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Ultrasound Technologist - Radiology-Ultrasound at Northwest Community Healthcare

Ultrasound Technologist - Radiology-Ultrasound

Northwest Community Healthcare Bedford Park, IL (On Site) Full-Time
Shift: Full time, Nights, Every other weekend, 32 Hrs/week

Reporting to the Director of Radiology/Imaging with accountability to the team facilitator and the team, performs ultrasound scans on patients in order to assist physicians in the diagnosis of medical disorders. Monitors patient's condition; maintains area equipment and supplies; assists in training technologists and students.

1. Independently performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures assigned by the team facilitator; operates stationary and portable ultrasound units.

2. Explains examination procedure to the patient and responds to patient's questions. Utilizes and promotes AIDET concepts in all customer interactions.

3. Assists patient from wheelchair to the examining table; ensures patient privacy by properly covering the patient and pulling the privacy curtain during the procedure.

4. Monitors patient's condition frequently while in the Ultrasound area; reports any critical changes in the patient's condition to the Radiologist or nurse.

5. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, treat, and care for all age groups of patients (neonatal through geriatric); implements assessment/treatment/care based on the developmental stages of the patient. Involves family/guardian in plan of care and conducts patient and family education, as appropriate, considering the developmental needs of the patient.

6. Retrieves medications that are not controlled substances.

7. Enters correct patient demographics into ultrasound unit. Prepares and labels ultrasound films with patient's name and medical record number, date, and technologists initials.

8. Maintains equipment and accessories; cleans equipment on a regular basis; reports all broken and malfunctioning equipment to supervisor. Performs quality control on a monthly basis.

9. Maintains organization and cleanliness in the Ultrasound area; orders supplies or cleaning service, as needed.

10. Assists in the training of technologists and students.

11. Shares on-call responsibilities with other technologists.

12. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies, and procedures.

1. The level of knowledge normally obtained through an accredited Ultrasound program including clinical training.

2. All sonographers must be certified and currently registered as a RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer), RT(S), RT (VS) (American Registry of Radiologic Technology-Sonography/Vascular Sonography), RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) or RVS (Registered Vascular Specialist) or registry eligible. If registry eligible, must obtain certification within 24 months of graduation from ultrasound program.

3. Knowledge of and/or experience in the correct use of body mechanics.

4. Current CPR certification.

5. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with patients who may be anxious or confused and to interact with physicians and other hospital staff.

6. The communication skills necessary to interact effectively with patients.

7. Ability communicate effectively with the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient needs.

8. Ability to work efficiently and cope with urgent and emergent situations.

9. The ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

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