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Sonographer - Ultrasound (Weekend Package Overnights) - Cedar Rapids

Company: Local Staffing
Location: Palo
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Position: Provide a "snapshot" or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences. This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions. The Sonographer is responsible for working within the established guidelines of the Imaging Services as assigned. The Sonographer is expected to understand and support the Mission and Vision of St. Luke's Hospital. As a professional the Sonographer is responsible for carrying out the philosophy and objectives established by the Board of Directors and the Management team. Foremost among these responsibilities are strictly adhering to detail in the technical performance of radiology procedures, solving practical and analytical problems, resolving conflict, and implementing constructive change. RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. % of Time (annually) Clinical Excellence/Patient Care -- Performs careful and accurate work in any technical area as assigned. -- Performs procedural exams within specified turnaround time for assigned area and assures procedural exam guidelines are strictly adhered to, complies with exam procedure technical factors and protocols in consultation with radiologist. -- Documents all necessary information in the performance of technical procedures, including adequate history and quality control. -- Consistently demonstrates attention to detail in following protocol for patient identification, patient history, exam, image marking, and labeling. -- Documents pregnancy appropriately for females of child bearing age. -- Uses AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You) with every patient interaction to create patient and family experiences consistent with the mission of St. Luke's Hospital. -- Perform patient transfers with approved transfer mobility equipment when appropriate. -- Assists in maintaining a high quality and well-organized radiologic science program by assisting with student clinical and/or didactic instruction as necessary. -- Assists and reviews student clinical instruction for the University of Iowa Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. -- Performs other duties as assigned. 55 % Regulatory Compliance -- Maintains compliance and is responsible for executing and monitoring technical practices in order to meet necessary standards, recommendations and requirements of voluntary and government agencies (i.e., IDPH, ACR, TJC). -- Understands and adheres to all safety practices (ALARA) while performing duties to minimize any risk of injury and/or exposure to unnecessary ionizing radiation. -- Possesses ability and makes good independent decisions based upon knowledge of the overall departmental functions, policies and procedures. 10% Departmental Support -- Promotes the development, preparation, implementation and attainment of departmental goals, policies and projects. -- Maintains an adequate level of productivity. -- Communicates with departmental management team as necessary when problems or unusual circumstances arise and documents as necessary. -- Communicates effectively inter- and intra-departmentally with other healthcare professionals and customers to provide accurate, timely information and to reduce problems and minimize exceptions. -- Teaches and mentors staff in assigned technical area to assure a smooth functioning, high quality operation. -- Orders and assures adequate supplies are available and utilized in a cost effective manner. -- Provides professional leadership, motivation and guidance to peers and other Imaging Services staff. -- Maintains cleanliness of equipment and workspace and reports equipment malfunctions in a timely manner. 25 % Basic UPH Performance Criteria -- Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. -- Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. -- Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. -- Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. -- Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year. -- Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance. 10% Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health's values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities Foster Unity: -- Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams. -- Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions. -- Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives. Own The Moment: -- Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect -- Enthusiastically engage in our work. -- Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance. -- Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin. Champion Excellence: -- Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality. -- Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations. -- Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes. Seize Opportunities: -- Embrace and promote innovation and transformation. -- Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities. -- Have the courage to challenge the status quo. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Requirements Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position. Preferred or Specialized Not required to perform the essential functions of the position. Education: Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Graduate of a CAAHEP accredited Sonography program. Experience: Clinical experience as a Sonographer is preferred. Experience in computer systems is desirable. Must possess excellent communication skills. License(s)/Certification(s): Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Must be ARDMS certified or eligible and successfully complete OB-GYN, Abdomen and Vascular certification within 12 months of employment. Optional ARDMS certifications: Pediatric, Breast and MSK Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be able to work well with all customers and coworkers. Must demonstrate a cooperative, courteous and dependable working performance. Must possess high integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times. . Other: Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Keywords: Local Staffing, Cedar Rapids , Sonographer - Ultrasound (Weekend Package Overnights) - Cedar Rapids, Healthcare , Palo, Iowa

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