Performs diagnostic sonographic examinations utilizing ultrasonic equipment in various modes and techniques, to locate, evaluate, and record pertinent anatomical, pathological, and functional data. Schedules and coordinates tests and prepares and maintains operational logs. Records test results and updates patient records for referring physicians. Maintains and calibrates equipment, and orders necessary supplies.
Promotes quality patient care through utilization of proper scanning techniques and optimal equipment settings.
Interacts effectively with radiologists by describing clinical histories, demonstrating normal and abnormal anatomy, and modifying scan protocols for as directed to provide optimal visualization of anatomy.
Displays cooperative attitude and excellent communication skills necessary to explain procedures, allay apprehensions and elicit the patient's cooperation.
Maintains working knowledge of the American College of Radiology requirements for Ultrasound accreditation.
Meets all continuing education requirements to maintain certification by the American Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Maintain cleanliness of assigned area.
Responsible for the daily maintenance of the ultrasound machine and transducers. Reports malfunctioning equipment to Practice Manager immediately.
Responds to associate, physicians, and patient questions, giving factual information according to the nature of the questions and in accordance to clinic guidelines.
Participates in quality assurance program. Meet with Director of Ultrasound one half-day each month for quality assurance purposes.
Maintains adequate levels of medical supplies necessary for ultrasound testing.
Maintains storage of videotapes and sonograms.
Follows the CHRISTUS Provider Network guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Maintains strict confidentiality.
Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission.
Maintains established CHRISTUS Provider Network policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of CHRISTUS Provider Network's cultural diversity objectives.
Supports and adheres to CPN Service Guarantee.
Performs other related work as required.
Completion of clinical and classroom program in keeping with eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledgeable of normal anatomy, normal anatomic variations and abnormal conditions.
Minimum one year scanning experience (requirements may be met through completion of clinical phase of ultrasound training).
Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.