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Job ID: 966431
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
Shift: Not Applicable
Date Posted: Oct 1, 2023
About ECU Health Medical Center
ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.
A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a credentialed medical professional with academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience and completed ARDMS or ARRT (US) registration, which is the standard of practice in Ultrasound.
Demonstrates competency in the operation of Ultrasound equipment, selecting proper equipment, transducers, biopsy attachments, software programs and other diagnostic tools.
Demonstrates cognitive skills to identify anatomical/pathological information, analyze images, synthesize sonographic information and medical history and communicate to appropriate physician.
Uses proper precautions for patients and personnel, monitoring power levels of equipment.
Follows patient safety guidelines, organizational policies and procedures, professional standards of performance, best practices and regulatory requirements related to patient care and quality.
Understands and incorporates the policies of HIPAA into daily work habits.
Displays appropriate behavior in regards to giving and receiving constructive feedback. Works towards departmental goals.
Competent in the usage of Pyxis, if applicable.
Maintains a professional appearance by adhering to the departmental dress code and maintaining a stocked, clean work environment.
Has an understanding and realizes the importance of JCAHO standards.
Documents patient information in PACS as needed - patient symptoms, symptoms duration, associated symptoms not included in PACs, relevant surgical and medical history, and explanation for limited study.
Assesses patient's current medical status to evaluate changes that require immediate medical intervention.
Maintains a teamwork approach with other staff members. The technologist demonstrates the ability to accept supervision and ask for assistance when necessary.
Charges for procedures, contrast, and patient supplies.
Attends departmental staff meetings as scheduled and reads departmental e-mails on a regular basis.
Technologist is responsible for daily use, quality control and proper maintenance of equipment. Notify manager and other staff when there are equipment issues.
Knows downtime procedures and is able to practice when applicable.
Ensures all exam orders are began, changed, and ended in Radiant.
All images are reviewed for quality and then sent to the PACs system for radiologist interpretation; exams are reconciled for interpretation in a timely fashion.
Shares in the transport of patients and/or perferms bedside procedures as appropriate.
Takes call and is accountable for work assignments, if applicable.
Performs other duties as assigned, i.e., stocking, inventory, etc.
Demonstrates the full range of procedures reflecting appropriate patient care and knowledge for patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric.
Accurately explains all procedures and exams to the patient and family members.
Informed consent is obtained after procedure has been explained and prior to procedure being performed, when applicable.
Respects patient privacy by protecting patient's modesty and dignity throughout procedure.
High school or equivalent (or higher)
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
ARDMS or ARRT (US) registration required (physics and one specialty exam AB, OB/GYN) or registry eligible with registration obtained within 12 months of date of hire
0 years of experience as US technologist (sonographer)
It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.
For additional information, please contact:
Tavis Richardson, Talent Acquisition Consultant
ECU Health Talent Acquisition
Email: [email protected]