Covenant Health

Job Title
Ultrasound Tech III
ID
3523804
Facility
LeConte Medical Center
Department Name
RADIOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC

Overview

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Ultrasound Technologist

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours and Shifts Per Pay Period

Must be available to work night, days, weekends , holidays and help cover call if needed.

 

LeConte Medical Center Overview:

LeConte Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network and is a 79-bed community hospital located in the heart of Sevier County. We’re a full-service, not-for-profit hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing Sevier County community. LeConte offers a full range of health services, including top-tier specialists, a modern ER, and a beautiful Women’s Center. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.lecontemedicalcenter.com/about-leconte-medical-center/.

As you’d expect, we offer our employees a robust benefits package, including:

  • 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 diagnostic imaging procedures.  Provides support assistance/activities as needed.  Performs all duties of Ultrasound technologists.

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.

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 and certification appropriate to the specified modality and three (3) years clinical ultrasound experience

 

Licensure Requirement:       Must have and maintain ARDMS, ARRT (S), ARRT (VS), or CCI licensure.  State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines

 

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