Catholic Health Initiatives Sonographer, Ultrasound, Medical Center Jewish Northeast, PRN in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Sonographer, Ultrasound, Medical Center Jewish Northeast, PRN

Description

Responsible

for performing procedures to ensure quality patient care. Works with all age population in caring for

patients. This document is only a

description/performance appraisal that states the performance expectations of

this position and provides a tool for rating that performance. The major responsibilities have been listed

below. At times the employee may be assigned

other duties.

Responsibilities

1.

Demonstrates

the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care

appropriate to the age of the patients

served.

1.1 Performsa comprehensive evaluation of neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult andgeriatric patients to evaluate the physiological needs specific to the age ofthe patients served.

1.2 Demonstrates knowledge related to

the age appropriate behavior of neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and

geriatrics to evaluate the growth and development of the patient.

1.3 Demonstrates the ability to

provide medical treatment based tested knowledge related to the age specific

requirements of neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric

patients.

1.4 Demonstrates proficiency in the

operation of equipment utilized to perform the essential functions of the job.

2.

Performs procedures to ensure quality patient

care.

2.1

Conducts patient examinations according to

established departmental procedures.

2.2 Demonstrates accurate anatomical positioning

and knowledge of ultrasound anatomy.

2.3 Performs and/or assists

physicians with special procedures utilizing special equipment.

2.4 Prepares imaging devices and

needed supplies in accordance with prescribed procedures.

2.5

As related to assigned areas:

  • Prepares and checks equipment accessories and supplies

  • Warms up equipment and checks operation at

beginning of each day.

  • Cleans and disinfects equipment after each use

  • Replaces axillary equipment after each use

  • Overall wipe down and reorganization of rooms at

end of each shift

  • Follows room checklist for supplies at end of

each shift and replaces items according to posted list located in each room.

2.6

Observes patient and machine during procedure; always informs appropriate

nursing personnel of any changes in patient’s condition; regularly performs

basic nursing functions in regards to patient care.

3.

Prepares and directs patients for

diagnostic examinations.

3.1

Verifies order in chart/requisitions

and documents clinical history prior to all examinations.

3.2

Checks the patient identification prior

to the exam.

3.3

Thoroughly explains the procedure to be

performed in order to facilitate cooperation and obtains signed consent form

prior to exam when required.

3.4

Demonstrates competence at all times

transferring patient to examination table and seeing the patient is properly

clothed and covered for the examination.

3.5

Explains post-procedure care to patient

after each examination.

4.

Participates in hospital and department

quality assurance programs to ensure safety and satisfaction.

4.1 Follows

established quality assurance monitoring requirements as documented in quality

assurance logs.

4.2 Provides radiation protection to patient,

staff and self according to prescribed safety standards.

4.2 Performs daily safety warm up and quality control checks for

each radiographic room/equipment assigned.

4.3 Regularly practices aseptic techniques as

necessary to prevent cross contamination to

patients/staff, and instruments.

Strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures.

4.4 Demonstrates ability to conduct hospital disaster fire and

code evacuation policies.

4.5 Demonstrates a complete understanding of safety procedures

as evidenced by no employee incident form, attends to personal health affairs

to avoid conflict with work responsibilities.

5.

Maintains professional development and

education for technical competency.

5.1

Attends the departmental in services as

documented by the sign sheets.

5.2

Attends education, information and

training programs as assigned by the manager or Human Resources as documented

by sign in sheets.

5.3

Maintains current knowledge of CPR,

disaster, fire and safety plans as verified by appropriate documentation and

evaluation.

6.

Contributes to the efficient operation

of the department to ensure quality, accuracy, and the best use of resources.

6.1

Functions in other department

capacities as directed by supervisor or administrator as dictated by department

workload needs.

6.2

Functions as emergency call

technologist on a rotational basis as assigned.

6.3

Completes all necessary procedures each day,

and working overtime as necessary.

6.4

Maintains and replenishes supplies and

linens in assigned work area at the beginning and end of each day.

6.5

Functions as multi imaging technologist

in department as assigned.

6.6

Maintains department records to ensure

account documentation.

7.

Demonstrates complete working knowledge

of equipment within assigned area.

7.1

Demonstrates competency and proficiency

with ultrasound equipment and equipment in various locations in diagnostic

imaging.

7.2

Demonstrates knowledge and location of

all ancillary and emergency patient care equipment (O2), suction, crash carts,

defibulator/monitor) as documented on orientation check list located in each

room.

7.3

Demonstrates working knowledge of all

accessory equipment.

7.4

Any immobilization should be explained

to patient or responsible party and necessity there of so as to avoid

liability. Competently arranges,

attaches, or adjusts immobilization and supportive devices such as sand bags,

binders, and ankle supports to obtain precise position, to prevent patient from

moving and to lessen discomfort.

7.5

Reviews patient condition and

determines the proper exposure factor for each radiograph; calculates proper

voltage current, and exposure time, selects proper film, and places proper

markers on cassettes, refers to department manuals as needed.

7.6

Maintains cleanliness of work

environment and equipment prior to patient use to ensure proper infection

control.

8.

Knowledge and performance of the Code of Conduct Standards.

8.1

The incumbent demonstrates a commitment

to a high level of professional and ethical

standards in his/her daily activities, consistent with the Code of

conduct and related JHSMH policies.

8.2

The incumbent maintains integrity in

business activities by following legal standards,

maintaining

confidentiality of patient and business information and reporting known or

suspected

misconduct.

8.3

The incumbent has completed the

required annual general compliance training and any

department-specific

training, as appropriate.

  1. The employee honors the Jewish

Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Mission Statement, Vision Statement and

Corporate Values. The incumbent understands:

9.1

That JHSMH provides the highest quality

of care to the community through respect,

dignity and

compassion regardless of race, creed, national origin or the individual’s

ability

to pay and;

9.2

That JHSMH provides leadership in

pioneering new services through increased allocation

of resources for

research and education.

  1. Demonstrates

the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the

patients served.

10.1

Performs a comprehensive evaluation of

pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric

patients to

evaluate the physiological needs specific to the age of the patients served.

10.2

Demonstrates knowledge related to the

age appropriate behavior of pediatrics,

adolescents,

adults and geriatrics to evaluate the growth and development of the patient.

10.3

Demonstrates the ability to provide

medical treatment based tested knowledge of

related to the

age specific requirements of pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric

patients.

10.4

Demonstrates proficiency in the

operation of equipment utilized to perform the essential

functions of

the job.

  1. Maintains

confidentiality of information of the department.

11.1

Maintains confidentiality of departmental information according to established

procedures

with no reported errors.

11.2

Releases confidential information only

in accordance with the confidentiality policy and/or

approval of the

Director.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduate of

accredited School

of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

and/or equivalent clinical experience.

RequiredExperience:

ARDMS or ARRT (US) within 12 months of hire, must pass physics exam

within 90 days of hire date. At least 6

months experience preferred. .

Licensure: Must be registered or eligible for American Registry of

Radiologic Technology, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, and or

Registered Vascular Technician. CPR/BLS required

Skills: Knowledge of x-ray

equipment, oral and written communication skills, and quick emergency skills.

  • For those hired after November 14,

2016, KentuckyOne Health will verify education required by the position,

through primary source verification, prior to beginning employment. Education

verification will also include the collection of a high school diploma or

equivalent, transcript, or other written validation of education.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstratesa commitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheres toand exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres toorganizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Workscollaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstratesexceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians,patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are EqualOpportunity EmployersCBKYONE

Job Radiology/Imaging

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-MEDICAL CENTER NORTHEAST

Daily Schedule Varies

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0112357