Ultrasound Technologist-PRN

Location
Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Posted
Sep 04, 2020
Closes
Oct 09, 2020
Ref
180002M6
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Perform high quality Diagnostic Ultrasound exams while providing excellent patient care.
"PRN"

( For the DC and MD sites)

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Graduate of approved program in Ultrasound Technology (Required)

Minimum Experience
Clinical ultrasound experience in a hospital environment (Required)

License/Certifications

A.R.D.M.S. registration or eligible

Functional Accountabilities

Ultrasound Scanning
1. Demonstrate working knowledge of all diagnostic ultrasound equipment and related components.
2. Produce high quality ultrasound scans via appropriate choice of transducer, scale, focal zones, and gain. Scale.
3. Possess excellent knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and ultrasound pathology and document such.
4. Assist radiologists with interventional procedures as directed.
5. Perform all exams in a timely and efficient manner .

Quality Control
1. Identify each image with proper and permanent patient data.
2. Follow correct procedures regarding warm-up, use and shut down of equipment.
3. Check paperwork, film jackets and patient charges for accuracy prior to submission and complete RIS assignments immediately following exam.
4. Maintain cleanliness of exams rooms and equipment.

Patient Care
1. Assure room is prepared & stocked prior to start of exam.
2. Explain exam to patients/parents.
3. Make every attempt to meet scheduled appointment time and accommodate stat or add-on requests.
4. Communicate with patient throughout the exam and release patient/parent with appropriate follow-up info.
5. Cooperative and willing to assist when asked to travel to a CH-affiliated site

Clinical Safety
1. Adhere to all OSHA regulations.
2. Keep acoustic power within acceptable limits.
3. Practice personal radiation safety within the department.
4. Immediately report equipment malfunctions to engineer & complete appropriate paperwork.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Professional Development
1. Maintain A.R.D.M.S. certification.
2. Biennially update CPR certification.
3. Complete mandatory annual reviews.
4. Attend seminars and in-services.

Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication
1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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