Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II - Ultrasound - Kissimmee - Per Diem

  • Adventist Health System
  • Kissimmee, FL, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018
Healthcare

Job Description

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II - Ultrasound - Kissimmee - Per Diem

Florida Hospital Kissimmee seeks to hire a Licensed Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Florida Hospital Kissimmee is a 163 bed community-focused hospital, conveniently located near Walt Disney World. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents and visitors of Osceola and Orange Counties. At the heart of our latest expansion is a new, three-story tower featuring 80 expansive, private patient rooms and a host of modern amenities and technologies. Because we believe family support is an essential part of health and healing, we've included large, beautifully decorated family waiting areas with the comforts of home. Plus, each patient room includes ample space for visiting loved ones to relax, work and sleep.

Department Profile:

This facility is a full-service community hospital, and is dedicated to offering quality healthcare services and programs to meet the needs of the Osceola County community. We provide imaging in all modalities to include, X-ray, CT, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography and Bone DXA.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Per Diem; variable shifts as needed

Job Summary:

Under general supervision performs General Sonographic procedures in accordance with department protocols. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Abdomen, Abdominal Doppler, OB/Gyn, Small Parts, and Interventional Sonographic Procedures
  • Ability to learn and master new tasks related to the computer and AGFA Pacs system
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • If certification is from another agency, certification from AHA must be obtained within 90 days of hire. If hired before May 15, 2015, must obtain "AHA certification" by next renewal, but no later than April 30, 2017.
  • Knowledge of PACS and associated equipment (Preferred)
  • Good organizational skills (Preferred)
  • Breast sonography (Preferred)
  • Pediatric and Neuro sonography (Preferred)
  • Arm and Leg Venous Doppler (Preferred)
  • Graduate of Ultrasound Program
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in healthcare-related field (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • A minimum of the following two American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) specialty examinations:
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Abdomen (AB) AND
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Consistently obtains the highest quality scans possible in relation to patient body habitus and/or NPO prep status as observed by Radiologists, Ultrasound Educator, and Ultrasound Manager. Always follows proper exam protocols as outlined in department Policy and Procedure manual. Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before administering exam. [Exam Supervision and Administration]
  • Reviews all images on Ultrasound machine or IMPAX (PACS) and thoroughly fills out Ultrasound worksheet in a timely manner. Rescans patient as requested by Radiologist. Is open to critique of exams by Radiologist and/or department Manager/ Educator. [Diagnostic Image Quality and Documentation]
  • Completes exams in a timely manner. Properly and consistently evaluates patient prep status and schedules exam accordingly. Demonstrates ability to coordinate acceptable patient throughput in either an IP and/or OP setting keeping the department on schedule and maintaining desired productivity. Follows direction from Manager and Lead Sonographer. All FT and PT dayshift/weekday employees must participate in the System back up call rotation. [Personal Productivity and Accountability]
  • Utilizes computer system to update exam status, cancel/update orders as needed. Ensures charges match procedure completed. Confirms proper exam/patient assignment at QC before releasing images to PACS for interpretation. Corrects erroneous accession numbers in PACS when needed. Notifies Radiologist Facilitator (RF) and transmits required worksheet and requisition for all after-hours cases. Effective knowledge of all Information Systems used in the Ultrasound department. [Data Processing]
  • Operates and maintains Ultrasound equipment in a safe manner. Adheres to all infection control standards. Employee job duties may include handling and disposal of hazardous material (Hazmat) waste. Employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling Hazmat waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and disposal of Hazmat waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment. Follows guidelines for proper use of GUS unit. Washes hands before and after every patient encounter. [Safety and the Environment of Care]
  • Performs a full range of diagnostic ultrasound procedures and operates all ultrasound equipment in assigned department. Is willing and able to rotate between multiple campuses/US departments as needed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills for age-specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective procedures on patients of all ages (neonate/infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics). The knowledge and skills are acquired through in-service, continuing education and/or experience. Demonstrates a willingness to learn/adapt to new technologies and protocols and help develop the knowledge and competency of coworkers and students. [Clinical Competence]
  • Assists with data collection for KPI's while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Contributes toward process improvement by serving on PI teams as assigned. Participates in department patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery resources when appropriate. [Performance Improvement]
  • Attends department meetings consistently and promotes positive dialogue with respect to department objectives. Listens and is responsible to understand all agenda items. Attends all other meetings as required. [Department Meeting Attendance]
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
  • P2DS must also agree to the conditions of the Florida Hospital (FH) Per Diem Option Agreement (contract).

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Licensed Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II opportunity with Florida Hospital Kissimmee and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Sonographer, Ultrasound, Sonographer

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