• Sr Ultrasound Techn

    Requisition ID
    2018-12256
    Shift
    Day
    Category
    Support Services
    Shift Hours AM/PM
    8:00AM-4:30PM
    Department
    SJ ULTRASND
    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 for assisting with the scheduling, staffing, and operational aspects of the ultrasound section in the department. Performs sonographic exams and provides guidance to technological staff in order to ensure a high quality of work. Assists in the orientation and training of newly hired ultrasound staff. Utilizes a variety of equipment including transducers, 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

    Assists with the scheduling, staffing, and operational aspects of the ultrasound section in the department. Assists in the orientation and training of newly hired ultrasound staff. 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. Meets all required competencies for department, unit and/or hospital. Responsible for performing all other duties as assigned. Special Projects

    Qualifications

    Work required the level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of an accredited program in sonography or an Associate's degree in Ultrasound technology or closely related field and three years of previous work related experience. ARDMS required. 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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