Ultrasound Technician-Radiology- Per Diem- Varied in Harlingen, TX at Harlingen Medical Center

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    5501 U.S. 77
    Harlingen, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Overview Ultrasound Technologist demonstrates competency in performing all ultrasound exams, ensuring proficiency in producing technical and diagnostic scans for interpretation. Positions patient and equipment and produce an appropriate recording. The Ultrasound Technician is responsible for processing and transmission of Images to PACS.

Responsibilities Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
Explains exam to patient.  Instructs and assists the patient in assuming physical position for exam.
Able to assess patient pain interfering with procedure- makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
Modifies patient positioning techniques and / or views relative to the patient’s physical and cognitive abilities.
Utilize optimum technical factors to maximize resolution sets high personal standards for image quality.
Completes examination worksheets completely and accurately.
Work pace is consistent with the standards of other workers. Is able to assist Radiologist with procedures by having all supplies and equipment ready.
Takes care of patients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs from neonate to geriatric.
Transports and positions patients accurately for all phases of diagnostic ultrasound.
Covers patients while during exam and while transporting them.
Maintains on-call response time within hospital policy. Maybe required to use a pager while on standby.
Collects data for the PI Program. Participates in the department PI Program. Documents and reports PI issues to supervisors.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer instruction.
Checks and logs Cidex on each shift or as required.
Uses personal protective equipment appropriately and regularly.
Informs and educates patients and families regarding procedure to be performed.
Ascertains patient understanding of process and informed consent. 
Checks patients’ identification before exams by at least two methods.
Reduces risk of health care acquired infections through proper hand washing and equipment disinfecting.
Follows hospital policies to reduce risk of wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure occurrences.
Documents all medication reactions/infiltrations on appropriate form.
Works to improve effectiveness of communication among caregivers by;
a.    Communicates and documents patients condition/history for Radiologist
b.   Sends all applicable results of prior examinations with telerad examinations
c.     Has all abnormal results that are given verbally read back to ensure accuracy
Demonstrates safe/ careful use of all equipment.
Reports all equipment malfunctions and call for service immediately using department protocol.
Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1) Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

1.      RDMS (ARDMS) or S (ARRT) certification in at least one body or region required within 90 days of hire and maintain.

2.      Graduate an accredited ultrasound program or current certification as identified in #1 and graduation within 90 days of hire.

3.      Previous experience preferred.

4.      Current BCLS (AHA) certificate.

5.      Proficient computer skills


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