Perrforms Ultrasound procedures under the direction to the Ultrasound Supervisor and the Radiologist that follow ultrasound standards in a safe, accurate and timely manner which are necessary to allow the radiologist and/or physician to make an ultrasound diagnosis.
- Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards.
- Operates ultrasonic equipment and performs diagnostic procedures such as abdominal, pelvic, vascular, and intervention sonograms which require the application of ultrasonic technology.
- Maintains pertinent records and statistical data.
- Reviews patient history and other supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
- Explains procedures to patients to assure cooperation and optimum test results; positions patient.
- Assists physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, renal biopsies, etc.; scans patient, marls patient's body, determines angle for puncture while maintaining sterile technique.
- Coordinates patient scheduling function with defined parameters.
- Coordinates, where applicable, diagnostic instrumentation and personnel within sub-specialty area.
- Plans, implements and maintains an appropriate quality assurance performance testing program for diagnostic equipment.
- Independently performs, or guides the testing procedures done by others and evaluates test results.
- Recommends appropriate maintenance and servicing of instrumentation as determined by image quality and/or performance testing results.
- Notifies manager of abnormal variances and initiates service call.
- Operates Ultrasound equipment as required to obtain diagnostic exams according to Radiologist specifications; will assist the Radiologist in wide range of sterile procedures.
- Responsible for the care and treatment of all age ranges of patients, which may use Imaging and Diagnostic Services, to include pediatric, adolescent and geriatric.
- Works independently. Performs a variety of procedures requiring independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative.
- Assumes responsibility for designated areas and/or procedures as required.
- Maintains and monitors department supplies.
- Continuously strives to develop/improve relationships with all customers.
- Actively participates in department quality improvement/assurance
- Education: Satisfactory completion of a formal ultrasound program that meets standards of approval for eligibility of registry by ARDMS Registration is required with 1 year of employment.
- Minimum Experience: Minimum 1-2 years’ experience. Must be a graduate of Allied health training program recognized by the ARDMS. Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology. Knowledge of the principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation. Knowledge of ultrasound imaging and equipment. Knowledge of universal precautions.
- Minimum skills/abilities: English communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Basic computer knowledge.
- Certification/Licensure: BLS certification either upon hire or within a 90 day period is required. ARDMS registered or registry eligible with completion within one year of hire date. Registry area should be appropriate to the scope of practice.
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 58040