Diagnostic Sonographer PRN - Center for Women's Health Bellevue
Employment Type: Full-Time
Performs ultrasound procedures in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures to ensure the best possible patient care services are delivered. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews radiology exam requests and patient identification to ensure safe, appropriate and cost effective imaging. Applies broad range of skills to ensure exam is completed timely and meets quality and compliance standards. Provides appropriate Diagnostic Sonographer screening process to patients, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff. The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES: Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
COMPLIANCE - (NOVICE):- Can explain and apply basic statutory instructions in normal situations on the job. Understands the principles upon which the rules and regulations are based. Appropriately escalates problems relating to rules and regulations in timely and effective manner.
RADIOLOGY (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate radiology services in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
PATIENT DOCUMENTATION - (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate patient documentation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY KNOWLEDGE - (NOVICE):- Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate anatomy and physiology knowledge in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2): - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships. - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2): - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them. - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2): - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2): - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2): - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches. - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges. - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Basic Qualifications Position Qualifications Required: Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) 2 years relevant experience Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR): Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Required Additional Qualification Information: If a recent graduate, new hire must obtain Radiologic credentialing within one year of being hired Position Shift: PRN 8:00am - 4:30pm VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments: US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. Becker's Hospital Review: one of the '100 Greatest Hospitals in America' The Leapfrog Group: grade 'A' in Hospital Safety Score National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer American Hospital Association: among the 100 'Most Wired' medical systems in the US Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands: Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects. Movement Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device. Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees. Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders. Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders. Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving. Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot. Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward. Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders. Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation. Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands. Sensory Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision. Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
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