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Ultrasound/Vascular Technologist

Job ID: 129406
Location: Goldsboro, NC
Facility/Division: Wayne UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening Job

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Job Description

Description

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Summary:
The Ultrasound/Vascular Technologist performs responsibilities involved in a variety of procedures for obtaining a diagnosis using ultrasound technology. The Ultrasound Technologist independently performs diagnostic ultrasound exams (including but not limited to: adult and pediatric abdominal, pelvic, small parts, peripheral vascular, endovaginal exams). The Technologist also assists the attending radiologist with interventional procedures such as abdominal biopsies, fluid aspirations and drain placements.


Responsibilities:
1. Operates Ultrasound equipment properly and ensures exams are performed per departmental protocol.
2. Performs ultrasound procedures according to provider’s written order; completes history and consent forms; has authorized signature prior to beginning exams.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy as required in proper positioning of patients. Demonstrates ability to critique images for quality control and sets appropriate parameters for acceptable image quality.
4. Ensures correct documentation.
5. Imprints correct patient ID on images, enters correct patient charges by end of shift.
6. Works closely with Radiologists during special procedures and biopsies.
7. Summarizes exam findings on a report worksheet. Communicates impression to the radiologist at completion of each exam.
8. Demonstrates sense of responsibility and maturity when on call.
9. Follows departmental QA standards.
10. Maintains, cleans, and restocks the assigned room. Notifies Supervisor of unavailable supplies, any needed repairs, and ensures both equipment and supplies are in place.
11. Assists supervisor with instruction of new personnel and students.
12. Is available and flexible to take call as required to ensure coverage for the area.
13. Completes continuing education and in-service programs to meet regulatory and job requirements.
14. Actively participates in staff meetings and on committees as requested.
15. Participates in performance improvement activities.
16. Presents and promotes a professional demeanor at all times, establishes high standards of customer service, supports responsibility, pride, and teamwork, remains calm under pressure, and offers reasonable solutions for problems.
17. Demonstrates appropriate interaction with and provides recommended care and services to all patients. Exhibits knowledge and basic understanding regarding the needs of neonatal, adolescent, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and the cultural needs of all patients.
18. Applies knowledge of principles of standard precautions. Routinely uses PPE to avoid risk of exposure to self and others.
WAYNE


Other information:
Education
Completion of formal Ultrasound Technology training in a school approved by the American Medical Association and/or registered by the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) required.
Completion of two years of formal Radiologic Technology training in a school approved by the Council of Education of the American Medical Association preferred.

Licensure/Certification
• Registered in Abdominal and Vascular Technology Boards by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography within one year of employment.
• ARRT registration preferred.
• BLS certification required.

Experience
One-year experience as an Ultrasound/Vascular Technologist preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of Ultrasound procedures, supplies, and equipment for production and processing of ultrasound scans.
• Considerable knowledge of human anatomy and technical factors for obtaining scans with minimal retakes.
• Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
• Ability to work at such a pace and demonstrate organizational skills as to ensure no backlogs of work or undue delays in patient flow.
• Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities, e.g., maturity, job knowledge, professionalism, communication skills, etc.
• Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
• Proficient with MS Office and Epic, and also able to learn new software rapidly.

Valid NC Driver’s License: No
If driving a Wayne UNC Vehicle, must be 21 years old and MVR must be approved by Risk Management.

RAD-647
01.7322.RAD-647.CLINICAL


Job Details

Legal Employer: Wayne Health

Entity: Wayne UNC Health Care

Organization Unit: Ultrasound

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Evening Job

Location of Job: WAYNE MED

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


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