Department: SC101_15210 Ultrasound Expected Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Shift
Position Purpose: Under limited direction of the supervisor and with medical direction of the radiologist, carries out appropriate ultrasound procedures and maintains related records; provides general assistance to the radiologist in interpreting films and provides technical instruction to students and hospital staff. The scope of practice includes those procedures, acts, and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience and has demonstrated competency in the standard of practice of ultrasound. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.
Job Description Details: MERCY MEDICAL CENTERPOSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Ultrasound Technologist
Job Code: 2194
Reports To: Supervisor, Ultrasound/Nuclear Medicine
Pay Grade: PG 23
Dept/Clinic: Ultrasound Department
Approved By: Human Resources
Date: May 2018
OSHA: 1 - Exposure
POSITION PURPOSE Under limited direction of the supervisor and with medical direction of the radiologist, carries out appropriate ultrasound procedures and maintains related records; provides general assistance to the radiologist in interpreting films and provides technical instruction to students and hospital staff. The scope of practice includes those procedures, acts, and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience and has demonstrated competency in the standard of practice of ultrasound. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.
Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
Uses cognative sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
Coordinates work schedule with scheduling desk to assure workload coverage. Willingness to adapt to changes in workload, procedures and schedule.
Maintains a daily log of patients seen, completes exam verification for billing purposes, and performs related clerical duties as required.
Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies. Reports equipment failures to the appropriate staff member.
Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and discusses findings with the radiologists.
Participates in instruction of student technologists, and provides general education to hospital staff in ultrasound procedures.
Participates in standby coverage of the unit.
Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental, and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care. Delivers quality patient care with respect for patient rights, dignity, and age specific needs. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy & Procedure.
Collects pertinent data about the patient, procedure, equipment, and work environment; analyzes collected information and adapts to the patient as appropriate; consults other medical personnel as appropriate.
Uses sound professional judgment in dealing with unexpected outcomes and resolving conflicts. Consults available resources as appropriate.
Accepts accountability for performance; strives to carry out responsibilities with attention to delivering optimal patient care. All actions and decisions are made on behalf of the patient and in support of Mercy policies and procedures.
Organizes and prioritizes workload appropriately; performs quantity of work in accordance with expectations.
Takes action to meet the needs of patients and the department in the absence of specific directives.
Establishes effective rapport with patients, family, co-workers and other departments. Provides age and diversity appropriate instruction/education to patients.
Is open to constructive direction; recognizes strengths and needs for improvement, takes opportunities to improve performance, knowledge and skills.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health's Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.
Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.
Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.
MISSION STATEMENT We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.
The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are: We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.
Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be RDMS registered or board eligible for RDMS registry. Must pass general sonography boards (Abdomen or OB) within 1 year in this position. Must pass vascular boards within 1 year of hire date if already RDMS registered or must pass vascular boards within 2 years of working in this position if new graduate. Prefer prior sonographer experience. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Required to travel within the Siouxland region in order to perform job duties and responsibilities as assigned. A valid drivers license and proof of insurance must be submitted by the employee to their manager and will be maintained throughout employment. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.
Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements.Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as \"Medium Work\". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.
These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.