Carolinas Healthcare System Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist - PRN Lincoln in United States

Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist - PRN Lincoln

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Date: Dec 5, 2018


Lincolnton, NC, US, 28092

Company: Atrium Health

Job Req ID: 180629

Position Number: 00138728

Employment Type: PRN

Shift: Day

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 4.00

Department Name: Radiology - Ultrasound

Location: Atrium Health Lincoln

Location Details:

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Job Summary

Prioritizes and coordinates ultrasound exams with nursing units, radiologists and physicians. Performs ultrasound exams in accordance to departmental protocols and standards. Provides adequate patient care as it relates to the exam requested. Operates ultrasound and associated equipment with proficiency.

Essential Functions

  • Examines requests and verifies orders on each assigned patient. Refers any questionable orders to the Radiologist before performing procedure. Contacts ordering physician when there are discrepancies.

  • Correlates prior exams, applicable test results and lab data pertinent to exam being performed.

  • Records medical history on requisitions as needed for Radiologists.

  • Obtains medications, radiopharmaceuticals, or contrast materials as directed for administration by a licensed practitioner, authorized/certified technologist, or registered nurse.

  • Verifies the correct patient by checking the patient's armband and validating proof of identity. Prepares patient for the procedure.

  • Assists Radiologist in performance of procedures of an invasive nature.

  • Performs basic patient care functions and informs appropriate nursing unit of any changes in the patient's condition.

  • Differentiates artifacts from anatomical or pathological structures and recognizes imaging abnormalities. Performs additional imaging as needed.

  • Operates Radiology computer systems to include entering and charging exams and supplies.

  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to the Supervisor, Lead Sonographer or Engineer.

Physical Requirements

Requires moderate to heavy physical efforts in lifting and moving patients, equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds. Work requires walking, standing, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling and lifting during normal operation. Must be able to read and understand patient orders and technical materials. Motor coordination needed to operate heavy and delicate equipment. Intact sense of sight and hearing.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from a comprehensive medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Program required. Certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or registry eligible; If not registered, must be completed within one year of hire date. BLS HCP certification from AHA required. Excellent communication skills.

At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer