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Responsible for working within the established guidelines of the Imaging Services as assigned. Is expected to understand and support the Mission and Vision of St. Luke's Hospital. As a professional, 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.
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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care
·Performs careful and accurate work in any technical area as assigned, working closely with the perinatology team as well as diagnostic ultrasound team.
·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 and/or perinatologist.
·Documents all necessary information in the performance of technical procedures, including adequate history and quality control.
·Documents pregnancy appropriately for females of childbearing 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.
·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.
·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.
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.
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Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Graduate of a CAAHEP accredited Sonography program.
Minimum of one year of clinical experience as a Sonographer in OB-GYN imaging.
Experience in computer systems is preferred.
Must be ARDMS certified in OB-GYN and Abdomen.
Must complete Fetal Echo and Nuchal Translucency certification within 12 months of employment.
Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain within three (3) months from date of hire.
Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Optional ARDMS certifications: Pediatric, Breast, and MSK.
Must be able to work well with all customers and coworkers.
Must possess excellent communication skills. Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.
Must demonstrate a cooperative, courteous, and dependable working performance.
Must possess high integrity and always maintain confidentiality.
Consistently demonstrates attention to detail in following protocol for patient identification, patient history, exam, image marking, and labeling.
Maintains cleanliness of equipment and workspace and reports equipment malfunctions in a timely manner.
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.