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Sonographer Gen - RVT

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description Sonographer
Medical City LewisvilleWeekends (Saturday/Sunday) 7a-11pPosition Summary:
Assist Radiologist in performance of quality diagnostic sonography procedures. Operates ultrasound equipment, develops images, prepares patient's room, equipment, supplies and medications. Provides patient services using imaging modalities. Maintains safe environment for patients, fellow-workers, and visitors. Supports and helps achieve departmental and hospital goals. Provides service to all age groups (infant - geriatric).Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Perform special assignments as needed/requested.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care.
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services.
  • Transport patients safely.
  • Provide care of patients with a variety of medical diagnosis and resulting complications.
  • Prepares room, equipment, medicine and materials as needed for patients.
  • Cleans and disinfects ultrasound room and equipment.
  • Performs High Level Disinfection (HLD) on T-Vaginal probe.
  • Observes proper safety techniques on all exams.
  • Ensures room is properly set up for each type of ultrasound procedures.
  • Prepares patient for ultrasound exam - explains procedures, transfer patient to table, position patient and assist patient at the end of the procedure.
  • Produces and videos hard copy images in accordance with photographic techniques.
  • Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific films. (Adjust equipment; determines proper contrast, density and desired exposure time; positions patient; and selects proper film size.)
  • Observes patient and machine during procedure and reports unusual occurrences and records patient's condition.
  • Maintains stock supplies (i.e., gel, needles, gloves) and performs general office duties, (i.e. proper charge codes, procedures completed.)
  • Inspects and reports ultrasound equipment and rooms and reports any malfunctions within his/her shift.
  • Assists the Radiologist in performance of all diagnostic ultrasound procedures.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned by the director, assistant director/supervisor.
  • Efficient in the operation of the PACS.
  • Completes educational activities as assigned.
  • Follows proper procedure for infection control.
  • Assists physician's offices, outpatients and hospital associates promptly and courteously.
  • Positively identifies the correct patient prior to the performance of Ultrasound procedure utilizing 2 patient identifiers.
  • Serves as resource for ACR Accreditation.
    • Must be registered/eligible by R.D.M.S. If associate does not hold advanced certification, associate shall obtain within 6 months of hire/promotion or completion of training program.
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) by HCA approved vendorEducation:
      • Graduate of an accredited school of UltrasonographyExperience:
        • Previous experience as sonographer in hospital setting preferredSpecial Qualifications:
          • Must be able to take call restricted to a 30-minute response time and work Hospital HolidayAt Medical City, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a plan just for you. You can enroll in several different medical plans, if eligible, which includes vision and dental. You can even select additional a la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service), flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, participate in our tuition reimbursement/assistance and student loan repayment programs, paid personal leave, identity theft protection discounts; auto, home, and life insurance options, and adoption assistance.About Medical City Lewisville:
            Medical City Lewisville is focused on providing high-quality care to our community. We are dedicated to providing family-centered care with our experienced, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate environment.Built in 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a full-service medical and surgical facility offering 24-hour emergency services. We are licensed for 186 patient beds. Excellent customer service and patient safety are our top priorities. We are proud that more than 360 physicians and over 800 healthcare associates have chosen to make Medical City Lewisville their professional home. Our supportive environment, advanced technologies, and innovative medicines allow them to best treat you - our treasured patients - with the highest quality health care in a comfortable and compassionate setting.Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications immediately. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Lewisville , Sonographer Gen - RVT, Healthcare , Lewisville, Texas

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