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Candler County Hospital, P.O. Box 597, 400 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439
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Ultrasound Tech

Job Type
Fulltime
Category
Clinical
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Metter, GA
Job Description

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JOB SUMMARY:

Ultrasound Professionals provides diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. Person in this position must be able to perform echocardiography, vascular and general ultrasound studies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to: 

  • Perform diagnostic ultrasound procedures which include echocardiography, vascular studies (carotid ultrasound, Arterial and Venous exams), and general (renal, scrotal, thyroid, etc.) studies 
  • Ensure that all patient studies are reviewed for accuracy and quality before assigning report to reading physician
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge in operating ultrasound equipment in a safe, hazard free environment.                      
  • Has knowledge of and practices all safety procedures for patients and personnel.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate with physicians, patients and other hospital personnel by sharing pertinent/important information and by practicing the team approach to continuously improve efficiency.
  • Attends in-house in-service sessions in order to be aware of current up-date equipment, administration changes and safety procedures.
  • Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  • Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions.
  • Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
  • Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.
  • Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains competency appropriate for job responsibilities.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with all hospital policies, procedures, and regulations.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATION and EDUCATIONAL AND /OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Certified ARRT required
  • Current CPR certification
  • Vascular registered or Vascular registry eligible. Vascular registry required within 6 months of employment 
  • Minimum 1 year experience with echocardiography, vascular and general ultrasound
  • Knowledge of radiology/vascular technology services
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS /WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Exposed to ionizing radiation.                                                                                                                        
  • High stress, fast pace area.
  • Extended periods of standing.
  • Cool to cold environment 100% of the time.
  • Required to lift heavy patients/objects (40 pounds or more).
  • Exposure to blood/blood products and infectious diseases.
  • Exposure to electrical equipment.
  • Flexible hours and shifts are required.

 

The information in this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and requirements for the performance of this job.

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements

Minimum requirement must be registered.

Candler County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.