Department:OH1FC_15000_000 Diagnostic Radiology
Expected Weekly Hours:0
Position Purpose:An affiliation of Mount Carmel and Fairfield Medical Center, Diley Ridge Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical complex that includes emergency, inpatient and diagnostic services as well as an attached medical office building. Located in Canal Winchester, the center serves patients throughout northern Fairfield County, including the communities of Pickerington, Groveport, Canal Winchester, Carroll, Baltimore and Violet Township.
At Diley Ridge Medical Center, we’re proud to be a part of the lives of the people in our community. That's why we're looking for Sonographers who have a strong spirit of community, sense of teamwork and constant focus on excellence.
Job Description Details:
Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Education: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Program, registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) required.
- Experience: Prior experience as RDMS Required; prior experience as a Registered Vascular Technologist, (RVT) preferred.
- Able to perform professional duties with minimal supervision or no supervision.
- Possesses a high level of professionalism and the ability to establish good rapport with staff, patients and physicians.
- Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Current CPR certification required.
- Exhibits the Service Excellence Behavior Standards, role modeling excellence for all to see. For example: demonstrates friendliness and courtesy, effective communication creates a professional environment and provides first class service.
- Clinical Practice: (1) Performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations upon order of physician. (2) Analyzes ultrasound examinations for quality control purposes. (3) Prepares completed exam for interpretation by a radiologist. (4) Operates equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines. (5) Operates PACS equipment. (6) Performs non-technical tasks and indirect patient care activities (i.e.) Patient transport, movement & positioning. (7) Correctly responds to emergency situations, such as code blue, contrast media reaction, emergency operations plan etc.
- Communication: (1) Communicates pertinent clinical information to appropriate members of the patient care team & department personnel. (2) Keeps patient / family appraised / updated. Establishes and maintains strong positive communication with patients and families.
- Collaboration: Confers with Registered Nurses and physicians relative to procedure and patient preparation.
- Education: Provides patient & family education relative to the procedure being performed.
- Safe Practice: (1) Follows established guidelines for Risk Management and Organizational Integrity programs and applicable regulatory requirements. (2) Follows guidelines for radiation safety as outlined in Radiation Safety Policy Manual. (3) Follows guidelines for ultrasound imagaing as outlined in policy manual. (4) Ensures patient safety during the procedure. (5) Follows guidelines for Infection control and environmental exposure, as outlined in MSDS.
- Documentation: (1) Enters patient charges; responsible for charge error correction. (2) Documents accurately & completely, pertinent assessments, interventions & outcomes in accordance with documentation standards, policies, procedures and / or guidelines. (3) Updates & maintains computerized and hard copy patient records.
- Computer Skills: (1) Utilizes computer systems appropriate to area effectively. (2) Utilizes internet and intranet appropriately.
- Initiative: (1) Maintains a responsible attitude toward individual performance in accordance with approved policies & procedures. (2) Responsible for the meeting individual education and training requirements. (3) Responsible to facilitate improvement in patient care services, staff / physician relationships and the working climate. (4) Responsible / accountable for professional development and maintaining licensure. (5) Responsible for own education. (6) Attends departmental meetings as required. (7) Assists in orientation of new staff and participates in student instruction and experiences when requested. (8) Assists in maintenance of departmental compliance with continuous regulatory readiness.
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