Catholic Health Initiatives Sonographer - Diagnostic Imaging in HOUSTON, Texas

Sonographer - Diagnostic Imaging

Description

Department: Diagnostic Imaging

Shift: Days, Monday - Friday

Status: PRN

The Vintage Hospital is specifically designed to

offer a compassionate healing environment while providing its unique brand of

care to the Northwest Houston community. As well as named one of “The 20 Most

Beautiful Hospitals in the United States.” for 2014 by Soliant Health, a

leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group.

Position Summary

Performs ultrasound exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the direction of the Medical Director; Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test. Performs complete diagnostic imaging test inclusive of positioning patient, equipment management, and documentation of findings.

Qualifications

Minimum Experience

Licensure and Certifications

  • Associate’s Degree preferred

  • Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or ARRT;

  • CPR/BLS certification

Experience

  • One (1) or more years of experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good alpha/numeric dexterity and handwriting skill

  • Interpersonal skills for communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel.

  • Must have good written and oral communication skills

Position Responsibilities

  1. Performs ultrasound exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the direction of the Medical Director

  2. Prepares equipment ensuring that it is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards

  3. Problem-solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative or CES regarding equipment problems

  4. Ensures that daily equipment and room maintenance are performed before/during/ after each procedure, and that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control standards

  5. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained

  6. Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure

  7. Demonstrates competency in PACS process and Performs the daily QA process

  8. Actively Participates with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient exams.

  9. Communicates with Patient Transportation, Nursing Units, Physician Offices, and other diagnostic areas to ensure that the patients receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner

  10. Performs portable examinations (when applicable) at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide immediate diagnostic testing when needed

  11. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images

  12. Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to Accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings

  13. Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information with medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician

  14. Assumes responsibility for the safety, emotional and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographers care

  15. Assists with the daily operations of the ultrasound suite

  16. Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations

  17. Maintains a daily log of patient’s seen/ completes exam-billing forms

  18. Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and Maintains adequate supplies

  19. Participates in the maintenance of the ultrasound accreditation

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKE VINTAGE

Daily Schedule Days/PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0189202

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.