Texas Health Resources Ultrasonographer I in Fort Worth, Texas
Minimum Education Required:
Graduate of an AMA approved/accredited Ultrasound Program
Preferred Associates degree
Minimum Experience Required:
None required new graduates welcomed
ARDMS-American Registry for Diagnostic and Medical Sonographers with in 12 months of hire
ARRT-American Registry of Radiologic Technologists with in 12 months of hire
BCLS required upon hire
RVT is preferred.
Work Hours/Schedule: 36 Hrs/ Weekend shift, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7:00A-7:30P
Minimum Skills Required: Perform quality OB, Abdomen and Vascular Ultrasound exams. Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills required.
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions
Assesses and recognizes the patient’s emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions
Prepares room for examination (i.e. suction, oxygen, supplies)
Checks physician orders and exam requisitions
Greets and acknowledges patient, using two forms of ID
Obtain patient history
Appropriately handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices
Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment
Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patient
Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed
Safely administers contrast media and other medication in accordance with medication administration
Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing
Explains procedures to patient or guardian / family member if applicable prior to exam
Position patient to correct anatomical area of interest
Performs diagnostic and vascular ultrasound procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations
Selects transducer and scan protocol and parameters appropriately for age related and body habitus factors
Assists radiologist with complex and invasive procedures using aseptic technique
Maintains attention to details
Processes and manipulates images and completes exam worksheet
Analyzes image quality and technique adjustments and has the ability to verbalize trouble shooting techniques
Performs portable ultrasound procedures in various areas of the hospital
Provides after hours call support for radiology ultrasound
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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