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Covenant Healthcare ULTRASONOGRAPHER in Saginaw, Michigan

Description COVENANT HEALTHCARE US:MI:SAGINAW VARIABLE SHIFT OCCASIONAL Summary:The Ultrasonographer demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all timesconsistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation. This individual, under limited supervision, uses high frequency sound waves to produce quality diagnostic examinations that will best demonstrate pathology and normal anatomical structures for diagnostic interpretation by a radiologist. The Ultrasonographer has clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare. Responsibilities:Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin.Models Covenant s Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to ServiceHas clinical contact with patients in all age groups (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the age appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare.Performs all ultrasound/vascular studies assigned while displaying good working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomyWorks independently under no direct supervision, on own initiative to achieve quality diagnostic sonogramsPossesses the ability to differentiate artifacts from normal or pathologic processes, and recognizes electronic equipment limitationsProvides written post-procedural clinical findings of the performed ultrasound exam along with recorded images, to assist the radiologist and/or physician with patient diagnosisAssists physicians during biopsies or other special procedures; often aids in determining appropriate biopsy sitePerforms surgical and portable ultrasound examinations as assignedPractices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination to patients and instrumentsOrganizes, plans and directs activities relating to patients and procedures for Ultrasound/Vascular Lab and coordinates scheduling with other departments to ensure patient flowPrepares, and explains nature and time requirements of requested procedures to patients and familiesChecks patient charts for physician orders, notes and/or other pertinent information or instructionsCorrelates the clinical history with the examination being performedProvides the radiologist with comprehensive patient history to aid in selecting appropriate ultrasonic proceduresMaintains proficiency in all computer functionality necessary to perform job duties (RIS, PACS, QC, email, etc.)Instructs ultrasound students, medical students and residents according to clinical requirementsObtains adequate CEU credits to maintain licensure (including grandfathered staff).Recognizes emergency situations, initiates code procedures, administers BLS as neededSecures and maintains adequate supplies for service; cleans and prepares instrumentsPerforms visual preventive maintenance checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnelReports operational, functional and system problems to the managerPromotes positive customer and employee relations by projecting a favorable corporate image through professional, courteous and effective interactions with customers, staff and physiciansPerforms other duties as assigned Other information:EDUCATION/EXPERIENCERegi

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