Ultrasound Technologist (Full Time) Palmetto Bay Opt.-Ctr.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 22425
Performs general ultrasound examinations within the department, nursing units, and off-site centers.
Minimum Job Requirements:
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) eligible and receive certification within 14 months of hire required - must maintain active and in good standing throughout active employment.
Job Specific Duties:
Assists in minor surgical procedures, such as biopsies, cyst aspirations, etc.
Assists in the training of new employees.
Responsible for technical proficiency in producing diagnostic scans with ability to recognize visible anatomical structures.
Ensures adequate clinical history is available to correlate with the ultrasound examination. Verifies information with the requisition and patient chart per hospital policy.
Maintains records of examinations. Schedules cases to coordinate with other examinations and reviews NPO status on selected cases.
Performs all ultrasound examinations (i.e. renal, brain, soft tissue, etc). Completes required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Adjusts equipment, determines proper technique, and arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain correct patient position.
Communicates effectively with hospital employees, physicians, and patients.
Reports any equipment problems/malfunctions to clinical engineering or supervisor on an as needed basis and problem solves issues with equipment.
Follows hospital patient-identification policy prior to performing examination. Verifies two patient identifiers to ensure right patient and correct procedure.
Observes safety practices at all times, adheres to all clean sweep guidelines and infection control standards per policy.
Performs QA, completes exam, enters and transmits patient information into PACS in a timely manner.
Performs portable examinations in operating room, emergency department, and in-patient rooms.
Responsible for monitoring inventory, maintains cleanliness of the equipment, and stocks scan room.
Contacts Physician within 1 hour for all STAT cases with results.
Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu, etc.), and education requirements. F: Monthly-Quarterly/T: 2 hours/ R: Individual
Maintains accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance policy and procedures. Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards. F: Weekly/T: 2 hours/ R: Individual
Knowledge of ultrasound procedure protocols.
Previous experience in pediatric ultrasound technology preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to adapt standard clinical procedures to the individual client's need.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.