Provides imaging services and transportation to patients of all ages; including neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Provides patients and families with thorough explanations and adequate communication.
Upholds all safety standards related to assigned position. Follows the established protocols, practices and guidelines for assigned area of expertise to provide quality service. Observes JCAHO standards.
Uses I Care principles to ensure proper patient identification, correct exam, and to improve patient communication and engagement.
Prioritizes customer and patient satisfaction and utilizes AIDET principles. Works with other departments, modalities and personnel to provide above average care to patients and families.
Practices good stewardship with supplies, equipment and department resources to assist in maintaining the financial viability of the DCH Health System.
Understands clinical history, supply and exam charges. Follows billing practices.
Correlates clinical history with the exam(s) being performed.
Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation.
Maintains a safe and clean ultrasound environment.
Participates in ultrasound QC and completes appropriate documentation for all ultrasound equipment.
Works with the manager/supervisor/staff to control and maintain inventory and supplies and communicates problems and supply needs as required.
Understands, utilizes and takes responsibility for the care, cleaning and maintenance of all imaging, transport and office supplies, equipment and software as required by assigned area.
Instructs and supervises student technologists and new employees as assigned.
Any job assignment requiring call during off duty hours becomes part of that duty and will be compensated as is customary for the hospital.
A charge tech or lead tech when assigned must facilitate and coordinate services for their area of assignment and serve as a contact person for radiologist, physician’s offices and other departments within the DCH System. Keep other shifts informed of any changes in protocol, equipment issues and other functions that may impact the shift/department. Monitor the functions of the area of expertise and/or imaging department needs as necessary.
Per Diem staff must work one holiday in a calendar year and at least once during a 90 day period. Per Diem staff must notify the person in charge of any unavailability. If after four requests are made with a per diem employee declining work; that employee’s per diem position will be reviewed and removed from payroll. Per Diem staff must submit a two-week notice of resignation.
Functions proficiently in specified area with little or no supervision.
Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook. Fulfills education requirements for assigned position including DCH Health System and Imaging required CBT’s, in-services, meetings and educational sessions.
Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet. Responds timely to all forms of communication
Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Must be efficient in the use of imaging equipment in the area of expertise, office equipment and related material essential to good patient care, imaging exams and Synapse.
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Must fulfill the graduation and registration requirements as follows:
Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – Must be registry eligible by the ARDMS. Should obtain certification as RDMS and RVT (RVS) within 24-months of eligibility. New hire registered sonographers must be RDMS and RVT (RVS) within 12 months of hire date.
RDMS – must have current ultrasound registration by the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers). Should obtain RVT (RVS) certification within 24-months of eligibility.