Lead Ultrasonographer

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Plano, TX US
Job ID:
Radiology US
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
Full Time
Texas Health Plano

Work Hours/ Schedule: M-F 6:30 am-2:00 PM

Minimum Education Required:
Graduate of an AMA approved ultrasound program

Minimum Experience Required:
Eight (8) years experience

Minimum Licensure/Certifications Required:
Basic cardiac life support (CPR), RDMS registry in 3 modalities, one of which is RVT Vascular Technology (VT).

Minimum Required Skills:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, self-directed and independent.

Qualification/ Duties:
Greets and acknowledges patient using minimum of 2 patient identifiers, (name and DOB). Appropriately handles patients with IV’s, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices. Uses locks on equipment when transferring patient to wheelchair or stretcher. Uses side rails on exam stretcher.
Recognizes patient's emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive, and psychosocial conditions. Transports patients as needed. Checks physician's orders and requisitions to ensure accuracy of exam and relevant clinical information.

Prepares room for exam, performs complex procedures including age-related criteria and developmental considerations. Reviews daily and weekly exams to prepare in advance for staffing needs. Establishes daily and weekly work assignments. Demonstrates correct anatomical and positional annotations and information on images. Orients new hires to department protocols. Knowledge of technique parameters to deliver high quality images. Performs and produces quality ultrasound exams. Interpretation skills to determine if need for repeat. Demonstrates ability to send images, record patient information and retrieve information. Safeguards personal information of others. Ensures all records are handled in a proper manner

Keeps ARDMS, CPR, & (ARRT if applicable) licensure current and in good standing. Adheres to HR policies, dress code, time and attendance, etc. Passes annual skills evaluation. Identifies self and department promptly when answering phone. Multitasks and actively maintains daily schedule. Appropriately responds to scheduling calls and requests of clinical staff. Ensures smooth operation and maintains professional image of the Department. Creates a safe work environment. Demonstrates cost effective awareness, avoids wasteful use of supplies and time. Uses downtime wisely. Attends continuing education classes and other educational resources.

Adheres to hospital standards for infection control for patient, equipment, and self. Uses proper hand washing techniques. Cleans equipment with hospital approved disinfectant after each patient and prepares equipment and room for next use. Operates, cares for and general maintenance of equipment to provide proper utilization. Accepts ultimate responsibility for maintaining equipment. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction to ensure timely repairs and patient safety. Understands image quality, physics, and safety to public and self and can apply these principles. Knowledgeable of process to report patient events.

Identifies and offers suggestions for improvement to work flow and processes. Follows quality control guidelines, adheres to workplace standards. Utilizes available resources to further education and gain information. Works in partnership with patients, families, co-workers and physicians to enhance the patient family journey for a desired outcome. Understands value of teamwork and teambuilding and applies these principles. Ensures the patient confidentiality and safety are maintained.

Adapts willingly to change in responsibilities. Provides flexibility in schedule volunteers to accommodate staffing needing and accepts change without difficulty. Does more that is required. Uses downtime wisely. Attends 9 out of 12 department staff meetings.

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities since 1991. This full-service facility features a full range of specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology, adult and adolescent behavioral health, pediatrics, an adult intensive care unit, state of the art and technologically advanced surgical services and a Level III NICU. Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and over 1,360 physicians on its medical staff in more than 65 specialties.  The hospital is an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility, accredited Chest Pain Center by The Joint Commission, named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County and a Gold-Level Mother Friendly business.  Texas Health Plano is the recipient of the Disease Specific Care Certifications from the Joint Commission in Chest Pain, Joint Replacement – Hip and Joint Replacement – Knee and an Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.   We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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