UnityPoint Health

Ultrasonographer

Requisition ID
2022-111562
Category
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
Ultrasound
State
IA
FTE
.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
PRN, as needed.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

We are looking for a PRN Ultrasonographer to work in our Ultrasound department. Work hours will vary per required need of the department. You will be required to work a minimum of (1) 8 hour shift per month. You will receive a 10% PRN differential on all hours worked. 

 

Assists in leading the day-to-day operations of the department.   Schedules, supports and develops staff members.  Collaborates with physicians/offices and other health care workers, to provide medical imaging and patient care while maintaining professional standards.   Communicates with others to ensure correct supplies and staffing requirements are met. Demonstrates effective leadership skills and role models Finley's FOCUS Values.  Successful performance of these expectations will contribute to an increase in both quality care and patient/family satisfaction.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

Responsibilities

Patient Support

  • Coordinates rooms/schedules/staffing to complement patient care needs. Assists with staffing needs and work schedules.  Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule.
  • Directs, coordinates and delegates patient care in an organized manner, allowing for flexibility.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Collaborating with the director, effectively resolves complex unit situations, such as patient complaints and crises.
  • Evaluates sonograms for technical quality.
  • Understands correct machine settings to produce accurate appearing images.
  • Performs equipment calibrations and adjustments.
  • Selects technical factors and imaging modes.  Informs supervisor or calls for service in absence of supervisor when needed.

 

Department Support

  • Helps with staff education/in-services/specialized skilled training programs. Assists in the hiring and orientation program of newly-hired staff.
  • Creates an environment that promotes staff empowerment. Displays creativity and innovation when making recommendations for improvement in the delivery of services to the hospital.  Instructs and helps lead the staff so that a high level of productivity is maintained, intervening when necessary, to problem solve. 
  • Responsible to maintain current professional expertise. Promotes personal and professional growth among coworkers.  Exhibits discretion and sound judgment in all aspects of the job.Contributes to the maintenance of high quality, cost-effective services consistent with the needs of the users and the hospital's budgetary guidelines.  Assists in identifying and explaining key variances. Acts as an interdepartmental liaison promoting effective multidisciplinary team work. Identifies and implements cost-saving ideas. 
  • Assists with evaluating and guiding coworkers with appropriate input of job performance. Provides immediate feedback (positive and negative) about job performance to personnel on team. Provides input to director on performance evaluations. 

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.

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:

HS diploma or equivalent

 

Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

Clinically proficient as a sonographer in performing diagnostic procedures, including vascular ultrasound, on patients of all ages. 

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

·       Certified and holds current registration with the ARDMS or the ARRT in Sonography.

·       Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

·       Organizational skills

·       Verbal, interpersonal/communication skills - comprehend written directions, follow verbal instructions

·       Customer relations

·       Analytical

·       Must be able to read and write English.

 

 

Other:

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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