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Vascular & Ultrasound Technologist

Location: Olney
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSEThis is a skilled professional position that coordinates delivery of healthcare using all aspects of Ultrasound to assist in diagnosis or treatment. Performs vascular and general ultrasonic images and related procedures, demonstrating anatomy for interpretation or intervention by, or at the request of a licensed practitioner. Work is performed under the general direction of the Lead Technologist or the Manager of Medical Imaging.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

  • Clinical: Operates and documents all aspects of Ultrasound.
  • Verifies procedure for appropriateness and preparation has been performed.
  • Verifies that the patient has consented to then procedure and fully understands its risks, benefits, alternatives, and follow-up. When appropriate, verifies that a written or informed consent has been obtained.
  • Provides patient information which includes but limited to; LMP point of tenderness, symptoms, allergies or other information pertinent to exam being performed.
  • Prepares patient for procedure; providing instruction to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety.
  • Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures.
  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary.
  • Immobilizes patients as required.
  • Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort.
  • Selects and operates imaging equipment to successfully perform procedures.
  • Monitors patient during procedure.
  • Responsible for following established procedures and protocols and producing accurate results.
  • Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification and image labeling.
  • Initiates basic life support action when necessary.
  • Dates, initials, and signs all required documents.
  • Checks and orders supplies as needed.
  • Participates in data collection for department's quality assessment and improvement plan. May be responsible for specific quality control duties in assigned areas.
  • Reports equipment failure/problems in a timely manner to the lead person.
  • Assists in training and education of employees, physicians, students and/or other healthcare professionals.
  • Provides input for purchase of new equipment and supply decisions
  • Provides input for hire or new employee through peer interview process.
  • May be responsible or assist in control of inventory and purchasing of supplies for assigned area.
  • Provides patient education as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of and observes universal precautions.
  • Environmental: Maintains a clean, safe, prepared work environment.
  • Prepares room for procedure.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment and procedure table before and after each procedure.
  • Restocks and requests room supplies that need to be replenished.
  • Checks drug supplies and informs the appropriate person of what needs to be re-stocked..
  • Takes appropriate action in case of fire or other emergency situations to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.
  • Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.
  • Attends continuing education programs to maintain certification.
  • Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.
  • Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)
  • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
  • Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.
  • Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.
  • Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.
  • Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
  • Responsible for following all protocols to ensure optimum image quality. This would include but not be limited to, choosing proper ultrasonic frequencies and appropriate transducers for anatomic area.
  • Transport stable unmonitored ED patients to and from Ultrasound procedures. Transport stable unmonitored IP as available and needed
  • Assist licensed practitioners with Ultrasound guided interventional procedures.
  • Assist M.I. front desk in answering phones, signing out images via films or CD, processing paperwork and scheduling procedures as needed. QUALIFICATIONSEducation:
  • Graduate of an Allied Health Education Sonography program or equivalentCertification:
    • RVT and RDMS required
    • CPR Certification Required Knowledge:
      • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external customers
      • Experience with RIS/PACS is preferred
      • HIPAA policies on ConfidentialityExperience Required:
        • 1-2 year in Hospital setting is preferredAge Specific:
          • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the appropriate care for patients in all age groupsAbout MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Olney , Vascular & Ultrasound Technologist, Other , Olney, Maryland

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