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Sonographer-PRN Women's Health

Date:  May 9, 2022
Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Allied Health and Clinical Support Jobs
Job Type:  Rotating
Requisition ID:  532821

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

Operates ultrasound equipment used to produce quality routine and moderately complex diagnostic scans to ensure optimal patient care and meet department needs.

 

MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

Education

- Graduation from a sonography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JCRDMS) or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs are preferred.

 

Experience

- Minimal experience for Ultrasound PRN sonographers must include clinical rotation in the hospital setting during sonography program or equivalent experience in a hospital setting.

- PRN sonographers must have a minimum of 1 year experience in the subspecialties common to the work location. 3 years of sonography experience in the subspecialties is preferred.

 

Equivalent Education and/or Experience

- Graduation from a local sonography program that is not accredited with JRCDMS or CAAHEP, but has a clinical relationship with Parkland Ultrasound and has completed clinical rotation in the Parkland Ultrasound Department.

- Education completed in sonography in another country with current abdomen credential from the American Registry of Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or the American Registry of Radiologist Technologists

- Sonography (ARRT, S) and hospital sonography experience.

- Equivalent experience obtained through on the job training in a hospital sonography setting and current abdomen credential from ARDMS or ARRT(S).

 

Certification/Registration/Licensure

- PRN Sonographers working in Ultrasound must be registered in the subspecialty of abdomen by ARDMS (RDMS) or ARRT (S) at minimum, as a condition of hire.

- Additional credential in the subspecialty of vascular technology (RDMS RVT) or vascular sonography (CCI-RVS) strongly preferred.

- Must have a current Healthcare Provider CPR course completion card prior to hire and/or placement in job from one of the following:

American Heart Association

American Red Cross Rescuer

Military Training Network

 

Required Tests for Placement

- NA

 

Skills or Special Abilities

- Must be able to operate various types of ultrasound and ancillary equipment used in performing ultrasound procedures.

- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy.

- Must be proficient in general ultrasound exams and additional proficiency in sub specialty preferred.

- Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.

- Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors. Responsibilities 1. Operates ultrasound equipment used to produce routine to moderately complex diagnostic scans to ensure optimal patient care. Determines equipment and supply needs in advance. 2. Evaluates and verifies the images meet established imaging protocol quality standards for the sub specialty. Follows department protocols for image acquisition, labeling, documentation, and image presentation in PACS. 3. Identifies and distinguishes normal and abnormal anatomy throughout the body, and documents in records to ensure optimal patient care. 4. Documents exam data, appropriate technologist notes, and charge capture data in the electronic health record. 5. Participates in image review and feedback sessions with physicians, senior technologists, and supervisor. Maintains required quality standards. 6. Observes patients during scan to ensure their safety and well being. Able to assess and respond to urgent and emergent patient events and demonstrates ability to obtain appropriate level of assistance. Follows patient safety guidelines as instructed during orientation and competency training. 7. Maintains and performs basic troubleshooting of ultrasound equipment and informs senior technologist or supervisor as needed to ensure maximum availability of operable equipment and inoperable equipment receives service. 8. Inspects, cleans, and prepares imaging equipment and exam rooms after each patient to ensure cleanliness of the environment of care and efficiency of patient flow within the area. Follows infection prevention practices and reports any issues to supervisor. 9. May access and handle ultrasound contrast media within scope of practice under supervision of senior technologist or supervisor. 10. Completes all Occupational Health and education requirements as assigned and meets all deadlines for completion. Maintains all licenses and credentials included in job description as a condition of continued employment. 11. Follows departmental and organizational behavioral expectations. Maintains positive working relationships with colleagues and patients to ensure an efficient flow of patient information. 12. Maintains a knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines, that impact the sonography area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding. Job Accountabilities 1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. 2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. 3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Medical, Medical Technologist, Patient Care, Ultrasound, Vascular, Healthcare