Covenant Health

Job Title
Ultrasound Tech II
ID
3475534
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
ULTRASOUND

Overview

Regional

 

Ultrasound Technologist

PRN/OCC, Variable Shifts, Per Pay Period

Some weekends will be required 

 

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke.  We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.

 

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of Covenant Health, a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as its 2020 “Best-in-State-Employer” for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.

 

Position Summary:

Performs physician defined routine and specialized ultrasound procedures.  Performs complex tasks associated with the operations of ultrasound equipment to produce high quality ultrasound images.  The ultrasound technologist is responsible for maintaining a safe ultrasound environment at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Performs procedures or examinations under the order of a licensed medical practitioner for diagnostic interpretation.
  • Ensure the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information.
  • Conduct patient clinical assessment.
  • Obtains and documents pertinent clinical information and technical findings for review by physician for order clarification and follow-through.
  • Identifies and documents any limitations to the sonography examination. Reviews examination images, synthesize examination results, and prepare preliminary findings for physician prior to physician interpretation.
  • Documents any incidental findings that might impact patient safety or patient care.
  • Demonstrates competency in critical thinking skills, including demonstration of competency in addressing the age-specific needs of the patient population served.
  • Follows established processes for supply charging, stock maintenance and vendor ordering.
  • Performs complex tasks associated with the operation of an ACR accredited Ultrasound Department and related equipment to produce high quality ultrasound images.
  • Selects appropriate associated equipment/data manipulation to achieve desired results with factors influencing data acquisition.
  • Technically proficient in the operation and quality control aspects of scanning and image recording equipment specific to the assigned work area.
  • Identifies and screens patient. Obtains patient history, completes and verifies accurate consents, informed consent and/or permits as needed.
  • Performs quality imaging procedures through technical expertise of equipment and procedure protocols. Assists physicians with US procedures when needed.
  • Follows the Joint Commission procedures regarding medication preparation/usage on patient for minimally invasive procedures.
  • Follow policy regarding time out prior to minimally invasive procedures being performed.
  • Practices aseptic technique and uses universal precautions.
  • Applies appropriate infection prevention techniques and processes.
  • Provides patient instructions/education to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety during exams.
  • Positions patients for ultrasound imaging using immobilization and protective equipment to minimize risk to patient, self and others.
  • Positions patient and equipment to best demonstrate the anatomic area of interest, respecting the patient’s ability, safety and comfort.
  • Provides for psychological and physical needs of patients for ultrasound imaging procedures. Proficient in patient assessment and monitoring.
  • Provides patient services consistent with the Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for Diagnostic Sonographer.
  •  Assumes responsibility for patient needs during procedures and assists patients, families, practitioners and visitors, as needed.
  • Completes required education assignments annually.
  • Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Proficient in required data entry, record maintenance and statistical data.
  • Maintains patient’s confidential records, reports and files, following established HIPAA guidelines.
  • Stays current in Basic Life Support (BLS) and performs BLS as needed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: Must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority at the time license and/or certification was granted.

 

Minimum Experience: Clinical training appropriate to the specified modality and registered in at least one ultrasound modality.

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain ARDMS, ARRT (S), ARRT (VS), or CCI licensure. State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines. RDMS and RVT licensure prefered, but will consider new graduate with some vascular experience.

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