Ultrasound Tech - PRN in Galax, VA at Twin County Regional Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Twin County Regional Healthcare

Performs two dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs, vascular structures, and soft tissues to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from infants to geriatric. Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with JCAHO, federal, and state laws.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

High School graduate or equivalent

Registered or registry eligible by ARDMS or ARRT in Ultrasonography

Current BLS certification

Responsibilities:

Able to safely operate all Ultrasound and Arterial Doppler equipment

Provides patient education

Assists in maintaining records and reports

Takes call as scheduled

Interacts professionally with patients, patient’s family, physicians, physician’s offices, and other departments throughout the hospital to ensure the appropriate and highest quality of patient care

Maintains Continuing Education credits as required by ARDMS or ARRT

Participates in Performance Improvement activities

Knows and follows Environment of Care standards

Knows and follows TCRH Policy and Procedure

Participates in Joint Commission preparation and compliance

Reports to work on time as scheduled

Is able to perform all essential General, OB, Small Parts, Special Procedure and Vascular Ultrasound procedures per protocol for all age groups including: infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients

Is familiar with the RIS and PACS systems

Monitors departmental activities to ensure accuracy and efficiency of procedures

Provides care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient

Is familiar with and follows HIPAA regulations to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality

Is familiar with the RIS and PACS systems

Must have excellent customer relations skills

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Sitting and standing for periods exceeding 30 minutes regularly

Able to assists and transport patients of 300+ pounds to table at waist high or lower

Lifting and carrying to exceed 15 pounds regularly

Must be able to transport patients/equipment from one floor to another by elevator

Must be able to climb stairs

Requires considerable manual dexterity to operate computer

Reading and vision required to interpret requisition, set up equipment, interpret and manipulate on-screen commands

Exposure to blood and body fluids is frequent and one must carry out universal precautions according to hospital policy

May be exposed to injury by irrational and disturbed patients and patients with communicable diseases

Work involves mental activity

Work involves potential exposure to ionizing radiation

Job Requirements

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