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Sonographer PRN

Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States

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Description

SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

 

 

 

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed top-performing quality hospital with over 200 of the most highly respected and qualified physicians in the area. It is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. An affiliate of the UAB Cancer Community Network, Fort Walton offers a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on CancerCommission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also provides advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and trauma injury care, and emergency services, including a main ER, Pediatric ER and Express ER. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are the parent company of the Destin Emergency Care Center (DECC) and the Rehabilitation Institute.

 

1000 Mar-Walt Dr
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32547

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
The diagnostic Sonographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical training to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. The Sonographer may be involved with the patients of the physicians in any medical setting of which the physician is responsible.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Check the physician’s requisition for complete information on the procedure requested; refer any questions to the Radiologist before performing the procedure.
  • Reviews the patient’s chart to obtain pertinent clinical history, correlative test results, and laboratory data and documents this information for the Radiologist.
  • Position the patient for examination, explain the procedure, and give necessary instructions for carrying out the procedure.
  • Operate ultrasound equipment to its full capability with knowledge of an A-mode, M-mode, B-mode, Doppler, and real time techniques, selecting the proper transducer frequency and diameter for performance of the examination.
  • Capable of recognizing a diagnostic quality scan as well as artifacts from anatomic/pathologic structures which are visualized on the ultrasound system.
  • Ensures that all exams are entered appropriately, makes edits as required, moves exam  to taken status and verifies for the radiologist to read with all required documents.
  • Practices proper cleaning procedures for both standard and internal cavity probes and documents process as required.
  • Performs quality control on the High Level Disinfecting solution as required and documents results in the QC log.
  • Properly documents all medications used in the EMAR.
  • Receives verbal orders for examinations from a responsible practitioner in keeping with the state license.
  • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
  • Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety; participates in the Quality Improvement and safety programs.
  • Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
  • Demonstrates Customer Service principles and behaviors appropriately.
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system.  Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
  • Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.
  • Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements on or before the due date.
  • Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
  • Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
  • May have access to the POS room or designated areas to transport, assemble, and stock (inventory) of non scheduled drugs and biologicals to include but not limited to fluids, sterile water, normal saline, and irrigations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
     
    PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

    Core Competencies

  • Service:  Strives to meet expectations/needs of customers; responds to concerns with sense of urgency; seeks win-win solutions for unreasonable patient/customer expectations
  • Quality/Ethics/Integrity:  Seeks opportunities for improvement; prevents small problems from becoming large ones; pays attention to detail; follows instructions and protocol/procedures; adheres to company code of conduct; maintains integrity in all aspects of his/her work
  • Relationships:  Builds effective working relationships; finds and provides information to clarify situations; expands on original ideas; contributes own ideas; places high priority on other team members’ goals; gains team agreement to support ideas; clearly explains rationale behind ideas/goals; demonstrates sensitivity to differing cultural views and needs; meets attendance and punctuality requirements
  • Adaptability:  Seeks to understand changes in work tasks/processes; actively seeks information about new tasks/processes; treats change and new tasks/processes as opportunities for learning and personal growth; speaks positively about changes to others; quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with change
      

Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

 

Graduated from AMA accredited school/program or by completing one of the acceptable pathways recognized by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • RVT required within 12 months of hire
  • RDMS certification in Abdomen, Breast, MSK, or OB/GYN preferred within 12 months of hire
  • BCLS–AHA Healthcare Provider certification required upon hire
 
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: 
  • Three years experience or training in diagnostic ultrasound in at least two specialty areas: abdomen, OB/GYN, MSK, breast
  • Extensive experience with available Ultrasound equipment in terms of product evolution, trouble shooting and quality control
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
  • Must be mature and responsible, able to use initiative and independent judgment when necessary, and capable of working without supervision within guidelines established by the director of the division
  • Self-motivation with regard to increasing one’s level of understanding and knowledge of the field is important, as is a background that will qualify one to teach diagnostic ultrasound
  • Knowledge of ultrasound techniques should be thorough
  • The general Sonographer should have current knowledge of neurology, abdominal, obstetric, and gynecologic applications
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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Facility: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Job ID: 01307-8551
Category: Imaging
Contract: PRN
Shift: PRN/Per Diem
Job Class: PRN

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