Per Diem - Ultrasound Technician - Lake Success, NY (LONG ISLAND)
NYU Langone Health
February 14, 2018
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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Per Diem - Ultrasound Technician.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for performing medically prescribed ultrasound procedures
Demonstrates skill in equipment set-up, utilization and proper maintenance procedure. Performs predetermined preventative maintenance to evaluate and ensure equipment is operating efficiently. Uses imaging and peripheral equipment, in a safe and productive manner in accordance with prescribed hospital, departmental and manufacturers procedures. Observes and reports any malfunctioning of the equipment and notifies appropriate persons in case of missing or damaged equipment. Demonstrates knowledge of proper use of computer product printers, i.e. label printers, report printers, etc, and minor adjustments to correct malfunctions.
Solves problems that arise during patient examinations using both technical knowledge and innovation. Alters examination to maximize information in response to patients condition. Confers with other technologists concerning previous approaches utilized. Assists physicians as needed during the course of the procedure. Performs transmission and/or segmentation for transmission to PACS in a complete and proper anatomic display. Generates high quality hard copies of images when necessary. Uses efficient methods and completes examinations assigned in reasonable amount of time. Maintains cleanliness of ultrasound area. Prepares equipment and supplies in advance for future exams. Makes alterations in work schedule for STAT and emergency cases. Is able to alter work patterns to satisfy the needs of the patient and medical staff. Is able to recognize a medical emergency and notifies nurse, PA and/or MD immediately.
Independently implements patient procedures in accordance with departmental protocols and standards. Explains the procedure and equipment to the patient clearly. Provides for patient comfort before, during and after procedure, and maintains an ongoing rapport with the patient throughout the procedure to ease any anxiety the patient may have. Provides for patient privacy at all times. Understands the type of exam required by each requisition. Uses medical information to determine protocol required for sonogram. Follows accepted ultrasound procedures, and uses immobilizing devices and positioning to improve and ensure high ultrasonic quality. Follows special instructions indicated on ultrasound requisition.
Introduces self to the patient. Reviews patients requisition and understands the type of exam required by each requisition and confers with medical staff regarding clarification when necessary. Seeks information or asks for assistance from supervisor regarding difficult or questionable results. Follows accepted ultrasound procedures and uses medical information to determine type of protocol required for ultrasound examination. Consults policy and procedure manuals and/or other reference materials as necessary to ensure actions conform to established protocols. Follows special instructions indicated on radiographic requisition. Recognizes need for and follows isolation precautions.
Effectively assesses patients information and status, and plans appropriate procedure(s) accordingly. Uses standard procedures to identify the correct patient. Checks patients wristband by name, unit, and room number to ensure patients ID matches examination requisition. OR Calls patient by last name, asking patient to confirm their identity by stating their first name.
Demonstrates skill in using the Cancer Center/hospital information systems. Correctly chooses appropriate patient information from HIS/RIS system in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Demonstrates ability to access patient information such as appointment times, type of exam, and patient reports. Is knowledgeable of the total cycle of RIS patient tracking. Follows departmental policy of documenting begin, complete and departure times, when appropriate, in the RIS. Has working knowledge of film library functions. Demonstrates knowledge of the HIS and is able to access patient data for verification of orders. Competent in scheduling exams in RIS from the order entry queue and/or demonstrates the ability to modify exams when necessary.
To qualify you must have a Certificate from an approved ultrasound/vascular technology education program
Registered as American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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