Ultrasound Tech PRN
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a full-service, 168-bed facility dedicated to helping our neighbors in beautiful Tarpon Springs and beyond. As a regional medical center, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services, testing and education opportunities for our community. We’ve been focused on meeting the needs of North Pinellas residents for nearly 90 years, and Florida Hospital has built its reputation for compassionate, patient-centered care for more than a century.
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Applicants being considered for employment at Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be tested for nicotine use as part of their regular pre-employment screening. Those who are identified as tobacco users will be ineligible for employment, but may reapply in six months
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The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer uses Ultrasound to locate, evaluate and record pertinent anatomical, pathological and functional data to aid the radiologists and other practitioners in the diagnosis of disease and/or injuries while maintaining the highest standard of patient care.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. He/She is responsible for daily operations of their work environment, patient schedule, equipment maintenance to include reporting of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The sonographer consistently maintains a high standard of medical ethics; is self-motivated and driven to continuous learning, comprehension, and knowledge of the field, diseases, and trends.
· Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
· Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
· Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
· Analyzes procedures, correlates acquired studies and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
· Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Leader/Director and/or scheduling dept. to assure workload coverage.
· Assumes responsibility for the safety, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of patients while being cared for.
· Assists with the daily operations of the department.
· Maintains complete daily Cerner patient data.
· Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, as well as all related supplies.
· Participates as needed in the maintenance of regulatory requirements.
· Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral, or commercial agencies.
· Timely performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician.
· Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, per established procedures.
· Partners with other staff/modalities to maintain continuity of care.
· Addresses patient care opportunities with appropriate decision making for quick resolution.
· Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
· Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.
· Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Individuals must possess these skills and can explain and demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
· Ability to learn and use Radiology software packages such as Cerner; current PACS application.
· Ability to quickly learn and follow departmental policies and procedures.
· Maintain responsibility for all continuing and annual education.
· Maintain all required registries and licenses to perform imaging procedures.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
· Abdomen, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Vascular, Invasive Procedures
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
· High School Graduate
· Satisfactory completion of approved medical sonography program
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
· Min 1 year experience in hospital environment
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
· BLS required
· Possess RVT/RVS or obtain within 18 months.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
· ARDMS preferred.