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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (PRN)

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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Littleton, CO, US 80122

Company: Centura Health

Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth  for three consecutive years (2014- 2016).  View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers:  https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v



 



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 103698



Recruiter Contact: Hannahwair@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 7334 LAH RADIOLOGY ULTRASOUND 



Hospital: LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: PRN



Shift: Variable


Position Summary



Provide quality patient care to all patients within the medical imaging department. Perform high quality images and exams on patients while maintaining the sensitivity to patient needs. Demonstrates leadership abilities and is a role model for other associate technologists. Acts as a clinical resource to unit personnel and assures current standards of practice for the unit.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Degree or GED Associates Degree strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • One year of ultrasound experience strongly preferred



License/Certifications



For entities with shortages of qualified personnel, must be obtained within one year of hire; otherwise is required ARDMS - registered required RDMS(OB/GYN) or (AB) or (BR); or ARRT registered R.T.(S)(ARRT) or R.T.(S)(BS)(ARRT) and ARDMS registered RVT(VT) or ARRT registered - R.T.(S)(VS)(ARRT)



ARDMS registered RDCS(AE) or (PE) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (RCS), Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association



Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )




  • Performs a variety of ultrasound procedures including, but not limited to, abdominal, pelvic, OB, head, extremity, retro peritoneal, small parts and vascular. May perform cardiac procedures as required by entity. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA).*

  • Produces quality images in a complete, accurate and timely manner. *

  • Prepares patient for exam. Provides information and instruction to patient and/or family regarding the procedure and responds to their physical and emotional needs. *

  • Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient. *

  • Observes patient and equipment during the procedure and reports / documents unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition.*

  • Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment/resources. *

  • Communicates in writing and verbally with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and hospital staff in facilitating the continuum of care. *

  • Assists with patient transport as needed. *

  • Performs IV starts and contrast administration as required. *

  • As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Correctly inputs charges and required data for procedures and for supplies utilized during the procedure/exam. *

  • Completes required hospital/medical imaging paperwork for each exam performed.*

  • Prepares room, equipment, and exam materials needed for exam. *

  • Maintains technical operation of equipment and notifies service when necessary. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems and logs the service call/problem per department procedure. *

  • Maintains clean work area for employees and patients. *

  • Maintains quality checks and equipment maintenance documentation per department procedure. *

  • Proactive in problem identification and following up with appropriate management personnel. *

  • Establishes a motivating, constructive rapport with physicians, staff and system departments. *

  • Maintains high skill level through ongoing education / meeting attendance and shares information with staff. *

  • Participates in clinical training for students and/or staff technologists. *

  • Engages in professional activities through involvement in organizations, journal clubs, on-line education, etc. *

  • Represents the mission, vision and values of the organization through volunteer activities which enhance the image of the profession and the organization throughout the community, i.e., fundraisers, walks, community education fairs, etc.*

  • Actively participates in department/hospital quality and process improvement initiatives. *

  • Maintains compliance with all State, Federal, accreditation and hospital regulations and standards. *

  • Responsible for contributing to ACR accreditation as requested.*

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *



Physical Requirements



☑Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


 



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 


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