Ultrasonographer-Greenspoint

 
Position: Ultrasonographer-Greenspoint

Job ID: 147417

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCHPC - GREENSPOINT OB

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 9:30a-6p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Ultrasonographer – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform routine and specialized ultrasound exams for interpretation by the Radiologists using specialized equipment. This role will primarily be responsible for patient care, appropriate documentation, quality control, quality improvement, acting as Charge Sonographer in absence of the team leader, and maintaining a safe environment.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Works independently following guidelines established by Radiologists to produce diagnostic ultrasound images
  • Confirms appropriateness of ordered exam from the diagnosis and contacts appropriate medical staff for additional information
  • Communicates with Radiologist to obtain appropriate exam protocol and makes informed decisions regarding protocols when Radiologist is unavailable
  • Selects appropriate equipment and patient position to ensure optimal diagnostic images
  • Assists Radiologists with biopsies, drainages, and any invasive procedure when technical assistance is needed
  • Assists with scheduling of ultrasound examinations, ensuring priority is assigned to urgent cases
  • Performs quality control checks for all exams scanned
  • Maintains an accurate logbook of all patients scanned daily
  • Performs patient care functions
  • Renders first aid when necessary and notifies appropriate personnel of emergency situations
  • Maintains confidentiality of passwords/codes for all information systems and patient information
  • Verifies and confirms patient identification and patient information
  • Promotes positive communication
  • Participates in continuing education and in-service programs by attending section meetings, workshops, and seminars
  • Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of the procedures and instrumentation
  • Performs Team Leader responsibilities and participates with special projects as needed
  • Performs assignment of "in-charge" sonographer in the absence of the Team Leader by prioritizing and expediting work flow and making decisions according to departmental guidelines and policies
  • Assists other sonographers with technical concerns regarding special ultrasound exams
  • Assists other employees in troubleshooting exam problems, errors, and performance of workload to meet established turn-around-times


Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a formal 2-year training in school of Ultrasound by the Joint Review committee for Education in the Radiological Sciences (JRCERT) of the American Medical Association
  • Bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is preferred
  • Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) certificate from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS)
  • American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) certificate is preferred
  • Medical Radiological Technologist certificate is preferred
  • 1 year of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • 2 years of obstetrical scanning experience
  • 2 years preferred of maternal fetal medicine scanning experience
  • Broad knowledge of ultrasound physics and procedures
  • Operation of all required equipment including troubleshooting when necessary
  • Operation of automatic processor, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., PACS related equipment, basic life support, and medical terminology
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate (preferably) bilingual skills


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