UnityPoint Health Ultrasound Technologist $5,000 Sign-on bonus in Peoria, Illinois
To perform routine and specialized examinations in Ultrasound; adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. This requires independent judgment to adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.
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Performs ultrasound procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging to assigned patients of all ages.
Exhibits competency in performing ultrasound procedures
Images required views demonstrating appropriate anatomy and pathology
Knowledgeable of catheters, biopsy instruments and sterile trays and prepares these items as necessary
Obtains accurate histories and explains rationale for procedure to patients/families
Enhances image quality through the use of appropriate transducers and machine settings
Evaluates the finished images to ensure diagnostic exams are being submitted to the radiologists
Maintains quality care throughout the procedure
Assess the abdominal arterial & venous system using color imaging.
Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in all areas of ultrasound.
All ultrasound equipment within the Medical Imaging Ultrasound department at both the hospital & Diagnostic Center.
Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and software
Performs reasonable trouble shooting
Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels & documents on board for all staff notification.
Maintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that room
Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels
Able to document area of concern
Set up trays with sterile field for radiologist
Assists radiologist with biopsy
Orders labs and pathology tests under the direction of a radiologist
Performs support functions of the Medical Imaging department to ensure patient expectations and needs are met.
Promptly processes images and paperwork to ensure timely turn around in providing a report to the physician's office
Fills out all appropriate paperwork to facilitate timely and accurate reporting.
Maintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient care
Promptly and accurately enters patient information into HIS system to ensure efficient patient throughput
Activates the check in documentation on patients in a timely manner to ensure accuracy of the patient's information in the HIS system
Accurately completes all fields in the HIS STAR Radiology system, i.e. number of films repeated, contrast reaction, exam data entry, start and stop times of exams
Maintenance of the QA, QC, QI programs
Assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists/students.
Shares knowledge and guides fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and procedures
Displays a professional attitude in the area toward fellow technologists/students, fostering mutual respect and creating productive learning environment
Assists Lead Technologist in teaching ultrasound procedures to fellow technologists/students
Associate's Degree in the field(s) of Required
- 1-3 years of experience in/with problem-solving skills, the ability to set priorities, organize work and have excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others are required. Preferred.
License and Certification
Board certified in general ultrasound minimum requirement
Required English Skills
Basic reading skills
Basic writing skills
Basic oral skills
Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker
Interaction with a wide variety of people
Maintain confidential information
Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information
Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor
- Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
Requisition ID: 2017-34756
Street: 221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Name: 5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
Name: Ultrasound- MMCI
Posting Minimum: USD $0.00/Hr.
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.1
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: variable hours/ shifts
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org