Performs studies/procedures as outlined in the department manuals/guidelines including routine, immediate care, portable, on-call, cases by applying principles of ultrasound in the execution of imaging requirements.
Demonstrates the ability to address and handle patient care concerns or other problems by utilizing critical thinking to analyze and evaluate cause and affect outcomes and effectively implement solutions. Corrects problems as they arise and notifies supervisor/manager when assistance is required to do so.
Demonstrates skills required to successfully complete clinical competencies and can function independently without direct supervision.
Ensures that patient studies are reviewed for accuracy, coded and charged appropriately.
Demonstrates the ability to address and handle patient care concerns, notifies the radiologist if and when gross pathological findings are discovered.
Responsible for quality assurance activities on technical equipment and collaborates with appropriate parties to resolve image quality issues.
Communicates professionally, effectively and in a timely manner with all patient care providers, patients and guests. Practices responsible use of communication tools (telephones, texts, email, fax, etc.).
Technical accuracy: imaging studies are appropriately imaged and error rates are minimized to appropriate established levels.
Responsible for in depth knowledge of all routine section specific protocols/procedures. Able to perform specialized procedures/protocols with limited assistance.
Accurately enters data into systems, (i.e., PACS, equipment systems, electronic medical record, and other computer systems).
Patient Care and Safety
Ensures all patients are provided care in a safe environment, free of hazards. Provides full attention to the patient and the procedure.
Demonstrates knowledge of Age Specific Criteria in carrying out work duties and tasks.
Correctly identifies patients using approved identifiers.
Ensures work areas and equipment is safe, clean, organized and appropriate supplies are available for the procedures and checklists are completed (includes supplies).
During system failure, performs down time procedures and immediately reports to supervisor for reassignment of duties.
Relays all equipment malfunctions to the Clinical Director, and business manager with appropriate information readily available.
Protect patients by following ALARA and Image Gently principles.
Service, Productivity and Efficiency
Exhibits and maintains a high level of professionalism and customer service at all times. Respectful and professional at all times when interacting with patients and guests, staff and faculty.
Maintains high productivity levels. Actively seeks opportunities to assist in overall patient care activities in the department.
Effectively manages patient flow and minimizes delays by utilizing critical thinking to analyze and evaluate cause and affect outcomes and effectively implement solutions. Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to work effectively and efficiently.
Ensures completion of all duties and conducts daily verbal hand-off communication to relief technologist at shift end.
Must be able to work flexible schedules to cover early and late hours of operation in all locations of the department. Must be able to take rotational call including holidays if needed by the department.
All other duties as assigned.
Required Education: Graduation from an approved program of ultrasound technology.
Certification : Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and certified in one of the following: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) through American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or registry eligible. Sonography (S) or Vascular S
Preferred Certification: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographyer (RDMS) through ARDMS (AB, OB/GYN, or RVT) Sonography (S) or Vascular (VS) through ARRT
Experience: No experience required with graduation from an approved program of ultrasound technology less than 24 months ago.
Monday -Friday: 9am - 7pm by Appointment Only Saturday: 9am - 7pm by Appointment Only
Main Office in Katy, TX: 440 Cobia Dr., Ste 704, Katy, TX 77494 New Spring Location in The Woodlands:2219 Sawdust Road, Suite 704, Spring, TX 77380 New Pearland Location: 2743 SMITH RANCH RD., UNIT 502, STE C, PEARLAND, TX 77584