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Ultra Sound Tech/Radiology Tech Full-time

at Benewah Community Hospital in Idaho (Published at 13-09-2019)

SHIFT: Full-Time

SALARY: Hourly Position, DOE

POSITION CLOSES: Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of a radiologist, performs diagnostic Ultra Sound (US) procedures at a technical level, not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment. May be assigned as an instructor for new physicians in the use of the equipment. Produces two dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by Physician in diagnosis of disease and study of malfunction of organs. Performs a variety of procedures that will require independent judgment, with ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnosis or intervention. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as required. Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patients as number one, and to put forth the utmost quality as a technologist.

JOB DUTIES (include but are not limited to):

US Tech

  • Maintain a positive and professional atmosphere for the patients. Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical or emotional stress and gather patient information for the physicians.
  • Reviews patient orders and previous diagnostic studies and record patient?s information on their own history sheet for the radiologists.
  • Selects appropriate equipment and proper technical factors on an individual patient basis according to specific body parts to be examined. Assists patient in assuming physical position for required examination. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards. Explain test procedures to the patient to elicit cooperation and allay apprehensions.
  • Records images using the proper identification information May discuss test results with the physician or request physician to personally view the screen image.
  • Assists physicians in performance of other related examinations such as amniocentesis and cyst aspiration.
  • Assists in performing first aid as necessary.
  • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment, and personnel.
  • Secures and returns supplies. Maintains room stock.
  • Reports equipment failure directly to the Supervisor, who in turn reports to the service representative.
  • Cooperates with all department personnel in a positive and professional manner.
  • Keeps current regarding developments in trends and techniques of diagnostic ultrasound by reading technical journals and keeping up with the continuing education in the field of ultrasound.
  • Adheres to prescribed standards of practice for radiation safety.

Rad Tech

  • Maintains a positive and professional atmosphere for patients. Demonstrates interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical or emotional stress and gather/exchange patient information with medical personnel and physicians.
  • Transfers and properly positions patients for examination in order to obtain desired results according to physician?s specifications or protocols. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • Assist patients with gowning.
  • Explain procedures to the patient (to help put the patient at ease).
  • Have the patient sign the appropriate consent if needed.
  • Operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors to reduce the number of repeats on an individual patient basis.
  • Performs routine and emergent exams.
  • Required to work various shifts and shares call rotation.
  • Assists radiologists in interventional exams.
  • Assists in exams with preparation and administration of contrast material either with or without a pressure injector.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination.
  • Transports patients if needed.
  • Stocks room with supplies/linens.
  • Maintains proper records of procedures.
  • Maintains orderliness and cleanliness using prescribed infection control techniques.
  • Maintains neat professional appearance. Adheres to the Radiology Departments dress code.
  • Venipuncture experience is helpful but not required.
  • Collaborates with radiologists on a case by case basis for protocols.
  • Performs weekly QA for the BMD.
  • Wears his/her film badge/radiation monitoring device while in the radiology setting.
  • Wears name/ID badge at all times while in the hospital setting.
  • Technologists will work in general radiography/fluoroscopy/ CT, but may be needed in another modality at some point.
  • Responsible for determining the correct exposure factors.
  • Transmits images to PACS and to printer if needed.
  • Clerical tasks if there is no secretary for the day.
  • Let the Supervisor know if the department is running low on supplies.
  • Marking films with the patients Id, name in the event that the films did not get flashed with the correct identification.
  • Assists with CPR/First Aid as necessary.
  • Report equipment failure to manager.
  • Maintains all CEU requirements put forth by ARRT.

Must be able to share call rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Graduate of accredited Radiology Program; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be ARRT certified or eligible.

Knowledge of CPSI Information System software.

Licensed Ultrasound Technologist. ARDMS required.

At least one year clinical experience is required

CPR Certified.

Be able to communicate effectively with all staff and patients in a appropriate manner

Ability to work with minimal supervision and work proactively to accomplish all task.

Knowledge of basic computer functions such as email, word processing, and other common programs/software.



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