Echo Technologist (PRN)

  • Uvalde Memorial Hospital
  • Uvalde, TX
  • Aug 25, 2021
Full Time Technologist

Job Description

Performs ultrasound, and echo imaging procedures. Responsible for patient prepping, performing procedures and processing exam for radiologic interpretation. Reports to Radiology Director. Non-Exempt position.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Instructs and prepares patients for ultrasound echo procedures. Selects appropriate equipment to use for procedure. Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions. Works with physician to assess and manage patient pain so as not to interfere with procedure. Performs special imaging examinations requiring various special equipment and procedures and records diagnostic data. Programs portable or stationary equipment and makes images for a variety of examinations. Assists in training of students and ancillary personnel. Performs QC checks on equipment and maintains logs, as appropriate. Obtains permanent record of internal examination by examination images of organs.  Transfers all images and retrieves images from PACS as requested. Keeps procedure room clean and neat, makes minor equipment adjustments as needed. Practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer’s instructions. Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination under discretion and supervision of Radiology Medical Director and Cardiologist. Requirements POSITION REQUIREMENTS Minimum Education Certification of completion of an Accredited US Ultrasound/Sonography program required. Registered or eligible for ARDMS or ARRT registry in sonography/ultrasound required. AAS degree in Radiology Technology preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Current BLS for healthcare providers’ certification required. Certification of completion from Accredited US program (Ultrasound) required.   Required Skills Must possess superior ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service. Must possess high degree of organization and be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Advanced computer knowledge required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook. Ability to use standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.). FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS Functional Job Requirements: Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers.  Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary. Lifting Requirements Job requires heavy lifting on an occasional basis. Reasonable Accommodations Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties. Summary Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!   UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.  Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare’s National “Top 100 Best Places to Work.” Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years. 20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission. International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years. Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.   Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads. Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.   Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you’ll find small town hospitality at its finest.   Benefits for Full Time Employees Include: Paid Time Off and Extended Sick Leave Retirement Plans including matching 403(b) and 457(b) plans Health Insurance Dental Insurance Employer Paid Life Insurance Short Term Disability Wellness Program Additional Information Department: Radiology/Imaging

Employment Type (feed only)

Full Time