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Lead Ultrasound Technologist (Ultrasound Tech)

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
Special Summer Incentive - External Only
$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS
FREE HEALTH INSURANCE THE REST OF THE YEAR!


To be the area expert in performing 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, cardiologist, or board certified vascular specialist. This position is also the preceptor and resource technologist in the area for training of employees/students and daily functions. Additionally, all other duties are required or assigned.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree OR Certificate in the field of Ultrasound

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) - Must have proof of an ARDMS registry upon hire
BLS within 30 days of hire

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
1-3 years 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 are required. AndStand-by call is also required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other facilities


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
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



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Clinical Excellence/Patient Care* Performs high quality vascular and 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 ages and is expected to be the expert.* Exhibits competency in performing ultrasound procedures* Images required views demonstrating appropriate anatomy and pathology* Knowledgeable of catheters, biopsy instruments and sterile trays and prepares these items as necessary* Obtains accurate histories and explains rationale for procedure to patients/families * Evaluates the finished images to ensure diagnostic exams are being submitted to the radiologists* Maintains quality care throughout the procedure* Maintains expert working knowledge of all medical Imaging department Ultrasound equipment (including hardware and software)* Expert and resource person for trouble-shooting equipment* Develops and records protocols under the direction of the Medical Directors* Maintains accurate performance records of all equipment* Assures accrediting protocols are followed* Facilitates growth of the combined areas of general and vascular
  • Departmental Support* Assures competent personnel and continued skill development* Continuously evaluates staff performance by providing positive reinforcement and constructive criticism in a professional manner* Manages personnel conflicts and seeks direction from Radiology Manager* Facilitates staff development on a formal and informal basis as well as new employee orientation through a structured system* Communicates information and direction to staff through effective mechanisms including at least bimonthly staff meeting for which minutes are maintained* Monitors and maintains skill level of staff in all areas of ultrasound* Coordinates a training program for students and technologists to ensure high quality exams* Displays leadership skills in their daily process* Develops and implements a staffing plan by adjusting staffing levels up/down based on daily workload* Provides input on the evaluation of staff* Participate in the Quality Improvement process* Leads in development of teamwork of staff to ensure efficient and appropriate patient care* Networks with other professionals regionally* Demonstrates ability to multitask to assist with workflow* Develops new processes utilizing creative ideas for a dynamic environment* Assists in achieving competencies* Maintains a current knowledge by keeping abreast of trends in new processes and procedures* Follow up on concerns/problems as needed* Display a professional attitude in order to foster mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment
  • Quality Improvement* Maintains the quality assurance/quality control programs for the area, providing written documentation. Works daily to maintain ultrasound department productivity and patient satisfaction* Responsible for ACR/ICSAL accreditation, which involves collecting all images and reviewing images with the Medical Directors and assembling/typing all material and images for review* Works with the QA Ultrasound technologist to assure continued accreditation is achieved in both ACR & ICAL* Maintains equipment by reporting malfunctioning of the equipment to the appropriate clinical engineering department* QA for specific exams under Radiologist guidance



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