Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Performs high quality Ultrasound Examinations with a high level of competence and professionalism to all types of patients regardless of age. This position requires an individual with proven communication skills and the ability to demonstrate efficient and compassionate care. Responsible for performing, under the direct supervision of the Radiologist, all facets of Ultrasound procedures, including but not limited to abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, carotid, vascular and small parts. This position requires accurate and complete documentation and communication with Radiologist regarding clinical history and direct observation. Must demonstrate good organizational skills in order to maintain efficient workflow and adaptability in accommodating emergencies and add-on exams. Reports directly to the Director of Imaging. Is responsible for all quality control and quality assurance activities within the area of Ultrasound. The Ultrasound Technologist shall also be responsible for completing and following assignments in order to maintain adequate and efficient utilization of personnel. Accountable for maintaining required continuing education credits and maintaining current knowledge of advancements and techniques within the modality. Technologists are required to participate in on-call coverage for the modality as part of the essentials of the job requirement.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Create diagnostic images of patients using sound waves* Complete and compile data* Summarize conclusions derived from the data, then present them to the physician* Communicate with the rest of the care team as needed* Ensuring that patients are comfortable and safeTECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
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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.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e 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:- 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: - 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: - 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:- 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.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Certification - Others
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program
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