Ultrasonographer II PRN

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Location:
Arlington, TX US
Job ID:
98245
Department:
RADIOLOGY-ULTRASOUND
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
PRN
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial

Qualifications/Duties:
Work Hours/Schedule:
PRN variable shift, flexible as needed and on call

Education Required:
Associate's Degree Graduate of an AMA approved accredited Ultrasound Program

Experience Required:
6 Months clinical experience
1 year or more in a hospital setting is preferred

Licenses and Certifications Required:
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - upon hire
Or
ARDMS - American Registry for Diagnostic and Medical Sonographers - must have 2 certifications if no ARRT upon hire
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support
RVT - Registered Vascular Technologist preferred
RVS - Registered Vascular Specialist preferred

Skills Required:
Competency in scanning/equipment operation. Excellent communication skills. Ability to multitask and prioritize.

Job Duties/Essential Functions:

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing
• Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to and during exam.
• Images correct anatomical area of interest and pathology according to department protocols.
• Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations.
• Adjusts ultrasound parameters appropriately for quality images.
• Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique.
• Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, suggest differential diagnosis.
• Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS.
• Correctly sends and transfers images to PACS.
• Works in tandem with staff to ensure laser images from modality or PACS are printed as needed.

Equipment Operation and Maintenance
• Adjusts technical parameters to optimize image.
• Operates, cares for and maintains equipment.
• Applies proper knowledge of instrumentation, probe selection and cognitive sonographic skills.
• Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction.
• Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards.
• Adheres to hospital standards for infection control for patient, equipment, and self.
• Stocks/maintains supplies and linen.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards.

Patient Care
• Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies).
• Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time-out procedures.
• Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID.
• Obtains patient history.
• Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices, and monitor patient during imaging.
• Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment.
• Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient.
• Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed.

Professional Accountability and Partnership
• Maintains ARDMS, CME credits and CPR yearly or when applicable (ARRT and CMRT if applicable).
• Attends departmental continuing education, meetings, and checks email routinely.
• Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement.
• Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary.
• Performs any assignment deemed necessary by supervisor


Entity Information:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.  For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.
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