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ULTRASOUND SPECIALIST

at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Posted: 9/15/2020
Job Reference #: 15777

Job Description

Requisition ID
2020-15777
Category
Clinical Care-Radiology
Default: Location : City
Albuquerque
Location : Name
4515 Coors Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87120
Default: Location : State/Province (Full Name)
New Mexico

Overview


Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Part Time (.45 to .89)
FTE: 0.600000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours

Summary:
Performs diagnostic ultrasound exams for subsequent evaluation and treatment by attending physician.
Performs all types of extracranial and peripheral vascular ultrasound procedures.
Takes call as needed.
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Responsibilities


Responsibilities:
* Successful transmission of images to PACS/Medstream with appropriate associated documentation.
*Educates patient prior to scanning procedure explaining the procedure and answering patient questions.
*Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and ultrasound department policy such as blood pressures (pre and post exam) and post invasive procedure, patient follow up. Maintains records of exam data and other pertinent information on patients. Uses Radiology Information System, hospital information systems as required.
*Assists physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, amniocentesis, renal biopsies, etc. Scans patient, marks patient body, determines angle for puncture, assists as necessary. Has knowledge of and maintains sterile technique.
*Maintains established organizational radiology and ultrasound policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.
*Positions and transfers patients comfortably.
*Assists in maintaining upkeep of department and equipment - including ordering and stocking supplies when necessary.
*Attends section staff meetings, pertinent in-services, workshops and/or seminars for continuing education to enhance professional growth and development.
*Participates in call rotation for ultrasound procedures.
*Works with, oversees and evaluates student ultrasound technologists
*Assesses the patient and correlates the clinical history with the test to be performed.
*Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify and record appropriate anatomical, pathological, and diagnostic images.
*Performs ABI s (with and without exercise)
*Performs carotid duplex scans
*Performs lower extremity arterial scans, doppler and imaging
*Performs upper extremity arterial scans, doppler and imaging
*Performs abdominal aorta duplex imaging
*Performs lower extremity venous scans, doppler and imaging
*Performs upper extremity venous scans, doppler and imaging
*Performs groin studies
*Can accurately document and quantify all calculations and measurements of vascular parameters for inclusion in appropriate report forms.
*Recognizes the significance of all structures visualized on the monitor and is able to differentiate normal from abnormal and recognize artifacts. Understands when to seek advice.
*Prepares a summary of technical findings and reviews findings with technical director/chief technologist and/or interpreting physician.
*Maintains and documents emergent findings, when appropriate, and communicates these to physician.
*Reviews surgical and angiography reports to follow patient s progress and to provide a means of reviewing the accuracy of the cardiovascular laboratory examinations.
*Assists with employee schedules for staffing.
*Participates in staff education meetings and attends mandatory staff meetings.
*Assists with section clerical duties including initiation and completion of reports and charges.
*Participates in cleaning, general maintenance and upkeep of ultrasound machines and related equipment, probes, Trophon, etc
*Assists in the evaluation of new products and equipment and in research, development and formulation of new techniques for pertinent to all aspects of the ultrasound role.
*Learns, participates in performing, and maintains skills and education related to other relevant tasks in the facility to assist with patient care within the ultrasound tech scope of practice.

Nonessential:
* Planning and coordinating organizational change
* Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
* Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
* Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member
* Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes
* Functioning as an Effective Team Member
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using
strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication

Working Conditions:
* Light
* General Indoor Controlled Environment<B

Qualifications


Other information:
Essential Education:
* High School Diploma or GED
* High school/trade or vocational school in vascular ultrasound. Must be registry eligible (RVT or CCI). Must pass registry exam within one year as a condition of continued employment.

Essential Certificates:
* Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer
* Registered Vascular Specialist
* Must hold and maintain current New Mexico State Licensure under the New Mexico Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program.

*Two years radiology ultrasound specific college coursework, Associates Degree or Diploma Preferred. ARDMS eligible and two registries required within two years of hire
*Current BLS required


Education:
Essential:
* High School Diploma or GED


Credentials:
Essential:
* Registered Vascular Specialist
* NM Radiography Tech
* NM Diagnositc Medical Sonography

Competencies and skills:
Essential:
* BLS
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* Planning and coordinating organizational change
* Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
* Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
* Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member
* Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes
* Functioning as an Effective Team Member
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication

Benefits


Benefits
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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