal Accountability: Takes responsibility and demonstrates reliability and dependability by taking initiative, following through on commitments, and assuming ownership for successfully completing job responsibilities.
  • Performance/Quality Improvement/Contribution to Achieving Goals: Contributes to positive outcomes for the department, strives for excellence and helps to achieve departmental goals. Practices and contributes to the organization’s vision, mission and values by identifying opportunities for improving services, processes, or outcomes and participating in defining and implementing solutions. Continually develops personally and professionally. 
  • Corporate/ Regulatory Compliance/Ethics: Demonstrates understanding and assures compliance with federal and state regulations and accrediting agency standards. Is familiar with and complies with departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Patient Satisfaction/Employee Satisfaction: Identifies and communicates direct relationship between employee satisfaction and patient satisfaction. Strive for high employee and patient satisfaction at all times.
  • Positions patients and selects appropriate protocol to demonstrate anatomy of area of interest based on accepted ultrasound/sonography principles. Judges diagnostic quality of finished medical images prior to submission to radiologist for interpretation.
  • Under indirect supervision of the radiologist the technologist customizes each patient exam based on accepted ultrasound/sonography principles in order to optimize the diagnostic value of each specific imaging encounter.
  • Reviews all diagnostic ultrasound requests for appropriateness based on clinical information provided. All questionable orders are communicated to the radiologist for final approval.
  • Performs clerical responsibilities associated with acquisition, processing and archiving of patient records. Completes exams in EPIC and turns in fee tickets to capture charges for procedures performed.
  • Offers detailed explanation of diagnostic procedures to patients prior and answers questions as appropriate.
  • Observes patient while in ultrasound for change in status and makes appropriate intervention or contacts primary care givers for instruction.
  • Supervises students and directs other personnel that may be assigned to the area for which they are responsible including student radiographers/sonographers.
  • Identifies and corrects problems as appropriate with all critical occurrences reported to the next level of authority
  • Maintains all required continuing education and applicable certifications as a radiographer/ultrasound technologist.

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Must be a High School or GED Diploma Graduate. 
  • Graduate of an approved School of Ultrasound. 
  • Registered in Ultrasound by the ARRT (S) or ARDMS.
  • 2 year of experience required.
  • Must complete and consistently demonstrate the requirements of a competency checklist for the assigned position/shift.