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General Ultrasound Technologist
RENO NV 89505
Category: Health Care Industry
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  Job posted:   Mon Mar 12, 2018
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General Ultrasound Technologist
General Ultrasound Technologist

Requisition ID: Ultrasound Specialist
Department: 200252 Imaging Ultrasound
Facility: Renown Regional Medical Center
Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
Shift: Night
Hours: 7p-7a, rotating weekends
Category: Allied Health
Location: Reno, NV

Position Purpose: Under the general direction of a physician and the department supervisor, the Sonographer Specialist, specializing in two or more areas such as: Cardiac, Vascular, or General areas, performs complex diagnostic ultrasound procedures.

Cardiac Ultrasound Technicians perform diagnostic procedures of the heart per protocol for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiac disease processes in accordance with industry, Federal, State, Joint Commission, ICAEL, ASE, and Renown Health standards and requirements

Vascular Ultrasound Technicians perform diagnostic ultrasound procedures on various vascular systems of the body per protocol for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of peripheral venous, peripheral arterial, intracranial and extracranial disease processes in accordance with industry Federal, State, and Joint Commission, ICAVL, SVU, and Renown Standards and requirements.

General Ultrasound Technicians perform diagnostic ultrasound procedures of various organs and soft tissue of the body per protocol for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of peripheral vascular, cerebral vascular and systemic disease processes in accordance with industry, Federal, State and Joint Commission, , ACR, , and Renown Health standards and requirements.

The various Sonographers carry out the physician's orders by following established protocols and care standards to insure improved patient outcomes. In conjunction with leadership, this position is responsible for delivering patient care through proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and advanced imaging skills, while supporting the vision and mission of Renown Health Systems. Nature and Scope: The major challenges to this position include but are not limited to operate a variety of sophisticated ultrasonic imaging units and reading and reporting systems. The technologist is responsible for keeping current on technological advances within all aspects of imaging according to the modality the sonographer is specialized in. The sonographer must acquire the necessary skills to perform new ultrasonic examination and modalities as they are added to the department product line. The sonographer will review images for identification, technique, and completeness according to the governing body of that specific modality, i.e. American Society of Echocardiography, and ICAEL for cardiac ultrasound, the SDMS and ACR for diagnostic ultrasound, and the SVU and ICAVL for vascular ultrasound. The Sonographer will function as a role model, and professional resource to patients, physicians, peers, and the general public in a manner consistent with the values and standards of conduct of Renown Health. The sonographer will provide training to new department staff members and sonography students. They will participate in educational sessions, contribution technical and professional knowledge to; students, allied health professionals, and physicians.

The Sonographer is responsible for performing all types of ultrasonic examinations according to the modality he or she is specialized in and various exams specific to modality will include some invasive techniques such as: cardiac ultrasound- the use of approved contrast agents or agitated saline according to policy, general ultrasound- paracentesis, thoracentesis and biopsy exams etc. according to policy, and vascular ultrasound- involvement with line placement and thrombin injection exams etc, all exams including these types of exams will be followed according to policy.

Examinations may be performed in the respective ultrasound department or any other department or nursing floor as required.

The sonographer will actively participate and cooperate in the accreditation and re-accreditation application process for each respective modality. The sonographer will perform other duties or assignments as requested by the department supervisor including but not limited to; checking code blue carts, eye wash stations, blanket warmers, refrigerators, cleaning and maintaining equipment and the lab, and meeting all requirements set forth by our governing and accreditation bodies, Federal, State, Joint Commission, and Renown Health requirements.

Apply the technical skills required to operate diagnostic ultrasound equipment.

The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to patients served ranging in age from infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric, and meet standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age-specific competency standards. The incumbent may be asked to perform other job duties related to Renown Medical Center as needed.

The incumbent may be responsible for mentoring Ultrasound Students from a CAAHEP program. This will consist of teaching the students departmental protocols, equipment operation, proper documentation and paperwork while achieving the best possible Ultrasound Image. These objectives will help prepare the student(s) to become a Registered Sonographer This position has the authority to make technical decisions that will provide the best possible sonographic image quality. This position must be proficient in the use of ultrasound imaging systems. This position will require training and general knowledge attained to operate the hospital and department computer systems.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job. Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Experience: Minimum one-year clinical experience in the respective departmental required.

License(s): Active registry with either Cardiovascular Credentialing International (offering, RCS, or RVS) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (offering RVT or RDCS,) in the specialty of Vascular technology and Adult and/or Pediatric echocardiography Active ARDMS/CCI Registry RDCS or RCS (Adult Echo) and RVT or RVS (Vascular) required. (For Departments: 200267, 200268, 400268)

For Departments: (200252, 400252, 900251, 900253, 900255, 900257, 900259, 900277, 900311) the following Licenses are required: Active ARDMS Registry in Abdomen is required upon hire. Active ARDMS and or CCI Vascular Technology registry is required upon hire. Active ARDMS Registry in OB/GYN required within one year of hire.

Certification(s): CPR certification upon hire. AHA BLS within 60 days of hire Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc. EEO/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Renown's Values
As the area's only not-for-profit and locally-governed healthcare network, we pride ourselves on quality care for the community.

In order to do that, we provide employees with an environment and culture that supports growth and empowers you to do their best every day.

Our employees share our commitment through our mission, vision and values.

Our Mission: To make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and the communities we serve.

Our Vision: With our partners, we will inspire better health in our communities.

Our Values: We are caring and compassionate. We demonstrate respect and integrity. We collaborate with our patients, families, physicians and communities. We strive for excellence in all we do.

Quality care for our patients requires the contributions of every person on the team. We can't do it alone. We're looking for employees with a winning spirit whose values are aligned with Renown Health.

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