Seton Medical Center Ultrasound Tech in United States
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Opened as Mary's Help Hospital in 1912, Seton Medical Center, a 357 licensed bed facility serves the highly diverse 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and San Mateo counties with a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services. Its sister hospital is Seton Coastside, a 116-bed skilled nursing facility located in the coastal town of Moss Beach. Seton Coastside offers the only 24-hour Standby Emergency Department along the 55-mile coastal stretch between Daly City and Santa Cruz.
The Ultrasound Technologist (II, III) is responsible for performing a variety of ultrasound exams and specialized procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision, under the general direction of a Radiologist and Radiology Administration. Collaborate with department and multidisciplinary teams to ensure quality patient care and department service.
*MAJOR JOB OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *
? Image Quality: Consistently produces quality ultrasound images within hospital guidelines and department standards (i.e. patient radiation safety, repeat rate, exam protocols, image processing, etc.)
? Documentation: Accurately completes documentation according to hospital and department guidelines, including exam performed, billing, film labeling, computer entry, etc. Performs other clerical duties as necessary (place orders, retrieve files, schedule patients, etc.)
? Clinical, Information: Obtains patient clinical information which may affect diagnostic testing including allergy history, pregnancy, etc. Documents and communicates this information to the appropriate clinical staff and Radiologist.
? Competency/Training: Maintains clinical competency assuming responsibility for upgrading skills through participation in in-service education, maintaining necessary department competencies and other continuing education activities. Participates in the training of departmental team members and students in a willing manner
? Infection Control: Assists MD and other staff in preparing for and performing procedures consistently, following sterile technique, infection control guidelines and department standards.
? Work Flow: Evaluates personal and department work volume and flow to insure efficient departmental patient care. Prioritizes work according to urgency and resources. Responds effectively in emergency situations. May act as supervisor in absence of department supervisor.
? Quality Control/Quality Improvement: Understands and implements department quality control/quality improvement plans performing QC/QI activities as assigned. Demonstrates knowledge of National Patient Safety Goals and utilizes the standards throughout their work day and when coming in contact with all patients.
? Resource Utilization: In all duties, uses supplies and resources efficiently and cost effectively. May be responsible for specific inventory and stocking of supplies. Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of department.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
? Satisfactorily completed formal U/S Technology training in an accredited Ultrasound Program
? ARRT preferred
? CPR certified by the American Heart Association
? Registered with ARDMS with RDMS credential
? Proficient in Obstetrical & Abdominal Procedures
? Ultrasound Technologist II must have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience as an Ultrasound Technologist or 2 RDMS certifications.
? Ultrasound Technologist III must have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience as an Ultrasound Technologist or 3 RDMS certifications
Other Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:
? Able to understand and follow all policies, procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations of the assigned unit.
? Able to work under stress and accurately perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
? Possesses good judgment and functions within required supervision.