Ultrasonographer/Vascular Ultrasonographer

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Indianpolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  14987 

 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

 

 

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Radiologic Technologist Specialist II - Ultrasonographer/Vascular Ultrasonographer is responsible for preparing and performing ultrasound examinations under the direction of a specialized physician. This includes scheduling patients, reviewing medical history, preparing patients and equipment, administering procedure, and relating results to supervisor.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach, and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi Health's values
  • Schedules patients and performs ultrasound examinations of designated body regions, under direction of a physician specializing in diagnostic medical sonography
  • Reviews requisition, patient's medical chart, and records oral history from patient to define reason for diagnostic examination
  • Educates each patient concerning ultrasound procedures
  • Prepares ultrasound examination including: positioning and preparing patients for examinations, determining appropriate equipment to be used, setting and modifying controls during procedure for optimal scanning results, and observing patients
  • Performs ultrasound examination by: using interpretative skills during procedure to identify and record normal/abnormal test results and real/potential medical problems, relating atypical results/problems to supervisor for assessment and action, and may be required to transport imaging equipment to patient bedside
  • Maintains supplies required for daily use
  • Assists physicians in performing special examinations, emergency medical care and research projects
  • Must remain in compliance with all Indiana State Department of Health and The Joint Commission education, license and certification requirements.
  • Trains and precepts students and/or new employees
  • Must remain in compliance with all American College of Radiology, Indiana State Department of Health and The Joint Commission education, license and certification requirements.

Job Requirements

One (1) year of clinical/work experience in radiologic technology with emphasis on Ultrasound

  • Bachelor's degree in Ultrasound-related major strongly preferred
  • Certification as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) or ARRT specialty certification required
  • Appropriate credentialing is required for Vascular Ultrasound Department
  • Maintains and shows proof of current CPR Certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and command of anatomy as well as cross sectional anatomy
  • Knowledge of the physics of ultrasound
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served; ability to use age-appropriate communication skills
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of growth and development principles over the life span; ability to assess data and interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs and cognitive abilities detailed in the department/area/unit job competencies
  • Knowledge of all ultrasound equipment, drug utilization and technical procedures (within assigned area)
  • Working knowledge of the EPIC and PACS systems and associated programs; ensures completion of all studies through EPIC
  • Knowledge of hospital protocols and procedures, and safety procedures to minimize risk to patients, coworkers, and self
  • Knowledgeable of and compliance with Eskenazi Health's Infection Control and Communicable Disease policies and procedures
  • Ability to follow both written and oral instructions
  • Ability to handle patient contacts with high degree of tact
  • Ability to elect proper protocols for all exams
  • Fundamental knowledge of computer applications
  • Ability to be flexible with changing work duties and priorities
  • Knowledgeable of and proficiency in vascular patient clinical assessment, in performing vascular examinations and testing, and in the evaluation of findings
  • Ability to observe and perceive changing patient conditions, and to report questionable conditions to physicians and nursing personnel
  • Ability to work effectively under stress and heavy workload
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments, i.e., decisions must be made to determine how quickly a case needs to be scheduled for an examination

 

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis