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Technologist II - Ultrasound: Vascular Surgery

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:

Performs sonography in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
  • When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
  • Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes images and identifies issues with the quality of images. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure if clinically appropriate.

Competencies and skills:

Essential:

  • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
  • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
  • PATIENT POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES: Performs imaging procedures on all anatomical areas of the body.
  • IMAGE PRODUCTION, ANALYSIS AND ARCHIVAL: Applies appropriate imaging factors, conducts image analysis and utilizes archival techniques.
  • PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND CARE: Assesses and provides patient care prior to, during and/or after procedures; considering medical condition, age and diversity.
  • ACCURACY: Completes work assignments within established quality and/or quantity standards.
  • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"

Education:

Essential:

  • Accredited Program

Education specialization:

Essential:

  • Ultrasound Technologist

Credentials:

Essential:

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • BLS Certification
  • ARRT - American Registry of Radiology Tech

Education equivalent experience:

Essential:

  • Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist program

Other information:

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required.

Maintains two or more of the following registries and routinely performs the credentialed exams:American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)Abdomen, OB/GY, Pediatrics, BreastRegistered Vascular Technologist (RVT) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS)

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Bending and Stooping 60.00%
  • Climbing 40.00%
  • Keyboard Entry 80.00%
  • Kneeling 60.00%
  • Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 80.00%
  • Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
  • Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 20.00%
  • Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%
  • Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 80.00%
  • Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
  • Reaching 60.00%
  • Repetitive Movement Foot/Leg 40.00%
  • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 80.00%
  • Sitting 60.00%
  • Squatting 40.00%
  • Standing 60.00%
  • Walking 60.00%
  • Audible Speech 80.00%
  • Hearing Acuity 80.00%
  • Depth Perception 80.00%
  • Distinguish Color 80.00%
  • Seeing - Far 80.00%
  • Seeing - Near 80.00%
  • Bio hazardous Waste 60.00%
  • Biological Hazards - Respiratory 60.00%
  • Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 60.00%
  • Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 60.00%
  • Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 60.00%
  • Gas/Vapors/Fumes 20.00%
  • Hazardous Chemicals 40.00%
  • Hazardous Medication 40.00%
  • Latex 20.00%
  • Computer Monitor 80.00%
  • Domestic Animals 60.00%
  • Fire Risk 20.00%
  • Heating Devices 40.00%
  • Moving Mechanical Parts 60.00%
  • Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%
  • Potential Electric Shock 20.00%
  • Potential for Physical Assault 20.00%
  • Radiation 40.00%
  • Wet or Slippery Surfaces 20.00%

Organizational Profile:

Since the opening of the one-story, 100-bed Memorial Hospital in 1953, the South Florida community has benefited from caring and compassionate healthcare at Memorial Regional Hospital. Today, with 553 beds and as the flagship facility of Memorial Healthcare System, Memorial Regional Hospital is one of Florida's largest and most sophisticated hospitals, offering leading-edge care and technologies. Services include:

  • Medical and Surgical Services
  • Emergency Room and Level I Trauma Center
  • Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
  • Memorial Neuroscience Institute
  • The Family Birthplace
  • Women's Services
  • Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

We are also home to a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom deliver nationally recognized, award-winning care. Memorial Regional Hospital has received Press Ganey's Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction (Inpatient Behavioral Health) for three consecutive years, has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, and for the last seven years has received the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood , Technologist II - Ultrasound: Vascular Surgery, Other , Hollywood, Florida

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