Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
1/20/2018
Job Category:
Technician
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Ultrasound & Vascular Tech
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduate of approved program in Ultrasound Technology.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of clinical Ultrasound experience.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Able to perform all general ultrasound exams as well as a proficient understanding of vascular anatomy, color Doppler, and pulse wave Doppler. Demonstrates working knowledge of all diagnostic ultrasound equipment and related components. Possesses excellent knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and ultrasound pathology and documents such.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
A.R.D.M.S.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
A.R.D.M.S. and RVT certification required.


Functional Accountabilities

Ultrasound Scanning
  1. Produce high quality ultrasound scans via appropriate choice of transducer, scale, focal zones, and gain. Scale.
  2. Work independently.
  3. Assist radiologists with interventional procedures as directed.
  4. Perform all exams in a timely and efficient manner.
Quality Control
  1. Identify each image with proper and permanent patient data.
  2. Follow correct procedures regarding warm-up, use and shut down of equipment.
  3. Check paperwork, film jackets and patient charges for accuracy prior to submission and completes RIS assignments immediately following exam.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of exams rooms and equipment.
Patient Care
  1. Greet patients, introduce self to patient and treat all patients/families in a kind, courteous and professional manner; explain exam to patients/parents; communicate with patient throughout the exam and releases patient/parent with appropriate follow-up info;
  2. Ensure room is prepared & stocked prior to start of exam.
  3. Make every attempt to meet scheduled appointment times and accommodate stat or add-on requests.
  4. Be cooperative and willing to assist when asked to travel to a CH-affiliated site.
  5. Share on call responsibilities, equally, with all ultrasound technologists.
Vascular Skills
  1. Teach vascular anatomy and exams to students, new hires and retrain staff as needed.
  2. Perform vascular studies as indicated.
  3. Ensure consistent quality of vascular exams.
Clinical Safety
  1. Adhere to all OSHA regulations.
  2. Keep acoustic power within acceptable limits.
  3. Practice personal radiation safety within the department.
  4. Immediately report equipment malfunctions to engineer & complete appropriate paperwork.
  5. Assist to train and orientate new technologists within the modality.
Professional Development
  1. Maintain A.R.D.M.S. certification which encompasses RVT certification.
  2. Biennially update CPR certification.
  3. Complete mandatory annual in-services.
  4. Attend seminars and in-services.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.