Bozeman Health ULTRASOUND TECH in Bozeman, Montana
Provides health care services, US to assists in diagnosis or treatment. Performs US procedures and related techniques, producing images for the interpretation by or at the request of a licensed practitioner.
Graduation from a ARDMS certified school or equivalent clinical experience qualifying for ARDMS certification
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
Certification by the Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or equivalent
Training and certificate in CPR
2 years of radiology experience in accredited school
1-year post graduation experience US
KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:
Computers, for access and use of Hospital and Radiology information systems, and proper use of Picture Archiving and Communication system.
Perform US procedures in accordance with department standards.
Radiation safety standards and principals.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Positive interpersonal relationships in dealing with coworkers, supervisors, and physicians.
Preparing patient for US exam or procedure using established scripts to provide information and minimize anxiety.
Evaluating images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.
Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines. Follow established policies and procedures.
Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
Maintain flexibilty to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.
Ability to work long hours in stressful situations.
COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:
Work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Provides patient education
80% Time Spent - Performs US exams and procedures as requested by the medical staff. Assists the Radiologists and other medical staff during exams and procedures. Completes documentation, in designated area, of all information required for proper interpretation, reporting, archiving, and retrieval of exams.
10% Time Spent - Performs ancillary duties as required to maintain proper distribution, billing, and archival of exams and procedures
Retrieves and file exam jackets, written orders, and related health information to insure the timely performance and reporting of US exams and procedures.
Participates in the implementation, monitoring, and improvement of the hospital qualtiy indicators as described in the strategic plan.