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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Ultrasound Tech Certified - CMH Perinatology



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Job Description

To perform routine and specialized examinations in Ultrasound; adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. This requires independent judgment to adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.

Associate's Degree in Ultrasound Certificate in Ultrasound

Breast Sonography (BS)(ARRT) upon hire or Sonography (S)(ARRT) upon hire or RDMS Abdomen (AB)(ARDMS) upon hire or RDMS Breast (BR)(ARDMS) upon hire or RDMS Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)(ARDMS) upon hire or RDMS Pediatric Sonography (PS)(ARDMS) upon hire or Registered Vascular Specialist (CCI) upon hire or Registered Vascular Tech (RVT)(ARDMS) upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.

One (1) year of experience in/with problem-solving skills, the ability to set priorities, organize work and have excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others is requires.

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the positions.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle facilities.

Basic reading, writing, oral English skills AccountabilityMulticultural sensitivityCustomer/patient focusedBasic computer knowledgeCritical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisionsAbility to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

  • Clinical Excellence/Patient Care- Performs ultrasound procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging to assigned patients of all ageso Exhibits competency in performing ultrasound procedureso Images required views demonstrating appropriate anatomy and pathologyo Knowledgeable of catheters, biopsy instruments and sterile trays and prepares these items as necessaryo Obtains accurate histories and explains rationale for procedure to patients/familieso Enhances image quality through the use of appropriate transducers and machine settingso Evaluates the finished images to ensure diagnostic exams are being submitted to the radiologistso Maintains quality care throughout the procedureo Assess the abdominal arterial & venous system using color imaging
  • Clinical Excellence- Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in all areas of ultrasound.o All ultrasound equipment within the Medical Imaging Ultrasound department at both the hospital & Diagnostic Centero Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and softwareo Performs reasonable trouble shootingo Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels & documents on board for all staff notificationo Maintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that roomo Reports equipment problems through appropriate channelso Invasive Procedureso Able to document area of concerno Set up trays with sterile field for radiologisto Assists radiologist with biopsyo Orders labs and pathology tests under the direction of a radiologist
  • Relationship Building- Performs support functions of the Medical Imaging department to ensure patient expectations and needs are met and assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists/students.o Promptly processes images and paperwork to ensure timely turn around in providing a report to the physician's officeo Fills out all appropriate paperwork to facilitate timely and accurate reportingo Maintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient careo Promptly and accurately enters patient information into HIS system to ensure efficient patient throughputo Activates the check in documentation on patients in a timely manner to ensure accuracy of the patient's information in the HIS systemo Accurately completes all fields in the HIS STAR Radiology system, i.e. number of films repeated, contrast reaction, exam data entry, start and stop times of examso Maintenance of the QA, QC, QI programso Shares knowledge and guides fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and procedureso Displays a professional attitude in the area toward fellow technologists/students, fostering mutual respect and creating productive learning environmento Assists Lead Technologist in teaching ultrasound procedures to fellow technologists/students
  • Basic Performance Criteria - Demonstrates the Carle Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year. Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by depa