St Josephs Healthcare System

Ultrasound Techn

Requisition ID
2017-11398
Shift
Day/Evening/Night
Category
Radiology/Radiation Therapy
Shift Hours AM/PM
Flexible
Department
SJ IMAGING
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

 

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

 

 

 Job Overview

 

Responsible for performing routine sonographic exams in either an inpatient and/or outpatient setting in accordance with established protocols for positioning, image quality, and ALARA principles. Utilizes a variety of specialized equipment to produce sonographic images, as well as computers and various software programs to enter patient related information into hospital databases. Contributes to the overall excellence of the department through commitment to personal excellence in technical and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities

Practices "ALARA" (as low as reasonably achievable) principle using optimal equipment set-up and appropriate transducer usage. Prepares, operates, and cares for equipment and other technical instruments used for patient positioning, patient monitoring, and image acquisition. Obtains and evaluates images for technical quality and participates in quality/performance improvement activities. Follows infection control policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for room set up and general cleanliness. Maintains proper documentation for clinical procedures in accordance with departmental policies. Proficient in all hospital software pertaining to patient workflow. Assists doctors and nurses and initiates life support if needed. Demonstrates commitment to professional development which includes CME's and in-services. Maintains supplies and restocks as needed. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects

Qualifications

Work requires the level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of two to three years of occupationally specific education beyond high school or an Associate's degree in Ultrasound technology or closely related field. ARDMS registration (American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers Registration) required or CCI certificate (Cardiovascular Credentialing International Certificate) required within 12 months of hire. Requires the analytical ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic specific, mathematical, or technical principles and in depth experience based knowledge. Requires the ability to explain clinical, technical, and diagnostic procedures to patients and their families.

Echocardiography Department: Work requires the level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of two to three years of occupationally specific education beyond high school or an Associate's degree in Ultrasound technology or closely related field. RDMS registration (Diagnostic Medical Sonography Registration) required or CCI certificate (Cardiovascular Credentialing International Certification) required within 12 months of hire in the specific modality. Requires the analytical ability to resolve problems that require the use of basic specific, mathematical, or technical principles and in depth experience based knowledge. Requires the ability to explain clinical, technical, and diagnostic procedures to patients and their families.

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