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Ultrasound Technologist PRN

at Arkansas Childrens in Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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Part time

Department:

CC094220 Ultrasound

Summary:

Performs quality ultrasound exams and exhibits excellent patient care. Effectively communicates with all ACH staff members and customers. Adheres to all ACH and Radiology Behavioral Standards.

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Description

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Quality Imaging
Performs diagnostic exams as directed by Radiologist and imaging protocols.
Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of anatomy.
Demonstrates knowledge of common pediatric diseases.
Demonstrates knowledge of ultrasound machine and transducer choice for exam.
Reports malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
Demonstrates knowledge of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).

2. Quality Patient Care
Ensures correct patient; diagnosis; and exam.
Demonstrates courtesy by explaining exam to patient and family.
Encourages at least one family member to be present during exams when appropriate.
Demonstrates knowledge of emergency equipment and supplies.
Responds to emergency call backs within recommended time limit.

3. Related Duties
Ensures adequate supplies in exam rooms and work area.
Ensures emergency equipment such as oxygen and suction are available and ready for use.
Adequately prepares room for exams including stocking of supplies and linens and maintaining cleanliness.
Works as a team player by demonstrating team support in interactions with co-workers.
Ensures work areas are ready for inspections by regulatory agencies.

4. Continuing Education and professional development
Stays current on new developments in Ultrasound.
Attends available courses for personal and professional development.
Attends 80% departmental meetings.

5. Hospital and Departmental Policy and Procedures
Complies with Arkansas State Health Department and Joint Commission rules and regulations.
Practices universal precautions per OSHA standards.
Adheres to ACH mission statement and ACH/Radiology service and behavior standards.
Familiar with all hospital emergency procedures.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Required – Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college program or technical school or nursing diploma – Field of Study: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Successful completion of an associate’s degree or equivalent from a nationally accredited sonography program.)
Preferred – Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university – Field of Study: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Preferred – 1 years pediatric medical sonography experience preferred
Preferred – 1 years medical sonography experience preferred

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Required – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Abdomen (AB) (Registry)or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Obstetrics\Gynecology (OB\GYN) (Registry)or Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Vascular Technology (VT) (Registry) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)
Required – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Pediatric Sonography (PS) (Registry) (needed within 2 years of hire date)
Preferred – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Abdomen (AB) (Registry)
Preferred – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Obstetrics\Gynecology (OB\GYN) (Registry)
Preferred – Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Vascular Technology (VT) (Registry)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Required – Computer data entry.
Required – Self Motivated / work independently.
Required – Good communication and organizational skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-Frequently
Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate
Physical Activity-Climb or balance-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Regularly
Physical Activity-Sit-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Stand-Frequently
Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Occasionally
Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly
Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Regularly
Physical Activity-Walk-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Occasionally
Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Frequently
Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Regularly
Physical Environment-Toxic or caustic chemicals-Occasionally
Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s (https://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=919) is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=2489) . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report (https://www.archildrens.org/health-and-wellness/news/news-story?news=123) in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=3691) , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children’s provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children’s will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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Job Posting: JC189600058

Posted On: Aug 08, 2021

Updated On: Oct 24, 2021