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Ultrasound Technologist Part Time Weekends

Req #: 17012930
Location: Killeen, TX
Job Category: Radiology/Imaging
Organization: Metroplex Hospital

Description
Metroplex Health System
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.
 
What you will responsible for:
Performs Ultrasound procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment, in adverse situations. Obtains quality diagnostic Ultrasound scans and renders a sonographer’s impression to the radiologists and other clinicians as appropriate, will assume responsibility for related tasks as needed. Behavior and communication skills must always be in keeping with the organizations standards of behavior policy.
Adheres to the hospital and department policies and procedures as related to the radiology department clinical area.
  • Responsible for the application of imaging guidelines and standards in accordance with current practices.
  • Patient Care activities include, but not limited to:
  • Follows supervisor’s direction and job assignments daily with flexibility as changes necessitate.
  • Reviews Ultrasound orders to assess correctness of examination requested and any patient special needs or conditions.
  • Ensures correct patient for each procedure using proper standards for identification.
  • Communicates with all patients professionally at all times while looking for opportunities to exceed their expectations.
  • Provides instructions /educates patients and/or significant others on examinations to be performed when necessary
  • Maintains cleanliness and proper working order of assigned equipment, examination rooms and overall appearance of department and facility. 
  • Greets and assists patients when visiting the department and when assistance is necessary while in the hospital
  • Immediately provides supervisor with detailed information on any safety concerns for patients or staff that may impact care or overall wellbeing.
  • Has knowledge of and understands current JCAHO Standards for the clinical aspect of the department.
  • Promotes teamwork with physicians and all health care providers.
  • Actively participates in Patient Experience; Performance Improvement projects for clinical areas and with annual Gallup Survey.
  • Activity participates in assigned meetings.
Qualifications
What you will need:
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, (ARDMS) program with ARDMS certification in at least one body area.   
  • Successful completion of American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, (ARDMS) boards with (abdomen, OB, RVT or at least one specialty area) designator, and maintaining ARDMS Certification and continuing education requirements.
  • Ability to perform various ultrasound procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail.
  • Knowledge of communication styles and constant deployment of proper engagement behaviors when encountering patients, staff and physicians.
  • Experience:  2 years’ experience in hospital Ultrasound setting, (preferred).
  • LEAN training. (preferred).
    RVT certification, (preferred).
  • Current basic life support (BLS) certification. (preferred).

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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