Texas Health Resources Ultrasonographer II PRN (Variable shifts) in Allen, Texas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Allen is seeking an Ultrasonographer II in the Radiology Ultrasound Department
PRN: As Needed
Variable shifts based on the departments needs
Minimum Education Requirements:
Graduate of accredited ultrasound technology or enhanced program.
Minimum Licensure/Certification Requirements:
ARDMS registry required. BCLS current upon hire. Vascular registry preferred.
Minimum Experience Requirements:
A minimum of six months direct ultrasound experience required. One year experience in Vascular, Abdomen and OB GYN preferred
Minimum Skill Requirements:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to think and act using independent and sound clinical judgment. Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment and maintain consistent high quality imaging standards. Ability to follow established departmental protocols and procedures. Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
Checks accuracy of patients orders before day of exam when orders are available.
Contacts physician’s office to acquire correct orders.
Maintains physician order compliance with exam completed.
Ensures proper supply par level/inventory for exams.
Provides patient history to radiologist for proper exam protocols.
Ensures completion of patient forms for pregnancy/medication list.
Adheres to appropriate standards regarding patient safety, falls, hand washing, two patient identifiers, sterile technique, standard precautions, and time outs.
Provides proper patient education on exam, outcome, and follow up with primary care physician.
Collaborates with other modalities regarding shared patients, ensuring efficiency in patient exams.
Responds appropriately to age/culture/sex/emotional development of patients.
Educates patients on an appropriate age specific level regarding their exams.
Utilizes ticket to ride.
Ensures proper body mechanics and utilizes appropriate equipment when transporting patients.
Follows up with patient/radiologist regarding critical results and documents in EMR.
Utilizes SALT (safety, action, learning, tool) to document appropriate hospital incidents including near miss.
Ability to recognize patient distress and call for appropriate help.
Service recovery: routinely provides patients with available options when there will be a delay in service and notifies supervisor of all avoidable delays.
Imaging Procedures: Quality and Processing
Performs Sonographic procedures and processes images according to established protocols under the direction of a physician.
Adheres to radiologists expectations regarding diagnostic image quality.
Follows appropriate ACR and ICAVL guidelines for diagnostic exams.
Ability to provide explanation regarding limited studies and exercises available options when study is limited due to lack of patient cooperation or equipment limitations.
Ability to annotate proper body parts, laterality, and accurately document patient information.
Process/manipulate images to provide diagnostic image quality/accurate data for image interpretation.
Ability to compensate for sound wave properties based on tissue type and pathology ensuring diagnostic image quality.
Utilization of quality controls and regulatory standards to ensure image quality and safe patient care.
Ensures completed exams are finalized in PACS and reports sent to ordering physician.
Utilizes downtime forms and procedures.
Ensures accurate exam charging and notifies supervisor in a timely manner regarding discrepancies/concerns.
Accesses HELP desk in a timely manner regarding PACS/RIS and other IT issues that may impact workflow.
Equipment Operations and Maintenance
Maintains sanitary work environment and ensures cleanliness of ultrasound machines.
Appropriately handles disposal and usage of cleaning chemicals.
Uses first in first out for proper rotation of stock/supplies.
Records preventive maintenance (PM’s) to ensure equipment maintains longer life.
Ensures that protocols match ACR accreditation and imaging requirements for patient exams.
Routinely checks crash cart and is familiar with location and retrieval for emergent situations.
Ability to timely report equipment issues to biomedical engineering and provide follow up with staff regarding equipment status.
Effectively utilizes full capacity of equipment to provide optimal imaging.
Perform other duties as assigned
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed, acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. Hospital services include women’s care, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. Texas Health Allen is a World Health Organization-designated "Baby-Friendly Hospital" and was the first hospital in Texas to receive the distinction. The hospital is a Level IV trauma center and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, which makes our facility intensely qualified to serve our community and your professional aspirations.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.